Goan Rhapsody

Here is a glimpse of the immeasurable beauty of Goa.

The beautiful Portuguese houses..

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..and churches.

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Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim

Delicious Goan food such as aloo bhaji poori..

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Cafe Tato, Panjim

..and ros omlette

Mapusa Junction

The quaint cafes

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And the endless sunshine!

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La Plage, Ashwem

When in Goa

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Thalassa, Mariketty’s Place

Dine at Thalassa – Order greek wine and gaze at the beautiful expanse of ocean while you wait for the chef to prepare your ‘grilled fish for the day’.

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Treasure Hunting at Casa Popular

Antiquing at ‘Casa Popular’ – Rummage through Casa Popular’s prized collection of old postcards and vintage stamps.

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Climb a Hill at Vagator – Let the sweet smell of fresh grass fill your senses while you hike to the summit to see more of the beloved ocean.

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The Golden Hour

Catch the Golden Light – Plonk yourself in the ocean and watch a magical sunset unfold.

Guide to Goa (in the Rains)

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A Traditional Portuguese Home in Panaji
Goa is lush and verdant in the monsoons; It’s a wonderful time to experience the beautiful countryside, traditional Portuguese architecture and the near empty beaches.
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Sussegado in the Monsoon

It is also the perfect time to enjoy delicious and fiery Goan cuisine in traditional Goan establishments.

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Hotel Venite, Panaji

Places to Eat

Ritz Classic, Panaji
The lunch thali here is not to be missed. The servings of fried fish, mussels, prawn and fish curry are fresh and delicious.
Cafe Venite, Panaji
This eatery has a wonderful, bohemian vibe, great music and flavoursome Goan seafood platters.
Cafe Baba au Rhum, Anjuna
‘Baba au Rhum’ is a quiet cafe run by a frenchman, Leo Michaud and his wife, Dayini Michaud. They make delectable chocolate croissants (pain du chocolat).
Curlies, Anjuna
‘Curlies’ has a beautiful view and is a great place to unwind over a refreshing ‘Virgin Mary’.
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The Fisherman’s Dog at Anjuna

The Best Beaches

This easily-accessible, white-sand beach is clean and free of litter.
The cove at the end of the beach is safe for swimming and always manned by lifeguards.
The beach for spectacular sunsets and long walks.
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Catching the last rays of the Sun at Thalassa, Vagator

Two Forts and a Church

Immaculate Conception Church, Panaji
The striking church is a rite of passage for all Goan tourists and is always crowded. The best way to enjoy the lively promenade is to set oneself up on a bench facing the church and talk to old Goans about times gone past.
Fort Aguada and Fort Chapora
The scenic route flanked by luxuriant paddy fields and breathtaking views at the top of the forts make it a worthy addition to any travel itinerary.
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Lilies – Born of the Rain

Places to Shop

Wendell Rodricks, Campal
The flagship store in Campal stocks a great selection of linen prêt wear; Perfect for the Goan weather. They also have minimalistic yet elegant evening wear, the likes of which only Wendell Rodricks can create.
Paperworks, Campal
Look carefully and you will find wonderfully designed wrapping paper.
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Quaint Cafe in Sangolda

Don’t forget your sunscreen!