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St. Augustine Tower / Church Of St. Augustin:

Church and Monastery of Augustin are arranged in panjim, Old Goa. It is one of the prime Goa vacationer places. This place is a piece of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The development of the congregation was finished in 1602 AD. They additionally manufactured a religious circle other than the congregation.

The vestiges of 46 m high Bell Tower without the ringer can be seen from some separation and pull in guests. The four storied curved spire tower worked of laterite of the congregation confronting east. This pinnacle is one of the four towers of St. Augustine Church. The Church had eight luxuriously enhanced houses of prayer and four holy places and a community with ious cells.

The remnants of these can be seen even today around the pinnacle. The ringer was first put in the Fort Aguada Light House, where it stayed from 1841 to 1871 AD. At long last it was placed in the congregation of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception at Panaji in 1871 AD and it is still in working condition.
Weather: Summer 28°C to 33°C Winter 19°C to 26°C

Shri Mahalaxmi Temple - Bandora:

Situated 4 kms to the north of Ponda in the village on Bandora, there is a famous Shri Mahalaxmi temple with Mahalaxshmi as the presiding deity. The temple is considered the abode to the original deity of Shakti cult.
The two side of the temple are kept open with the separate shrine deva tas parivar displayed in the courtyard, plastered in red color. Entering the main building there is a domed octagonal temple tower placed with rare two domes in flattened look which is very attractive. 

The floor is also having all designed mainly for dance and musical activities during the festivals. Every side of  the mandapa’s entrance is designed with the arts of Hanuman who is the God of Monkey, Garoda Vishnu’s vehicle, half eagle half man along with the doors splendidly carved in wood placed with Ganesh on them. Furthermore, there is a silver arched doorway that runs from pillared hall to sanctuary and the most attractive 24 wooden panel painted in light color and displays the pictures of Bhagvata Puran along with the story of Lord Krishna and Vishnu’s eighth incarnation. 

Palolem Beach:
It’s high season here in the laid-back, popular tourist destination that is Goa, India. And despite the fact that most locals I’ve met have told me that this is the slowest high season they’ve seen in a while, there is still no shortage of tourists, both foreign and Indian, roaming around the beaches.

I have chosen to spend my time in South Goa, on a two kilometer stretch of sand known as Palolem Beach, with its thousands upon thousands of leaning palm trees (just as there is supposed to be on a tropical beach) and about fifty or so restaurants and beach hut operations scattered in between.

Palolem is touristy for sure and it looks more like an island in Thailand than it does a part of India. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with spending some time in a touristy location, especially when we need some rest and relaxation, which is exactly what I was in need of after two months of traveling around North India.

Cabo De Rama Fort:
Located in Canacona taluka Cabo da Rama - Cape Rama -, takes its name from Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, who, along with his wife Sita holed up here during his exile from Ayodhya. The promontory was crowned by a fort centuries before the Portuguese cruised in and wrested it from the local Hindu rulers in 1763.
They erected their own citadel soon after, but this now lies in ruins; a crumbling turret still houses a couple of rusty old Portuguese cannons. Until 1955, the bastion housed a prison; now its only habitable building is a lonely government observation post occupied from time to time by a couple of young scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography.

Moving south of Madgaon, a deviation from the National Highway going to Karwar at Chinchinim, a quiet bumpy road goes towards the hills on the edge of the sea. At the end of this long winding road is the lonely Cabo De Rama. The headland of Cabo De Rama had been a fortress much before the Portuguese ever reached Goa.

The fortress on this site was held by various rulers for many years, and it was in 1763 that it was gained by the Portuguese from the Raja of Sonda. It was subsequently rebuilt, and what remains today, including the rusty cannons, is entirely Portuguese. Although the fort saw no real action after the rebuild, it was briefly occupied by British troops.

There is little to see of the old structure beyond the front wall with its dry moat and main gate, and the small church which stands just inside the walls. The church is still used, and its pristine whitewash contrasts notably with the blackened stone of the ruined front rampart.

Mormugao Fort:
Mormugao fort is known for its magnificient look and structure and was considered as one of the most important coastal forts of Goa. It was built to protect the harbour situated near the Vasco da Gama town. It is also very popular with respect to historical significance. This fort also had many ancient articles like 20 bulwarks, three magazines, five prisons, a chapel and quarters for the guard. But now only the chapel and a portion of the boundary wall is left. The fort is also very close to Varca beach. One get to see the beautiful views of the Mormugao port from this fort.

It is situated at the extreme northwestern point of Salsete and guard the entrance to the port. Located just north of Vasco Da Gama city and just south of Mormugao Port, this is the closest fort to Goa's airport. Primarily, Mormugao was generalized to be the capital of the Portuguese empire, hence the fort was erected and in 1703 the viceroy moved into the town.
An inscription over the fort of the gate reads (in translation from the Portuguese): The Catholic King Dom Filippe, the third of this name, reigning in Portugal, Dom Francisco da Gama, fourth Count of Vidigueira, Admiral of India, a member of His Majesty's Council and a Gentleman of the Royal Household, being Viceroy for the second time, this Fortress was begun, the first stone being laid on ...April 1624.

