Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa

Goa’s only bird sanctuary, the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa is named after the famous Indian ornithologist Dr Salim Ali. On the western tip of Chorao Island along the River Mandovi, mangrove swamps that cover this bird-watchers’ paradise provide refuge and sanctuary to a wide variety of local and migratory birds on theContinue reading “Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa”

Museum of Christian Art, Old Goa

Tucked away in a quiet road near the majestic Basilica of Bom Jesus is Asia’s first and only Museum of Christian Art. Inaugurated in 1994 by the then President of India, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma, the museum, which has enriched the cultural heritage and history of Goa was originally set up at the Seminary ofContinue reading “Museum of Christian Art, Old Goa”

Casino Royale Goa Casino

“You are my lucky charm”, say many a couple to each other.   The Casino Royale Goa Casino floating off the pier in Panjim is the perfect place to see if those words indeed ring true. A short stroll from my Mitaroy Goa Hotel, the pier of the Casino Royale Goa is quite a fancyContinue reading “Casino Royale Goa Casino”

Goa Monsoon – Romance in the Rains

Finally, its that time of the year. Whether you prefer to take long walks in the pouring rain or cuddle up cozily in your spacious Suite and watch the rain beat incessantly against your windows, Goa in the monsoons is the perfect place for romance. Goa is a great place to visit in all seasonsContinue reading “Goa Monsoon – Romance in the Rains”

Braganca House in Chandor, Goa – Goa’s Heritage

In the centre of the small, sleepy village of Chandor in south Goa lies a 450 year old sprawling Portuguese mansion named Braganca House. Built in the 16th century by the two Braganca brothers, they divided the large mansion into two parts where the brothers lived with their families. The west wing became the propertyContinue reading “Braganca House in Chandor, Goa – Goa’s Heritage”