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Top Seven must visit temples in Goa

Its been just over a year that I have been able to visit Goa very frequently and this has resulted in me looking at Goa from a viewpoint which now extends beyond the beaches and the beach life that it offers( Lets look  at Mandrem beach ) . The Goa away from the coastline is

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Ganjifa and the Royal Patronage

During the course of travel to offbeat destinations, one comes across unique arts, practices and folklore which are a link to the rich historical past that our country possesses. In this context I came across “Ganjifa” History   Ganjifa the name of an ancient Indian game of cards, which was popularized during the reign of

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White Water rafting in Goa “Come pick your raft! we will see you on the river!!! “

The definition of white water rafting is  “an outdoor activity which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or water body. This is often done on Whitewater or different degrees of rough water. “Now this is a prim and proper definition but then I don’t believe in prim and proper definitions, so what is

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Wandering in Old Goa ( Vagando no velho goa )

Goa, the first reaction is beaches and blue ocean , lounging in the beach shacks with music somewhere in the background. But if we say Goa and that too in  the midst of the tropical monsoons , not many would warm up to the idea. I would say, a weekend visit to Goa in the

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St Augustine’s tower, Old Goa : The lonely vigil

Goa, famous the world over for its golden beaches and laid back attitude attracts hordes of visitors each year both from within as well as outside India. The smallest state in India, it has a lot of things to offer other than beaches to those who visit. Renowned for its history and unique heritage, the

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