Department of Christianity

Study Tour – Goa

On 28-30 June 2023

The college study tour to Goa took place from 28th June to 30th June. The tour aimed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage, contribution of Portuguese Missionaries and natural beauty of Goa. This report provides a detailed account of the activities undertaken during the tour.

Day 1: 28th June

The tour commenced with an exciting train journey from Mysuru to Dharwad and Dharwad to Madgao. As the train traversed through picturesque landscapes, the highlight of the day was the visit to Dudhsagar Falls. Located on the Mandovi River, the magnificent waterfall offered a breath-taking sight, with cascading water resembling milk pouring down from a height. The students were enthralled by the beauty of nature and had the opportunity to capture some stunning photographs.

Day 2: 29th June

The second day of the tour was packed with a variety of activities and sightseeing. The day started with a visit to the Fish Aquarium, where the students got a chance to witness a diverse range of marine life. It was an educational experience, allowing the students to learn about different species of fish and their habitats.

Next on the itinerary was a visit to Fort Aguada. This well-preserved 17th-century Portuguese fort stood tall overlooking the Arabian Sea. The students explored the fort’s various sections, including the lighthouse, which offered a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Afterwards, we proceeded to Calangute and Baga Beach, two popular tourist destinations known for their golden sands and azure waters. The students had a great time relaxing on the beach, but participating in water sports was challenging as there was high tide and rain.

In the evening, the group visited Panjim for shopping. The vibrant markets offered a wide range of handicrafts, spices, clothes, and souvenirs. The students had an opportunity to engage with local vendors and immerse themselves in the local culture.

The day concluded with a memorable boat cruise along the Mandovi River. The students enjoyed the scenic views, live music, and traditional Goan dance performances on board. It was an enchanting experience that allowed everyone to unwind and create lasting memories.

Day 3: 30th June

On the final day of the tour, the group visited Bigfoot, a museum showcasing the traditional Goan way of life. The students learned about Goan culture, traditions, and history through interactive exhibits. They also had the chance to visit an old Portuguese house and witness the architectural marvels of the past.

The next stop was the Pilar Church, a significant religious site in Goa. The students had the opportunity to explore the church’s intricate architecture, observe the religious rituals, and learn about its historical importance.It was built from alms the Capuchin Friars received from the benefactors, the principal among them being FerraoCristovao and Amaro de Rocha. The name Pilar comes from the devotion to Our Lady of Pilar at Saragossa in Spain.

A notable highlight of the day was the visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the body of St. Francis Xavier is preserved.The students had a chance to know the life of St Francis Xavier through sound and light show and the pay their respects and appreciate the religious significance of the site.

The tour concluded with a visit to Colva Beach, known for its serene atmosphere and pristine coastline. The students enjoyed a relaxing time on the beach, engaging in beach activities and reflecting on the experiences of the past three days.

To conclude the department study tour to Goa provided an enriching and memorable experience for all the participants. The students had the opportunity to explore the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical landmarks of Goa along with the contributions of St Francis Xavier and other Portuguese missionary works. The tour enhanced their knowledge, exposed them to different cultures, and allowed them to bond with their fellow classmates. It was an educational and enjoyable journey that will be cherished for years to come.

Sl. No.NameRegister NumberGenderCombinationSemContact
1AnselHariPrajapatiSL220742MaleOpt. Eng& CHRII8454811449
2Amit TirkeySL220741MaleOpt. Eng& CHRII7684898123
3Milton LilySL220743MaleOpt. Eng& CHRII9921255982
4TenzingphuntsoSL220731MaleHIS & CHRII8431741697
5NayanKataraSL 200834MaleEn.S.CVI9111341278
6Joseph KiroSL200855MaleEn.S.PVI6372739978
10Kishore XalxoSL200859MaleEn.S.PVI7846809862
12ASVIN ROSARIO ASL200851MaleEn.S.PVI8088376611
13Sunil Kumar DigalSL200837MaleEn.S.CVI8763644754
15Anthony GopSL200832MaleEn.S.CVI7263081270
Faculty accompanying
17Joel JDepartment of ChristianityAsst. Prof 8553542265