Sunday, April 25, 2010

Baga Beach - Goa

Baga Beach is a rocky beach & an extenssion of Calangute beach.Baga Beach is with full of coconut & palm trees.Baga beach offers beach resorts for accommodation.Wide range of water sports available in this beach.
Location : It is 10 Km from Mapusa,16 Km from Panjim.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the India's longest and Kerala's largest lake.It is located in Alleppy.
Vembanad wetland system covers an area over 1512 Sq Km.It 14 Km wide at its widest point.Vembanad lake is the life line of Kerala.This lake is famous for back water tourism.
Snake Boat Race(Nehru Trophy) held in every August is very famous sporting event.It is started by then Priminister of India Mr.Nehru.

How to reach Alappuzha/Alleppy :
Distance between Kochi and Alappuzha :55KM
Distance between Kochi and Kottyam 37Km
Alleppy railway station is well connected to south Indian cities.
Nearest Air port is Kochi air port which is 85 Km away

Friday, April 16, 2010

Goan Handicrafts Emporium ,Panaji

Goa handicraft emporium is located in Panaji.
Goods are made under Goa Rural Handicrafts and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation. Different items available here are

- Cotton Bags

- Wooden Toys

- Shopping Bags

- Table Mats

- Terracotta And Brass Items

- Chandeliers

- Sea Shell Items

- Bamboo craft

- Woodcarving

- Brass metal ware

- Coconut shell carving

- Metal embossing

- Silver and imitation jewelry

- Cotton dolls, soft toys, woolen tapestry

- Artistic weaving.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sri Shantadurga Temple - Goa

Shree Shantadurga temple has an impressive idol of Goddess Shree Durga who mediated between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva and stopped the fiercefull war going on between the two. She is flanked by Vishnu and Shiva on both the sides.

Location :Kavalem, Ponda.30 Km  from Panaji.
The temple was built between  1713 AD - 1738 AD during the reign of Shahu Maharaj of Satara.

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Basilica Of Bom Jesus - Goa

Location : Old Goa,10 Km from Panaji
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica has the mortal remains of St.
Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa
in the early days of Portuguese rule .
'Bom Jesus' (literally, 'Good (or Holy) Jesus') is the name used for the
infant Jesus.It is considered as one of the best examples of baroque
architecture in India.
Construction work on the church began in 1594 and was consecrated in May of
1605 by Archbishop, Dom Fr. Aleixo de Menezes. This world heritage monument
has emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity. It contains the body
of St. Francis Xavier.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Purana Haveli

Purana Haveli is the residence of  Nizam .It was constructed for Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III (1803-1829) by his father Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah II.He lived a lavish life.It has a gaint 73Sq.Meter wooden wardrobe & man operated elevator.It has a musium.

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