Cheap Flights to Goa Help You Explore Fantastic Museumsby Amanda Sutcliffe Travel Deals
It is the presence of some fabulous beaches that
attract tourists to Goa from different parts of the world. However, there are
many other attractions you can explore during your time spent in this renowned
Indian state. Among them are the museums, which offer some valuable insights
into the history and culture of Goa. If you are a history buff, you would
cherish your time spent in some of these museums, browsing through the
artefacts that date back several centuries.
You can book cheap
flights to Goa to have greater savings, which can be utilised while
exploring these museums. Among them is the Archaeological Museum of Goa housed
in the convent that was formerly a part of the Church of St Francis of Assisi.
It houses several artefacts from the days when this region was under the rule
of the Portuguese. The archaeological treasures have been kept in eight
different galleries. Some of the most important ones are the portraits of
Governors and Viceroys of Goa from the colonial era. This museum also contains
an excellent collection of religious artefacts and stamps. It is open from
Saturday to Thursday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Another museum worth exploring is the Museum of
Christian Art located in the Convent of Santa Monica in Velha Goa. The building
of the convent is of great architectural importance owing to its interesting
history. You can get to this museum from Margao or the capital city, Panaji.
You can witness an interesting collection of paintings, statues, and carved ivory
created by the local artisans. An interesting fact is that many of the people
who created these brilliant artefacts were Hindu artists. The rich collection
of this museum has been well-maintained over the years. It remains open on all
days of the week between 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
One of India's only two military museums and the only
one of its kind in the whole of Asia, the Naval Aviation Museum is an
interesting museum you can explore while in Goa. The interiors of this museum
have been designed to resemble the interiors of INS Viraat, the naval aircraft
carrier of India. It displays aircraft that were used by the Indian Navy
throughout its history in an open-air gallery. You can also browse several
galleries of this museum where the naval equipment is displayed. The Naval
Aviation Museum is located on the Vasco-Bogmalo road, which is about 6
kilometres away from the port town of Vasco da Gama.
The Ancestral Goa theme park located in the Loutolim
village is yet another fantastic attraction that gives you a glimpse of Goa's
rich history, culture, and the lives of its people. The people of this state
imbibed various customs and traditions during the times in history when it was
ruled by Hindu, Muslim, and Portuguese rulers. Although the state has managed to
keep up with the changing times, it still hasn't lost its rich cultural
heritage and age-old traditions. You can have some wonderful cultural
experiences while getting around in this theme park which appears more like an
Created on Oct 21st 2019 04:51. Viewed 333 times.