Goa is known as the "tropical paradise". It is the perfect destination for seeking peace and tranquility. Elderly travelers visiting Goa enjoy the cool and exotic environment of the place. Elderly travelers especially love the magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses.
Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer. There are numerous places of worship where the elderly travelers can pray in peace and seek nirvana. The famous temples of Goa are:
Shree Bhagwati Temple: (28 km from Panaji.) This temple is more than 500 years old. The festival of Dussera is celebrated with gaiety here.
Shree Shantadurga Temple: This temple, dedicated to the goddess of peace, has a pagoda-like structure and a roof made of long slabs of stone. The annual carnival held here is well worth attending to see the blend of Christian and Hindu cultures, offering their prayers.
Shree Mangesh Temple: This interesting Shiva temple is situated at Priol Ponda Taluka, about 22 km from Panaji.
The famous Churches are Se Cathedral, Bom Jesus and Church of Holy Spirit.
Well known Masjids are Jama Masjid and Madina Masjid.
Accessibility to these Holy places is very comfortable and easy. Elders Travelling in Goa are advised to consult Goa Tourism Board.
Elder Travelers in Goa should be alert from frauds and touts. It is not wise to trust any strangers.
Money change facilities are available in all Govt. run State Banks, some hotels and resorts also provide Money alteration facilities. Carry your ATM cards.
Motor traffic circulation is on the left, and pedestrians should walk on the right.
Always bargain for goods while shopping as they quote high prices. Be in touch with a local source to make your bargain profitable.
Carry a proof of your identity bearing you name, age, address, and blood group.
Keep your essentials in a plastic bag to avoid any damage. Always keep important documents like Visa, Identity proof, and money in a wallet or a bag. Do not leave your things unattended.
Check for cleanliness and hygiene while eating out in small restaurants. Drink mineral water while dining out in restaurants. If you are in need of medical help always insist for sterilized and disposable syringes. Wash and clean public toilets before use.
For a total rejuvenation of mind, body and soul elderly travelers can go for Herbal ayurvedic massage.
Goa is a perfect holiday destination for Elderly travelers.
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