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  • BJtravellernature
    Bengaluru, India222 contributions
    Awesome and less crowded beach. Loved it. Has a good number of restaurants and a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy the beach.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • DanPune
    Pune District, India8 contributions
    Nice place just besides Palolem beach.

    After a little bargaining, we paid Rs. 700 for a boat ride with 6 people.

    In between the ride you can click pictures of King Fisher, Monkeys and Eagles (when they throw some pieces of chicken).

    A wonderful experience. Remember to capture the eagle show in Slow motion, you would love it :)
    Written 9 November 2021
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  • BJtravellernature
    Bengaluru, India222 contributions
    Simply wow... An awesome place to visit. Calm, greenery. It is around 16 km from palolem beach South goa. When you reach a parking with a shop it is better to walk 2 km or take help of local jeep drivers there to get you down. It is little tricky to ride down. But of course you can drive till the down parking if you are an expert driver and has good vehicle with pick up no issues. We drive half way and parked in a small place and walked a kilometre to reach cola beach. Little difficult for elderly people. But the place is worth a visit. I can see a lot of people staying there there is a beach resort. I don't prefer as it is little interior. But one day trip is definitely worth it.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • D_80808
    London, UK85 contributions
    We spent 20 mins here as part of a boat trip from Palolem. Rs 1000 each, which perhaps was the non-Indian tourist price, and six people + a child in the boat. The trip was supposed to last 90 mins but lasted 75. Saw some dolphins in the bay and nice boat ride. No butterflies spotted though.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • KeKu
    Pune, India350 contributions
    Cabo de Rama is one of the oldest forts of Goa. It has been possessed by different dynasties at different times. There is nothings much to see at the fort as such. Only the ruins are left. Not much looked after by Govt or ASI, seems. However, the views from the fort are fabulous. A good one time visit.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • jane m
    st michel de llotes20 contributions
    This winter of 2020 was our fourth spent mainly on Talpona Beach. And every day we ate in Texas Restaurant. A friendly family run establishment, feet in the sand, view forever of the Arabian Sea, delicious food, wide choice of drinks... The fish, fresh daily, is prepared with skill and care and cooked to perfection: Crab Masala, Jacques' favourite and mine Prawn Sukka ... A good mixture of locals and visitors relaxing and enjoying the hospitality of Tulsi and Nutan Komerpant and their family of whom young Tanish is the youngest member... (see photos)
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • Nell1232
    35 contributions
    Very quiet and chilled beach, perfect for a sunny afternoon. Also a beautiful drive from palolem area
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Paradise793287
    Kalyan, India5 contributions
    Mallikarjun Temple Sristhal,
    Canacona, Goa.

    The shrine of Mallikarjun, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is said to be one of the oldest temple in Goa and is located in the middle of lovely natural environs in a valley. It is situated near the small village of Sristhal, in the southernmost taluka of Canacona. Sristhal is about 5 km drive away from the taluka headquarters of Chaudi which is about 75 kms from Panaji. The temple is believed to be built during the middle of the 16th century, as per the inscriptions near the temple dome, by lineages of the Kshatriya samaj. It was renovated in the year 1778. There are around 14 Mallikarjuna shrines across Goa. The striking similarity in these shrines is that all idols are covered with metallic kavachas. The lingas are believed to be Swaymbhu lingas. According to the archives two olden shrines of Mallikarjun were in Bardez at Assgao and Pomburpa which were destroyed by the Portuguese.

    The temple lies in an enchanting location in a valley, completely surrounded by mountains and lush greenery. The temple is said to be over 200 years old, as per the inscription near the temple dome.

    The temple is believed to have been built around mid16th century by descendants of the Kshatriya Samaj. It was restored in the year 1778. There are some exceedingly lovely carved wooden columns within the temple building which are very unique to this temple and not found in any other shrine in Goa. The carving has been done by accomplished craftsmen who were fetched here from the southern Indian states.

