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Particulars Arrival at Madgaon . Goa has a speciality in having Bike Taxi . It means Motor bikers offer you to take you to your destination for a fee . Either you can have their services or take a bus and go to Colva as suggested by me . The itinerary is based on the assumption that you are staying at Colva . Take your accommodation and lunch . In Goa you can hire a bike or a scooter . For this you have to hand over your driving licence to the owner . So all of you carry your licences and zerox copies of the same . Have two copies of the same . You have to fill the petrol and return the bike in the night . If you are going on a long trip like Dudhsagar then you have to inform in advance and take the sanction . Two of you can ride a bike . After lunch , search out for this facility and book the bikes for your next day travel . Otherwise arrange to hire a taxi for next days trip . If you can get bikes for a half day , today , visit the near by beaches like Benaulim, Versa , Fatrade and Mobor Cavelossim . First go to Mobor Cavelossim . Here water sports is being conducted from behind Bettys Place ( Tel . 0832 2871038 ) near Dona Sylvia Resort , and from Jacks ( Tel . 0832 2871132 , 09822149529 ) .Goa Coastal Water Sports offer jet ski and speedboat rides , incl. Water skiing , windsurfing , banana & bump rides and parasailing . You can have similar and more fun at Benaulim . Pedros Restaurant ( Tel . 08322770563 , 2771308 , 09822389177 ) next to the car park just before the beach is the place to go for rides and action on the waterfrom parasailing to jet skiing . They offer a DolphinDundee boat ride every morning (Rs 250 /- per person ) . To extract maximum benefits of the beautiful Goan sunset over the Arabian sea , take Pedros exciting one and a half hour evening sunset trip (Rs 300 /- water / alcoholic beverages incl ) . After having beach walk , sea bath and breakfast have your bikes and proceed to Vagator beach in North Goa . Bardez talukas northern most beach , Vagator is dominated by

Remark If you can not lay your hands on bikes and you can not afford taxi , then purchase tickets for North Goa Darshan and South Goa Darshan bus tours on next two days . But this is the last thing to do.

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the magnificent Chapora fort atop a hill at its northern end and bordered by Anjuna beach to the south . Vagator beach is much more beautiful than its neighbour Anjuna , with dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stones throw distance. Vagator is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland which holds a car park and lots of stalls . As you face the sea , on your right is North Vagator Beach and on your left is Ozarant beach also called Mini Vagator Beach . One of the fresh water springs is at North Vagator Beach , past the rocks where the beach seems to end . Here there is a small beach with few shacks . The spring is at the foot of the hill , around 100 m from the beach . A shallow red laterite cliff borders the Anjuna Beach . To the right are terraced coconut plantations . Below jagged laterite boulders alternate with little spits of white sand . Azure water swirls and bubbles between the rocks . Its a beautiful sight Anjuna Beach . From the flea market ground , a path winds up its way along the hillside and emerges near the Retreat House in Baga . Great views and a pleasant time . Baga is a vaddo of Calangute where is an endless line of shops , restaurants and hotels . But the beach is still beautiful , especially seen against the thickly forested Baga Anjuna Hill . Known as The Queen of Goan Beaches , Calangute is flanked on its southern side by the village of Candolim and on its northern side by the hamlet of Baga . The Calangute Baga Candolim stretch is the very heartland of tourism in Goa . Atlantis Water Sports ( Tel . 09890047272 ) operating from a shack on the beach near Johnnys hotel ofeer parasailing , water skiing , banana and bump rides as well as wind surfing . There are dozens of such operators over here . Where to eat Souza Lobo ( Tel 0832 2281234 ) is Calngutes oldest and the best restaurant .It offers fantastic goan food on the beach front . Kerkar Retreat ( Tel 0832 2276017 ) serves authentic goan Hindu cuisine .

