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History of Goa

History Of Goa

Goa is stupendous place which has a mixed culture with Hindu, Islamic and Christian religions that make Goa Unique place. Lots of glorious temples, mosques, monks and churches are the existing evidence of history of Goa. It is a small state on the western coast of India in Kokan. Goa has a riveting and varied history. Different rulers and magnificent culture makes history of Goa rich. Elegance and glory of Goa is believed to have been settled by Paleolithic and Mesolithic tribes and cavemen before 6000BC. After that Goa has been gone various revolutions and it gone through different rulers.

Culture in Goa

Goa is a blend of diverse culture and religion due to the different rulers of Goa. Culture of Goa is mixture of India and Portuguese culture. Goa is rich in cultural legacy and it is modern western state amongst the other state in India. Legacy and heritage that the Portuguese left makes Goa a unique state. Goa people are born with music and dance. Goans are always ready to fight for the protection of Goa. Portuguese ruled the Goa over 450 years and during this period Portuguese traditions and culture reflected in the Goa people.

Temples in Goa

Temples In Goa

Lots of Hindu temples are present from the ancient time and are attracts lots of tourist from different country. All these temples in Goa are vary from each other in architecture and dedicated to different divinity. All the temples have unique and traditional architecture. One can observe reflect of Mugal architectural styles in Goa temples and roofs of the temples reflects Portuguese architectural. Most of the temples are blend of Portugal and Maratha influence. Sri Shanta durga temple, brahma temple, shri ramnath temple goa, shri damodar temple are some famous temples in Goa

Shri Shanta Durga Temple : It is in middle of plams and famous for another name Santeri temple. Sri Shanta durga temple is devoted to Goddess Shanta Durga who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva for peace.

Shri Brahma Temples : It is the only one temple in Goa which is devoted to Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma is the Hindu god of creation and also well known by the name Trimurti while others are Vishnu and Shiva.

Sri Ramnath Temple : Local people believe that defending Demon King Ravan of Lanka. Lord Rama mounted a shivling that is the idol of Shiva in this temple as recompense of his victory over Ravan and after that temple is known by Rameshwar.

Shri Damodar Temple Goa : Shri Damodar Temple Goa is graceful and famous temple near to Goa which is located on the banks of Kushawati River near the Zumbaulim, 22 km from the city of Margao.

Shiva Temple Murudeshwar : Shiva Temple Murudeshwar is located 150 km from near to Goa, Madgoan Goa in Karnataka. If you are visiting Goa then this is also one of the best places to visit near to Goad but it is situated in the other state of India Karnataka.

Best Places to Visit in Goa

Goa is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. Every year approximately around 2.5 million tourist visit Goa including guests from all over the world. Goa people welcome their guest with warmth and pleasure and there are lots of best places to visit in Goa. Stunning beaches, incredible churches, magnificent temples, greenery environment, blend of culture, and its history attracts tourist to visit this stupefying place.

Best Places To Visit In Goa

Dudhsagar Falls : .Dudhsagar falls Goa is an energetic and fantastic cascade located in the Sanguem taluka. It appears like a torrent of milk from some distance going down side.

Cavelossim Beach : Cavelossim Beach is located between Sal River and Arabian Sea. Covelossim beach is the beautiful and splendid beach in Goa.

Goa State Museum : Goa state Museum is very famous amongst the tourist and history lovers. There are approximately 12 galleries boasts with outstanding arts, paintings, coins, statues, and sculpture.

Alorna Fort : Alorana fort is in a small village Alorna which is situated at a distance of about 30 km from the town Mapusa. Alorana fort was built around 17th century by the Bhonsales of Sawantwadi.

Amthane Dam : Amthane Dam is situated approximately 12 km from Mapusa. It is present in the outstanding location and great place to just relax.

Chapoli Dam : Chapoli dam is one of the main tourist destination located one km from Canacona. This place is must vist place who wants to enjoy peaceful atmosphere.

Madei Wildlife Sanctuary : It is well known by the name bird watchers paradise where different species of birds are present and it supports diversity of wildlife that makes it unique place.

Banastarim Bridge Goa : Banastarim is quite famous by the name of Bridge of Meta which is a main link with the Ponda, Tiswadi and river Mandovi.

