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Fontainhas Heritage Walk

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The Fontainhas Heritage Walk is an immersive walking tour in Goa narrating its past. Witness the Portuguese past that eventually survived the onslaught of development in the 21st century. The houses are dressed in yellow, green and blue, balconies fronted by wrought iron railings and tiled roofs transporting you to another era.<br><br>Fontainhas is not only the oldest but the largest Latin quarter of Asia. Located at the foot of the hills, Altinho hills with springs surround Fontainhas on the west side, which give it its name from Portuguese for “little fountain”.<br><br>The people of Fontainhas lead an affluent life. Get access to heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese architecture, meet wonderful people and experience the cultural side of Goa like never before.<br><br>Highlights:<br><br>– An English speaking friendly local guide<br><br>– Get insight to Indo -Portuguese Architecture<br><br>– Access to traditional Hindu House<br><br>– Access to a traditional house from the Portuguese era<br><br>– Meet a renowned Goan Musician
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Sandy_JSR wrote a review Jun. 2020
Jamshedpur, India1,020 contributions236 helpful votes
Mahalaxmi temple is situated in the heart of the Panjim City. This around 200 years old temple has fascinating history, it is the first Hindu temple built in Goa with the contributions of devotees. Goddess Mahalakshmi is the presiding deity of the temple. In addition, temples of few other deities like Lord Ganesh, Shree Mahadev, Radha Krishna are also located within / adjacent to the Mahalaxmi temple. The temple is situated adjacent to congested main road, except roadside no other parking facility. The temple premise is not expansive; the entire temple premises are cleanly maintained. During South Goa trip, we visited the temple during afternoon time, when the temple premises was almost empty and hence could offer the puja peacefully. The ambience inside the temple was calm and blissful, we spent some divine time with the family. Necessary puja offerings like flower, sweets etc. are available at the small shops at the entry of the temple premises.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ashishdeora123 wrote a review Apr. 2020
Jodhpur, India434 contributions351 helpful votes
a very old temple in panji dedicated to goddess mahalaxmi temple is exixtence since at least 1413 ..
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Date of experience: March 2020
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S_Venkatesh wrote a review Feb. 2020
Chennai (Madras), India366 contributions74 helpful votes
Mahalaxmi Temple is a 200yr-old simple place of worship, easily accessible near the city centre. The Temple premises are fairly large with a huge peepul tree & separate halls for Sri Ganapathy, Radha Krishna & Mahalakshmi. All the halls are neat & clean & peaceful. There is a tall, uniquely structured pillar before the Mahalakshmi temple, like a dhwajastambam in South Indian temples. The temple is soothing & peaceful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ShvRm_Traveller wrote a review Jan. 2020
Goa, India586 contributions269 helpful votes
The temple is located in the heart of Panaji City. The temple complex is not as big as some other temples in Goa. The complex is congested and there few other temples in the complex, which includes temples dedicated to Shri Ganapati and Shri Radha Krishna. The temple does not have a dedicated parking area, however, the temple is easily accessible from Panaji city, so vehicle can be parked in the city. The temple premises and the temples are very well maintained. The ambiance inside the temples is Divine.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Vishnu Pendyala wrote a review Jan. 2020
San Jose, California1,018 contributions380 helpful votes
Well-maintained, serene and peaceful. Fortunate to get the opportunity to visit and offer prayers. Easily accessible.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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