Shri Mahalaxmi Temple – Bandora
Shri Mahalaxmi Temple is located in North Goa, 27 kilometres from Panjim Kadamba Bus stand, 37 kilometres from Vasco Da Gama railway station and 22 kilometres from Margao station. It is one of Goa’s favourite sites and one of Hindus’ major places of pilgrimage.
In Bandora village or in Bandivade, Shri Mahalaxmi Temple is 4 km from Ponda. Shri is located in Bandivade. The temple is devoted to the Mahalaxmi consort of Lord Vishnu. The temple is known as the house of the original Shakti cultic goddess, and its only attribute is that the Devi wears linga on their heads. The idol of Mahalaxmi is closely resembling that of the Mahalaxmi idol at Kolhapur, with four swords, a sickle, a club, a dragger and a ship containing Prasad and flowers. There was another Devi idol made of panchloha in addition to the principal black granite stone idol. In the Sabhamandap there is a gallery of 18 pictures of 24 pictures of the Bhagavata sect.
Palolem Beach is one of the best and most prominent beaches in Goa and the highly popular tourist attraction of South Goa, about 70 km from the Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 65 km from the Vasco da Gama railway station and 36 km from the Margao railway station.
Often known as ‘Paradise Cove’ is Palolem Beach. The beach is between two lovely headlands, and the beach is bordered by tall cocoa palm trees. The beach is about 1,000 metres long and has a privacy and idyllic scenery. Palolem Beach is a beach of crescent shape that can be seen in one eye from the south to the north. Both sides have natural rocks that threaten to enter the water. There are small wooded islands to the north and behind the beach a settlement.
Cabo De Rama Fort
Cabo de Rama Fort is located on South Goa, 60 kilometres from the Panjim Bus Stand, 56 kilometres from the Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and 27 km from the Margao Railway Station. This is one of South Goa’s biggest attractions and an ideal tourist destination for Goa.
Often known as the Cape of Rama, Cabo de Rama Fort. The castle is named after Rama, who, during their 14 years of exile, had lived here with his wife. First, Hindu rulers expanded their kingdom across India. The Fort was occupied. The cap is crowned by a fort which, after the purchase, from the Maratha King of Sonda, was originally a Hindu structure and was reconstructed by Portuguese in 1763. In addition to its moat, gate and several bastions, the fort has established defences. Many of the bastions are now covered with massive cannons. The fort has a well and two fountains that used to emit cold and hot water from two separate jets. There was a mistake.
Mormugao Fort is situated just south of Mormugao Port in South Goa, 33 km from Panjim Kadamba bus stop and 4 km from Vasco Da Gama railway station.
In 1624 the Portuguese founded the Mormugao Fort mainly to defend the port, territorial waters of the Port of Margao and its surroundings. The Fort Mormugao is a tough fortress with a glorious view of invaders and attackers that extends into a great sea. In the end the Portuguese left the city, preferably for Old Goa, and the Maratha warriors continued the assault against the town and Fort.
The fort of Mormugao was seen as one of Goa’s most powerful coastal forts. The capital of the Portuguese Empire was generalised mainly to Mormugao. The fort was then constructed and in 1703 the Viceroy moved into the city. It’s nearer to the beach of Varca than the Mormugao Fort.
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is in North Goa. The Panjim Kadamba Bus Station is 4.8 km from the Dr Salim Bird Sanctuary and Vasco Da Gama Railway station is 31.4 km from the stand. It is a fine choice for half a day sightseeing in Goa.
On Chorao Island, on Mandovi River, is the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. This shrine is one of India’s most popular bird sanctuaries. The name was given to Dr Salim Ali, the famous Indian ornithologist. This Bird Shrine is one of Goa’s smallest Bird Shrines and is just 1.8 m2 long. The Sanctuary includes approximately 400 species of local and migratory birds. The Shrine is abundant in flora and a dense canopy of mangrove vegetation can be seen here. The covering of plants is very fertile, and the ecosystem of mangroves is the best one for birds, fish and insects.