What to Eat in Goa

Restaurants in Goa serve fantastic mix of food styles and guests can choose variety of mouth-watering flavors. Due to Portuguese influences one can find unique flavors in Goa foods. Vindaloo, Xacuti and Cafreal are the famous Goa foods. Seafood's are the specialty in lots of Goa restaurants. Goa has many good restaurants offers multi cuisine delicious foods. Goa is mix up of varied cuisine due to rule of different empires. Variety in food is very broad so it is very difficult to choose what to eat!

Market in Goa

Arjuna Beach : Arjuna is famous Wednesday Market. More than thousands of stalls are present in this market sells popular things in Goa. Arjuna beach is extremely famous amongst foreigner where beachwear, trinkets, trinket sold at the affordable price by doing bargaining. At Arjuna beach there are good restaurant are also present so that one can chill out after doing shopping. Arjuna is amongst the good Goa Shopping places for pleasing shopping experience.

Mapusa : Mapusa is also one of the good shopping places amongst the other Goa shopping places. Friday market Mapusa is great shopping place where shops sell old coins, spices, curious and dried fish.

Ingo's Saturday Night Bazaar : Ingo's Saturday night bazaar is a weekend market for liquor and food. People with blithe attitude dance on the beats of music for cheerful time.

Casa Goa : It is one of the fashionable boutiques with a variety of designer clothes which is made by famous designer Wendell Rodericks.

Shopping Malls in Goa

Caculo Shopping Mall
Address : KFC, Dosa Plaza, Pizza And Company,
Panaji ho, Goa

Big G
Address : Shopping Complex
Panaji ho,
Goa.

Goa Shopping Centre
Address : Shopping Complex
Vasco-da-gama,
Goa.

Popular Shopping Centre
Address : Shopping Complex
Margaon,
Goa.

Shehnaz Shopping Centre
Address : Shopping Complex
Goa-velha so,
Goa.

Kankonkar Shopping Centre
Address : Shopping Complex
Karmali,
Goa

Monuments in Goa

Monuments In Goa

Fort of Anjidiv : It is situated 8km of Karwar which is present in Karnataka District. During the rule of Portuguese it was built in 1682 and it is one of the amazing forts in Goa.

Chapora Fort : It is situated 8 miles from northwest and 25 km from Panaji. Vagator beach is located back to this Chapora fort.

Reis Magos Fort : It is located across the river Mandovi Opposite to Panaji. It is built in 1551 during the rulers of Don Afonso de Noronha in 1551. From this fort one can view splendid Agunda beach and large ocean of Goa.

Fort of Aguada : This is situated 18kms from Panaji. Statue of freedom fighter which is present at the entrance is the main attraction amongst the tourist. It is dedicated in the memory of the brave fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom.

Corjuem Fort : It is situated 4 km of Pamburpa near the Aldona village and it was built in 1705 by the Portuguese.

Terekhol Fort : It was built in 1681 by the court of Alvor and it is located on the north of Bardez.

Gardens in Goa

In Goa there are number of gardens and parks are present. All these gardens have variety of flowers and different trees attract lots of tourist. Goa is covered with greenery and also lots of species of birds visit here. Plam trees, coconut trees and mango trees makes Goa a wonderful and awesome place. When There are lots of famous gardens, parks, santuaries or farms are present in Goa and they are worth visiting places. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem National Park, Salim Ali Bird sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary etc are the main wildlife sanctuaries in Goa.

Religious Places in Goa

Goa is blend of mixed culture and religion due to the Hindu, Muslim and Portuguese rulers. Different Churches, Temples and Mosques are the religious places present in Goa. Xavier Church Goa, Saligao Church Goa, St.Cajetan Church, Se Cathedral Church are the famous churches in Goa. Shri shantadurga temple, Brahma temple, Shri ramnath temple, Shri damodar temple are the magnificent and splendid temples are present in Goa.

Coffee Shops in Goa

Cafe Coffee Day
Address : Inside Arthur Viegas Building,
Panjim, North Goa

Cafe Coffee Day
Address : Vp Home No. 188, B-17, At Sarve Goa,
Calangute, North Goa

Cafe Rio
Address : Resort Rio,
Arpora,
North Goa

Aunty Maria Coffee Shop
Address : Panaji,
Tiswadi,
Goa.

Barista Lavazza Espresso Bar
Address : Bardez
Calangute,
Goa.

Chocolatti
Address : Candolim
Bardez,
Goa

Cafe Del Mar
Address : Majorda
Salcete,
Goa

Cuba Beach Cafe
Address : Palolem,
Canacona,
Goa

Mauricio Cafe
Address : Cavelossim,
Salcete,
Goa

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