The Mapusa excursions will encompass the following well-known tourist destinations:
Set amidst an enchanting landscape, the Arvalem waterfalls is a popular
tourist hub in Goa. The Arvalem falls produces a breathtaking spectacle
with water tumbling headlong from a height of 50 meter. Even though not
on par with the more celebrated Dudhsagar waterfalls, the Arvalem
waterfalls are definitely worth a visit.
The most famous lake in Goa, the Mayem Lake is a major tourist
attraction and a must-have on most of the tourist itineraries. The
tranquil waters of the Mayem Lake lend themselves ideally for boating.
One can enjoy a ride on the small pedal operated boats for a panoramic
view of the serene landscape around. A park located on the banks of the
Mayem Lake boasts of an excellent cafeteria and several other stalls.
Acclaimed as one of the six revered temples of Lord Shiva in the Konkan
area, the origin of the Saptakoteshwar temple dates back to the 12th
century. The presiding deity of the temple is Saptakoteshwar, an
incarnation of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Shiva appeared at this
place to grant the wishes of seven holy sages who prayed for seven crore
Baga Beach, situated at a distance of approximately 10 km from Mapusa,
is one of the most magnificent beaches of Goa. It is considered to be
just an extension of the famous Calangute Beach, but is much less
crowded than the latter.
Chapora Beach is counted amongst the most popular as well as the most
visited beaches of Goa. It is situated at a distance of approximately 10
km from Mapusa. One of the major attractions of the beach is its boat
building and fishing legacy, which seems to be perfectly merged with its
booming tourism industry.