Explore Goa and all its glory today, beginning with a drive to Dona Paula, an idyllic spot overlooking the magnificent harbor of Mormugao before heading to Panjim via Miramar Beach. Here you’ll find the city still exudes old charm, with typical Portuguese architecture mirrored in the homes and villas spread along the River Mandovi and in the small enclave of Fontainhas. You’ll have the chance to admire some notable, classic structures like the Panjim Church, Palácio Patriarcal (Bishop's Palace) and Palácio Idalcão (the present Secretariat) which was built by Adil Shah in 1492.
Take a rickshaw as you head to Old Goa, the old capital of the region and centre of the catholic faith. Visit the Basílica of Bom Jesus where the remains of St. Francis Xavier are kept in a silver casket entombed in a Florentine style marble mausoleum. Then head to the surrounding palm tree clad jungles and lesser visited whitewashed churches by the Mandovi River before ending your day with a spectacular sunset from a hilltop with one of the best views in Goa.
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