goa travel guide

dudhsagar waterfalls

Dudhsagar (Sea of Milk) Falls is set amidst spectacular landscape overlooking a steep, crescent-shaped head of a valley carpeted with immaculate tropical forest, that is only reachable on foot or by train. From a distance, the waterfall appears like streams of milk rushing down the mountainside. The falls can reached by a train journey from Vasco or Margao. The tourists can take or board the train in the morning where it halts in Dudhsagar station . The visitors can spend many beautiful hours near the falls before taking an afternoon train on the return journey. A number of private operators offer special trips to the Waterfalls and the tours operated by GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corpn) also have Dudhsagar Waterfalls as one of the tour stops.

baga beach

The mouth of the Baga River (Baga Creek) is at the beach's north end and the beach is sort of the end of the road - and the end of the beach strip Sinquerim to Baga. Although this is a relatively small beach, there is so much going on! Brito's is a good resturant on the beach for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a cold Kingfisher. In front of Brito's you can rent beach chairs. You'll be offered trinkets, massages, and boat rides. There are watersports available and fishing canoes will make the short trip to Anjuna flea market on Wednesdays (a great option since the trip by road is much longer). And of course, there are beach shacks. The beach is usually fairly clean (at least one of the cleaner beaches). It gets very hot in the afternoons so be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, and drink plenty of water. You can swim in the sea but watch the undertow. The street in front of the beach is packed with restaurants, shops, and guesthouses. Popular clubs Tito's and Mambo's are also located in Baga. Along with Candolim and Calangute, if you stay in this area, you will find everything you need.

basilica of bom jesus

he Basilica of Bom Jesus is made of laterite.The building was completed in 1585.The church is remarkbly simple except for the richly gilded altars.The church is called 'Bom Jesus' meaning 'good Jesus' or 'infant Jesus'. The main altar has the letters IHS embossed on it.IHS stands for the first three letters of Jesus in Greek.In the church are kept the relics of the body of St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier arrived in Goa in May of 1542 to spread Christianity in the Portuguese colonies.