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will try my best to update this list with things to do and see while enjoying the warm weather and beaches of Goa... :)

Updated April 10, 2011
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Saligao, India
    This is one of the Gothic churches of Goa. It is located in Saligao, visible while travelling to Calangute on Chogm Road. This church is easily accessible to tourist but the right to enter inside the Church is restricted. The main door of the church …
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located in Goa, The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, this was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule. Construction work on the church began in …
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    The church is said to have been in existence since 1541. This majestic church is a prominent landmark of the city. The great bell at the Church of Mary Immaculate Conception is acclaimed as the second largest bell in the world. Known as the Bell of t…
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Guirim, India
    This church is dedicated to saint Diogo Patron of Guirim and Sangolda villages. This church was erected in the the 1604 A.D. this is the 13th of the 24 Churches erected in the Bardez taluka. The distinctive features of this church are many. The mai…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    Se Cathedral is dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It’s said that it took 80 yrs to get this cathedral completed and making it one of the oldest, biggest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa. This church is dedicated to St Catherine b…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Ponda, India
    The magnificent temple of Shri Mangesh is know for its wealth and glory. Located in Mangeshi, a little village on the ponda - panaji road. Set amidst natural beauty and pleasant surroundings. This temple is not only a point of pilgrimage for the foll…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Aldona, India
    Aldona is a small village in Goa which has the best Church well maintained by the villagers. This church was built in 1596 on the banks of the Mapusa river. The broad steps to the church are carved from stone and the church is built of high plateau. …
  8. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    Agonda Beach is located at a small village in Agonda with clean and quiet beach. This beach is a haven for travelers in search of privacy on the beach. During weekdays this beach is empty as most of the local crowd comes here during weekends with fam…
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    Carnival is a much awaited event for Goans. This festival is held mid February or before lent. This is a festival of colour, song, dance, and music providing a healthy entertainment for the young and the old. The carnival was introduced to Goa by th…
  10. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vagator, India
    Vagator Fort is also known as Chapora fort, this fort was built in the 17th century by the Portuguese. There is little left of the fort but the view from the top of the for is excellent. Vagator Beach is located in North Goa. This beach is divided …
  11. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    Allow yourself to be serenaded by the songs of the rich birdlife in Chorao, pronounced as Show-rao, local name – Chodna. It is home to the famous Dr. Salim Ali’s bird sanctuary and has unique nature trails and wetland ponds featuring an array of …
  12. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Divar Island, India
    Divar island is one of the 7 islands located in the small state of Goa. The island is accessible through ferry from Old Goa, Raibandar and Narve. The Kokan railway passes through this island and the closest railway station is Karmali. Please check th…
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Mapusa, India
    Mapusa is well known all over Goa for its weekly bazaar. Friday is the weekly market day in Mapusa. It is one of the best planned bazaars of Goa. The shops are well arranged. One can buy things without wasting much time as one finds cloth, jewellry, …
  14. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Porvorim, India
    The restaurant serves authentic Goan and Portuguese cuisine. Ambiance reflects Portuguese architecture; the tables are lit with a traditional style lamp, the music, the interiors and décor all in tune to complete the experience. The service here is …
  15. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    This Church is the Convento do Pilar, built by the Fransiscan Capuchos from Arraon in Spain in 1613. It is now the mother house of the Society of Pilar. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Pilar and is well known for the thousands of pilgrims who come the…
  16. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Calangute, India
    This church is dedicated to Saint Alex and located on the Calangute junction. Built in the 15th century, making it one amongst the oldest churches in Goa. This church is located in the Bardez Taluka and one amongst the 24 Parish Churches built during…
  17. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Goa, India
    Shigmo or Shigmotsav is an alternative for the Holi festival. This festival is celebrated in Goa by the Hindu community. This prominent festival of Shigmo is awaited by everyone. It’s a festival with traditional music, dances and parades. I was a…
  18. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Mapusa, India
    I stopped by at this famous restaurant in the middle of the market “St. Xaviers Café” always packed but easy to get a seat as the guest grab a quick bite or a drink here. What’s good here? Snacks and fresh juices but for thirsty travelers like…
couchdesurfer says:
:) smiles!
Posted on: Apr 24, 2011
jethanad says:
Thank you for the excellent reviews!
Posted on: Apr 24, 2011
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