Goa Trip – Day 2

Continuing from my previous post, Day 2 was little better organized and typical touristy day in Goa. My friend wanted to see the Basilica of Bom Jesus. We rode out on our two wheeler from Baga to Bom Jesus. That was a back-breaking 40 minutes ride, which neither of us will ever do again. It was a bad ride because the bikes for rent are not in the best of conditions.

TIP: if you plan to go on long rides, either ride solo or get a bike which is in a good condition.

So after a painful 40-minute ride we reached the Basilica.

The Basilica of Bom Jesus (location)

basilica of bom jesus
Relics of St. Francis Xavier

Relics of St. Francis Xavier

 

But for whatever reason, I liked more what I saw on the other side of the road.  The other side of the road, inside a well maintained campus are:

1. Archaeological museum – Entrance fee is Rs. 1o and no photography allowed.

2. Church of St. Francis of Assisi

church of st francis of assisi

 

3. The Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina AKA  Se Cathedral – this was the first time I visited this church and I loved this church. It was in a better condition than the other churches and had more ‘work of art’ to savour. It was built in 1619. You can read all about it in Wikipedia.

Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina AKA Se Cathedral

Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina AKA Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral - panorama

se cathedral central panel

se cathedral central panel

A photo posted by @joejayanthon

Some more pics of the beautifully crafted panels inside

Se cathedral

Be aware of the dress code in this place. Dress modestly.

se cathedral dress code

se cathedral dress code

After enjoying every bit of this church and then see my friend chased by dogs, we went for lunch in locality where I look forward to going for a long walk with my DSLR and take some wonderful photos of the old Goan architecture.

After that went to the resort and stayed out of the sun till 5 PM. At around 5 PM, we rode to the Anjuna beach.

anjuna beach

anjuna beach

After Anjuna we made our way to Vagator beach to enjoy the sunset from the cliffs by the beach. This was another best moment/discovery in this trip.

Vagotor beach – the place to be during to see the sunset.

Vagator beach sunset, goa

Vagator beach sunset, goa

Vagator beach sunset, goa

This was one of the best moments of the trip. Might be because I chanced upon it and had no expectations.

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Goa Sunsets

Sunset from Anjuna beach

sunset at Anjuna beach, goa

 

Sunset from Vagator beach

sunset from Vagator beach, goa

 

Sunset from Candolim Beach

sunset from Candolim beach, goa sunset from Candolim beach, goa

 

Sunset from Calangute beach

sunset from calangute beach, goa

 

Sunset pics from my Goa visit in Nov 2017. Best place to sunset of all the beaches I have gone is the one from Vagator beach. Don’t miss it if you go to Goa.

Map coordinates for vagator view point

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