Goa in pictures

  Vinay Natekar
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A girl going to school in old quarters of city of Panjim, Goa. This area of Panjim is called Fontainhas. A protected area of the city with colorful houses and beautiful streets.




The lighthouse at Fort Aguada.
Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a seventeenth-century Portuguese fortification in Goa, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea.
The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada = Water. Crews of passing ships would often visit to replenish their fresh water stores. There is a four-storey Portuguese lighthouse, erected in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia.




Colva Beach in South Goa





Vagator Beach Goa





Sé Cathedral of Santa Catarina in the Old Goa (Velha Goa in Portuguese).
Dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria.
The Sé Cathedral was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.

It was commissioned by Governor George Cabral to be enlarged in 1552 on the remains of an earlier structure. The actual construction began in 1562 under the reign of King Dom Sebastião. The Cathedral was finally completed in 1619 and was consecrated in 1640.The architecture style of Sé Cathedral is Portuguese-Manueline. The exterior is Tuscan, whereas the interior is Corinthian.




Casino Pride-The Pride of Goa Pride, built uoon the vessel MV The Pride of Goa and berthedon the River Mandovi, is one of Goa's Latest, largest and most luxurious offshore Casinos. As far as its decor goes, Casino Pride is breathtakingly impressive. It occupies three spacious floors covering over 30,000 sq.ft. in area. Its pillared gold ceiling fills the hall on each floor with cheerful illumination: no glare, no shadow. Just perfect to spin the wheel, shuffle the pack or roll the dice as you sip your favourite beverage.

Casino Pride offers exhilarating live gaming experiencs, personalised yet unobstructive service, and other delightful indulgence to more then 500 guest at a time. It has around forty tables for American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino War, Mini Flush, Flush and Paplu (Rummy), besides several electronic Slot Machines. Along with gaming, the opulent onboard facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant, well-stocked bar on each floor and barbecue on the weather deck.




Panjim, the capital of Goa, offers attractive river cruises on the river Mandovi in the evenings. These cruises are quite entertaining and various dances performed by the local crew artists add to the charm of the river. This dancer is performing a traditional Konkani dance.






Fishing Boat at Palolem Beach South Goa



                   River side

Panaji Church



Meditation at Arambol Beach





A Hill side



Sunset at Beach




Palm Trees





Calangute Beach






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