Located at Panjim, Goa's capital on the banks of the river Mandovi this is a regular spot for people of in and around Panaji. There are very good facilities for children to play here, the highlight being a giant concrete fish. This beach is very close to the venue of International Film Festival of India. The samadhi of late Dayanand Bandodkar the first Chief Minister of Goa also lies here.
This beach close to Panjim is well known for its water scootering facilities. A good view of the Marmagoa harbour can be had from here. This is a very scenic location and a popular venue for film shoots.
This temple is a must visit for tourists. This temple is more than 400 years old. A highlight of this temple is the multi-storied lamp tower.
Located at Kavlem in Ponda taluka this temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the godess of peace. It is one of the richest in Goa.
Famous as the longest beach in Goa, Colva beach is the most popular beach in south Goa. The beach provides plenty of opportunities for shell collectors.
Basilica of Bom Jesus - A must-have on the Old Goa tour, the Basilica of Bom Jesus church is dedicated to Infant Jesus. An epitome of Baroque architecture, this church has been declared a World Heritage Monument. Basilica of Bom Jesus enshrines the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of Goa. On the occasion of 'Exposition,' held once in a decade, St. Francis Xavier's body is displayed for the public.
Se Cathedral - One of the largest churches in Asia, the Se Cathedral was dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria since the Portuguese led by Alfonso de Albuquerque conquered Goa on the St. Catherine's day (November 25) in 1510. The church contains the Golden Bell used during the infamous Goa Inquisition.
Archaeological Museum - The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) set up the Archaeological Museum in the abandoned Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. The 8 galleries of the Archaeological Museum in Old Goa display portraits and sculptures from the prehistoric to the late mediaeval period.