Candolim beach extends from The Taj Hotels near the vaddo of Sinquerim to Escrivao vaddo on the main Candolim Calangute road . Climb up the Fort Aguada which lies atop the Sinquerim Plateau . This location affords a stunning panaromic view of the Mandovi meeting the sea and of Panaji on the south bank . A large number of boat operators also offer dolphin and crocodile spotting trips , island trips , and river cruise . Among them is Day Tripper ( Tel 0832 2276726 , Website : ) . Johns Boat Cruise ( Tel 0832 2479780 , 09822182814 , Email : ) offers guaranteed dolphin watching , otherwise no charge . Proceed to Old Goa , just 10 km away fo Panji on Panaji Ponda Road . Visit Basilica De Bom Jesus on the south side of NH 4 A bisecting old Goa .The three storeyed facade of the Basilica , one of the richest in Goa has intricately carved basalt embellishments . Ionic, Doric and Corinthian columns depict the use of classical orders , in the Renaissance style . At the top is a carved basalt medallion depicting the emblem of the Society of Jesus . While the facade is unabashedly Baroque , the layout with its single rectangular nave follows simplistically Renaissance norms . The retable of the main alter has a statue of St Ignatius of Loyola , founder of the Society of Jesus , and below it a small statue of Infant Jesus , the patron of the Church . Opposite Basilica De Bom Jesus , there is SE Cathedral . The unusually west facing cathedral with its Tuscan exterior had square towers in the Manueline style flanking the 98 ft high facade . One surviving tower houses a Golden Bell that was cast in Cuncolim in the 17th century . The Corinthian interior has lofty pillars dividing the 250 ft long central nave from the side aisles . of its 15 altars , those dedicated to Our Lady of Hope ,Our Lady of Anguish and Our Lady of Three Needs and the Grand Altar dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria are noteworthy . The ornate main altar has carved frames with depictions of the life of St

Catherine and a magnificent crucifix .The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and of the Cross of Miracles have exquisite filigree work on the screen . Then move to Mardol down NH 4A from Old Goa past Banastarim to Mardol . The Mhalasa temple beckons with its lamp tower . The reigning deity here is Laxmi / Mohini wearing a Yadnyopavitra The most exceptional feature of the temple is its 21 tiered Deepmal , perched atop a Kurma , the tortoise incarnation of Vishnu . The elaborate carvings on the ceiling of the main hall has parakeet motifs , while that of the eaves depicts the various incarnations of Vishnu The woodwork on Shikhara is also noteworthy .. Visit exquisite Mangueshi temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati ,located on a hillock surrounded by lush green hills and cooled by a magnificent pond and a watched over by a ring of serene hills at Priyol 1 km from Mardol off NH 4 A . Here you can see Shiva with a beard . The temple boasts a seven storeyed Deepmal . The fertility Goddess motif strikes you at the Laxmi Narsimha temple at Nagueshi ( Velinga ) , which is dedicated to Vishnu and his consort Laxmi . The temple is unusual in that Laxmi wears a Linga on her head. The main hall of the temple has a rare treasure: wood carvings of eighteen avtars of Vishnu . The gaily painted Mandap has stout richly carved pillars , carved elephants & tigers . Location : The turn off for Velinga is opposite the turn to Priyol on NH 4A . From Priyol get back on NH 4A and drive till Farmagudi where you turn right till a T point , then left for Kavlem to visit Goas most imposing temple dedicated to Shantadurga . The spectacular Shantadurga temple is set amid betel palms . Here Shantadurga is seated between Shiva and Vishnu as their mediator . The temple is full of remarkable decorative effects , such as the unusual pagoda like structure with a roof of stone slabs . Within the temple complex there is a 5 storeyed Deepmal . A stones throw from Kavlem is Bandora whose Nagueshi temple stuns you with its exquisite courtyards and architecture . The temples main

hall has elaborate wood murals of events in Ramayana . The temple has 5 storeyed Deepmal decorated with Nagas . Location : Continue down NH4A to Farmagudi , turn right till the T point and right again to Bandora . 12 km south of Ponda on the Ponda Sanvordem road is Shiroda where you visit the beautiful Kamaxi temple . Then head to Colva . 3 16/02/14 0800 After having beach walk and sea bath head towards Sahakari Spice Farm ( Tel 09850466478 , 0832 2312386 / 94 . website ) . Location : NH4A , Curty , 3.5 km from the Shantadurga temple at Kavlem and 1.5 km from Ponda . Tour fee : Rs 300 /- per person including farm tour , snacks and lunch . Have a royal welcome complete with garlanding , applying tilak , offering tender coconut water or lemon grass tea and some snacks . A guide will take you around a 130 acre spice farm , where arecanut , betel , cardamom , cinnamon ,fruits , herbs , nutmeg , vanilla , etc grow . Lots of butterflies and many species of birds along with giant wood spiders can be seen here . You will also see cross bred cows , a cashew processing factory and a Feni distillation unit . All this over gorge on the buffet lunch of Pao , rice , prawn / fish curry , chicken xaguti , other vegetables , a delicious veg kurma made with whole spices from the farm , fried fish , fried rice / pulao , fried potato , salad and papad .Wind up your meal with dessert and fruits. You will get cashew feni too before lunch . After lunch proceed to Panaji . From the east the entry is from Old Goa and Ribander along the 3.2 km long Ponte DeLinhares Causeway . Salt pans and mangroves rise to the left and the gently flowing Mandovi is on the right , with a couple of barges steaming up the river to load iron ore , a few yachts and a clutches of fishing trawlers . All roads lead to Church Square dominated by the towering Immaculate Conception Church , built in 1541 , at the heart of Panaji . Popularly recognised by its impressive double staircase built in 1870 rising in angled planes from the

