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Travelling to a new place could add up to a bother for anyone out there, and if you are one of them, looking forward to taking a trip to South Goa, then there is absolutely no need to fret, for you have South Goa tour packages to the rescue! To lay off the potential troubles that you believe could snarl up to you from anywhere, the best option would be to opt for South Goa trip packages from Thrillophilia.
Goa is fascinating in every sense of the word, renowned just not in India but around the world for its magnificent beaches and its sparklingly blue waters. These Goa packages offered by Thrillophilia promise the best of this coastal state at extremely affordable rates. The packages not only take care of all sightseeing tours, but tailors all requirements including transportation as per the customers’ interests and budget requirements.
You obviously would want to prioritise having a fun and carefree time on your trip, and there is absolutely no better way of ensuring that than choosing one of the many South Goa packages at your disposal.
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Which are the famous places to visit during a South Goa tour?
1. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary – One made for lovers of nature, the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary would come up as an inclusion at almost any South Goa trip package. The wildlife sanctuary, filled with a lush coverage of forest and accompanying greenery, would seem the polar opposite of the sandy swathes the state is so unmistakably famous for. Peppered with animals and birds in abundance, the sanctuary is perfect for birdwatching, or even solitary hikes into its depths.
2. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary – This is another wildlife sanctuary in South Goa that stakes claim for the top cake. The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, as any local would tell you, is one of the best around when it comes to birdwatching, with its flourishing and diverse population of birds and its numerous rendezvous points. The area is covered with dense greenery, and beautifully interspersed with mountain peaks that are perfect to take hikes upon or hitch picnics atop.
3. Three Kings Chapel – As surprising as it might be to some, the Three Kings Chapel would be appealing to even those who are not particularly, let’s say into, religion, let alone those who do not practise Christianity. The hike to the chapel can be a tricky deal, but you would consider it a mee trifle once you get to see the magnificent views it offers of the coastline bordering the Arabian Sea. More so, viewers of Bollywood would almost instantly recognise the chapel from Bhootnath. If you think that is all, you would be genuinely intrigued to hear the locals talk about the history that accords the chapel its name- of three kings being killed at the spot for their greed- and the rumours that state that their ghosts still haunt its pristine walls.
4. Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park – As most enthusiasts of nature in the country would know, the Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park is one of the best in the state and the country at large for exploring forestry and wildlife. The largest space for wildlife in the state, the national park is home to numerous species such as the Indian Bison, the Leopard and many others amidst its verdant greenery.
5. DudhSagar Falls – The DudhSagar Falls is one of the most renowned waterfalls in the country. As most South Goa tour packages would tell you, you would be sure to come across the magnificent waterfall, whose drop measures an approximate of 300 metres, while taking a stroll through the aforementioned Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park.
6. Cabo de Rama – The Cabo de Rama fort is one of the many forts you would find scattered in South Goa, impressive with its hefty bricks and sturdy appearance. The fort is the oldest in Goa, with its nomenclature standing witness to a cultural effusion; the name in appearance seems of Spanish descent, with its last syllables betraying the fact that it was in fact, named after Lord Rama.
7. Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple – A place that sees itself to most South Goa tour packages, the Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples in the entire state. Ironically, it is ensconced in greenery and away from civilization's influence, which is considered to be the reason for its unscathed history in the context of the numerous rulers that state has had.
What are the best things to do on a South Goa tour?
1. Campfire at Tambdi Surla Mahavir Temple – Many South Goa packages might not tell you this, but camping at the Tambdi Surla Mahavir Temple can be an enriching experience. Secluded from urbanity, the grounds of the temple are a perfect spot to spend a night at, and the waterfall nearby is definitely a treat for sore eyes.
2. A tour of a Spice Plantation – Goa is renowned around the country for its various and expansive spice plantations, which account for a major chunk of the country’s cumulative produce. Many of these plantations provide personalised tours, taking one of which can prove to be an enjoyable and enriching experience for someone travelling there for the first time.
