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Issues related to the casinos have surfaced a lot over the period of time; Goa government is trying to keep them running whichever way possible. Now another story related to casino comes into the picture as the government is planning, the possibility of converting the offshore casinos into land casinos. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar during the Cabinet meeting on Thursday said that two proposals came forward on the relocation of offshore casinos
The time has come to explore and be enthralled by Goa’s natural beauty during the monsoons. The countdown has begun for the exciting Monsoon Trekking Expedition to the hinterlands of Goa which are picturesque, breathtaking, panoramic and offers a experience that rejuvenates one from the regular humdrums of life. The young and young at heart, come along and be a part of this exciting experience as Goa Tourism is organizing the day- long trekking expedition to Budruk Shelop.
Panjim church also known as Mary Immaculate Church or The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim, Goa, which was first built in 1541 as a chapel by the Portuguese, was replaced by a larger church, as seen now, in a wedding cake shape. The facade of the church is painted in super white colour like”white toothpaste" and is built in Baroque architecture.
Goa has a very rich history and everything in Goa has some great story behind it. From big Portuguese houses to the roads and bridges build by the Portuguese are the legends of the Goan history. One such place is the famous “Raibandar Bridge” which is one of the oldest and said to be the longest bridges in the world then, very few knows that this bridge starts from the old patto bridge, which is connecting the capital city of Panaji to Raibandar and the former capital city Goa “old Goa”.
Discover a real piece of paradise - deep in South Goa. Cola Beach, is a stunning uninhibited remote beach located 5 kms North of Agonda beach in South Goa. Surrounded by coconut swaying palm trees, a breathtaking freshwater blue lagoon; and the Arabian sea, Cola beach is the perfect place to get away from it all, and experience one of the few remaining Goa beach paradises off the beaten path.
Fort Anjediva, built on the Anjadip Island, off the coast of the Indian state of Karnataka but under the administrative jurisdiction of the Indian state of Goa, was once under Portuguese rule. It has also in its vicinity an ancient church on the island called the Church of Our Lady of Springs built in 1505. The Chapel of St Francis D’Assissi is also located here but it is in ruins. Though the fort has a rich history linked to Portuguese rule, it is also presently in ruins.
Mormugao Fort was build in 1624, was considered as one of the major costal forts in Goa. The fort is located to the north of Vasco Da Gama town and just south of Murmogao Port. The Mormugao Fort covered a total region of six miles in circumference, contained towering bulwarks, three magazines, five prisons, a chapel and quarters for the guard.
Located at a distance of 31 kms from the capital city of Goa, Panaji, the Alorna fort is on the banks of the Chapora river. Dated back to the 17th century, this Alorna Fort is said to be built by Bhansales of Sawantwadi. The fort is built with high defense mechanisms and to withstand the invasions by the Marathas from the north.
Kakolem beach is a tiny beach cove situated to the south of Cabo de Rama beach. It is one of the most secluded yet one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. The beach is located at a distance of 31 kms. from the city of Margao. There is a small path off the main road leads down to the beach. The beach has a small freshwater spring that splashes down the hillside to the beach. Kakolem Beach is a knee-high to a duck beach, which has spread its expanse in a Bay.
Dona Paula is a former village, and tourist destination, in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa, India. It is today home to the National Institute of Oceanography, and just alongside it lie the Goa University and the International Centre Goa. It is also home to a number of hotels, small and large, and the luxury Cidade de Goa is situated in the area.