During your stay, plan a moment to visit Goa. The “Lisbon of the East” has many churches and convents, vestiges of the colonial past of Old Goa. The historic heart of the city is a true voyage in time. The Basilica of the Bom Jesus, the Church of Saint Francis in Old Goa and the Cathedral of Santa Catarina are worth a look for their 17th century architecture. Inside this UNESCO world heritage site you will find an archaeological museum with many relics. Close to your hotel, Fort Reis Magos watches over the Mandovi estuary. The Portuguese, freshly landed in India, built the fort to welcome the viceroys and position themselves against the local Indian powers. It is now superbly restored. Don’t miss another must-see monument in Goa, the Shri Shantadurga Temple. The religious complex is dedicated to Shantadurga, mediating goddess between Vishnu and Shiva. This white and orange temple has a surprising style mixing Indian and Portuguese elements.