Goa Temples, Churches , Spice plantation and Margao city


  1. - Shri Mangueshi Temple
  2. - The Mahalsa Narayani Temple
  3. - port of Chandrapur


Company Name: Muziris Heritage – Day Tours

Price per person: INR 95

Duration: 1 Day hours

Departure Point: Goa

Departure Time: 09:00 AM

Return Point: Goa

Type of Tour: Day Tour

Start time: 9:00 am & end time around 16:00 hrs

We start the day to a visit to the former capital of Goa “Old Goa where we visit Churches built by the Portuguese. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus where the relics of St Francis Xavier been kept, later visit the Se Cathedral this church is the second biggest in Asia.

The Shri Mangueshi Temple is set atop a hill at Priol, northwest ofPonda leading to Old Goa. The temple has a seven-storey lamp tower ( which is a unique trait of Hindu temples in Goa ) , a Nandi bull ( Lord Shiva’s conveyance ) , as well as shrines to Parvati and Lord Ganesha. During the festival of Mangesh Jatra, the rath ( temple chariot ) is pulled by several devotees.

The Mahalsa Narayani Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s consort Laxmi, though some people believe it is the Lord Vishnu’s female form Mohini. A lamp tower, which is seven floors high, can also be found here. Garuda, the great bird that was Lord Vishnu’s conveyance sits atop a pillar, which rests on the back of a turtle. There are intricately carved columns and painting of the 10 avatars or incarnations of Vishnu.

From here we drive to the spice plantation. Tour guide will then take you on a tour of the plantation which will last about one hour, the guide will explain about all the spices and plants you discover and tell you about their medicinal properties. Black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, chillies, coriander and all spice are just some of the spice plants you will find in the plantation. Varieties of Cashew trees, betelnut palm trees and some tropical fruits like Star fruit, Custard apples, Papaya, Bananas, Pineapples and the Citrus fruits are also found in the grounds.

After you turn round the plantation, you will be served lunch. The lunch is a very tasty local meal served on a banana leaf plates, accompanied by a sweet dish and a tipple of cashew feni ( Goan specialty ) .

Then proceed to Margao City , which was once considered the Capital of Goa during its early centuries, left the job of capital to the river port of Chandrapur or now presently called as Chandor.


Price per person


Tour include private car , all entrance fee, and English speaking private guide for the whole day