There are extensive ruins of the fort which can be reached by road. The fort has a four storey Portuguese lighthouse, erected in the 19th century (1864) and the oldest of its kind in Asia, the lighthouse is situated inside the fortress and looks down over the vast expanse of sea, sand and palm trees of Calangute Beach on one side, and across the mouth of the Mandovi to Cabo Raj Bhavan..!!
Keri Beach, nested in north Goa, is one of the less popular and less known beaches. However, it would be wrong to assume a prejudice against it just because of its less fame. Admittedly, it receives less footfalls but that often works to its advantage....!!!
Tourists book Goa tourism to see the famous Goa church, Basilica of Bom Jesus, the oldest church of Goa. The main attraction of the church is that it holds the mortal remains of great St. Francis Xavier. The church looks picturesque during Christmas....!!!
Legend says that the god Parashurama stood on the Sayadhri Hills and shot an arrow into the sea, commanding the ocean to recede to the point where it fell, creating the exotic Pearl of the Orient, or Goa...!!