Sunday, June 3, 2012

SOUTH GOA



I visited Goa 4 years back, but its moemories are still alive in my mind. We stayed there in country club resort and its just beautiful with delicious food.There were two touristic trips..north Goa and South goa.

For the south goa we started the tour from Dona Paula--from its highest point one can see the confluence of river Mandovi and juari with arabian sea . basically this is a view point with a very romantic story attached to it.Long time back there was a beautiful daughter of viceroy name Dona who used to come to beach and sit there in the evening.She got friendly with a son of fisherman and this frienship turned to love. When her father came to know about it, he got the boy murdered. When Dona knew this she jumped into the sea and comitted suicide, so this point is called suicide point also.

Then we went to see old Goa churches- BOM JESUS BASILICA--here in lies the incourruptible remains of St. francis Xavier, it is a miracle ,after every 10 years they show them to the public, and in front of it there is another huge church-Se cathedral where 15 marriages can be performed at a time.

Our next stop was heritage house in Lotolim, when Portugese came here they selected few educated people to work for them and gave them big houses, earlier they were 35, now 4 are left and out of 4 one is preserved to show us how they used to live.Entrance ticket is quite steep, as for just one house we had to shell out 100/ person.For the 6 inmates of the house there used to be 20 servants, what a royal way to live:).

Next Mangeshi temple..it is dedicated to shiva ,its like any other temple, just that place is the native place of Lata mangeshkar.

Our last stop was Colva beach,-its one of the longest beach and quite popular also. for half an hr we enjoyed the waves of the sea, then had tea on beachside cafe (they charge double..quite expensive)

One day we went to baga beach also, but it needs lot of walking, so idnt reach upto there, but walking in the bylanes of goa is sheer  pleasure.There is nothing like it anywhere else.

17 comments:

goingbeyondthepages said...

Ah! you reminded me of my Goa trip... :) nice place to be in.

goingbeyondthepages said...

Ah! you reminded me of my Goa trip... :) nice place to be in.

Happy Kitten said...

Havent visited Goa as yet... have to.. thanks for the review..

Sandhya said...

I have not yet visited Goa. The road from Mangalore to Goa, is very picturesque they say. One day I must go and see the places you have mentioned here, Renu. Thank you!

Bikramjit said...

beautiful pictures , one day i too have to go to goa , nevr been there

Bikram's

Bikramjit said...

All these posts will help me then when i go :)

Sujatha Sathya said...

you have RELIVED your visit to Goa even after so many years so nicely ... it is still fresh

Rachna said...

Lovely pics! I love Goa too.

Renu said...

goingbeyondthepages: welcome here:).its best place.

Happy kitten: you must sometime..its a beautiful place.

Sandhya: I was just wondering where Sandhya has gone? were you out of town?

Bikram:...Goa is beautiful, my favourite place.

Sujatha:You did it:)..I wrote it then only, just reposted it:)

Rachna:same here:)

My journey said...

I thought Goa is just a fun place but it has some history attached with it. Havent visited Goa yet, hope to see this beautiful land of beaches and palm trees some day! :)

KParthasarathi said...

Enchanting place.Great pictures
Thanks Renu

radha said...

Not visited Goa for some time now. The temple next to Mangesh temple is our family temple ( prior to marriage :-) - the Mahalasa temple)

Renu said...

My journey: I feel that Goa is the best vacation spot in India..

Radha: feels nice to have such connections to a beautiful place like this, atleast that way you can visit sometime

Ash said...

nice one, renu :) i visited goa when i was 5, and really want to go again... enjoyed reading your post

Renu said...

Ash: Welcome here ASh!..and thanks too!

Even today if you go there you will enjoy it..

rahul aggarwal said...

beautiful pics!

i plan to visit go end of this year...

Renu said...

Rahul: You will be delighted.