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Green Park Beach Resort

Green Park Beach Resort

Cottage & Bungalow, Palolem BeachGreen Park is a semi-secluded south Goa beach resort is situated in its own little bay, right on the southern end of Palolem Beach. The comfortable and affordable beach huts are built directly on the sand and have stunning views of Palolem Beach and impressive uninterrupted views over the Arabian Sea. Situated as it is, with the view across Palolem bay, Green Park Resort is one of the best places from which to watch the sun setting into the Arabian Sea, and although it is quiet and secluded, it ....

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₹1000/Night

61834 Visits

Bamboo Yoga Retreat

Bamboo Yoga Retreat

Cottage & Bungalow, Patnem BeachBamboo Yoga Retreat offers yoga holidays in India located directly on sunny, white sandy Patnem beach in Goa. Looking to advance your practice or to enjoy a relaxing yoga holiday? Bamboo Yoga Retreat is considered one of the best spaces to practice yoga in Goa, with inspiring resident teachers and an open-air shala directly on Patnem beach offering uninterrupted sea views. At Bamboo Yoga Retreat you can choose yoga disciplines from Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow to Hatha, Sivananda, Iyengar and Yin f....

15445 Visits

Big Fish

Big Fish

Cottage & Bungalow, Palolem BeachBig Fish Resort in Palolem beach, is one of the first beach resorts ever to be built on Palolem Beach, established at the late 90’ on the far south end of the beach, It is till this day a well-known spot for grateful returning guests and first timer in Goa alike. The atmosphere in the Big Fish is very friendly, the owners and local staff are an amazing bunch, and many of their customers keeps in close touch with them for many years after their visit. The resort is set on the sea front, at th....

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₹1000/Night

10431 Visits

Ourem Palace

Ourem Palace

Cottage & Bungalow, Palolem BeachOurem Palace is a new Goa beach hut resort, located the hillside on the south end of Palolem, few meters of the end point of the beach, the beach cottages are set on the bottoms steps of the little cliff separating Palolem beach from Colomb bay. The rooms here are really something else, looking very innocent from the outside, simply covered with coco leafs from all sides, softly melting into green nature surrounding them, but, the interior is something totally different, class and comfort sums ....

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₹2500/Night

6885 Visits

Morjim Hermitage

Morjim Hermitage

Cottage & Bungalow, Morjim BeachMorjim Hermitage is a small family run resort located 100 meters from Morjim beach and next to Ashwem Beach. Surrounded by gardens and close to the sea this resort is an oasis of calm from the bustling activities in North Goa. Morjim Hermitage offers a two bedroom AC Villa, Wooden Beach AC Cottages, AC suites and AC Rooms. All the rooms have cable TV, a minibar, en- suite bathroom with a shower and free toiletries are included. This resort has a 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, library an....

2805 Visits

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Panaji Goa

Panaji the Capital of Goa

Panaji (sometimes pronounced Panjim or Panajim), the capital of Goa and the third largest city in the state, situated on the southern banks of the Mandovi River, adding so much more to the natural charm of this untypical Goan city.

Panaji is a fascinating city, you will not find here any skyscrapers or heavily polluted air; instead you will find some of the most beautiful architecture, in the form of old churches, Portuguese houses and historical monuments. The riverside and the beaches around are a “must visit” for all those who want to experience the hardcore Goa nature that a city has to offer.

Although you can completely bypass Panaji Goa, either by jumping off the train at Margao or Mapusa or by heading straight off somewhere on a local bus, it is still worth spending time here, at least once.

Tourist attractions around Panaji

Fontainhas is an old Portuguese district of Panaji, located west of the Ourem River. The narrow streets, tiled red-blue-yellow-green buildings, shuttered windows and tiny overhanging balconies offer an atmosphere more reminiscent of the Portuguese days. You can visit the Church of St. Sebastian, in the southern part of the district.

The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is the main church of Panaji, constructed in the 15th century. This church is believed to be one the oldest in Goa and is dedicated to Mary, with two altars, one dedicated to Jesus and the other to The Lady of Rosary. The church is located on the eastern side of Church Square.

Goa State Museum, located in the EDC Complex in Patto, exhibiting a collection of artefacts of the pre-colonial era, antique furniture, temple sculptures and art. The galleries of the museum feature Christian art and Hindi sculpture, and paintings from all over India.

Goa beach around Panaji

Most tourists visit Goa for its incredible beach scene. If you only passing by Goa and want to make the best of a short visit, by not traveling to far, the two closest beaches to Panaji city center are: Miramar beach - only 3 km from the city center, and Dona Paula - about 7 km away. Both beaches are beautiful, offering a variety of Goa beach Resorts, and are much nicer place to watch the sunset then Panaji city center.

