Margao

Margao is a city in the western Indian state of Goa. Its Portuguese colonial past is evident in buildings like the 1675 baroque Holy Spirit Church, with its ornate interior and pipe organ. Sat Burzam Ghor is a grand 1700s mansion with 3 of its original 7 gables remaining. Margao is also very close to many serene beaches in South Goa, making it an ideal location to explore the beaches from.

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Agonda Beach
39.2 kms from Margao city limits
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Agonda Beach is located at a distance of approximately 39. 2 kms from the city of Margao.

ÂUnlike any other public beaches you may have been to, Agonda Beach is the one that doesn't feel like a public location; the shore is not crammed with boats, and the area is not over-crowded with tourists in large numbers. Overall, the ambience of the place is very peaceful and serene. Add to it the fact that the beach is well maintained, clean and, hence, beautiful. It is one of the four turtle nesting sites, designated under the Coatal Regulation Zone 2011 notification. Being a setting not t...

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Ancestral Goa is a man-made attraction designed and executed by Mr. Maendra Alvares during the early 90's. Idea of this place occured to him when a tourist whom he had once met described Goa as a place that had nothing to offer apart from beaches and Churches/Temples. So he decided to design and recreate a village of Goa as it was 100 years ago under the Portugese rule which we now see and call it as Ancestral Goa. It is located on a nine acre small hill covered with rich vegetation at Loutilum in South Goa about 10 kms from Margao.

Ancestral Goa showcases Goan traditions, lifestyl...

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Apna Bazaar, Margao
Within Margao city limits

Apna Bazaar is one of the markets located in Margao.

This is a typical Goan flea market that is never too overcrowded at any time of the year and has reasonable cheap rates.

A good place to shop household stuff for people staying in the vicinity or in Margao. A small parking lot is provided for small vehicles preferably bikes or scooters.

Apna Bazaar is a great way to experience and understand the Goan way of life. It can usually be visited during daytime. ...

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Betalbatim Beach, Margao
11 kms from Margao city limits
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Located 10 kms from Margao, Benaulim beach is one of the ideal locations for tourists seeking for serenity and tranquility.

Away from hustle and bustle of the city, this beach is a perfect place to relax and regenerate your spirits. But do not get carried away as this place has a lot of water sports activities like jet skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing etc. Also known for its fishing numbers, it is one of the best beaches to enjoy swimming with dolphins and various tours to nearby Islands. The nightlife at this place is absoloutely beautiful as it offers eating & drinkin...

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Betul Beach, Margao
24 kms from Margao city limits
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The Betul beach is a small beach near South Goa. This beach is located in the salcete region and is only 24 kms from the city Margao and driving will take approximately 45 minutes to reach there from Margao. The rocky hills behind the beach make this beach more beautiful. It has a river that flows into the sea and also have a small lagoon. Breathtakingly beautiful view of the Arabian Sea appears before eyes of the tourists who come here.

In the southern part of Mobor beach in south Goa, Betul beach is located. This beach is a cove. Both the sides of it are rocky. The presence of this...

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Located in the Western Ghats of Goa, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of 240 square kilometers situated at 890 metre above the sea level. Besides various animals, this also contains several important temples of Kadamba Dynasty and Dudhsagar Falls. This sanctuary is approximately about 42 kms from Margao and it takes nearly about 1 hr 30 min to reach there from Margao. The core of this sanctuary is known as Mollem National Park.

Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park contains several species of animals and plants which can be a must go desti...

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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
36 kms from Margao city limits
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Spread over an area of 8 sqkm, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is the samllest yet most popular of its kind. It lies at a distance of about 52 km from the state capital and 36 kms from Margao, making it a road journey from Madgaon of about an hour.

The sanctuary is a one-in-many retreat as it includes a Mini Zoo, a Rose Garden, Deer Safari Park, Botanical Gardens, Nature Education Centre as well as Eco - Tourism cottages. It has pleasant gardens with moist deciduous forests, small patches of evergreens and Rosewood - a commonly found species. One can find wild animals, exotic trees, ove...

