Bardez Tourism

Bardez Tourism

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  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: North Goa
Located in North Goa, Bardez is a taluka, which is popular for its beaches and markets. Bardez refers to ‘bara desh’, which means twelve countries. Twelve specific territorial areas, which together make the Bardez taluka, are Pombrupa, Olaulim, Anjuna, Serula, Aldona, Assagao, Moira, Machinola, Saligao, Candolim, Sangolda and Nachinola.

Bardez is delimited by Chapora River from the northern side and Mandovi River from the southern side. Mapusa River, which originates in Bardez, flows to the east of the region, while on the west of the region lays the Indian Ocean. In 1543, Bardez was under the control of the Portuguese along with Salcette and Mormugao and formed a part of the Portugal's Velhas Coquistas or Old Conquests. 

Today, Bardez is one of the popular tourist destinations in Goa, with famous sites like the fort of Aguada and the beaches of Candolim, Sinquerim, Calangute, Baga and Anjuna. Big Wednesday Flea Market in Anjuna and the Friday Bazaar in Mapusa are also major tourist attractions in the region. Native people of Bardez are known as Bardezcar or Bardeskar in the Konkani language, which is the main language spoken.

Dabolim Airport is the main gateway to the destination, which is served by various domestic and international flights. Situated on the Margao-Sawantwadi rail route, Thivim Railway Station is the nearest railway station from Bardez.

Kadamba bus stand of Panaji is the main bus station, which can be used to reach Bardez. Buses from different regions of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka operate to and from this station. The best time to visit Bardez is during the winter months, which extend from November to February.     

Bardez is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mapusa and Panjim.

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Rukshana Gandhi

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  • Rukshana Gandhi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 10 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  6407 readers

"Scenic visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 20, 2016
The view from this place is amazing. Greenery all round, well-maintained roads. Travellers with adventurous background must visit this place. The street bazaars and the shopping at the roadside is simply superb. The chat, the ice cream vendors, late night rides on the rented scooter was the best part of the trip. Goa rocks!!!!!!!
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Sanjay Choithramani

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  • Sanjay Choithramani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 28 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
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"Stay close to Candolim Beach"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 24, 2016
Goa / Bardez is a great place to be in, stay close to Candolim Beach. There are many resorts and restaurants on this stretch of road. Also some very good Shacks where you get good food and drinks. One of the most happening and alive locations in Goa.
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Hemant Jai

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  • Hemant Jai
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  374 readers

"Visit for beaches and church"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
Baga beach is very good. Calungute is also fine. Anjuna beach had nothing special to offer. Candolim beach market is good. But lot of bargaining is required before you purchase something. Being from Delhi, I did not like the Goan twist to north Indian dishes.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 662 Reviews
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  •  227314 readers

"A Romantic Destination-Bardez"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2015
Bardez remains my favourite, but I was not knowing much about Bardez except that it is a Romantic destination. When I enquired, found a glittering back ground of this area, which is demarcated by Chapora and Mandovi rivers, Northern side and Mapusa River at Southern side respectively, which is originated from this area flows towards east, and West side is the Arabian Sea. This area is the most popular area in North Goa. It is bounded by twelve villages, and was ruled by Portuguese. At present Bardez is one of the most famous destination among the tourists, as all northern famous well developed beaches and famous land mark Fort aguada, are situated nearby, the most exciting sites like Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, Vagator for beach and highland for spectacular Sunset and its music festival before new year, candolim, sinquerim, Baga beaches are in close vicinity, and approach to all sites made easier by the rental services of two wheeler and four wheelers, this service provide a great liberty and freedom. The colourful Mapusa Friday market and the Wednesday market have the great attraction among the tourists. Konkani is mainly spoken language and peoples are known as Badescar of this area. Fully modernized airport Dabolim is situated in Vasco, is suitable for domestic and international tourist to reach this destination and Thivim is the nearest railway station. Panji is having the main bus station, named Kadamaba, is well connected by the surrounding states like Maharashta, Karnataka for to and fro journey from this destination. Many private tour and travel operator are running luxurious buses from many places having an on-line booking facility are operated from the Panji and Mapusa Road cross junction. And various resorts and Hotels are available for comfortable stay. This destination of North Goa is attracting a lot to all tourists and always ready to treat them like a king.
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Kiran Bavimani

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  • Kiran Bavimani
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 95 Reviews
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"Once villages, now tourist hotspots"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
This area was once a village, but it is hard to believe now that it is a tourist hub. The whole stretch from Baga beach to Aguada is a tourist circuit with lot of business knot around. There is plenty to see, enjoy by staying in this area. North goa in general is more exciting and fun than the South.
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  • vinod
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  602 readers

"A small town between panjim & beach heavens"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2015

Not many of you must have heard about this town. But most of you must have travelled through it without even realizing. Yes, its the town that lies between Panjim city and popular beach destinations such as Calangute, Baga, Vegator to name a few. However nearest beach would be approx 30-40 Min driving distance from this place.

There are many small eateries throughout. The one I found the best which you can visit with your family/ friends is Matsya Sagar restaurant. Great ambience and good service. Food is awesome, don't miss the sea food recipes. The restaurant at the angels resort is also good.

The worst part of Bardez I found was the Picnic restaurant. Worst service. The waiters will ensure to spoil your mood and food is strictly OK. AVOID Picnic restaurant is the only piece of advice if you are staying or visiting through Bardez. Bike rentals are just around the corners so are wine shops and fruit stalls. Good place to spend time if you are not looking at beach facing destinations.
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Devendar singh bisht

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  • Devendar singh bisht
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Wonderful to visit but money is more important"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 21, 2015
The best time to go on holiday is December and January because you can enjoy the most on beaches. The weather is pleasant, best mode of transport is via cars. Take less items with you, money is important and enjoy local foods. There are many place to visit but famous beaches are many and at night beaches are wonderful.
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  • Siddeswara
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  3263 readers

"A tourists paradise"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 4, 2015
Goa is a tourists paradise whether that tourist is young couple or middle aged family. The land is full of beaches, churches, temples, forts, etc and it interests every one. Time passes with out we being aware of it when we are in Goa. There are so many shrines to visit and beaches to bath.
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Vivek Sharma

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  • Vivek Sharma
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1724 readers

"Nice location with good food"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2014
Overall Experience was really wonderful as this place was nearby all the important points to visit in Goa and also good for shopping and roaming around. Further, there are many restaurants and hotels on the way to choose from for a variety of meals available in both veg and non veg category.
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Suraj Jadhav

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  • Suraj Jadhav
  • Lives in Pune
  • 10 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  1944 readers

"Visit Goa for relaxation!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 7, 2014
This destination for enjoyment is very good. I enjoyed a lot there with my office members. Very good place to visit. Once in every year we should visit Goa for relaxation.
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