In the village of Aldona, a smattering of grandeur is provided to the Bardez district by the stately 16th century parish church of St. Thomas. Perched on the banks of the Mapusa River, the church is bedecked with gigantic effigies, biblical murals and paintings.
Aldona also has its share of temples that are visited by tourists and locals all year round. The Sai Bhakti Mandir and the Ravalnath Temple in Naicavaddo, the Ganesh Temple in Nachinola and Shri Satari Temple in Corjuem are worth a visit.
Numerous beautiful chapels dot Moira's outskirts. St Rita of Cassia in Carona, Mother of God in Corjuem, Our Lady of Piety in Quitla and Holy Cross in Panarim should be visited for an understanding of the Goan catholic way of life.
The beaches of Mandrem, Morjim, Baga, Candolim and Calangute are all a short picturesque drive away from BirdSong. Hence, there's no dearth of options for the adventure-seeking traveller. Go windsurfing in Panjim, scuba diving in Baga or parasail across the Goan coastline.
Visit Panjim's municipal market for its cartoon-adorned walls, sketched by Mario Miranda. Go to the Mapusa's Friday market that is a vibrant local affair with Goans coming together to sell their farm produce. Head to the Saturday Night Market on the Arpora Hill, that is one big colourful party, and Anjuna’s flea market on Wednesday for its potpourri of Kashmiri, Gujarati and Tibetan shops.
By Air: BirdSong is 40 kilometres away from Goa's Dabolim International Airport, and it takes a little over an hour to reach the beautiful home.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is 18 kilometres away and located in Thivim. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the property from the station.
By Road: Two kilometres east of the Goan town of Mapusa, BirdSong can be reached through NH66 via local taxis.
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