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Fine sand beach in South Goa

Fine sand beach in South Goa  Video Review

Zalor Beach

Sahitya Chittori
20th Jan 18

Secluded beach in South Goa

Secluded beach in South Goa  Video Review

Zalor Beach

Srikanth Kesavarapu
20th Jan 18

velsao beach rain view

velsao beach rain view  Video Review

Velsao Beach

Arpit Sharma
16th Sep 17

Beautiful garden dedicated to Dr. Miguel, Luis De Menzes Bragaca and more

Beautiful garden dedicated to Dr. Miguel, Luis De Menzes Bragaca and more  Video Review

Municipal Garden

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th May 16

The Most Popular Beach Of South Goa

The Most Popular Beach Of South Goa  Video Review

Colva Beach

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th May 16

Well managed market

Well managed market  Video Review

Margao Market

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
16th May 16

Famous shiva temple of Margao

Famous shiva temple of Margao  Video Review

Sri Damodar Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th May 16

An Ancient Church situated on Monte Hill

An Ancient Church situated on Monte Hill  Video Review

Monte Church

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th May 16

A must visit museum

A must visit museum  Video Review

San Thome Museum Back In Time

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
18th May 16

A divine place

A divine place  Video Review

Catholic Chapel

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
18th May 16

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Jagdish kulur

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 Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi4.6/5

266 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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Recommended Duration in Margao

Number of days to spend in Margao as recommended by our travellers.

1 day


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.

Photos of Margao

Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao
Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

Church of the Holy Spirit, Margao
Majorda, Margao

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Megha Katial ratti

Sand Art in Majorda Beach

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