The Three Kings Church
The Three Kings Church Reviews
Arguably one of the most scenic spots in Goa Feb 25, 2012
Get here before sundown and you will be treated to a mind numbing sunset and spectacular 360 degree views of Goa. From here you can see the ocean and the palm trees that border the beach stretching below from Velsao all the way to Colva and beyond which is close to a 20 kms. stretch!
Located on a hill off the coastal road that goes from Velsao all the way to Cavelossim this place is truly off the beaten path though not all that difficult to find really.
This church is mostly closed in the evenings but you can walk around and enjoy the fantastic views plus the peace and quite. This location is visited by locals and the odd tourist only. The legend of the church is also a tale the locals love to tell and basically centers around the premise that no one who has ever gone up to the church for a visit on the night of the Three Kings Feast (January 6th) is ever seen again. Though hearing it from me in just these few lines certainly doesn't do the story any justice. It's best heard over a lovely dinner with the locals and a nice drink :)
It's an unmarked road and a really steep ride/drive to the top of the hill but well worth it. Photographers be warned you will have too much of a good time. If you are here after sundown make sure you have a torch and that the lights on your vehicle are working as there are no street lights so......should you run off the road, there probably won't be anyone coming along to help for a while nor will anyone hear you as the entire area around this hill is uninhabited.
Should you be here during the morning hours and if you are lucky enough to see them, the Air Force fighters follow a flight path that takes them screaming directly over the church and straight out to sea..so,so,so,so close above you that you can wave to the pilots..and then watch them do a roll..just plain sweet!!
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