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Margao

Margao

Weather

Margao being a coastal city can be visited anytime of the year. The summer season from March to July is most suitable for outings and sightseeing with temperatures reaching a maximum of 36 °C. The monsoon season from August to October brings heavy rainfall and high humidity. While monsoon season brings photographic opportunities, most tourists wait for the rains to recede to enjoy the sun and sand of Margao. The onset of winters from November to February is the best season to visit Margao with maximum temperatures in the range of 14 to 15 °C.

How To Reach

By Road:

Located on the main national highway NH-17, Margao is well connected to all Indian cities and towns. Reaching Margao (765 Km) by road is by far the most convenient option for international travelers driving from neighboring cities of Mumbai and Pune (464 Km). Express luxury buses lay between Margao and various other cities at a regular interval.


By Air:

Margao is well connected by air and the closest airport to reach the city is the once located in Dabolim at a distance of 28 KM. The Dabolim airport is very well connected to all major Indian cities and towns with regular services from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Local cabs are easily available outside the Dabolim airport to reach Margao.



By Rail:

Margao is one of the biggest and most important railway junctions in Goa. Located on the Konkan railway line, Margao railway station is an important hub between Goa and Karnataka region. Madgaon Junction is located 2 km east of Margao town offering connectivity to Mangalore and Mumbai lines. Regular train from Mumbai, Karnataka, Cochin and Delhi connected Margao to the rest of India.


Overview

Margao is an important industrial and cultural hub and one of the largest cities of Goa. Located in Southern Goa, Margao is also the administrative capital of Salcete Taluka. Famous for its magnificent Indo-Portuguese style mansions, Margao is the gateway to southern Goa. Rich with cultural extravaganza and picturesque beaches, Margao attracts tourists from across the globe all through the year.

 

Margao also known as Madgaon offers a perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures showcasing the richness of the region. Considered to be a major agricultural and fishing hub, Margao is one of the most prominent commercial centers of Goa. A spiritual hub in medieval times and during the era of the Maratha Kings, Margao offers temples and spiritual attractions. From lovely temples to churches to mansions, Margao is an architecture lover's delight.

 

The lovely sandy beaches of Margao offer a perfect backdrop for a relaxed holiday accompanied by fishing and water sport excursions. Beaches at Colva and Majora offer jet-skiing and parasailing activities attracting adventure lovers and water sport enthusiasts. No trip to Margao is complete without feasting on the Goan Gourmet delights including fish curry and other sea food delicacies made with a blend of Indian and European flavors. For shopping enthusiasts, the shopping bazaar is Margao offers a perfect opportunity t o check out the local handicrafts of the region including bamboo and straw hats, bags and sea shells galore.

 

Margao attracts a large number of tourists during its winter carnival festival in the last week of December. The cultural richness and beautiful colors and extempore of Margao offers a rich delight to tourists. From its lovely heritage buildings to pristine beaches and indo European styled mansions and villas, Margao offers the best of coastal city delight. From old world charm to modern city delights, Margao offers the best of Goa to the tourists.