Divar Island, Panaji
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Address: Divar Island, Goa
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About Divar Island, Panaji
You don't get to hear much about this island in the middle of the Mandovi River, and there really isn't anything exciting to do. There is a sleepy little settlement called Piedade, which has nice Portuguese villas. However, back in the day when the Portuguese invaded, there used to be two temples here. One of them was removed before the invasion, the other was burned to the ground. Now there is a church on the site of that burning - the Church of Our Lady of Compassion. It has a beautiful facade and a simple interior. Next to the church is a small cemetery; it's thought to contain the remains of some from the now extinct Kadamba dynasty in 1352. But this being a hill, the views are incredible. The Divar Island Retreat homestay is awesome.
Divar Island Opening and Closing Hours
- Ferries run between 7am and 8pm.
How To reach Divar Island by Public Transport
- Take a boat from Old Goa near Viceroy’s Arch to South of the Island.
- Take the ferry from Naroa to the east of the island.
- Take the ferry from Ribandar to the southwest of the island.
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Amazing village in Goa, the winding road after a lovely ferry journey takes you there. The place is famous for the "Bonderam" festival which is celebrated with lot of fun and frolic and enthusiasm. The village has simple old houses which are well maintained by the residents. The place is cool due to lot of trees around and the people are extremely friendly.
A beautiful and quiet island. People residing there are very warm and helpful. A must visit to experience the serene beauty of Goa.
Chilled out place to.live
One of the most virgin places according to me. It's like a lonely planet of its own kind. Makes you feel nostalgic and reminds you of the good old days of the early medieval India.
The best thing is that you take your vehicle, get on a ferry and go to a place that's simply out of the world in terms of scenic beauty.