Today, the 18th of June, we celebrate Goa Revolution Day


In the heart of Panjim lies one of its most famous roads. A favourite shopping location for both locals and tourists alike, 18th June Road is home to a lot of shops known for their fantastic wares. And like most of the main roads in Goa, its history is well-known. Today, the 18th of June, […]

St Augustine Tower is one of Goa’s most spectacular monuments

St Augustine

It’s an iconic structure that is visible to all that approach Goa’s former capital of Old Goa from the old Ponte Conde de Linhares route. Tourists visit it all year round without knowing anything about it. This edifice that is now in a state of ruins has also been reproduced thousands of time on postcards […]

The granary of Salcete – Curtorim celebrates the famed Handi Khuris feast

Handi Khuris feast

It would seem like there is a feast or a festival to be celebrated almost every month in Goa. Vasco recently celebrated its Damodar Saptah feast in the Damodar temple. While the temple festivities are done, stalls put up, selling wares are still there and probably will be for the next couple of weeks. Goa […]

Goa Velha, the ancient capital of the Kadamba dynasty in Goa


For such a tiny state on India’s west coast, Goa has had an extremely illustrious history. There is so much talk and information on the Portuguese influences in Goa that it’s easy to forget that Goa was also ruled by other ancient Indian kingdoms in the past. There were the Bhojas, Mauryas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Shilaharas, […]

Dr. Jack de Sequeira: Father of the Opinion Poll in Goa

Can anyone imagine an India where Goa didn’t exist? Where we didn’t have all that is near and dear to us that gave us a strong identity of being Goan? It’s scary as heck to think that Goa almost didn’t come into being. In fact, the efforts of one man alone were what helped shape […]

Chandor: A Goan village steeped in history, heritage and culture


South Goa is famed for its beautiful villages that are surrounded by verdant fields that go on as far as the eye can see. Just like the picturesque village of Loutolim, there is another gorgeous village that is steeped in history, heritage and culture. This is the village of Chandor which showcases not just the […]

The Viceroy’s Arch at Velha Goa – a tourist’s delight

Viceroy’s Arch, Velha Goa

Situated around 20 kilometres from the Capital City of Panjim, lies Velha Goa or Old Goa, the erstwhile Portuguese Capital of Goa and home to the Viceroy’s Arch. Standing tall along the Mandovi River, beyond the Se Cathedral, the Viceroy’s Arch is a testimony to the rich and colourful history of a bygone era.  Francis […]

Alorna Fort in Pernem taluka to get a new look

Alorna Fort

Goa is a land of many surprises. It’s approximately 105 kilometres of coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country isn’t the only reason that people come to visit. There’s the food, the nightlife and shopping as well to a certain extent. And being so rich in history and heritage, another thing […]

Did you know? Goa State Emblem, it’s significance and history

Emblem of Goa

‘May everyone see goodness, may none suffer any pain’ सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद् दुःखमाप्नुयात् “The emblem of Goa State has been designed taking into consideration all the varied and rich facets of Goa’s rich cultural heritage rooted in the national ethos. It’s abundant scenic loveliness, the bounties conferred on it by nature and the […]