Augustine Ruins in old Goa, India
Old Goa is a wonderland for admirers of Portuguese-colonial architecture, with an array of churches and other monuments that date back as far as the 16th-century. If you haven't got time to spend a few hours here, stick close to Mormugao port and visit the Religious Museum of the Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 15th-century Oratorian priest.
The Palolem Beach with colorful beach huts and palm trees along the coast of Goa, India
Goa is famous for its beaches, especially those in the southern part of the state. The lush Palolem is worth the hike, but if you haven't got time for a half-day excursion there, stick close to the port. Majorda and Velsao are only a few minutes from Marmugao by taxi and rank among some of Goa's best beaches.
Discover the building blocks of spicy Goan cuisine with a trip to Dudhsagar Plantation in Karmane to see how popular Indian spices like cardamom and pepper are grown. This tour will also give you a preview into the cultivation of plants for Ayurveda (a South Indian form of traditional medicine) as well.
The small state of Goa is home to one of Indian cuisine's biggest hits: spicy vindaloo curry, flavored with vinegar, red chili peppers and ginger and best enjoyed with tender chunks of pork or fresh local prawns. During your India cruise, stop into one of the local operations on the beach, particularly if you want to try Goa's famous shrimp.
Goa offers a number of traditional handicrafts, which make for perfect India souvenirs. Watch the goldsmiths in action at Mapusa Municipal Market, or visit Aparant Handicraft Emporia in Margao to browse an impressive collection of Goan lacquerware. If you want to bring the flavors of Goa home, take advantage of bountiful spice shops on every beach and in every market.
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