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India Travel Guide

Goa

State : Goa Altitude : 1022 metres STD Code : 083
Tourist Information - Goa
History of Goa
Getting Around Goa
Places To See In Goa
Shopping In Goa
Where To Eat In Goa
Where To Stay In Goa
Events & Festivals In Goa
How To Get There?
Travel Tips For Tourists In Goa
Goa Nearby Places
 

Scenic Splendor Waterfalls, Wildlife Sanctuary all at a driving distance from Goa

Ponda

Located about 17 kms north east of Margao and about 28 kms south east of Panaji on the National Highway number 4, Ponda is the Hindu heart of Goa. It has a number of temples; the noted ones are dedicated to Lord Mangesh (Shiva) Temple, Lord Nagesh, Lord Ganapati, Lord Ramnath and the Goddesses Mahalasa and Shantdurga. Ponda is also known for the Safa Masjid, built in 1560 AD by the King of Bijapur Ibrahim Adil Shah, the mosque is one of the only two Islamic shrines to survive the Portuguese domination.

Kesarval Springs

Located at a distance of 22 kms from the state capital Panaji on the Panaji-Margao highway. This natural water spring emerges from rocks and is believed to have medicinal properties.

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

These forests now a protected sanctuary is a good place to spot a Sambar, Wild Boar. Located at a distance of 55 kms from Panaji and 38 kms from Margao, the sanctuary includes a botanical garden, a deer park and a zoo.

 

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