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Butterfly Beach, Palolem
37 kms from Margao city limits
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Butterfly Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Goa, and is probably the only one of its kind. It is located in South Goa, about 37 kms from Margao, to the north of Palolem beach.

Semi-circular in shape, the Butterfly Beach is the home of numerous beautiful butterflies that can be seen flying over hilltop blossoms in bloom seasons. Presumably, this is where it gets its name. But that is not all. During low tides, the waves leave numerous crabs and goldfishes on the beach. Even sea urchins and redfish can be commonly seen. The golden sand enhances its beauty and gives it a hea...

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Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is located at a distance of 25 Kms from the Margao Railway station, Goa. It is the only Butterfly Park of Goa and is filled with hundreds of different species of Butterflies. The park is one family’s effort to create a safe haven for butterflies.

The park is located on a remote hill in Ponda District of Goa. The conservatory is specially designed as a sanctuary and not as a zoo. The couple, Jyoti and Yashodhan Heblekar converted the once barren land into a forest with its own stream. The conservatory is spread over 4000 square metres. The park has been...

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Cabo De Rama Fort, Margao
28 kms from Margao city limits
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Cabo De Rama fort, locally known as the Cab de Ram, is the largest fort and one of the oldest in Goa. It is located at a distance of 28 Kms from Margao. It was built by Hindu Warriors in 1763. The fort offers splendid views of the sea. The natural scenery is breath-taking from even within the fort premises.

The fort is located on a cape of the same name which divides South Goa beaches into two groups. The cape and the fort are named in the honour of ancient Indian epic Ramayana’s hero - Lord Rama. It is believed that Ram and his beloved wife Sita found homage on this cape during th...

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Canacona's beach belt, also called as Leopard valley, discovered only after the 1990s, is among the most scenic places in the Goa state. Located in the extreme south of Goa, Canacona was outside the Goa boundaries until the eighteenth century. It is for about 40 kms from Margao.

Hidden in a valley in the charming village of Agonda, Leopard Valley is one of the newest entrants in the clubbing scene in Goa. The magic starts from the large signboard enroute Agonda from Palolem. Further ahead through a dirt trail, an iron gate welcomes and ushers guests into a steep descent towards the...

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Canaguinim Beach
3 kms from Margao city limits
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The beta version of the very popular Calangute and Baga, the Canaguinim beach in Goa is the ideal spot to enjoy a laid back day. It is for about 3 kms from Margao.

Perfect place to go undisturbed, the Canaguinim beach lets you enjoy the gentle waves of the Arabian sea by lying on the sandy texture of the sea shore. The beach is located in the southern part of Goa, close to the town of Quepem Taluka. The magical fusion of pristine beach environment and lush green sea shore of the Canaguinim is divided into two-North Canaguinim and South Canaguinim.

North Canaguinim has a leng...

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The Church of Holy Spirit is a historic church in Goa. The Church was originally built by the Jesuit missionaries in 1564 but was destroyed in 1571. It was later rebuilt in 1645 and the sprawling structure was completed in 1675. It is for about in Margao city limits.

Its architecture is a fine example of the Indian baroque style. The outer facade consists of a pristine white facade and towers on either side with a central dome sturcture. The impressive reredos is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, rising from ground level to the high ceiling, made more distinguished by the gilded and carv...

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Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in relation to the Rosary. It is located within Margao city limits.

This is one of the ancient cathedrals of Goa. The church has two storey entryway, three altars and two chapels along with miniature and pillars. It bears inscriptions that speak about the invasion of Goa in 1510 by Afonso de Albuquerque. The church bears an inscription on the conquest of Goa by Afonso de Albuquerque in 1510. Legend has it that Afonso de Albuquerque surveyed the attack of Adil Shah’s army from this...

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Cola Beach
32 kms from Margao city limits
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Cola beach is also known as ‘Khola’ beach. It is one of the remote beaches of Goa that is suitable for those seeking a lovely place for complete peace and relaxation. It is located at a distance of 32 kms from Margao city.

