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beach130 km of Konkan coast stretches along the state of Goa providing a wide range of choice in beaches to suit everybody's needs. There are unspoilt pristine stretches of sand for the solitude seeker and there are others that are jammed with people in every square foot of sand.

The rugged Western Ghats, known as the Sahyadris in Goa, make it an ideal haven for many species of birds and animals and also provide a corridor for migration.

Goa’s temples combine aspects of Muslim and Christian architecture into basically Hindu layouts. Domed roofs are a Muslim trait, while whitewashed octagonal towers and balustrade façades have been borrowed from Portuguese church architecture. Of particular note are the deepastambhas (lamp towers) that are almost exclusive to Goan temples and are decorated with oil lamps at festival times.

Goa’s churches owe the majority of their design features to the European traditions of their time, and some are copies of buildings in Rome or Lisbon - with practical modifications to suit the local climate.

The prominent forts in Goa such as Tiracol, Chapora, Fort Aguada, Reis Magos, Gaspar Dias, Cabo and Cabo de Rama are historic specimen of immense military, political and economic importance in a land crisscrossed by rivers and canals and bordered by sea on the west.

 
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Mangeshi Temple
The Mangeshi temple or the Shri Mangesh Devasthan is perhaps the most famous of all Goan temples. It is located at Priol in Ponda taluka, about 21 km from the capital city of Panaji. The surrounding area is known as Mangeshi.
 
 
 
On the western tip of the island of Chorao along Mandovi river, mangrove swamps cover this bird-watchers' paradise aptly named after India's best-known ornithologist. This is Goa's only bird sanctuary, 1.8 sq kms in area. A variety of local and migratory birds can be...
 
 
 
The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the village of Mollem. With a total area of 240 sq km, this is the largest of Goa's four protected wildlife areas, and contains within it the Mollem National Park.
 
 
 
Kamakshi Temple
This temple was originally located at Raia in Salcette and was moved to its present location at Shiroda in 1564-1568 and is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva.
 
 
 
Rajbaga beach
Rajbaga beach is an isolated beach located south of Patnem beach. Here you can get a good view of the Talpona river merging into the Arabian Sea.
 
 
 
 
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