Margao City

Margao City, Goa

Margao City is one of the second largest city by population in Goa. The city is said to be cultural capital city of Goa and it is said to be the city with two shrines of Matsyendranath and Gorakhnath. The other important thing about the city was the pre-Portuguese with some important settlements in Salecte along with Matha Grama which is the village of Mathas. The nine Mathas in Temple schools which was built during the ancient city of Margao has given a unique state which is spiritual as well as historical. The Holy Spirit Church along with other Churches are built all around the state and the city since it was founded has grown manifolds.

The city is 33 Kms from Panjim and 27 Km from Vasco da Gama with great climatic conditions where Summers are warm and the annual average rainfall is very heavy with gusty winds blowing all over. The city is pioneer in education and it has many education institutes such as schools and colleges with the oldest one being the Loyola High School which is near the bus stand. The other prominent schools includes St. Joseph High School. The Konkan railways division is in Margao and the beautiful landscape is found to be bountiful with natural surroundings. The city is a famous tourist destination and has number of places which includes the Municipal Garden named after the benefactor Prince Aga Khan along with Anna Fonte which is the name of the natural springs and the Old Market or Mercado Valley. The Holy Spirit Church is another most visited place and if the places of worship are to be visited then there are temples like Damodar temple, The Hari Mandir, The Maruti Mandir, The Shiv temple and the 2 Mosques in Margao. One can say that altogether it is one of the great places to visit and is the cultural capital of Goa.

Madgaon or Madagav or Margao city is the cultural and commercial capital of the Goa state which is second largest populated city of the state. It is also the headquarter of the south Goa district. This is the evergreen climate city which approx average temperature is 28 °C and 20 °C. The city is also state's main railway junction which all trains stop. It is well connected to National Highway 17. Its nearest attractions are city hall, Municipal Garden, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, St. Sebastian Church and local shopping markets.

Madgaon City Tourist Attractions: Margao City Square, Old Fish Market, City Hall, Municipal Garden, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, St. Sebastian Church.

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 20.2 20.2 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 23.8 21.6 21.6
Average High (℃) 31.8 31.8 32.6 32.6 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 31.7 32.8 32.8

Nearest Accommodations:

Luxury: Hotel Joyti Plaza (082375 50004), Hotel Green View (0832 271 5489), Lotus Inn (0832 273 4980), Meenaxi Hotel (0832 273 0676), Arco Iris Boutique Homestay (0832 278 6800), Hotel Raviraj (098221 20715)

Affordable: Good Shepherd Residency (0832 657 2379), Srujan Hotel (070838 93701), Viva Hotel (0832 273 3855), All Seasons Guest House (0832 271 0061), Hotel GoGoa (091450 59505), Srinivas Residency Lodging & Boarding (098221 83207), Hotel Raviraj Classic (098221 20715), Om Shiv Hotel (096578 62535), Margao Residency (0832 271 5096), Hotel Saaj (0832 271 1757), Goa Woodlands Hotel (083800 86724), Hotel Tanish (0832 273 5656), Nanutel (0832 672 2222).

Visit Information:-

Location: Margao, South Goa

Nearest Bus Stop: Margao Bus Terminal‎

Nearest Railway Station: Margao Junction

Distance From:-

Dabolim Airport: 25.9 KM

Panjim City: 34.8 KM

Vasco Da Gama City: 26 KM