Places to visit...



Local fishing boats
a common site in Goa at
Baga Beach, North Goa

 


Tony enjoying a walk along
the deserted Candolim beach,
just after the monsoons

 


One of Goa’s typical ‘Rain Parties’,
to celebrate the start of the monsoon

 


Tony & Debi staging
an Hindu wedding to entertain
guests at a local hotel

 


Palolem, otherwise known
as Paradise Beach.

 


Rent a hut on the beach,
watch the dolphins swim and
the most beautiful sunsets.

 

Tree house
Palolem offers a quiet retreat
from the hustle and bustle of
North Goa for those wanting to
go back to basics for a couple
of days.

 

 


Anjuna Flea Market, the Wednesday Flea Market began with long term Western residents selling their wares from time to time to the rich Indians, to finance a longer stay in this paradise by the sea. Today it is a kaleidoscope of colourful sari’s, sarongs, throws, jewellery, puppets, paintings and trinkets being sold from all over India, Tibet and the West.
Well worth a visit to buy your souvenirs as anything and everything is available. However, be prepared to haggle, as the starting price for items sold will be well over twice the price. The best way is to decide what you want to pay for something, start a little lower and then agree on your figure (if you are lucky!) Be prepared to walk away if they won’t agree your price. They will often come to find you!

Wonderful spices on sale at the local markets…. Mapusa – Friday, Panaji – Daily, Calangute – Saturday.

Ingot's 'Saturday Nite Bazaar' in Arpora is a great evening out with live entertainment. Food and drink are on sale, and the obvious stalls selling everything imaginable. It really should be experienced.

 


Old Goa, Se Cathedral in Old Goa (the original Capital of the Portuguese Colony), the largest church in Asia. Over 76m long and 55m wide, the cathedral was begun in 1562, to replace the older church of St Catherine. Work on the building wasn’t completed until 1619 and the altars weren’t finished until 1652! One of the bell towers collapsed in 1776, but the remaining tower houses the famous ‘Golden Bell’, the largest bell in Asia.

 


Old Goa, Silver Casket - Inside the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa - famous throughout the Roman Catholic world - where the tomb and mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, the so-called ‘Apostle of the Indies’ rests.

 


The Manguesh Temple, in Ponda. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Manguesh (recognised only in Goa) who was an incarnation of Shiva. The legend has it that Shiva lost everything to his wife Parvati in a game of dice so exiled himself to Goa. When his wife finally came looking for him he turned himself into a tiger to frighten her. Parvati cried out “Trahi Mam Girisha” (O Lord of the Mountains Save Me). Immediately Shiva turned himself back into his normal form. The words “Mam girisha” became associated with the tale, and the form in which Shiva appeared became known as Manguesh.



Vagator, a quite beach in
North Goa with some of the
most breathtaking costal
views in Goa.



This unique sweet
water lake at Arambol
is separated from the
Arabian Sea by just
a few metres.

 


Eddie of Day Tripper Tours
and Travel dancing with
Debi at The Taj's
Hot Hot Salsa Nite.

 

 

Day Tripper Tours and Travel a small independent English/Goan owned company offering a friendly and personal service. Good place to book your trips from as they offer competitive rates and all excursions carry Insurance & Public Liability Cover with the United India Insurance Co. Ltd.