South goa tour from candolim/ calangute/ baga/ anjuna/ vagator
The Basilica of Bom Jesus
One of the oldest churches in Goa as well as India, renowned for containing the holy remnants of Saint Francis Xavier. The casket that contains his body is made of silver and is placed in this mausoleum. The church also has some large sized paintings that add to its richness.
Se Catherdral Church
The Se Cathedral Church dedicated to St. Catherine is also known as Chapel of St Catherine or St. Catherine’s Cathedral. Built in 16th century it is one of the largest churches in Asia, displaying the majestic grandeur of Portuguese rule.
St Augustine tower
Its construction was started in 1597 and was completed around 1602. Originally comprising of four towers and a massive vault, the dimensions of this superb edifice placed it on par with the great imperial cathedrals of the Renaissance era. The only surviving tower of the four that were once a part of the Church of St. Augustin, stands proudly defying the vagaries of the weather and the ravages time.
Tirupati balaji temple
The Tirupati Balaji Padmavati temple is located at Cuncoleim, Goa. Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Padmavati, the temple is managed by the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Charitable Trust. The idols of Lord Balaji and Padmavati were donated by the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam. The temple is situated amidst verdant lawns and is enveloped by a sense of serenity.
The history of the Mangueshi temple is significant in the context of the Potuguese invasion as this is one of the temples that were destroyed by the invaders in 1567. The Portuguese destroyed this temple when Salcate was added to their territory. This ancient temple was located in the village of Kushastali on the south bank of the river Zuari, the village was later named as Cortalim after the Portuguese conquests.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
One of the first church to be built in Goa around 1541 then re-built from its foundation in 1619. By the 1850s the land in front of the church was being reclaimed and the distinctive crisscrossing staircases were added in the late 19th century. A tangle of ropes leads up to the enormous shiny church bell in the belfry, saved from the ruins of the Augustinian monastery at Old Goa and installed here in 1871.
Panjim city local run
If you want to move away from the oft-visited beaches of Goa to experience its history and culture, visit Panaji, the capital city of Goa. The city for art lovers. The city lends itself naturally for long walks, which is really the best way to explore this city.
This beach was originally popular as the 'Gasper Dias Beach' and it is the point where Mandovi River merges with the Arabian Sea. It's a romantic gateway for adventure freaks, beach lovers and honeymoon couples.
Evening boat cruises
A pleasant way to spend a thoroughly enjoyable evening in Goa is to take the evening cruise. This is a nice way for a family, a couple, or a group of friends to relax after an exhausting day of sightseeing.
Dona Paula Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Goa and offers a marvelous view of the Mormugao harbor. A jetty, replete with stalls, vendors and cafes can also be found here. At the head of the jetty you can find Menino’s, which specializes in Goan delicacy.
South Goa sightseeing Per person Rs. 1500/- (full day tour with all south Goa tour places including pickup & drop service, lunch at spice plantation veg & non-veg goan food & evening boat cruise)