Cola beach is quite an unexplored beach in Goa where the exotic beauty and tranquility of the place will take your breath away. The fresh and cool breeze of palm trees is rejuvenating. One distinctive point that separates Cola beach from others is the fresh water lagoon on it’s sea shore that is connected to sea. The beach offers a splendid view, espicailly during ...

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Colomb Beach
50 kms from Margao city limits
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Colomb Beach is located in a small horseshoe-shaped bay between the Palolem and Patnem Beaches. This is one of the most remote beaches of South Goa. This place is very suitable for those who prefer to spend their holidays quietly and solitarily and for those who are fond of privacy and comfort of small spaces. It is for about 50 kms from Madgaon city.

A beautiful horseshoe shaped beach, Colomb Beach is a great place to spend your day. Enjoy the views of the golden sands dotted by black stones in peculiar shapes, complete with palm fronds dipping into the seas or standing tall. This...

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Colva beach
4 kms from Margao city limits
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Colva beach is located in a coastal village of Salcete in South Goa. It is popular for its silky white sands and mesmerizingly beautiful beaches. It is located at a distance of 4 kms from the city of Margao and takes about 15 minutes to reach there.

Colva beach still withholds with it the Portuguese aura and architecture. It once used to be a retreat place for Goa’s high society. However, today Colva beach is known for its long stretch of beach of about 2. 4 kilometres side-lined by coconut and palm trees, its budget hotels, beach shacks, food stalls, its pouring bars and grooving pu...

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Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
58 kms from Margao city limits
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Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the South Goa on the Goa- Karnataka border. It is known for its tall trees, colourful birds and some species unique to the sanctuary. It is located at a distance of 58 kms from Margao and takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to reach there.

The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary was opened in the year 1968 to preserve the forests on the Goa-Karnataka border. As these forests are a home for a variety of species of tall and densely green trees and animals. Some of the rare animals found here are flying squirrel, slender loris, Indian pangolin, mouse deer, fou...

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls
47 kms from Margao city limits
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Dudhsagar waterfalls are one of the exceptional falls located in the state of Goa. They are one of the tallest waterfalls in India, and among the top 100 tallest waterfalls in the world. Dudhsagar falls are located at a distance of 47 kms from the city of Margao and takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to reach by road. However, rail route is the most preferred route as one gets to witness the beauty from a close distance.

Dudhsagar literally means “sea of milk”. Standing true to its name, these magnificent waterfalls rush like gallons of milk poured onto the dark rocks amongst the lush gre...

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Galgibaga Beach
54 kms from Margao city limits
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Galgibaga beach is one of the hidden treasures of Goa. It is one of the lesser known beaches and is little explored. Hence, it is less populated and often offers its visitors with the absolute solitude and the right amount of privacy that one needs. It is located at a distance of 54 kms from the city of Margao.

Galgibaga beach is also nicknamed as Turtle beach. As it houses as a nesting-ground for Olive Ridley Turtles, which are among the endangered species. To preserve these turtles, the northern part of the beach is restricted. It is a 1. 7 kilometre stretch of beach side-lined by ...

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Goa Chitra Museum, Margaon
7 kms from Margao city limits
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Goa Chitra Museum is an ethnographical museum located in the former Portuguese colony of India, that is, Goa. Archaeological Survey of India ranks this museum as the 'topmost contemporary museum in India'. It is located at a distance of 7 kms from the city of Margao and takes about 17 minutes to reach there.

Goa Chitra Museum was built as a tribute to its ancestors. It mostly showcases Goa’s agrarian technology used by its ancient residents. It also showcases the lifestyle of the people, the indigenous methods used, craftsmanship, local pottery, farming tools and many more.

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Kali Tiger Reserve
112 kms from Margao city limits

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Loutolim
10 kms from Margao city limits
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Loutolim is a large village of South Goa district in the state of Goa, India. It is an important settlement in the Salcete sub-district. Situated in a beautiful setting, the village is located at a distance of 10 kms from the main city of Margao and can be reached by car or taxi (which charges approximately 180 rupees).

