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The heritage-visit experiences

 

If you want to take a break from the beach circuit, ask for our services to visit heritage sites of Old Goa. Trips can include visits to the magnificent churches of Goa like the famous Bom Jesus Basilica (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site) which also houses the remains of St Francis Xavier, St Catherine’s Chapel, Church and Convent of St Francis of Assissi and St Cathedral - the largest church in India. Reflecting the Portuguese style of architecture, some of the churches have faded wall paintings and wooden carvings.

 

In stark contrast, is the equally fascinating Mahadeva Temples in Tambdi Surla which is the oldest temple of Goa that escaped Portuguese attention. Set in a clearing next to a stream, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a pillared porch and three stepped entrances. It is the only specimen of Kadamba-Yadava style architecture and made of weather-proof, grey-black basalt.

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Spa moments

 

Indulge in a cleansing session at our award-winning luxury spa, The Spa. With an in-house Ayurveda doctor and our trained spa therapists, our spa emphasises on Ayurveda spa treatments. Get personalised health consultations before choosing the therapy that best suits you to bring back the harmonious balance of your mind and body. Refresh yourself and regain your good health, as you eliminate all toxic imbalances from your body, naturally.

 

The Spa also features a full range of Eastern and Western body spa and facial treatments in addition to the daily yoga and well-being sessions that take place under the guidance of trained practitioners.

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Cultural  meanderings

 

An experience that introduces the visitor to the history of Goa, this is a recommended diversion for those with an enquiring mind. Check with the concierge on the sight- seeing possibilities for your trip into town.  A drive around this tropical paradise gives one a sneak-peak display of the traditional and the modern. Portuguese architecture contrasts with local and modern architecture.

 

Apart from churches, cathedrals and chapels the Portuguese style mansions have a delightful old-world charm about them. Visit them to admire the Indo-Portuguese furniture, rare pieces of cut glass, blue china and ivory. Some of them even have Italian tiled floorings and rare tapestries dating back to the 1800s. Some Old Portuguese mansions offer a delicious hi-tea where you can stop and chat with the owner.

 

 If you prefer to delve into areas with truly an ancient feel then Ponda, in Central Goa, often referred to as the ‘cultural capital’ as well as the Hindu ‘heart of Goa’ offers the right experience. There are five highly revered temples and the largest mosque in Goa as well as wildlife sanctuaries and spice plantations.