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main Church Square , the Church has the Mannerist facade of most old churches in Goa , this one with twin towers and a central gable which houses the main hall . Miramar is the beach of Panaji . It comprises a massive spread of sand west of Panaji where the Mandovi river joins the sea . The beach continues southwards for 2 km where it ends at the National Institute of Water Sports at the base of the Cabo Raj Bhavan hillock . Dona Paula beach is actually three beaches . just 200 m long . Hawaii is just opposite the jetty and most of Goas sailing activities take place here . Vainguinim beach is longer and is entirely enclosed by the five star resort Cidade De Goa , but there are two public approaches to the beach from either end .The islet hillock is landscaped and is topped by a traditional Portuguese pergola , giving great views of the Mormugao Harbour and the Arabian sea to the south & west , and upto the Zuari Bridge to the east . At the base is a sculpture by Baroness Yrsa von Leistner , depicting a man facing west ( representing the past ) and a woman facing east ( representing the future ) . This is often mistaken to do something with Dona Paula legend . Return to Fontainhas at Panji and have a leisurely walk in the area to appreciate the heritage area . A stay in Panaji is incomplete without a ride on one of Goa Tourisms Santa Monica Cruise Boats ( Tel 0832 2437496 that take you either west to see the sunset or east to the island of Chorao . There is generally a live band playing . Cruise fee : Rs 100 /- per person . Before going to Miramar purchase tickets for 1800 1900 cruise as you have to return to Colva . After having beach walk , sea bath and breakfast have your bikes and proceed to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park . The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Mollem in Sanguem taluka close to the eastern border of Goa with Karnataka . Within the sanctuary lies the core area Mollem National Park . Dense forests ranging from evergreen to moist

deciduous make it the ideal habitat for a wide variety of wildlife like bison , deer , jungle cat , langur , leopard cat , panthers , porcupines , sloth bear , the flying lizard , wild boar , and numerous varieties of birds and snakes . The birds to spot in the sanctuary include the fairy bluebird , great Indian hornbill , grey jungle fowl , Indian great black woodpecker , Malbar pied hornbill , paradise flycatcher , wagtail and shrike . Entry fee : Rs 20 /- , camera still Rs 30 /- , video Rs 150 /- . Vehicle fee : Two wheelers Rs 40 /- , Car Rs 120 /- .Timing 0800 1700 . Tickets available at Forest Office at Mollem . The crowning glory of Mollem is the milky Dudhsagar waterfall . The waterfall gushes down 300 m , its sparkling white waters cascading against the rocks . The water flows down into Devils Canyon a rock formation criss crossed by underwater passages . The 18 km hiking route to the falls is a trekkers delight . Starting from Collem station , it is an easy trek for the first 6 km , the remaining slightly more strenuous 12 km route leads partly through the sanctuary . The entire walk takes 4 hours . Alternatively you can hire a jeep from Collem station to take you to Dudhsagar Waterfalls or use your hiked bikes . About 13 km from Mollem is a 12th century Mahadev temple at Tambadi Surla . This is the only completely preserved basalt stone temple of the Kadamba period in Goa . On one side the temple is flanked by Anmod mountain and on the three by a stream . It is beautifully carved from black basalt and the plinth has three mouldings . The sabhamandap or antarala has ten different pillars . The square open mandap has four freestanding pillars and pilaster s on its walls . One of the pillars has a reliefof an elephant at its base . The two tired shikhara above the girbhgriha has miniature carvings of Brahma , Vishnu , Shiva and Parvati . There is a lingam on a low recessed pitha in the girbhagriha . The ceilings are decorated with floral motifs . Arrange to have a night halt at Dudhsagar Resort ( Tel 0832 2612319 , 2612238 , 09822130330 , tariff : Rs 450 650 , dorm Rs

100 /- per head) .

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