3. Rock-Climbing – As unseemly as it may seem in the context of the place in question, rock-climbing is indeed an extremely popular activity for tourists in South Goa. The area is randomly peppered with quite a number of rocky chunks that make for perfect heights, and would accommodate interested climbers to try their hands (and feet) at any difficulty level.
4. Taste the Authentic Goan Cuisine – A trip to South Goa would be terribly incomplete without a sumptuous tasting of the famous Goan cuisine. Made with delectable spices and flavours, the state’s seafood cuisine is unmatched and calls for multiple servings. Do take your tastebuds for a spin while taking a leisurely walk or returning to your accommodation from a tiring day.
Which is the best time to visit South Goa for holidays?As any of the many South Goa tour packages would inform you, the best season to take a trip to South Goa would undoubtedly fall in the season of Summer, that ranges from October to March. The bright Goa sun would keep you pleasantly warm and in high spirits, allowing you to spend most of your time outdoors.
What are the essential things to keep in mind while visiting South Goa?
There are not many things in particular that you would need to worry about while visiting South Goa, as it is, living up to its reputation, a place for the liberal mind to be itself. Nevertheless, as most South Goa tour packages would suggest,
- Don’t get scammed by local dealers while purchasing memorabilia.
- Carry bottles of sunscreen, a hat or a cap!
- Don’t drink and drive
- Wear masks and sanitizers
Which are the best beaches in South Goa?
1. Varca Beach – One of the cleanest beaches in South Goa, there is perhaps no adjective besides pretty that would go on to capture its essence. With a smooth and flat sand ground that bluish green waters lap to perfection, the Varca Beach seems to be conjured right out of a dream.
2. Betalbatim Beach – As most locals would inform you, Betalbatim Beach is one of the quieter beaches in South Goa, relatively less-crowded, and would thus make a perfect spot for a peaceful afternoon. The beach is especially famous for its views of sunset, which is why it is also popularly known as the Sunset Beach amongst the locals.
3. Palolem Beach – Enamoured by palm trees and serene sands, the Palolem Beach claims not just national but also international fame, more than you might be aware of. The beach famously appeared in the uber popular Jason Bourne franchise, and it's on-screen appearance speaks little of it. Relatively quieter than other beaches, Palolem Beach should definitely be on your radar.
4. Cavelossim Beach – Appearing as if stolen from a live canvas, there is no beach in South Goa that quite matches up to the picturesque bliss of Cavelossim Beach. With jagged rocks helming its sandy shores, this beach must definitely top your lists of beaches to visit when in South Goa.
What are the top water sports to undertake in South Goa?1. Kayaking – One of the more peaceful and tranquil options amidst water sports in South Goa, kayaking is a pleasant activity that you can partake in solo or with a partner as well. The kayaking experience, as most South Goa packages would tell you, is best in the mangrove-laden inland waters of Goa, allowing you to marvel at the accompanying flora and fauna.
2. Windsurfing – An activity that would seem tailor-made for those who would want to take on unpredictable waters on their own, windsurfing is one of the most adventurous water-sports that you can participate in when in South Goa. There is nothing that quite compares to the thrill of bobbing on the Arabian Sea, guided by the winds that seem to always have your back, literally and hopefully figuratively.
3. Scuba-diving – You knew this was coming, didn’t you? Nevertheless, scuba-diving in Goa is one of the most popular water-based activities, it being participable by basically anyone. You would of course be provided a guide to be accompanied by, as you explore the depths of the Arabian Sea and marvel at its coral-laden bed.
4. Wakeboarding – Wakeboarding is perhaps, despite being by all accounts safe, the most challenging water sport in terms of mastering one. You would be placed atop a narrow boat and carried, with a harness that you would have to grab, by a high-speed motorboat across the waters at dizzying speeds that would require you to keep yourself balanced at all times.
