Majorda beach is a popular beach of Goa situated in the southern part of Bagmola. It is located at a distance of 4 km from Margao and 5 km from the Colva Beach. The beach is 18 km from the Dabolim Airport. Many of the other popular destinations of Goa like Arossim, Benaulim, Velsao, Varca, Ponda, Salcette and Bogmalo lie at short distances from the Majorda Beach.
History of Majorda Beach
Majorda beach comprises long lanes of palm grove trees and its clear water comes from the Arabian Sea. According to Indian mythology, Lord Rama came to this beach in search of his wife, Sita due to which the southern part of the beach is also known as Cabo-de-Rama. According to another mythological tale, Lord Rama was once kidnapped in his childhood and brought to Majorda beach.
Things to do in Majorda Beach
Majorda beach is famous for its bread and bakers. This was the place where the tradition of baking European style breads, started. The famous Goan Toddy, which is the fermented breads made from the sap of coconut palm, was discovered here.
The beach is also famous for hosting the Goa Christmas Carnival every winter. Swimming at the beach is a special attraction, and sufficient number of lifeguards is available on the beach for safety and security.
The most popular attraction at the Majorda Beach is the Mae De Deus Church. The Church was found in 1588 A.D. After being destroyed in 1738, it was rebuilt in 1739. Visitors can participate in water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, etc., go to explore nearby villages or simply relax on the beach, which are also included and offered as a part of Majorda holiday packages.
Travelling to Majorda Beach
Goa is the connecting point for tourists travelling to Majorda Beach. Tourists can reach Majorda Beach by air, rail or road. The Goa airport, railway station and bus stand are well connected to the destination and travellers can hire taxis, two-wheelers or use local transport to reach Majorda Beach.
Accommodation options in Majorda Beach
There are a number of hotel options in Majorda Beach. Apart from beach resorts, the destination also has heritage hotels, budget staying options and guesthouses as well as lodges.