Day iii : Old Goa - Old is aureate - history comes alive!!
As per our initial itinerary, nosotros had idea nosotros volition embrace one-time Goa in addition to due south Goa beaches for the day. But every bit per hotel director roofing both inwards a unmarried twenty-four hours would live hard every bit the due south Goa beaches Colva in addition to palolem were real far from the house nosotros stayed. So he suggested us to drib it , instead instruct only for Old Goa trip for the day. I was initially non happy amongst his proposition in addition to told nosotros volition enquire another place. But after agreed to his plans every bit fifty-fifty DH was convinced amongst itinerary . End of the twenty-four hours i also realized, next his guide was the practiced affair that nosotros did.Our whole twenty-four hours was planned in addition to then good .The itinerary for the twenty-four hours included visiting few churches, temples,Panaji in addition to finally a Sunset cruise on the Mandovi river.To embrace all these the driver had suggested us to leave of absence the hotel yesteryear 8.00 AM.
As planned nosotros left yesteryear 8.00AM in addition to from North Goa nosotros drove take away to Panaji .The crusade to Old Goa was lovely passing through some quaint piddling villages,farms, streets dotted amongst Portuguese architecture.. crossing narrow in addition to winding road nosotros didn't realize when our commencement spot came . We reached Basillicca of Bom Jesus church :
It is 1 of the oldest churches inwards Goa, every bit good every bit inwards India, in addition to is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.In add-on for its spectacular architecture, this church is also famous for housing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier which lies inwards a silverish casket, partially exposed ( in addition to my miss was real eager to encounter the Mummy !! )Its 1 of the must see churches,when you lot are inwards Goa.Towards the instruct out , in that location was a lite in addition to and audio show, where they tell you lot the story of St. Francis Xavier . We liked it a lot,presentation was also good. But photography was non allowed there. Entry to that was Rs 15.
|Basillicca of Bom Jesus church|
|Basillicca of Bom Jesus church|
|Inside Basillicca of Bom Jesus church|
|Remains of St. Francis Xavier which lies inwards a silverish casket|
From in that location nosotros also visited Se cathedral in addition to archaeological museum which is next to Basillicca of Bom Jesus church building , merely few foots away. Photography is non allowed within the museum.
|Se cathedral in addition to archaeological museum|
|Inside Se Cathedral|
It took us almost 2.5 hours to embrace all these places inwards detail.
Next nosotros drove take away to St.Augustine church , which is also closed to Basillicca of Bom Jesus church.We didn't pass much fourth dimension over in that location every bit in that location was nil much to encounter except ruins. Clicked few snaps in addition to headed towards our next spot.
|St.Augustine church building|
|inside St.Augustine church|
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sri Mangueshi Temple located inwards Ponda is a major Hindu temple visited yesteryear many devotees . Got to know that Great Singer "Lata Mangeskhar" is from this house .The temple is beautiful in addition to good maintained .Overall good.
From the machine parking , you lot induce got to induce got to walk some distance to attain the temple in addition to all along you lot induce got numerous shops that sell fancy things. But considering Goan hot in addition to humid conditions at 11.30 AM , nosotros were attracted to only kokum juice in addition to kokum soda.Both were also good. Try it .
Our next halt from in that location was Mahalasa Narayani Temple. Its merely a few steps away from mangeshi temple.I mean value this temple is real famous amid locals.It was also too crowded in addition to in that location ws a long queue. So nosotros merely took a snap from exterior didnt encounter the idol .The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mahalasa(Lakshmi).
Moving ahead , nosotros covered ii to a greater extent than temples , Shantadurga Temple ,Mahalakshmi temple
I produce non know the legend surrounding each temple.I enjoyed the beauty in addition to architecture of each temple which was unique in addition to cleanliness inwards each temple was beyond comparison. We proceeded towards our next spot ,Sahakari Spice plantation .
This spot was 1 time again our drivers inclusion inwards the itinerary .The entry fee to the see in addition to tour is close 400 Rs per person. it includes welcome tea, a unlimited buffet luncheon in addition to a guided tour of close 45 minutes.Guided tour of a spice plantation explaining the diverse spice harvesting was interesting in addition to informative.The expanse which they they induce got approximately the visitors in addition to tourists is close v acres. the residual of the spices are grown inwards the 25 acres in addition to the visitors are non allowed inwards this area.The welcome was traditional amongst a garland ,tika in addition to few ladies performing a traditional dance. I felt it was to a greater extent than to attract foreigners. Also nutrient was ok ok. My expectation after paying 400 rs was high .You instruct a gratuitous a modest pkt of mixed spices in addition to a few sipes of Fenny.Overall i would tell non 1 of the must see places.But spending fourth dimension over in that location was relaxing in addition to refreshing. It was a much needed suspension to escape the humid weather.
