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PLACES TO VISIT IN SOUTH GOA

South Goa is one of the two districts that comprise the state of Goa, India. It is surrounded by another District to the north, Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka state to the east & south, and by the Arabian Sea to the west. Secret Garden Coco Huts here in this page suggests you some select spots of South Goa that tourists can take a tour to.

Margao Town:

33 Kms from Secret Garden Coco Huts, Agonda. The capital of South Goa District in the heart of Southern Goa in Salcete Taluka is a flourishing commercial metropolis connected by rail to the rest of India & Mormugao Harbour and by National Highways, with neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka. Margao is the commercial city of Goa. This is the biggest commercial city of South Goa. You need to visit Margao town for all of your shopping needs.

Chandor (Chandrapur):

Not to be missed is the Menezes Braganza House, of Chandor city, mostly late 18th Century and formerly owned by supporter of independence and Journalist Luis De Menezes Braganza has a series of splendid rooms especially the great salon with its excellent furniture and the largest personal library in Goa.

Colva Beach:

About 6 kms from Margao. Colva beach is the delight of Salcete and the only contender to Calangute by its picturesque splendour. Here, sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural agreement.

Rachol Seminary:

Located just off the banks of Zuari River, 12 kilometres from Margao in South Goa. In 1521 the Portuguese, in their traditional approach first built a church, then a prison, later in 1574-1610 a seminary to teach philosophy and theology.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls:

(10 kms from Collem Railway Station) is accessible by train only. Water plummets hundreds of feet in large volume, in cascades, forming one of the most spectacular of all natural phenomena in Goa and a life line of our ecosystem in one of our Sanctuaries. A popular destination to hikers and trekkers. It is also easily reached by jeep (4 wheel drive) route (14 kms) through the BhagvanMahavir Sanctuary. However, one needs to obtain permission in advance from the Department of Forests at Junta House, Panaji.

Ancestral Goa:

(Big Foot) A centre for Art, Culture & upbringing. Located at Loutolim, 9 kms from Margao, it is an aesthetically developed open air site designed to demonstrate Goa’s traditional past. Set in eco-friendly atmosphere, this mock-up village traces 100 years of Goa’s lifestyles and heritage along with an illustration of daily village activity and folk culture. Local artefacts and handicrafts are obtainable at the handicraft centre and art gallery. A giant size footprint, ‘Big Foot’-the only designer dance floor in Goa is used as a venue for the promotion of art, dance, music and traditional culture.Another major attraction here is ‘Natural Harmony’- the longest laterite monolithic sculpture in India measuring 14 x 5 meters which makes this a must see place for every visitor Sculpted in Greco-Roman style, in a record time, this horizontally etched, Sant Mirabai playing the ektara found its way into the Limca Book of Records.

Pascoal Spice Village:

This spice plantation is one of the many located in and around Ponda city. The lower end of the property is bounded by tributary of the Mandovi River and rises in elevation towards the hills of the interior.Spices are the indispensable ingredients of Goa are well known “chillie hot cuisine”. This idyllic scenic setting coupled with a wide variety of spice plants and cash crops is interspersed with a restaurant, cottages, open-air party half, boating, and nursery, a wide variety of flowering plants, shrubs, fountains and farm animals.The spices grown and sold here are Black Pepper, Nutmeg, and Mace. Cinnamon Cardamom, Turmeric, Ginger and All Spice.

Naval Aviation Museum:

At Dabolim, with static display of aircrafts, Engines, armament, sensors, Aviation simulator, safety, archive, models, apparel and museum shop. Timings: Daily from 09.00 to 17.00 hrs.

 
 
         
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