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1. Posted by Shankti (Budding Member, 3 posts) 11 Apr '13 04:43

Hi

Can any one help some heritage sites in Goa?

I have read somewhere that old Goa is considered as a heritage site by UNESCO, please share your experiences if any one has visited the Old Goa.

Also places like Tamdi Surla, Forts of Goa and old churches there

2. Posted by krena (Budding Member, 4 posts) 9 May '13 06:31

Goa is very rich with respect to its heritage background

There are many temples and church of very old times well preserved in Goa

3. Posted by rekhaihpl (Inactive, 5 posts) 17 May '13 00:29

Hi Shankti,

Goa is perfect destination for holidays and you are right old Goa is considered as heritage site because it has so many places to visit like:

Divar- The island of Divar is famed for Bonderam, the festival held on the river island on the 4th Saturday of the month of August.

Cidade de Goa, Velha Goa
Panaji – The Capital
Santana Church, Telaulim
Saptakoteshwar temple at Narva, Bicholim
Man made Cave, Kundaim
Khandepar Caves
Safa Masjid, Ponda
Shri Brahmani Temple, Toldem, Sanguem
Shri Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary, Molem

I think these heritage sites are enough to visit :). Although there are so many other heritage places which you can visit.

In Goa hotel's interior you can find a glimpse of Portuguese culture like they are made in Portuguese style.

You are right in Goa there old churches like:
Se' Cathedral
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi
Chapel of St. Catherine,
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Church of Lady of Rosary
Church of St. Augustine

Hope this information is helpful for you to visit the Old Goa :)

4. Posted by Mona sharma (Budding Member, 2 posts) 17 May '13 04:19

Hi
Goa is the most beautiful places that i have ever seen
if you want to visit heritage of Goa you should visit the old Goa.there are many churches and temples,museums and mosque there. like
Church of St. Augustine
Chapel of St. Catherine
Safa Masjid, Ponda
Church of Lady of Rosary

hope this help you alot:)

5. Posted by hwade (Budding Member, 15 posts) 18 May '13 06:09

Goa is the prime tourist destination in India, I haven't gone in Goa or in any part of India but I heard about Fort Aguada and Terekhol Fort In Goa were the most famous among it's beautiful tourist places.

6. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru, 809 posts) 18 May '13 09:12

The churches of Old Goa are indeed a UNESCO world heritage site. It was a number of years ago that I was there, but I do remember really enjoying visiting, and I was fortunate enough to be there at the once-a-decade showing of St. Francis' body. You pretty much only need one full day of sightseeing to cover all the churches of Old Goa. Panjim is the most logical access point to Old Goa, and it's also pleasant town for a morning stroll if you want to work it into a day trip.

If you have some time to spare, then I would also recommend taking 3-4 days to head to Hampi, another UNESCO site. It's a solid day or overnight train ride from Goa, but it's one of the most amazing World Heritage sites that I've visited.

Here's the UNESCO pages for Goa and Hampi:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/234

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/241

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8. Posted by ManyaS (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 May '13 23:16

Forts of Goa will be the first choice for every traveller who travels to Goa and loves historical places. If we talk about historical places than there are only forts, markets and churches one can see. Here are few of the well-known forts, Fort Naroa, Corjuem Fort, Rachol Fort, Fort Chapora, Fort Cabo da Rama, Fort Aguada and Terekhol Fort.

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