Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 52 km from
Panaji in the foothills of the Western Ghats in
Goa. Eight square km in size, Bondla is 'rather
small' even by official accounts. It includes a
Mini Zoo, Deer Safari Park, Formal Gardens,
Botanic Gardens and a few Ecotourism Cottages.
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary:
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is in Canacona. Goa's
second-largest wildlife sanctuary is at Cotigao.
Much of the sanctuary is covered with dense
forests, with a few open grass lands. It
supports three kinds of forests, evergreen,
deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. The best
time to visit is between October to December.
The sanctuary supports diverse life forms. It’s
exotic (but rarely sighted) inmates include
gaurs, sambars, lepords and spotted deer, and
the ever so common frogs, snakes, monkeys,
insects, birds with brilliant plumage. Forest
crown density is often over 50%. Some trees,
Goa's loftiest, touch 30 meters.
Dudh Sagar Waterfall:
Dudh Sagar Waterfall is one of the highest water
falls in India, and among the hundred highest
waterfalls in the world. It lies in the southern
part of Goa at Mollem, towards the border with
Karnataka state. Dudh Sagar, literally means a
Sea of Milk in the local Konkanni language, and
gets its name as it appears like an overflowing
sea of milk. It has a total height of 306 meters
and a width of 30 meters. The water fall is at
its peak flow during the monsoon months from
June to September and wanes out towards the
summers from March to June. Dudh Sagar Falls is
listed as India"s 5th tallest waterfall,and is
227th in the world at 310 m.
The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard
against the Dutch and the Marathas. Fort Aguada
and its lighthouse is a well-preserved
seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in
Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the
Arabian Sea. Fort Aguada was the most prized and
crucial fort of Portuguese.
Anjuna Beach is to the south of the village.The
famed Anjuna flea market is held here every
Wednesday from morning until evening, except
during the monsoon season, on the southern end
of Anjuna Beach. The market is rapidly exploding
in size and attracts people from all over Goa.
It's now got over 500 stalls, and is still
growing. You'll find a huge assortment of goods
This beach's spectacle of sea, sand and sky
blend in a enchanting natural harmony, weaving
their magic spell on the visitors. Known for its
scenic beauty. This is part of Salcete, Goa's
only Catholic majority sub-district. Once a very
hospitable area, now relations are getting
monetized thanks to tourism.
Dona Paula is a beach outside Panaji and beyond
Miramar. This is where so many Bollywood (Hindi)
films have been shot. No wonder it is hyped up
among Hindi film audiences. Scenic. In fair
weather, a boat service connects this point with
Vasco da Gama.
A lovely golden beach of soft sand girdled with
palm trees. The main beach outside of
state-capital Panaji. The usual hangout for
urbanites from Panjim and around, and also for 'desi'
(domestic, Indian) tourists visiting the region.
Try the fast-food of both Goan origin.
Arambol, also known as Harmal is situated about
17km. to the north of Chapora and about 35km.
from Panaji, on the tropical west coast of Goa.
The village is a traditional fishing community
perhaps consisting of less than ten thousand
people. Arambol is an ideal place to spend some
time in total peace and tranquility. The cool
sea breeze here and the swaying palm trees
create a perfect holiday atmosphere.
Famous as the ‘Queen of beaches,’ Calangulate
boasts to being one of the largest beaches in
Northern India. It is said that the beach was
discovered by a group of hippies as early as the
60’s. It has been famous since then. This beach
is now famous for its night life and trance
Bogmalo is a small beach-side village in Goa,
India. Despite its small size, Bogmalo has a
range of accommodation and places to eat. It is
situated in a small bay, with around a mile of
curving sandy beach, which is generally very
quiet. It benefits from some beautiful sunsets.
The beach is located about 4 kilometres from
Dabolim airport and 9 kilometres from the port
town of Vasco da Gama. Thanks to its location
almost exactly half way along Goa's coast,
Bogmalo is an ideal base for exploring the whole
Vasco Da Gama
Vasco da Gama is a small city in Goa state on
the west coast of India. It is named after the
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.The people
from Vasco love fun and music.Vasco is also
famous as the abode of Goa's toddy tappers,
Vialli (locally known as Render), holds the
world record for staying in a coconut tree for
almost two years.
Margao is Goa's second largest town and a
bustling commercial centre. The town of Margao
was once a major religious centre, with dozens
of wealthy temples and dharmshalas
(dormitories). In fact the name Margao is
thought to be the Portuguese corruption of the
word Mathgram (from Math - a Hindu religious
centre that used to exist there
anaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa.
It lies on the banks of the Mandovi estuary, in
the district of North Goa.Panaji is Goa's third
largest city after Vasco and Margao..