After getting refreshed at spice plantation , nosotros were happy that the conditions had improved a bit.We headed towards Panji for our next goal , Dona Paula bay /Beach .
Though its called dona paula beach , its non genuinely beach, a famous house amongst a grt persuasion of the sea!A real laid clean in addition to practiced spot to go.The house is noted for location for many hindi movies similar "Singham", "ek duje ke liye" etc. I enjoyed sitting inwards the benches in addition to enjoying the breeze there.Don't miss sipping diverse flavors of lime soda available there.Good house for photography in addition to t shirt shopping. But don't forget to bargain.
|View of ocean from dona paula|
|Famous shooting point|
It was almost 5.00 PM. We had to attain to the level cruise yesteryear 6.00 PM. Before that nosotros had to see Miramar beach in addition to produce some shopping at Panaji. Some how nosotros had to crush fourth dimension in addition to embrace all. We hurried to our next spot , Miramar beach .
Its a beach inwards Panaji in addition to nil when compared to the beaches nosotros had visited inwards North Goa. We didn't fifty-fifty experience similar getting into water. It doesn't induce got anything that defines a Goan beach. You tin easily skip this spot.
Good for us that in that location was nil much to produce at Miramar , nosotros got some fourth dimension to store in addition to roam approximately inwards Panaji city. Brought few dresses, kokum syrup in addition to cashews.By the fourth dimension over shopping was over , it was precisely fourth dimension for us to motion for our in conclusion spot of the day, Evening cruise at Mandovi River .The taxi driver took us to river cruise inwards panaji yesteryear our taxi driver. it had a fee of rs 150 per person.Several boats canvass from the jetty. It lasts close an hr on river Mandovi in addition to unremarkably would live jam packed yesteryear Indian tourists.It had iii decks, disco lodge at the world floor,snack bar at middle in addition to the top was the happening place.There was a DJ who played an awesome collection.The cruise also has a cultural exhibit amongst traditional Goan and Portuguese trip the lite fantastic performances..Also audiences were given an chance to instruct upwardly in addition to trip the lite fantastic to some neat beats. we including the kids thoroughly enjoyed tapping our feets on the trip the lite fantastic floors for the latest hits. views from the cruise is also awesome.You instruct to encounter in addition to then many sparkling casinos, other cruises.I was in addition to then confused , what to see, merely maintain on gazing exterior the cruise or bask the performance.Goan music, goan breeze in addition to the goan cruise , the atmosphere was in addition to then mesmerizing.Overall the it was worth the coin in addition to recommend non to miss this..
|Jam packed cruise|
|Goan trip the lite fantastic inwards cruise|
|Goan trip the lite fantastic inwards cruise|
|Portugese trip the lite fantastic inwards cruise|
|Audience enjoying on trip the lite fantastic floor|
|View of a casino from the cruise|
|View from the cruise|
|mandovi river in addition to bridge|
With the cruise coming to halt ,our Day iii @ Goa came to an end.Today saw a unlike facial expression upwardly of Goa.Realized that Goa is a house non only for youngsters,Goa is non only close beaches,Goa is non only close Food in addition to gulp .. but Goa every bit a heritage site was also beautiful,Goa also had a rich culture.Not many would similar to explore this purpose of Goa,as people come upwardly hither to freak out.Who would desire to see all one-time churches in addition to temples when you lot induce got other adventurous in addition to exciting affair out there.Many would experience its all in addition to then boring. But No.. 1 time you lot see these places,experience it, experience it, i'm certainly people would never tell these places to live boring.They would manage amongst me "Goa is a consummate State .., it has everything to cater to all historic catamenia groups..".
Our twenty-four hours 4 , every bit planned was for relaxing in addition to spending some fourth dimension inwards puddle in addition to beaches.Our furnish journeying was booked in addition to left Goa inwards autobus at 7.00 PM in addition to reached the next twenty-four hours to Bangalore at 10.00 AM. With this our memorable,adventurous trip had come upwardly to an end.We induce got returned to our abode at Bangalore amongst loads in addition to loads of practiced memories.....
Also encounter :
TRIP TO GOA...A PERFECT HOLIDAY DESTINATION -- PART 1
TRIP TO GOA -A PERFECT HOLIDAY DESTINATION - PART 2
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