My second day in Goa, a tiny but strategic former Portuguese colony was animated. The well preserved churches and convents of Velha Goa which are aptly listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites presented yet another […]
Let me be honest with you all – while I was planning for my Sri Lankan trip, I wasn’t expecting much in Galle. As I had already explored Colombo city during my day of arrival […]
16th March, 2015: My second day in Goa started early with a visit to Mãe de Deus Church in Saligao. Popularly known as Saligao Church, it was built in 1873. Last night it was illuminated. […]
Chapel of St. Catherine is located adjacent to Basilica of Bom Jesus and behind the mill stones of gun powder factory. This chapel was originally built in 1510 to celebrate the victory of Portuguese General Afonso […]
Reis Magos Fort in Goa has been restored to its lost glory jointly by the Government of Goa, INTACH and Helen Hamlyn Trust.
Se Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It is the largest church in India and also one among the oldest. Se Cathedral has 8 chapels and 6 altars in addition to the main […]
Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception located in Panaji, Goa is “super white” and “wedding cake shaped”.
Basilica of Bom Jesus (Borea Jezuchi Bajilika) in Old Goa houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. “Bom Jesus” means Good or Infant Jesus. The letters “IHS” at the top of the façade represents […]
Day 1, 15th March, 2015: After spending about 19 hours on not-so-comfortable yet not-so-cramped upper side berth of Trivandrum – H. Nizamuddin Express (22655) train’s AC 3-tier compartment, I finally arrived at Madgaon railway station […]