Goa has some more things to offer. It is 35 km. from Panaji,
this artificial lake surrounded amidst rolling green hills
is an ideal picnic spot. In fact those interested in experiencing
a bit of the rural Goa, the village can revel in the experience
here in Mayem.
Rural Goa is verdant more so than the bustling city of
Panaji or Mapusa or even Margoa.
Mayem Lake View is an eco-resort ideal for those who like
the solitude of nature and the peace and tranquility that’s
far away from the noise and commotion of the city life.
Situated on the banks of the Mayem Lake, this hotel combines
luxurious accommodation with a variety of facilities that
include boating and trekking.
Have a rendezvous with nature by visiting Arvalem water
falls situated in Sanquelim, which cascades down the mountains
from a height of 50mts. Visit the ancient Arvalem Caves
which are believed to date from the 3rd to 6th century AD.
Sri Vithal is the ancestral deity of the
Ranes at the Vithal Mandir Temple, the main festivities
of which are held during 9 days proceeding chaitra Purnima.
A finely carved wooden chariot symbolishing the chariot
of Arjuna of Mahabharata and driven by lord Krishna is an
important attraction of the temple complex.
The nearest town Bicholim, just 2kms from Mayem lake, has
a small scale industry of handicrafts and pottery.
The Sree Saptakoteshwar Temple, an example
of typical Goan Hindu temple at Narve, is well worth a visit.
So also are the Sanquelim temples loke Dattamandir (1882),
which celebrates Datta Jayanti in December, and the 14th
century temple of Vitala cedicated to lord Vishnu.
People visit places like Mayem Lake: a
calm spread of water with geese and pedal boats, cottages
hidden in the wooded slopes. If you visit Goa, one must
visit Mayem, too. Good cottages are available for accomodation.
Boating is also available .