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Mapusa Town

Mapusa Town, Goa

Mapusa is the small remarkable town which is also spelt as Maphsa and the town is known to be cute with capital of the Bardez Taluk. The capital of Goa which is Panaji is located 13 Kms from here and one can easily reach there with bus or taxi. This is a small bustling town with activities all around along with being a popular tourist destination which has a lot of beaches. The city of Mapusa is famous for its beaches such as Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna and Baga which attracts tourists from all over the world. The name of Mapusa means “the market place” and “the trade” place which was known for the Dutch Chronicler who were known to settle at this place and the Friday market was described as “The Bazzar Grande”. The great popularity of the Mapusa market was due to the ancient festivals dedicated to “God Kankeshwar Baba” and location of the “Friday Market” at the Centre of commercial activity along with the proximity of the religious site has made the city to develop into the current scope and size which is a small bustling town these days.

The lively spirit of Goa could be found as the drinks and food of the authentic Goanese cuisine could be through the nearby shops and the walking through the lively town gives the satisfaction to the hilt with cliques, tents, baskets and other stock-in-trade of sellers who sell agricultural products like vegetables, fruits, plants and spices along with the “Fish Street” that is to be found to be open from morning till night with selling the fish with dried salt fish, usual dried fish, boiled fish, fish-grill, marinade fish and the staple food rice along with the various other sea foods helping the people to satisfy their hunger and taste buds.

Mapusa is a popular town in north Goa district which comes in Bardez Taluka. The Mapusa town is also headquarter of the Bardez Taluka. It is well connected to national highway - 17 (Kochi-Mumbai). It is approx 17 kilometers far from Goa state capital Panaji. This town total population is approx 40,487; it is just 15 meters elevated from Seal level. This city's people literacy rate is approx 80%. The Mapusa city has many restaurants and hotel accommodation to stay tourists. This city is also famous for Friday flea market where local villagers’ people sell their products, handcrafts, clothes, replica jewelleries, and vegetables etc.

Tourists Attractions: Milagres Church, old Municipal Building, Maruti Temple and Friday Market.

Nearest Accommodations: Hotel Atmaram (+91-832-2253949), Hotel Suhas (+91-9822100701), Mapusa Residency (+91-832-2262794), Boshan Hotels (+91-9272083001), Saiesh International Hotel (+91-832-2257053), Hotel Mayura (+91-9226028643).

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 19.6 20.5 23.2 25.6 26.3 24.7 24.1 24.0 23.8 23.8 22.3 20.6
Average High (℃) 31.6 31.5 32.0 33.0 33.0 30.3 28.9 28.8 29.5 31.6 32.8 32.4

Visit Information:-

Location: Mapusa (North Goa)

Nearest Bus Stop: Mapusa

Nearest Railway Station: Tivim

Distance From:-

Dabolim Airport: 38.7 KM

Panjim City: 16.7 KM

Madgaon City: 47.5 KM