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Dolphin trips – We are lucky that dolphins are frequent visitors to our beach. While it is not always easy to spot them from the beach, you can take a boat tour or rent a kayak and get a closer, more exciting view. Both kayaks and boat trips can be taken from several spots on Patnem or Palolem beaches and we will be happy to arrange that for you. 

Bhupar Waterfall – Just 30 minutes in a car from Casa Jaali, you can find a great local waterfall if you wish to cool down inland. The way to the waterfall is gorgeous, with many rice fields and terraces painting nature in green and yellow. The best season to visit is of course right after the monsoons when the flow of the fall is in full force. 

Tanshikar spice farm and bubble lake – If you wish to spend a day away from the beach, the spice farm is a great option. The local team gives a guided tour of the various plants and you can eat a great meal made from their orgnically-grown produce or enjoy a unique ecological pool. Not more than 3 minutes by car from the spice farm, you can find Netravali Lake (a.k.a. Bubble lake) – a pond that strangely responds to noise. Clap your hands and see. 

Galgibag beach –also called Turtle Beach, Galgibag is one of the lesser-known and cleanest beaches of India. besides being one of the most beautiful places in our area, Galgibag beach is one of several designated beaches for turtle nesting. If you are around during the hatching season, you should definitely visit the beach at midnight and see dozens of small turtles trying to make their way to the water. 

Old Goa – If you are interested in architecture, Old Goa, also called Velha Goa, is the place to go. The former capital of Portuguese India, it's known for colonial-era monuments like the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the domed Church of St. Cajetan. 

Palácio do Deão – Another jewel for architecture and history enthusiasts is the Palácio do Deão, a mansion built by a Portuguese noble man in 1787. The unique house occupies 11,000 sq ft, and is an interesting blend of Hindu and Portuguese cultures. The house is surrounded with some of the most beautiful gardens in Goa. Visitors can enjoy Indo-Portuguese cuisine on the belvedere, overlooking the Kushavati River.

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