It is worth exploring the subtle beauty of south Goa. The Goa tour is not complete without visiting these places. The tour will include churches, beaches, and ancient temples. Relax in your taxi or private car and enjoy a relaxing tour. This is the best way to discover the rich culture of Goa, and indulge in Govan delicacies. This tiny, beautiful state is the perfect place to experience the vintage charm of the south.
Let’s learn more about the various sightseeing options that you have in southern Goa, whether by car or bus.
South Goa: Places to See
This popular spot in southern Goa is known for its white sandy beaches and palm trees. It’s a great place to relax and unwind. There are many watersports activities available. Govan food is a must-try on the beach. There are many great restaurants near the beach that offer delicious food. Enjoy the sand, make memories and have fun with your family at the beach. The rolling waves are a great place for children to play.
Goa’s beauty is more than its beaches. Old churches are what make it special. These churches offer a glimpse into Govan culture as well as the Portuguese influence on this region. There are only two churches in southern Goa that you can visit. Basilica Bom Jesus, and St Cathedral.
Basilica Bom Jesus
It is a popular church in southern Goa. Its exterior architecture is impressive, but the interior is equally stunning. Its pilgrimage aspect is what makes it more important to catholics. The church is also famous for its St Xaviers’ mortals, which are kept in the church.
Portuguese people built this huge church. This church is home to the state’s largest bell, and it sounds quite loud compared to other bells. It contains many beautiful paintings that give insight into St. Catherine of Alexandria. This old charm of Goa is a popular tourist attraction. You will be able to see the old, enchanting beauty and get a better idea of the Portuguese impact on Goa.
Tower of St Augustine
Augustine had constructed this complex, and it was actually a church called Our Lady of Grace. Augustine was expelled and the church was left to rot. This tower fell three times due to structural problems. This place still has its appeal to tourists. Tourists love this place, even though it has a terrible past.
Mangeshi is the name of the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It’s only found in Goa. Tourists are attracted to the lantern with high stories. The temple’s beautiful surroundings give you the perfect feeling of Hindu culture in Goa. You can also worship other deities in the temple’s vicinity.
Shanta Durga Temple
The beautiful temple of Goddess Durga, which is located in Keloshi, was once found. The goddess was moved to Kavlem by the Portuguese rulers. This temple’s simplicity and the impressive idol of Devi Durga are etched in our collective memories.
River Cruise (optional).
It is an optional activity in south Goa. You can take a cruise and relax with your loved ones. Goa’s vibrant culture is worth exploring and you can try some Govan cuisine.
Pick up and return from – Calangute, Baga Arpora Candolim, Sinquerim
Time of departure – 9 AM to 7.30 PM
Price excludes – Lunch/ Breakfast
Sunset Cruise Ticket
Dolphin Safari Trip
Things to Keep in Mind and Take with You
Cover yourself with a scarf or cap whenever you go outside.
Get plenty of water
Do not carry or litter plastic bags
Only swim if you’re a skilled swimmer
Guides will also be provided if required
Enjoy the wonderful experience of southern Goa, and the warm hospitality shown by the Govans. Southern Goa is a glimpse into the diverse culture of Goa. This little-known state has so many other attractions. This ancient beauty will make your sightseeing unforgettable.