Goa is divided into Two parts: One is North Goa and the other is South Goa. South Goa is one of two districts that comprise the state of Goa in West India, within the region known as the Konkan. South Goa is the favorite holiday spot among the tourists all over the globe and is visited by the people for its spectacular landscapes, mouth-watering food, calm and serene beaches, water sport activity and the beautiful architecture. South Goa was earlier ruled by the Mauryas and subsequently came under the control of the Satvahanas, Bhojas, Chalukyas, and Silharas. The Portuguese had a huge impact on South Goa in terms of lifestyle, architecture, culture, and tradition as they ruled for around 450 years. South Goa has beautiful places of sightseeing and organizes fun and adventurous sports activities.
North Goa is one of the two districts that make up the state of Goa in India. The district has an area of 1736 km² and is bounded by Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state to the north and by Belgaum district of Karnataka to the east, by South Goa District to the south, and by the Arabian sea to the west. North Goa is mainly famous for beaches which include Anjuna Beach, Candolim Beach, Mandrem Beach, Calangute Beach, Arambol Beach and a few others. Other tourist sites include Fort Aguada, The church of Mae De Dues and the temple of Boghdeshwara. North Goa is framed by Mandovi River in the south and Terekhol River in the north with Calangute and Baga being considered as the epicenter of the region.
If you love reading the history and exploring the ancient places of unsung tales, then going on the Old Goa Church tour will leave you with cherished memories. Hiring a history guide would throw light on the fascinating facts about Goa churches and tours history. Old Goa or Velha Goa was founded by the rulers of the Bijapur Sultanate as a port town in the 15th century and is located on the banks of Mandovi River. This town was considered as the administrative town of the seat of Portuguese India. Owing to its “magnificent structures”, this town is also known as “Rome of the East”.Old Goa is located 9 km away from Panjim city. In Old Goa, you would find beautiful churches which shall give you immense peace and calmness.
Tambdi Surla waterfalls are located inside the Bhagwan Mahavir National park. It is a 12th-century Shaivite temple of Lord Mahadev. Due to its remote location, people often miss the opportunity to visit the temple. But a trip to Goa is incomplete without a visit to this ancient Tambdi Surla temple which is a treat to eyes because of its unique style of construction. This place is known for its fascinating architecture. Along with Lord Shiva, the temple has fascinating figures of Lord Vishnu and Brahma. Every corner of the temple tells a story. From there you can hear the sound of the stream and the chirping of the birds.
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