The leisurely village of Loutolim is famous for the Architectural antiquities representing Goa’s grand Portugal History. Church of Salvador du Mundo marks the centre of the village. Loutolim also has six other chapels affiliated to the church. An ostentatious pa...

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Majorda Beach, Margao
12 kms from Margao city limits
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Majorda is a village in Salcete, Goa. It is located in South Goa  district, north-west of Margao.  It is very famous for its beaches.  Majorda beach can be considered as one of the prettiest beaches of Goa. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. It is located in southern part of Bogmola. It is located about 12 kms from Margao.

One of the cleaniest ,quietest beach where people can enjoy with their families and friends from day break till sunset. It is good for sophisticated crowd. It is a less crowded place with beautiful white sand.   It sits on a wide 25 km stretch of sand,...

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Margao Municipal Garden
Within Margao city limits
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Margao municipal garden also known as Agakhan children's park.  It is a beautiful park situated in the centre of a busltling city, Margao behind the main bus station. This garden was developed by Mavany family and is named after Agakhan during his visit. The garden is now municipal property and managed by Margao Municipal Council.

It is a beautiful garden with variety of flowers and plants. It is beautifully maintained with water fountains and many slides for children. It is a good place for children . It is such a peaceful setting, away from the chaotic traffic. It also have well ...

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Mobor Beach
20.3 kms from Margao city limits
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Goa is undoubtedly famous for its golden sand beaches and each of and each of which have it's own reputations and personalities. Mobor beach which in south Goa is an extension of the cavelossim beach and among the most active beaches in India. Taxies and buses are also available at railway station. One can also opt for renting a vehicle on per day basis according to their convenience. Mobor Beach is located at a distance of 20. 3 kms from Margao city.

Mobor beach is the most visited place in Goa. This beach can be visited all through the year. The best time to visit this beach is b...

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Monte Hill, Goa
Within Margao city limits
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Monte Hill is a small hill between Holy Spirit Church and Margao City. It is also known as Moti Dongri. The prime attraction of this hill is the Chapel of Calcada de Nossa Senhora de Piedade, which is popularly known as Our Lady of Mercy.

You can reach here by Car/Auto/Bike or walk down from stairs. You can view Margao City from Hill Top. This is an attraction for nature lovers and hill climbers. Monte Hill is an ideal location to spend some free time when on a visit to Margao. The hill also houses a very old church that is open only on Sundays.

Special event of this pl...

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Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
46 kms from Margao city limits
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Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is located in South Eastern Goa, India. It constitutes one of the vital corridors of the Western Ghats and covers an area of 211. 05 sqkm. It is located at a distance of 46 kms from Margao city center.

Netravali or Neturli is an important tributary of River Zuari, which originates in the sanctuary. Forests mostly consist of moist deciduous vegetation interspersed with evergreen and semi-evergreen habitat. It is adjacent to Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, Karnataka on the eastern side, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuaryhas ...

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Situated on the top of the Monte Santo, overseeing the Mandovi River and the Divar Island, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, one of the oldest churches in Goa, stands majestically. It is only 10 kms away from Margo city center.

It was built as a fulfillment of the vow taken by the Afonso de Albuquerque, who had guided his troops to victory from this site in 1510. This church was reassigned to the care of Franciscans in 1544. The church presents as simplistic and elegant design. It represents a beautiful example of Manueline style, along with showcasing influences of Gothic style in...

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Palolem Beach
38.5 kms from Margao city limits
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Known for its beauty, the calmness and the astonishing views, Palolem Beach is a class in itself. Located in the Canacona region of South Goa, the beach is about 40 minutes far from Margao or Madgaon, the district headquarters. It comes under one of the beautiful beaches of Goa. There are many alternatives to reach the Palolem beach. The taxis and buses are available at the airport, railway stations and one can also take a direct bus from Margao Bus stand to Canacona. The nearest airport and railway station to Palolem beach is Goa Dabolim Airport and Konkan Railway station. It is located at a ...