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary:
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Chorão Island, Goa is located on the Mandovi River. The backwaters and the river islands of Goa had fascinated me for a very long time. But every time I visited this little state of India, I was too occupied exploring different beaches and parties in Goa that I never really made the efforts to head out to hidden places like these. Last time I was in Goa for a media trip to attend Goa Tribal Festival, my accommodation was arranged at Miramar beach, the central part of Goa. I was so happy to know that Chorão Island on Mandovi River was quite close to Miramar beach. On one of the mornings, I took the pain of getting out of my bed early and head out to explore the Salim Ali bird Sanctuary.
There are boats on hire, provided by the sanctuary department. These boats take you around the islands, through the mangroves. Generally the boat-rider doubles up as a guide also, who help spot the wildlife on this island.

Agonda Beach:
Agonda beach is the perfect beach in Goa for anyone who wants to relax away from it all. This seemingly endless pristine beach stretches for miles. It's lined with shacks and huts, some simple and some fancy. Hawkers aren't allowed on the beach, so you'll be able to remain refreshingly undisturbed.

Location
Agonda beach is located in South Goa, just north of Palolem beach. It's 43 kilometers (26 miles) from Marago and 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Panaji.

Much busier Palolem beach, the most popular beach in South Goa, is 10 minutes away. So, if the solitude at Agonda gets too much, you won't have far to go for entertainment.

Getting There
The closest railway stations to Agonda are Marago, on the Konkan Railway, and local railway station Canacona (also known as Chaudi). Canacona is a 20 minute drive away from Agonda and the journey costs around 300 rupees in an auto rickshaw. Marago is 30 minutes away and costs around 800 rupees in a taxi. Alternatively, Goa's Dabolim airport is around one and a half hours away. A taxi from the airport will cost 1,800-2,000 rupees, depending on whether you want air conditioning. You'll find a prepaid taxi counter inside the arrivals terminal before you exit the airport.

Arambol Beach / Harmal Beach:
The Arambol Beach stretches out more than 16 km and comprises of two shorelines. It is a standout amongst the most delightful among Goa shorelines and furthermore a moderately less jammed shorelines in panjim, Goa. More well known is the Harmal shoreline contains long extend of bending sand and it is useful for swimming.

It is an ideal place for individuals searching for peace and serenity. The second, more beautiful shoreline lies past the rough extend and must be come to by walking and is circumscribed by soak precipices on the two sides. It is a rough and in addition sandy shoreline and has a crisp water tidal pond which stretches out along the base of the valley into a thick wilderness.

The lake is sustained by bubbling hot springs and is fixed with sulfurous mud which individuals cherish applying on their body to do miracles to their skin. The rough precipices close to the shorelines are prominent for paragliding and dolphin watching watercraft trips are among the fun exercises on this shoreline alongside Wind and Kite surfing, Body boarding, and Sailing.
Weather: Summer 28°C to 33°C Winter 19°C to 26°C 

Arvalem Waterfalls:
We visited Goa in the month of June as we wanted to explore the beauty of Goa in monsoon but at the same time wanted to stay away from the harsh rain of south west monsoon as we wanted to explore the place. My husband had googled about this waterfall but was not very much sure about the place. Its almost an hour drive from panjim so one day after having breakfast we took a chance and left for the Arvalem waterfalls.

Arvalem waterfall also known as Harvalem fall which is located near Mapusa village. The closest village is Sanquelim which is 2kms. Away. You need to have your own vehicle or hire one as public transport is available up to Sanquelim only and from there one can reach the waterfall after 2kms of long walk. We had our own vehicle so we reached there comfortably.
Water falling from height was creating a blissful side. You can reach the base of the waterfall easily unlike other waterfalls. The Rudreshwar temple is there in vicinity to waterfall. The steps leading to the temple were to the one side of the waterfall from where one can have a mesmerizing sight of waterfall.

Ashwem Beach:
Ashvem Beach is a hidden gem with stunning scenery and range of nice beach hotels and resorts. Most people come to this beach during the day for sunbathing and swimming, but there are some great options for dinner and accommodation too. Walk a little inland, through the forest, to see some authentic Goan villages and temples.

Stroll along 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) of fine sand and listen to the soothing sounds of the lapping waves and the rustle of the palm leaves. Play in the waves and let the Arabian Sea’s warm waters relax your body.

Buy lunch from a vendor in one of the many huts hidden between the trees. There are a few notable international restaurants along the beach, which offer anything from French cuisine to typical Indian curries. If you are on a budget, haggle with the many hawkers on the beach for cheaper food or drinks.

Stay overnight at one of the low-cost huts or check out the upscale beach resorts in the quieter area of the beach. This section is known as Palm Grove, due to its collection of trees. The accommodation is mostly in the form of comfortable beach huts, as environmental protection laws prevent the building of new brick structures.

Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa:
About Goa Butterfly Park & Conservatory in Ponda, Goa
Goa Butterfly Park & Conservatory is located in Rajnagar , Pisgal Priol, Ponda, Goa. It is near Khedekar Industries.  At this park one gets to observe a lot of butterflies. If one just takes a walk around the park, you can observe a variety of butterflies.

The park is run by Dr. Jyoti Heblekar And Prasad. This park a home to some very rare species of butterflies. If you are a nature lover than this is a great place for you to unwind.

Timings of Goa Butterfly Park & Conservatory, Ponda, Goa
The timings of the park are from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Entry Fee for Goa Butterfly Park & Conservatory, Ponda, Goa
The entry fee is around 150 rupees per person.
Photographv/ Pictures of Goa Butterfly Park & Conservatory, Ponda, Goa

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