Goa City Tour
Book Goa City Tour, Goa is a small state located on the west coast of India. Let’s understand
some facts about Goa. Firstly, the Portuguese ruled Goa until 1961 and subsequently
Indian army liberated it within a day. Secondly, it is considered the 25th
State of the Union of States of India. Thirdly, on May 30, 1987 it became a separate
state of India. Finally, Goa shares its border with Maharashtra on its north,
east and south and Arabian seas on the west coast. Goa is also considered to be
the richest Indian state. The largest city in Goa is “Vasco-da-Gama”,
while Panaji is the capital of Goa and Margao is known as the historic city of
Goa which reflects Portuguese culture. It is popular among couples for the New
Year’s Eve parties and there are some stunning beaches. Then let’s explore a
full day Goa city tour.
Goa City Tour
After breakfast the day starts around 8:30 am. This day before we visit Old Goa where we explore, ShanntaDurga Temple, Catholic Church, Bom Jesu Basilica and Se ‘Cathedral. Then we visit North Goa and the city of Panji and Fontainas (old houses of the Portuguese, Panji Market, Madgao and some South Goa beaches such as Baitalbatim, Majodara and Colva.
Bom Jesus and Catedral of SE
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a famous Roman Catholic located in Old Goa. It is one of the famous ancient churches in the country and is popular as a UNESCO heritage site in Goa. The term “Bom Jesus” means the Holy Jesus. You know this is the oldest minor basilica in the country. This basilica is considered one of the seven wonders according Portuguese. A famous archbishop Dom Br. Alexio de Menezes, work for this marvel at the end of the 16th century. This basilica was considered a landmark for Christianity in the country. Saint Francis Xavier was one of the important figures who helped spread Christianity in the country. This church holds the earthly remains of the saint.
Shri Shantadurga Temple is a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Shantadurga, the goddess who acts as an intermediary between Vishnu and Shiva. The current Shanta Durga temple structure was built during the reign of Satara ruler Maratha Chhatrapati Shahu in 1738. The original site of the Shree Shantadurga Devi temple was in Keloshi. From there, the Devi was moved to Kavlem during the Portuguese rule. It can be visited until half a day.
Panji City and Fontainas
Fontainhas is an old Latin Quarter in the city of Panaji in Goa, India. It still maintains its Portuguese influence today, particularly on an architectural level, such as narrow streets, old villas and buildings painted in bright colors. It is one such historic and charming neighborhood located in Panjim, the bustling capital of Goa. The beautiful neighborhood is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has some of the grand traditional villas and villas that make it one of the must-see spots in Goa if you are looking to explore beyond Goa’s beaches
North Goa, as you all know, is one of the most interesting places in India. Whether it’s rave parties, trance culture, thrilling adventure sports or its spectacular natural beauty and stunning beaches, Goa never disappoints people who love to travel, explore new cultures or stay up all night in party with their friends. Aside from its floating casinos, crazy night clubs and incredible cultural festivals, fantastic beaches, pretty villas, beautiful churches, riverfront and cobbled streets, Goa is also full of great tourist opportunities.
Madgao and South Goa Beaches
Margao is the main town in southern Goa and a pleasant provincial town that still displays many reminders of its Portuguese past. It is connected to the rest of the Indian sub-continent with train transport. It is the headquarters of the South Goa district and is considered the main commercial city of Goa. This is famous for its ancient cultural heritage and traditional customs of the people of Goa. You can visit a very nice market and have a walking experience. Later you can explore some beautiful beaches of south Goa like Baitalbatim, Colva and Majodra.