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Patnem Beach
45 kms from Margao city limits
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The quietest and the most apt place to catch your lost breadth at, is the Patnem Beach. It is located in Canacona region of South Goa, approximately 45 kms from Margao and only 5 minutes away from Palolem Beach, providing dual tour to the beaches. The most convenient run for the tourists to the beach is offered by Konkan railway station and Dabolim airport which is merely 5 minutes and 1 and half hour drive from Patnem respectively.

The Patnem beach is around 900 meters long with lofty headlands covering sky from both sides and the wide strip of beautiful sand all over in between t...

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Serving its allegiance from years, Rachol Seminary is one of the popular tourist attractions in South Goa. The place is well known for its intimation towards the religious activities and thereby becomes the reason for admiring Hinduism, Islam and Christianity all together by the people of Goa. It is located 7 kms distant to the commercial town of Margao. There are whole spread of rice fields and the remains of old Muslim fort all around the Seminary which makes it visible from the distance.

The Rachol Seminary of Goa was developed in 1609 particularly known for its Christian Art. It...

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San Thome Museum, Madgaon
9.4 kms from Margao city limits
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Located at a distance of 9. 4 kms from the sunny city of Margao, the San Thome Museum is an eclectic collection of artefacts that exemplifies the dizzying pace at which the technological revolution has proceeded.

The creation of electrical engineer Thomas Antonio da Costa, the museum holds his private collection of vintage technology dating as back as a century, meticulously collected by him through various purchases and advertising. The aim of the museum is to trace the developments in the fields of typing, music, room games, time-keeping and movie-making, and the curios of the mu...

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Sanguem
21.8 kms from Margao city limits
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Sanguem, located at a short drive of 21. 8 kms from the city of Margao, is a city in Goa renowned as a tourist getaway. Infused with culture, cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere, the city is among the best the small state has to offer.

The city has several diverse attractions. The highlight among them is the Salaulim Dam, nestled in lush greenery and accessible through an enchanting countryside drive. For a small fee and an id, one gets to enjoy the pristine surroundings and beautiful scenery, ideal for a picnic. The spillway of the reservoir is hypnotic to look at. Then there is Tans...

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Sernabatim Beach
10.6 kms from Margao city limits
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The Sernabatim Beach is located at a distance of 10. 6 kms from the city of Margao. A meeting place of the sand, sea and greenery, the beach is an idyllic visit.

Essentially an extension of the Colva Beach, Sernabatim is much less crowded as compared to the other beaches of Goa, devoid of both tourists and hawkers. This makes it a much more cleaner and peaceful visit. The waves are small and the water usually remains calm, so the beach is favourable to swimming and water sports. Sunbeds have been provided free of charge for those who wish to enjoy the surroundings, and dogs and cow...

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Located at a distance of 20 kms from the city of Margao, the Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple is situated in Fatorpa. Dedicated to Goddess Shri Shantadurga, it has a rich history.

The goddess and her temple have a migratory history. Post the defeat of its patrons, the temple was shifted to the village of Morpirla in 1365, and later came to its current place of Fatorpa in the 1500s to prevent persecution from the Portuguese authorities. Situated on the foothills of a hill chain, a gate marks the road to the temple, and a massive door called the Mahadarvar invites one to the tem...

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Located at a distance of 13. 6 kms from the city of Margao, the Sri Chandranath Temple is a holy site dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated atop a 395 metre high hill.

While the temple is accessible through a road, many prefer the short trek up to the hill, as it provides a splendid view of the surrounding areas. The temple itself is a flat building painted pink and red, with a decorated white dome and a rising square wall depicting Hindu deities. Aside from a main shrine depicting Lord Shiva as the lord of the moon, smaller shrines have also been dedicated to his wife Goddess Parvati ...

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Shri Kamakshi Temple - Shiroda
16.5 kms from Margao city limits
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The Shri Kamakshi Temple is located in Shiroda, which is at a distance of 16. 5 kms from the city of Margao. Dedicated to the local avatar of the mother goddess or Parvati, it is one of the most important sites of the Hindu religion in Goa.

The temple was moved to its present location during the 1560s, after Portuguese Inquisition led to the destruction of the monuments dedicated to Indian deities. The Goddess herself is believed to have been brought over from the city of Kanchipuram, while the idol of the Goddess that stands in the temple centre is believed to have been brought ov...