Other nearby recommended Goa beaches are, Calangute Beach - located nearly 16 km north of Panaji. Or if you don’t mind the 2 hour drive, and are planning to visit the south of Goa, don’t skip Palolem beach Patnem and Agonda. There you’ll discover a wide selection of accommodation, from common Goa resorts with a selection of beach huts, private Goa beach house, flats, or 5 star hotel. Most of them located directly on the beach.

Accommodation and Resorts in Panaji, North Goa

Panaji offers a large scale of Goa Resorts and accommodation solutions for all traveler classes. Few amazing 5 stars hotels are set in the city, together with service apartments, private villas or a guesthouse rooms, all available for long and short terms.

Generally speaking, in Goa hotels and resorts located near the beach tend to be pricier than the in-town hotels.
Note that areas nearby Panaji, like Calangute Beach and other beaches both North and South of the capital offers great deals for accommodation, and do worth checking out.

Business in Panaji

If you visit Goa for business, or you are starting a new business in Goa, you will probably spent a lot of time in Panaji, whether you like it or not.
The good news are, in Panaji you can probably find most of the services, infrastructures and facilities needed for your business. Lawyers, Accountants, Government Offices and the Courthouse, Police and FRO, are all in Panaji center.
Panaji offers a reliable electricity and stable internet settings in comparison to the rest of Goa, this fact together with the proximity to the business services. And the better human resource, attracts many new business to keep their offices in the capital.

Goa Beach Resorts

Resorts in Goa

If you are lucky enough to be arriving to Goa for a vacation or while traveling in India, you most certainly will have the pleasure of being a guest in one of the many Goa beach resorts. Whether you are traveling in the north of Goa or in south Goa, you will have a wide selection of resorts - more than a few inland, but mostly by the beach. To get to enjoy Goa Beach Resorts you must arrive during the season time, otherwise you will discover that most of the Goa / beach resorts and huts are not open, and you'll be able to accommodate yourself only in rented houses, and big 5 star hotels, mostly not on the beach. Goa season begins on October 15th and ends on the 15th of May. The variety of the beach resorts in Goa is almost endless. You can find anything from budget hotels, simple beach huts and rooms for rent, to luxury resorts, 5-stars hotels and boutique hotels.

Goa Season

During the peak in Goa season, which is around the holidays of Christmas and new year, you will have to book a while in advance, if you don't want to end up in a budget room while you pay up for a luxurious hotel. You will find the most popular Goa beach resorts on the beaches that are stretching from Arambol up in the north through Baga, Calangute, and Panjim to the most picturesque beaches in Goa of Agonda, Palolem, Patnem, and Colomb down in south Goa. You can also find indulging beach resorts at less toured, hidden gems, like the resort at Cola beach in south Goa.

South Goa Resorts

Goa huts

While at the north of Goa most beach resorts and beaches are crowded with youngsters that are seeking for action, in the form of parties, shopping and just being seen, you will find peace and quiet in the much more serene atmosphere of south Goa. Most of the beach resorts in south Goa concentrate on Palolem and Patnem beaches, while the slightly remote but rapidly developing Agonda beach is not falling far behind them. The resorts on those laid back beaches offer quite a few attractions for their guests, like professional Yoga retreats on their premises, day travels to nature reserves, farms and old cities, boat trips, and much more. The beach resorts on Palolem and Patnem are family and children friendly, and you will find rooms spacious enough and well equipped for a family of 4 or even 5 persons.

Palolem beach, Patnem beach, Agonda beach

Come for a vacation to Goa and you are guaranteed to find a Goa beach resort that matches you perfectly!

Churches of Goa

 

Old Goa

Most of the churches in Goa were built during the time of Portuguese rule, and many of them in Old Goa, which is today a World Heritage site. Goan churches are renowned for their interesting architecture which is a blend of two or more styles and influences.

 

Portuguese Houses of Goa

During Portuguese rule there was a period of 'inquisition" in which most of the Hindu temples were destroyed and churches were built in their place, often on the original site of the temple. The church plays an important role in Catholic Goa's social, cultural and religious life.

Today the churches are all part of the Archdiocese of Goa. The oldest church in Goa is the Church of Our Lady of Rosary on Monte Santo in Old Goa. The style of church at the time that this church was built is known as Manueline after King Emmanuel of Portugal. The churches that were built in the period between 1510 and 1550 are known as the churches of the early period.

Church Houses in Goa

A prime example of a church from this period is the Church of Our Lady of Rosary. The period between 1550 and 1660 is known as the Baroque period, and the best examples of churches from this period are the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Se Cathedral, the Chirch of St Cajetan and the Augustine Church of Our Lady of Grace, which is now in ruins. The other architectural periods are the Rococo period from 1760 to 1899 and the Modern period, from 1900 to current times.

The following is a list of must-see churches in Goa
• Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
• Church of St. Francis of Assisi
• The Se Cathedral
• Basilica of Bom Jesus
• St. Cajetan Church
• Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
• Chapel and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier
• St. Augustine Tower

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