Following our article about Central Goa and the images gallery, our second destination of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD video. This is a film edited from the footage taken during our two days visit and includes some of the region most sought after destinations such as the current capital city of Panaji, the charming Old Goa and the beaches of Dona Paula and Miramar.
Central Goa Video Caption topics
Central Goa is where the current capital Panaji is located, as well as the charming Old Goa, once the colonial Portuguese headquarters. The region is a major tourist hub, especially around Miramar beach and Dona Paula, famous for being the backdrop of various Bollywood movies.
Panaji is Goa’s capital and one of the state biggest and most important cities. It is located on the bank of the Mandovi River with its numerous Casino boats. At its heart lies the Panaji Latin Quarter, home to the Municipal Garden, various restaurants, shops and the city’s most important landmark the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. This splendid colonial heritage was built in a typical Portuguese style with its numerous set of stairs. It is especially worth discovering by night when the church is beautifully illuminated.
Dona Paula, once a small fishing village, has become a popular tourist destination within the central part of Goa. It is best known for being home to the Dona Paula viewpoint offering spectacular views of the bay with its colourful boats, unspoilt beach surrounded by palm trees. The area is also known to be the location of the Central Goa University, the National Institute of Oceanography as well as numerous luxury hotels such as the splendid Cidade de Central Goa. The crowded viewpoint often appears in a variety of Bollywood productions.
Old Goa, once the Portuguese capital city is located on the bank of the Mandovi River. The small town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site is packed with a variety of sixteenth century churches, convents and historic monuments. It includes the Basilica of Born Jesus and its Art Gallery on the Southern side of the main road, and the Se’ Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandra and its beautiful front facing garden packed with a variety of colourful flowers on the northern side. Next to the Church is the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi and the very interesting Archaeological Museum.
The western side of Old Goa is also worth discovering, with numerous historic remains including the Covent and Church of St. Augustine, the Church of St John of God, the Church of Lady of Rosary and the convent of St Monica with its attached Museum of Christian Art.
Miramar Beach is one of the most popular destinations in with Panaji locals, especially in the evening where a variety of young kids and older colourfully dressed ladies come to enjoy the beautiful sunset.