Various beach resorts are located all around the city's coastline and as well as offering well-placed accommodation, often come with outdoor pools, gardens, their very own restaurants and appealing views.
Fort Aguada is an impressive Portuguese fortress and was built during the 17th century. The fort can be found on Sinquerim Beach and boasts exceptional views across the Arabian Sea.
Riverside hotels in the city are amongst the most popular and therefore, rooms with the best views do tend to be the most pricey. However, during the low season (July to September), room rates drop sharply.
The Indian Konkan Railway is a lengthy railway line and stretches along the entire coast of Konkan, starting from Mangalore and passing through Goa. With around 2,000 different bridges and almost 100 tunnels, this railway line really was a feat of engineering and planning. The Konkan Railway Bridge shown here spans the Zuari River.
The Shanta Durga temple (Shantadurga) stands at the very foothill of Kavelim, within the Ponda Talika area. Dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga, the original temple was destroyed in the mid-16th century and the current structure dates from the early part of the 18th century.
The Monument to Shivaji is located at the Farmagudi village in Goa and is dedicated to Maratha King Shivaji. This monument is central to local celebrations on the anniversary of King Shivaji's birth (Shivaji Jayanti) each February.
The Shri Mangueshi temple can be found in Mangueshim in Priol, Ponda Taluka, and is just over 20 km / 12 miles away from Goa. Although relatively small, the temple is really very grand and features a white marble courtyard, complete with a traditional tower for oil lamps (deepmai).
This is a further view of the Sri Manguesh Temple. Dedicated to Lord Mangueshi, who was believed to be an actual incarnation of Shiva, this particular temple dates back around 400 years and is known for its elegant pillars and beautiful architecture.
Vagator Beach offers tourists a beautiful stretch of fine white sand and is overlooked by the Chapora Fort, where it appears to have almost jumped off a postcard. A selection of seafood restaurants are located close to Vagator Beach. This photo shows some local cows sunbathing on the beach!
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