Places to See Goa

Arvalem Caves
A little detour from the town of Sanquelim leads you to the Arvalem Caves. These sixth-century caves are believed to have been occupied by Buddhists of that era. The shafts of the four carved lingas inside the cave resemble those in the Elephanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra. The laterite rock cave has a sanctuary at the northern end and the vihara at the southern end.

A large statue of Buddha was found near the cave. Also found was a fourth-century Buddha head found in the Mahamai Kamat house. It is now installed in the Goa State Museum.

Budbudyanchi Tali
It is known by many names – Bubble lake, Budbud Talli and Bomadyanchi Talli. It is located in Netravali in Sanguem taluk near the Gopinath temple.

Bubbles rise up in the tank continuously, 24x7. Although scientists attribute the bubbles to the presence of sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, limestone or methane, local believe it is the doing of a deity. The interesting thing about the bubbles is that they increase if one claps loudly! There’s a flight of steps all around leading to the sacred tank, and a square laterite pedestal at the centre of the tank.

Basilica of Bom Jesus | Alorna fort | Anjunem Dam | Military Cemetery | Arvalem Caves
Budbudyanchi Tali | Usgalimal Rock Carvings | Dudhsagar waterfall | Madei Wildlife Sanctuary
San Jacinto Island | Vintage Car Museum

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