What sort of nightlife is there in South Goa?The nightlife of South Goa is more laid back and will offer you a fun as well as relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle. Some things you can do here include:
1. Visit Leopard Valley – Destined to be topping the nightlife sections of all South Goa packages, Leopard Valley is the perfect place in South Goa if you are the type down for unrestrained psychedelia. Leopard Valley is less of an indoor club and more of an outdoor venue, popular amongst local and foreign tourists alike for its raving scene.
2. Silent-noise Party – Something that has recently and quite quickly caught on to the Goan tourism demographic, thanks to publishing in many South Goa tour packages, is the concept of silent-noise parties. The concept despite its oxymoronic moniker is pretty simple: at one such party, you would be given a pair of wireless headphones, through which to dance and groove to the music played by the deejay.
3. Gatsby’s Pub – Gatsby’s Pub is your traditional (only in the right ways) no-nonsense pub where you can, simply put, get drunk off your galoshes and spend an absolutely fantastic time owning the dancefloor. The pub also has a restaurant and a coffee shop, for those who would prefer regaining semblances of sobriety before heading back home.
4. Johnny Cool’s – Scarcely noticed by South Goa tour packages, Johnny Cool’s stays true to its name by being a chill beachside shack where you can take it slow and easy amidst all the hustle and bustle of Goa. With a great assortment of seafood dishes and accompanying drinks, this is the perfect spot to wind your South Goa trip.
Dudhsagar Falls of Goa is a majestic waterfall where the white water gushing through the steep and vertical face of the mountain portrays a cascading effect. Standing as tall as 310 metres, it makes sure to stand in the list of tallest waterfalls in India. The cascading effect of this waterfall gives rise to the illusion of a milky white sea falling from such a great height. This is how the Falls acquired its name – Dudhsagar Falls. The four-tiered waterfall marks its presence along the Mandovi River in the Sanguem taluka (Goa). The main river of Goa – Mandovi, originating from the Deccan Plateau winds its way through the twists and turns of the Western Ghats. As soon as the river plummets through the hilly cover lying along the borders of Karnataka and Goa, it transforms into Dudhsagar Falls.The moment the water gushing out from the Falls flow towards its feet, it forms a green pool at its base. It is from here that the water of the Dudhsagar Falls starts flowing westwards to join and be a part of the mighty Arabian Sea. The entire landmark in the backdrop of the falls is covered with a vastly stretched forest cover. This is how the Dudhsagar Falls form a part of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Embark the wildlife researching skills within you as there this sanctuary shelters a plethora of wildlife. In the past few years, the popularity of the Dudhsagar Falls has increased ten-fold as one of the most preferred weekend getaways from each of the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, and Pune. If you’ve got a big group or a family, you surely must check-in the Dudhsagar Falls for a short family outing.
Also called St. Catherine's Cathedral this 16th-century masterpiece took 80 long years to finish and is one of the largest churches in the world. The Cathedral attains to the west of the great square called Terreiro de Sabato and has its face turned to the east. A flight of steps approaches its beautiful courtyard. It was consecrated in 1640 and was built to honour the triumph of the Portuguese over the Muslim rulers of the city.Owing to such a magnificent aura and the glory, Se Cathedral has been stated as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is known as the largest church in Asia, and also has a giant bell and its elegant architecture makes it a majestic white beauty. Se Cathedral also endures the honour of being the seat of the Archdiocese of Goa. Se Cathedral is home to the historic “Golden Bell” which is famous around the world as it is the largest bell with a rich sound. When you will visit the church now you will be amused to witness the amazing construction techniques and designs used while building the church. The intricate work on wood in the interiors of the church add to its beauty as it the wonderful work of art. This place is a combination of peace and beauty, visiting this place will not only rejuvenate you but will also fill you up with positivity.Legend of Saint Catherine of Se CathedralCredits: NagarjunCatherine was a lady who was considered as a Christian Saint according to tradition, and was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan Emperor Maxentius. It is believed that she was both a princess and a noted scholar, who became a