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Goa

Depart from your hotel in the morning to Goa’s ornate and magical Hindu Temples their distinctive, structural design, spaciousness and tranquil environment reflects its uniqueness from other Indian Temples. Here you can visit the two most famous temples namely Shantadurga Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati & Lord Naguesh and the Ramnathi temple dedicated to Lord Rama, The temple is believed to have been installed by Lord Rama while his return journey to Ayodhya after the killing of Ravana. Later proceed to Old Goa which is the ancient capital of Goa, lying 10 kilometers east of the present capital of Goa, Panjim. Old Goa is best known for its Churches – the only reminder of its former glory once rivaled that of Rome. Visit the two most famous churches i.e. The Basilica of Bom Jesus which is the most well recognized church in Goa. “Bom Jesus” means “Infant Jesus” to whom the church is dedicated. Completed in the year 1605, it houses the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, who came to Goa in the year 1542 and is now the patron saint of the state’s Christian community. A silver casket placed on a tall platform contains his incorrupt body. Situated across the road from the Basilica, lies the Se Cathedral. The construction of the Se Cathedral began in the year 1562 and went on upto the year 1652. The Se Cathedral is supposed to be the largest church in Asia. On top of its facade hangs the Golden Bell – also Asia’s largest – whose mellow sound reputedly could be heard all over Goa. Inside the Cathedral are eight chapels and six side altars, apart from the main altar that is dedicated to Saint Catherine. After the tour of Old Goa proceed to the capital city "Panaji" for a tour of the city and shopping. Panaji, the capital city of Goa, built on the banks of the river Mandovi, where one can walk through the small squares and back lanes of the towns old quarters where the Portuguese influence is most evident. Later you can spend some time for shopping. After shopping, arrive at the Goa Marriott Resort for a buffet lunch. After lunch drive back to the hotel. Depart from your hotel in the morning to Goa’s ornate and magical Hindu Temples their distinctive, structural design, spaciousness and tranquil environment reflects its uniqueness from other Indian Temples. Here you can visit the two most famous temples namely Shantadurga Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati & Lord Naguesh and the Ramnathi temple dedicated to Lord Rama, The temple is believed to have been installed by Lord Rama while his return journey to Ayodhya after the killing of Ravana. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.

Duration: 4 hours.

Start/opening time: At 9.30am and 1:30pm.

Languages: English.

Others: Kindly note from 24th Nov to 2nd Dec novena's (special prayers) are held at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa and on the 3rd Dec the feast of St. Francis Xavier is celebrated at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. During these days visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus on this day cannot be guaranteed. However the Se Cathedral and the other churches in Old Goa are open for tourists and the clients can visit the same during the tour.