Canacona tours will encompass the multiple delights of scenic beaches, exotic wildlife, sacred shrines and ancient monuments.
One of the major beaches along the coastline of South Goa, the Palolem
beach is renowned for its photogenic surroundings. It is a fishing beach
and also popular as a dolphin spotting location. The Palolem beach
featured in the film 'The Bourne Supremacy (2004)' where it is shown as
the Indian residence of the protagonist Jason Bourne.
Acclaimed as the second largest wildlife reserve in Goa, the Cotigao
Wildlife Sanctuary was set up in 1969. The sanctuary is better known for
the lush green vegetation than wildlife species. The Nature
Interpretation Center in the sanctuary was started by the forest
department to impart knowledge to tourists regarding wildlife.
Cabo da Rama Fort
Also known as the Cape Rama fort, this fort derives its name from Ram,
the prince of Ayodhya in the epic Ramayana. The fort was occupied by the
Portuguese from the king of Soonda in 1763. Even though most of the Cabo
da Rama fort is in a state of dilapidation, the beautiful church of
Santo Antonio located inside the fort is still functioning.
Built by the ancestors of the Kshatriya Samaj in 16th century, the
Mallikarjun temple was later renovated in 1778. The Mallikarjun temple
is dedicated to Lord Mallikarjun, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The
temple is particularly famous for a number of colorful festivals
observed on auspicious occasions. During the annual zatra, the idol is
taken out in procession and bathed in the nearby sea.