|Rivers of Goa|
Goa is also blessed with wide and wonderful rivers numbering seven in all. It is here that you realize how much more there is to Goa than its Beaches and sea. The waters of the rivers are emerald green and ferry up any one of them will take you past fishermen with their nets spread out. On the sides are palm trees with green fields behind them. As you go past Old Catholic churches, you might just come across small white-sanded banks that are popularly called Coco or Sunny beaches. If not for anything else, stop to collect an awesome, colorful and varied of shells which can be found just lying around.
But if you are in the north of Goa, whatever you do don't miss going to Arambol (Harmal). It is actually a large village spread along the beach. You can ferry across an estuary from Chapora village and walk along the coast (around one hour) into the village. Or you can drive through Casuarine plantations through the brick red hills on a two kilometer long winding road. The approach road from Majorin, lined with swaying coconut palms, looks even more fresh and beautiful in the monsoons.
This beach is simply stunning. Tiny bays lead to a second bay and behind this is a small fresh water pool. Here, lying in its currents you can forget all your cares and give yourself a mud bath (its very good for the skin) or you could ride the waves of the ocean, swim in the bays or do whatever the heart pleases.
And when you head back, besides taking with yourself all the cherished memories, you will realize that there is much more still undiscovered of the beautiful, unspoiled
|Temples and Churches of Goa|
Goa, Jewel of India, is studded with temples and churches, which remain as silent but forceful witnesses to the intense religious history of the diverse people who lived here. Hence a pilgrimage to Goa is a unique experience.