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Shri Mahalaxmi Temple
19.9 kms from Margao city limits
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The Shri Mahalaxmi Temple of Bandora is located at a distance of 19. 9 kms from the city of Margao, and is built in the honour of the universal mother goddess and the harbinger of peace.

A beautiful interplay of red, pink and white decorates the outer façade of the The Shri Mahalaxmi Temple of Bandora building, which has a sleek, longitudinal style. Slanted and layered tiled roofs give way to a small dome, and the front of the temple has an elaborately decorated semicircle topped by two small elephants. A primary idol of the goddess is made of black granite, while another statue is...

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The Nageshi Temple is a historic holy site dedicated to Nagesh, the serpent avatar of Lord Shiva, and is located in Ponda. It lies at a distance of 19. 5 kms from the city of Margao.

In a typical style found in many Goan temples, the building is a beautiful, single story structure pained pink, red and white. Slanting roofs and domes complete the architecture. What makes this temple distinctive is the fact that it never came to harm under the Portuguese Christian rule, as the district it belonged to retained its independence. Thus, the site has stood on the same grounds since its c...

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The Shri Ramnathi Temple, also known as the Shanteri Kamakshi Temple, is located in the Ponda district of Goa, at a distance of 19 kms from the city of Margao.

The word Ramnath comes from the union of the words Rama and Natha, and is symbolic of the joining of Lord Vishu and Lord Shiva, and the temple is dedicated to this holy union. Additionally, the temple also has shrines for the goddesses Shanteri and Kamakshi. The temple’s original grounds were located in the Salcete Taluka, but the persecution by Portuguese officials and the fear of destruction led to the shifting of the idol...

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Talpona Beach
45.6 kms from Margao city limits
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At a drive of 45. 6 kms from the city of Margao lies the Talpona Beach. A heavenly mix of sun, sand and the sea, it is any beach goer's paradise.

A hidden gem of Goa, the beach has by far remained out of tourist eye, and so is isolated, clean and serene. The water is calm and swimming and frolicking about in the water is quiet easy. Instead of the regular coconuts, pine groves and palm trees greet visitors. Lack of tourism means that there are no developed facilities for water sports, but lifeguards remain on standby, and there is plenty to do.

The soft, clear sand make...

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Utorda Beach
12.4 kms from Margao city limits
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Located at a distance of 12. 4 kms from the city of Margao, the Utorda Beach is nestled among the more famous beaches of Goa, but has nothing less that a perfect day to offer.

Among the less visited beaches of Goa, Utorda remains clean and peaceful even during the peak season. Thus, it is ideal for those who wish to enjoy nature rather than the company of others, or those who wish to remain within their own group. Photographers will also find the location’s beauty with the golden sand, green-blue waters and the backdrop trees very idyllic for a shoot. Free sunbeds and umbrellas hav...

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Varca Beach
12.5 kms from Margao city limits
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The Varca Beach is located at a distance of 12. 5 kms from the city of Margao. With crystal clear, turquoise water and golden sands, Varca substantiates its status as among the top beaches of Goa.

Spread over an area of 11 kilometres, the beach is dotted with lava rocks and boats of local fishing communities. Located in the countryside, there is a pleasant absence of cars and pollution. Sunbeds and umbrellas are provided all along for comfort, and the entire scene is ringed by lush green trees and shrubs. Despite its popularity, the beach remains clean, and there is always space fo...

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Zalore Beach
13.4 kms from Margao city limits
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The Zalore Beach, also known as Carmona Beach, is located at a distance of 13. 4 kms from the city of Margao. A picturesque location with warm sea water and white gold sand, it is one of the most beautiful beaches that Goa has to offer.

Ringed with lush greenery, the beach has a high level of security as the crowds can get quite thick during the peak seasons. Despite this, everyone can easily enjoy the sun and san in a sphere of privacy. Umbrellas, chairs and sunbeds are scattered across the coastline. Shacks of the beach are well known for their reasonable prices and quality selec...

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