The 15th and 16th centuries mark the coming of the Portuguese to India and they established themselves at Goa, along the Konkan coast in the South-western part of India. And the advent of the Portuguese marks the introduction of Christianity in the Indian subcontinent. Hence, several churches and convents were built in Goa, as a way of evangelization. Due to their different, yet beautiful architectural forms, these churches have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Churches in Goa are examples of the development of architecture, sculpture, and paintings by spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art throughout the countries of Asia where Catholic Missions were established. The most famous among these monuments is the Basilica do Bom Jesus which contains the relics of St. Francis Xavier.
How to reach
Goa is the smallest state of India with air, rail, and road connectivity.
Nearest airport: Goa International Airport has frequent flight connections.
Nearest railway station: Goa has rail connectivity from all over India.