Christian at around the age of 14 and also converted hundreds of people to Christianity, and was martyred around the age of 18. Catherine was known to be a spiritual pathfinder and raise her voice against the oppression of the Christians under the rule of Roman emperor Maxentius. She was so strong and logical with her arguments that the king himself was incapable of countering them and has a then he formed a committee of 50 philosophers to debate her ideas.However, even the assembly conceded defeat in front of her and confessed Christianity as their belief. Out of anger, the king burnt the philosophers alive and sentenced st.catherine to prison. Catherine did not give up, and she was succeeded in converting not only the jailers but also the king's wife. It is believed that she showed the path of Christianity to 200 people. Even when she was facing the worse condition of her life, she continued to stretch the word of Jesus. She was honoured with the title of"patroness of the wheel-wrights" because it is believed then when she was fastened to a spiked wheel as it was mentioned in her death sentence the wheel broke and she was left uninjured. And when she was finally beheaded, it is said that angle took her remains and laid them to rest atop Mount Sinai. When you visit the Se Cathedral, you can witness the Saint Catherine ornaments, a crown portraying her royal birth and has a book in her hands, which signifies her sound knowledge as she points a spiked wheel, which reveals her martyrdom.Se Cathedral HistoryThe Cathedral is devoted to St. Catherine of Alexandria, it is said that it was built to celebrate the victory of the Portuguese ruler Alfonso Albuquerque who destroyed the Muslim army and took ownership of the city of Goa. Consequently, it is also called St. Catherine's' Cathedral. In 1953, the Cathedral was presented with "The Golden Rose" by Venerable Pope Pius XII. It is a gold ornament, which the Popes of the Catholic Church have traditionally favoured and given as a symbol of devotion or affection.You can witness it as it is placed on the tomb of St. Francis Xavier. It was approved by Governor George Cabral to be spread in 1552 on the remains of an earlier structure. The formation of the church began in 1562. The church was completed in 1619 and was consecrated in 1640. It is a perfect place to experience a blend of peace and tranquillity. You will be filled with positivity when you will visit this sacred place.The architecture of Se Cathedral The architecture of Se Cathedral is awe-inspiring and elegant. The architectural style is a blend of Gothic elements and typical Portuguese style, or you can say that the architecture style of the Se Cathedral is Portuguese-Manueline. There were two different techniques that were opted to make the church. The exterior was made in Tuscan style and the interior has been built in and Corinthian style. With dimensions of 250 feet long and 181 feet wide, this church has a delightfully decorated entrance that measures around 115 feet in height. The church is amazingly decorated, yet the style is intriguing and simple. The Cathedral has been built on an elevated base of laterite, which is covered with the thick lime plaster.You can also see the bell tower which is located on the southern side of the façade. The building of the church is rectangular on the plan but has a cruciform layout in the interior. The main altar is devoted to Catherine of Alexandria, and you can also see several old paintings on either side of it. You can also see the Chapel, which is known as the Cross of Miracles, it is believed that there was an image of Christ that was said to have appeared in 1619.
Located in Canacona in Southern Goa, Palolem Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Known for its picturesque natural beauty and uncanny party vibes, this semi-circular beach is only a mile long. Therefore, you will not require much time to explore all the beautiful sites that the beach has to offer. So, whether you are thinking about venturing out with a partner, or on your own, Palolem beach will always be enjoyable to you in every way. The northern side of the beach is known to be a little bit safer, as the tides are somewhat calmer in this area. Therefore, if you are travelling with a small family member, then it is recommended that you stay at this side of the beach. Nevertheless, if you have an unearthly thirst for adventure, then you should pay a visit to the southern part of the beach. In this section, the nature of the tides is more uncertain and precarious. Therefore, here, you can indulge in numerous types of water activities, such as kayaking and boat riding. Nevertheless, if you like to stay away from activities and want to spend your time in leisure, then you can also book a shack. The shacks at the Palolem Beach are quite luxurious and can offer numerous amenities to make you feel at home.