Shantadurga Temple

The Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex 33km from Panaji and 11km north-west of Ponda, by the village of Kavalem in Ponda Taluka, Goa. The original temple was at Cavellossim (Quelshim) in Salsette, but was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1564. The devi was then moved to […]

Tambdi Surla

The Mahadev Temple at Tambdi Surla in Goa was built by Hemadri, the minister of the Yadava King Ramachandra in the 12th/13th century, and is the finest example of architecture from the Kadamba period. It’s constructed from basalt carried across the mountains from the Deccan plateau, and survived invasions […]

Sé Cathedral

The churches and ruins of Old Goa lie 9km east of Panjim, and are the most important monuments of early European colonial period in India. Most of the surviving buildings are ecclesiastical, surrounded by gardens and lush jungle. It’s an incredibly pretty location, possibly best enjoyed immediately after […]

Safa Masjid

25km southeast of Panjim just outside Ponda is the Safa Masjid. It’s located right by the main road, so a very short walk to see the mosque and tank up close. Other than that there is not a lot to see in the immediate area, so this should […]