Located 28 kilometers southeast of Panaji, Goa, West India, Ponda is a quite Goa town famous for its ancient Hindu temples. There are 10 temples that were constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. An intriguing aspect of the Ponda temples is the lamp tower that is found in almost every temple.
Luxury Goa Travel offers you a set of travel packages that take you to the travel attractions located in and around Ponda in Goa, West India. The most important travel attractions in Ponda, Goa, West India are: the Safa Masjid, Mahalsa Narayani Temple, Nagesh Temple, Shri Mangesh Temple, Shantadurga Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Safa Masjid is a 16th century Mausoleum that was built by the Muslim ruler Adil Shah in the year 1560. With gradually rising hills covered with deep woods offer a romantic backdrop to this wonderfully constructed mosque. Popularly known as the Safa Shahouri Masjid, the Safa Masjid is one of the important tourist attractions located in Ponda, Goa, West India.
The Mahalsa Narayani Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity. A seven-floor high lamp tower is located on the temple premises. The entire temple tour can prove to be an interesting learning experience as you walk past and admire the intricately carved sculptures that depict the 10 mortal incarnations of the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. A visit to Ponda, Goa, West India would be incomplete without a visit to this lovely temple. You can almost feel the divine presence and a deep sense of peace and tranquility pervades your senses.
The Shri Mangesh Temple is one of the most important tourist attractions located in Ponda, Goa, West India and is set atop a hill. The 7-storied lamp tower characteristic of the Goa temples can be seen at this attractive Hindu temple. Within the temple there are tiny shrines dedicated to several Hindu deities such as Lord Ganesha, Goddess Parvati and the Nandi Bull. The Mangesh Jatra festival is celebrated with a lot of pomp every year when the temple devotee's manoeuver the rath i.e. the temple chariot through the streets of Ponda, Goa, West India.
The Shantadurga Temple is a must visit during your luxury Goa travel to Ponda, Goa, West India and is dedicated to the Hindu deity, the Goddess of strength, Durga.
The Shantadurga Temple is one of the largest temples located in Goa, West India. Legend goes that the Hindu deities Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva entered into a quarrel when the goddess Durga intervened to make peace in the world, thus the name 'Shantadurga' temple.
The Mahalaxmi Temple in Ponda, Goa, West India is one of the most important temples located in Ponda, Goa, West India. There is an interesting Marathi inscription on the walls of this temple that dates back to the year 1413 A.D.
The Nagesh Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, popularly known as Nagesh or the God of serpents. There is a 5-storied temple tower located in the temple premises. While on your Goa luxury travel to this temple in Ponda you will appreciate the woodcarvings within the temple that depict scenes from the two great West Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Besides the above mention you can also go on tours to the Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary that are located very close to Ponda, Goa, West India.
A trip to Ponda, Goa, West India with Luxury Goa Travel takes you on a pleasure picnic to the strikingly beautiful Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
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