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A symbol of the bygone Portuguese era, this stately gateway is a portal to Goa's colonial past!

To commemorate the accomplishments of Vasco Da Gama, his grandson, Francisco Da Gama, built the Arch of Viceroy, after he took over Goa as a governor. Located on the Divar Ferry road, towards the Mandovi River, the arch served as the main entrance to Old Goa, initially.

Said to be established in 1597, a place of crucial ceremonial importance during the Portuguese rule, this arch is now a major attractions for tourists in Goa. The Viceroy's Arch is also said to be one of the gates of the Adil Shah's Palace and if you have an eye for history, then read on to know more about this structure.

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Recharge in the lap of Mother Nature with a short getaway to THIS island in Goa!

A place where life stands frozen in time, Divar Island is an unexplored and uncommercialised haven for anyone looking to ditch their city life for a while. Located at a distance of hardly 10 km from the capital city of Goa, this island is synonymous with innate charm, beauty and serenity. Connected to old Goa only through ferry services, plan a visit to Divar Island when the pandemic recedes, especially if you enjoy indulging in vintage Portuguese architecture.

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Adorned with aesthetic bliss, Goa's Japanese Garden presents picturesque portraits of nature

If you are enticed by the quintessence of oceanic and aquatic beauty, the picturesque horizons of the Arabian Sea will surely leave you spellbound. Amid a string of notable locations offering this spectacle of delights from the coastal state of Goa, the Japanese Garden located in Mormugao Port Trust Colony, promises you some truly unmatched experiences. Crowing the top of a hill called Sada in Vasco Da Gama, this garden is a must-visit for souls obsessed with scenic sunrises and sunsets!

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Declared as a heritage site in Goa, once upon a time THIS causeway was Asia's longest bridge

Once considered to be the longest bridge in entire Asia and perhaps still the oldest in India, is Goa's Ribandar Causeway. Also referred to as the Ponte de Linhares bridge, it is said to have been constructed around 1634 and has now been standing for almost 387 years! Let's journey along this 11-km-long causeway to know more about its importance.

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Want to 'walk' amid marine life? Head to THIS beach in Goa to indulge your inner water-baby

One of the most sought after shorelines located in Goa belongs to Baina Beach, a place subsumed with a tranquil aura and natural beauty. Touted as the first beach of the sunshine state to introduce underwater sea walking, Baina is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and swimmers. So let's explore the sandy shores of this beach, located near Vasco Da Gama, some 30 km from the capital city of Goa.

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