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Jagdish kulur5.0/5

3 reviews

Good People

Very helpful, Positive people. Made friendship with one lawrence Carvalho in Erasmo Carvalho street very nice people guided me to all destination free. Got few xerox free. He guided and showed me temples, churches, mosque for free. He introduced me with their culture and heritage with history of Portuguese settlement and others. Very nice family. People in Madgaon are very friendly and helpful.

Pritvi Kanchi4.6/5

232 reviews

A Trip to beautiful Goa

I had been to Margao by road in April 2016. Margao is the cultural hub and the commercial capital of Goa. The must-visit places around Margao include the Colva beach, Damodar temple and the Benaulim Beach. The Colva beach stretches to an overall expanse of 2. 4 kilometers overlooking the Arabian Sea. The Sri Damodar temple is located on the banks of river Kushavati and Lord Damodar is one of the forms of Lord Shiva and the deity is believed to have healing powers. This temple is visited by both Hindus and Christians alike. The Benaulim beach is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from the Colva beach and this is tranquil in nature.

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Margao Overview

Margao is the largest and the oldest city as well as the commercial capital of the Indian state of Goa. It is also the administrative headquarters of South Goa District and the Salcete Taluka. It is situated on the banks of River Sal and lies at an elevation of 31 metres above sea level. The city has derived its name from the word ‘Mathagram’, which means a place with a Matha or Mut.

Things to do in Margao

Margao is also the cultural capital of Goa and has the Ravindra Bhavan Cultural Centre, which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa in July 2008. It also consists of Goa’s biggest sports stadium, Fatorda, as well as the biggest theatre, the Metropole. Margao is also popular for its Dindi festival, which is celebrated at the Vithal Rakhumai Temple on the second day after Diwali. The feast at the Holy Spirit Church, known as the Purumetache, is also a major attraction.

Margao also comprises many famous temples and churches like the Holy Spirit Church, the Grace Church, the Old Sebastian Church, and the Monte Hill Chapel. Its range of popular temples includes the Hari Mandir, Damodar Mandir, Maruti Mandir, the Saibaba Mandir and the Shiv Temple. The city is also home to two popular mosques of Goa along with a Jain Temple at Pajifond.

Margao tourism is known for its huge Portuguese style mansions. It also offers many other interesting places to visit like its closed market, Mercado de Afonso de Albuquerque, its municipal garden – Anna Fonte, the old market called the Mercado Velho, the Holy Spirit Church, its grand colonial mansions, the chapel at Monte Hill, and many more.Tourists can opt for Margao holiday packages while planning their holiday to this beach destination.

Food & Shopping in Margao

Margao is famous for its Margao curry, which is also a local specialty of Goa. This curry is also exported to many parts of Portugal. Margao is also the name of a brand of spices in Portugal.

Travelling to Margao

Being the fastest growing city of Goa, Margao is also well connected with the rest of the country by road, rail and airways. Goa’s largest railway station is in Margao, which is connected to cities like Mangalore, Udupi, Ratnagiri and Mumbai through NH 17. To reach Margao, tourists can also take the Skybus Metro tracks patented by the Konkan Railway Corporation. The best time to visit Margao is between late October and April.

Accommodation options in Margao

Hotels in Margao range from budget hotels to 5 star stays as well as homestays. Tourists can opt for discounts offered during the off-season and need to ensure that they book hotels in Margao in advance during the peak season between October and December.

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