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the emergence of rich landlords and businessmen in the 18th century,
Goa witnessed a wave of building activities for domestic purposes reflecting
wealth, taste, status and grandeur of the elite. Borrowed Portuguese features
mingled with local domestic architecture to produce a distinctive Goan style
The liberal use of ultramarine with matching colours
painted an aesthetic look in the houses. Houses adapted to local climate,
with stark red-tiled roofs to ward off heavy rain during the monsoon.
Christian houses generally install a cross and/or a
bust of Jesus at the main entrance. Large spacious and airy reception
rooms, curved inward looking windows glazed with glass or oyster shell,
central courtyards, central staircase leading to verandas and balconies
are prominent features. Big houses with a private chapel in case of Christian
houses and a shrine for family God in Hindu houses reflect the deep religious
sentiments of Goans.
Goa offers an astoundingly rich architectural heritage
to visitors. The extensive excavations and preservation efforts carried
out by the Archaeological Survey of India have brought to the fore and
restored remnants of ages in the form of ancient sites such as caves,
epigraphs, sculptures, religious places like temples, churches, mosques,
ancient forts, etc. Besides, a marvelous domestic architecture presented
in centuries-old houses of the aristocrats occupies a prominent place
in the itinerary of the lovers of architecture.
|Goa at A Glance
Goa Offers unforgottable experiences for accommodations. variety
of Five Star,Four Star, Deluxe, & luxury hotels makes this place
unbeleveable to stay.
Spending your holidays in Goa is the another world class experiences
in traveling. Goa is a worth visit place in india.
Taj & other five Star Hotels in Goa offers various seasonal
holiday packages time to time.
Goa is famous for fantastic sunny & sandy Beaches. Take a tours
to goa and explore everything it has.
Goa experiences a lovely & relaxing climate. Just the type needed
for you to chill out and have some fun.
Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese
and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the
sea route to India.
Goa is the home of the famous Vindaloo, originally an extra-hot
and sour pork curry, but now made with a variety of meat and fish.
|Goa at A Glance
The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making
Goa the premier beach vacation destination.
The people of Goa love to sing and dance. Songs and dance are part
of every Goan's life.
One of the best destination in India. Goa presents an ideal profile
to tourism in india.