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Best time to visit

Jan - Dec

Ideal Duration

4-5 Days

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Starting from

Rs. 5,999

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832 2437132

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Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Paryatan Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Patto, Panaji-Goa, India 403001.
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About Historical Places In Goa

Goa has one of the most rich and traditional heritages that stem from its Portuguese origins. There are several forts, churches and monuments you can explore in Goa on a historical tour here. One of the prime forts in North Goa is the Chapora fort that was built by Adil Shah, the king of Bijapur. You can explore the red laterite slopes and enjoy the view of the state from this fort.

Another fort that is historically significant is the Marmagao Fort that is about 33 kms from Panaji. This fort was one of the major hubs of intense maritime activity. Fort Terekhol is also quite a popular historical monument that served as a Portuguese maritime defence in the 17th century.

Among the historical churches are the Se Cathedral, the St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Augustine Tower or the Church Of St. Augustine and the Church Of Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception. Besides this the Shri Shantadurga Temple in Kavlem, the Shri Mahalaxmi Temple in Bandora, the Aguada Fort, the Gate Of The College Of St. Paul, the Basilica Of Bom Jesus and the Cabo Palace are historical relics that you must visit on a trip to Goa.


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Fort Aguada in Goa

A seventeenth-century shining beacon that once directed Portuguese sailors who dreamt of trading spices from the Konkan Coast is now thronged by vacationers wanting to make their Dil-Chahta-Hai dreams come true.

Built by the Portuguese, the formidable Fort Aguada sits south of the Sinquerim Beach in Goa near the mouth o...

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Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa

The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa is one of the most famous attractions of this little paradisiacal state of India. Still reeling under the Portuguese rule in the state, Goa is home to a plethora of architectural marvels that remind people of the bygone era. The Bom Jesus Basilica is one such place. The Bom Jesus basilica ch...

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Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa

Nestled in the lush wilderness of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Dudhsagar Waterfall spills down from the Western Ghats in South Goa. With a height of about 310 metres and width of 30m, this four-tiered cascade ranks among the tallest waterfalls in India. Meaning a ‘Sea of Milk’, Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa upholds ...

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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa

The Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa is one of the most popular attractions in the state, especially for nature lovers and bird watchers. It is actually the smallest wildlife sanctuary in Goa, and covers no more than a mere 8 sq kms in its entirety. It is the best wildlife sanctuary in Goa and is located nearly 40 kms away ...

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Grand Island in Goa

How to make a Grand Island trip in Goa memorable:

Goa is a travel destination for nature lovers as well as adventure seekers. So while visiting the state, going on a half-day trip to Grand Island is one of the best things to do in Goa.

Grand Island is an ideal spot for those looking to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, and...

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Mangeshi Temple in Goa

The 450-year-old Mangeshi Temple is located in Priol village of Ponda taluka in Central Goa. It is also known as Shri Mangesh Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple stands out in the village with its simple yet exquisite structure. The temple architecture features several domes, pilasters, balustrades, and a tower. In ...

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Chapora Fort in Goa

The commanding view of vast Arabian Sea from the ruins of Chapora Fort in Goa captivates visitors. It’s the spot where the gang of Dil Chahta Hai spends a few moments contemplating about their lives.

Located in the taluka of Bardez, the current structure of Chapora Fort in North Goa was built by the Portuguese on the same...

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The best and must have dishes of Goa include: Fish Recheado, Bebinca, Pork Vindaloo, Rava Fried Fish, Chicken Xacuti, Chicken Cafreal, Pork Sorpotel and Goan Nevri. Despite Goan cuisine being heavy on the non vegetarian ingredients, most hotels in the state also offer vegetarian options.

People know English, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi languages in Goa.

If you are looking to spend some time at the small, secluded islands of Goa, then make sure to visit: Chorao Island Divar Island Canacona Island Cambariem Island Anjediva Island Butterfly Island Crocodile Island Bat Island

South Goa is the place to be, when looking for peace in tranquility. Choose from the less visited beaches such as Agonda Beach, Candolim Beach, Patnem Beach or Palolem Beach.

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