    The six pillars in the mandap (hall) have engravings of the Puranas and Mahabharat. The dwarpal (doorkeeper) on either side of the door leading to the inner sanctum are exquisitely carved . The temple has altars of about 60 Hindu deities. Number of festivals is celebrated with the annual Jatra being the most special amongst them in Goa.

    Festivals like Rathasaptami and Shigmotsav are also celebrated that draw a number of devotees. The exquisite wood and silver carvings found in the temple, which is quite famous, is said to have been set up by Habu Brahmins of the Dravidian dynasty. One can see some of the finest surviving art on the six pillars in the mantapa or the assembly hall. The mantapa or the assembly hall houses one of the wooden pillars which is said to be the oracle pillar in the temple.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • RitikaSD
    8 contributions
    A beautiful secluded beach. You need to Trek a little to get to the beach but it's totally worth it. If you love quiet places and want to stay away from the crowd, this is a must visit.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Felecidade
    19 contributions
    Exploring Kuskem waterfalls involves a drive through the Cotigao wildlife sanctuary through to the village of Kuske.

    At Kuskem a 1.5 km medium trek through Ford's and streams, pebbles and steps uphill take you to the base of the waterfall.

    A bit tedious for senior citizens and very young kids but my 4 year old was a good sport right to the falls.

    Timings are from 10 to 5:30 pm thereafter the ticket counter is closed. The drop of the fall from the hilltop is sheer bliss.

    In July The village is draped with green mist kissed mountains, and lush green paddy fields. Green in its entirety.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • gentbrugg
    Moscow2,304 contributions
    Island as an island. There is little reason to go to it at low water. It's covered in greenery that you have to wade through. There seem to be monkeys there, and a ranger is always present. But you usually can't see either of them. Well, you can still go around the island at high tide on a boat or kayak. But this pleasure is below average. There are probably no other reasons to pay attention to the island. Well, except that it gives to Palolem Bay a certain symmetry and completeness.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • Faisal Mohammed
    Hyderabad, India19 contributions
    The drive to this is scenic, a visit in the monsoon is all the more pleasant, lush green everywhere. This is a small waterfall, very easy to reach and accessible by all young and old. Park the car on the road, 5 steps and you are under the water. Kids can splash and play safely.
    Written 9 July 2019
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  • Jayakar BHAT
    Mangalore, India525 contributions
    This write is with regard to Shishya Sweekara Samarambha to be attended by one and all of G.S.B. Samaj Bhandhavas.

    The Shishya Sweekara Samarambha will be on 08-02-2017 to 09-02-2017. On this day Our Pontiff Shree Vidyadhiraj Theerth Swami will officially announce and adopt Shishya(Uttaradhikari to continue Math Parampara) Sri Udaya Bhat Sharma, second Son of Sri. Vedamurthy Laxminarayana Bhat, Belguam, will be the Patta Shishya of Srimad Vidyadhiraj Theerth Swamiji. This will be a most auspicious occasion to all G.S.B. Samaj Bhandhavas to witness. Special busses have been arranged from Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapur to reach this place. Also special trains, buses arranged from Mumbai, Bangalore etc. Apart from this hundred of community people will visit on their own, to witness this programme.

    Free stay, food has been arranged to the visitors by the respective organizers from different cities in local Temples of Goa.

    He will be 24th Pontiff of Sri Math. All Dharmik Vidhi will start at early morning 4.00 A.M., on 09-02-2017, and at 9.22 A.M. he will be bestowed by "Pranava Mantra"
    Written 25 January 2017
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  • MARGDARSHI
    Mumbai, India1,355 contributions
    The Anjadip island is located close to the Palolem beach from where i went by boat.There is a church & some Naval installations & lots of coconut trees & greenery & beach but not many tourists were to be seen.
    Written 3 June 2017
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  • Elina
    Helsinki, Finland15 contributions
    Cotigao is easily reachable from Agonda or Palolem. If you enjoy the nature, trees and walking, this is nice place to visit and good change to beach. You have to be very lucky to see animals. We saw only two snakes and few monkeys. The area is peaceful and entrance very cheap (adult 20rs.)

    Prepare to walking and choose that kind of shoes which can get wet.
    Written 9 December 2019
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