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Madgaon

(Also known as Margao )

Goa | India
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Madgaon is categorised as Business and Transit


Big Foot Near Madgaon - Photo Courtesy H Shenoy
Madgaon Railway Station (Nivalink Trip Dated - 29 August 2016)
Church of St Anne (Photo Courtesy: Naizal Dias)
View from Cabo de Rama fort (Photo Courtesy: Shobhitns)
Rachol Seminary (Photo Courtesy: Vicky)
Shanta Durga Temple (Photo Courtesy: Nkodikal)

Reasons to Visit
  • Madgaon is the largest city in South Goa and 2nd largest town in entire Goa after Panjim.
  • Madgaon Railway Station is access point for visiting South Goa Beaches (Colva, Varca, Cavalelossem, Canacona, Palolem etc.), quepem area, Homestays and Countryside.
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Access Information

Madgaon has 35 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

CategoryCount
Standard2
Mid-segment8
Premium14
Luxury8
Experiential3
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel4
Resort25
Homestay5
Bungalow1

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There are no Holiday found for Madgaon

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Madgaon has 12 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Dabolim Airport and MadgaonRs. 1175

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and Arossim/Utorda/Majorda beachRs. 1885
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and Betalbatim/Colva/Benaulim beachRs. 939
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and Bogmallo Beach/Vasco Da GamaRs. 1175
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and CanaconaRs. 1409
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and Chorla GhatsRs. 2934
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and DandeliRs. 2582
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and KarwarRs. 2582
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and PalolemRs. 1409
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and QuepemRs. 939
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and Varca/Cavalossem/Mobor/Betul/BeachRs. 2474
Pickup/Drop between Madgaon Railway Station and YellapurRs. 2934

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Madgaon has 25 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

CategoryCount
Activities9
Bird Watching1
Entry Tickets2
Experience13
Guide Services1

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List of Service Add Ons for Madgaon

Activities

Services Rates Starting From
Banana Boat Ride in South GoaRs. 2000
Jet Ski + Banana Ride + Ringo Ride & Parasailing South GoaRs. 2000
Jet Ski + Ringo Ride + Banana RideRs. 1400
Jet Skiing in South GoaRs. 400
Parasailing in South GoaRs. 1000
Rafting at Mhadei Goa-
Rafting at Tilari GoaRs. 2250
Ringo Ride in South GoaRs. 1200
Sea Kayaking in South GoaRs. 400

Bird Watching

Services Rates Starting From
Bird Watching & Crocodile Sighting Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 15000

Entry Tickets

Services Rates Starting From
Entry to Deltin Royale Casino (Premium)Rs. 4840
Entry to Deltin Royale Casino (Standard)Rs. 3025

Experience

Services Rates Starting From
3 Hour Cruise in GoaRs. 3000
5 hour cruise in GoaRs. 3500
Bird Watching & Crocodile Sighting Cruise on KhandyaRs. 8125
Bird Watching & Crocodile Sighting Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 15000
Ride the waves Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 13750
Sea to Mountain Cruise on KhandyaRs. 8750
Sea to Mountain Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 12250
Short Trip down Chapora River Rs. 1667
Spice Route Cruise on KhandyaRs. 7350
Spice Route Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 14565
Sunset River Cruise on KhandyaRs. 5625
Sunset River Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 11250
Sunset Sea Cruise on Sea EagleRs. 13750

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for GoaRs. 250

7 Travel Ideas listed for Madgaon. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Churches in Goa
  • Goa Self Drive Experience
  • South Goa Beaches

Stay Ideas

  • Arco Iris experience
  • Casa Susegad - Heritage Home
  • Heritage Hotels and Homely stays in Goa

Festivals linked to Madgaon (Goa)

  • Goa Christmas

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Impressive Church situated in the heart of Madgaon. The feast of this Church is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of Feb.
    Church
    Portuguese Church, Roman Catholic Church
    1
    It is believed that St. Francis Xavier used to teach catechism at Rosary Church to his followers seated around him. November 3rd is the day of the feast at Rosary Church
    Church
    Portuguese Church, Roman Catholic Church
    1
    Built in 1675, Church of Holy Spirit Madgaon is one of the most impressive Churches in South Goa and example of Indian Baroque style church building.
    Church
    Portuguese Church
    2
    Cansaulim church (1581) is an exquisite monument that draws tourists due to its history and the typical Portuguese architectural style.
    Church
    Portuguese Church
    6
    Only beach in South Goa that has a bit like a North Goa beach character. Its a public beach, visited by tourists to South Goa and has many restaurants / hotels around it. Shacks are setup on the beach in Winter.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    6
    An idyllic beach front South of Colva. The Benaulim beach connects to Colva and one can enjoy a long beach walk in between. There are some restaurants and hotels around Benaulim.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    7
    The Goa Chitra is a museum based in Benaulim in South Goa. It has a large collection of over 4000 artefacts focusing on Goas portuguese colonial past. Goa Chitras collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts and palanquins from different points of the past. It also showcases an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice.
    Museum
    Heritage Museum
    7
    A museum cum gallery called ancestral Goa has been built in Loutolim also called big foot. The largest known laterite sculpture of Mirabai is present in this theme park.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre
    7
    Arossim Beach is an idyllic beach in South Goa (between Colva and the Airport) and home to Heritage Village Resort. Arossim Stretch of beach is generally empty and less crowded and excellent for a walk.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    9
    Utorda is one of the quieter and lesser visited beaches in South Goa where couple of premium and luxury resorts are based.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    10
    Casa Araujo Alvares is a 250 year old heritage mansion near Madgaon that is visited like a heritage museum for its heritage character and charm.
    Heritage Site, Museum
    Heritage Museum, Haveli or Mansion
    10
    The Braganca House was built in the 17th century, 10 kms east of Madgaon in South Goa. The east wing has a small chapel with a relic of St. Francis Xavier alongwith the artefacts collected by the family over the years. There is a ballroom with antique chandeliers and heavily carved ornate rosewood furniture. The west wing of the house has exquisite furniture and Chinese porcelain from Macau. It also houses a collection of family portraits, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The library is believed to be the first private library in Goa having 5,000 leather bound books.
    Museum
    Heritage Museum
    10
    Majorda is an idyllic beach front in South Goa where a couple of luxury beach resorts and homestays are located. The beach is visited by locals. and visitors to the area but not tourists to South goa at large.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    10
    The Palacio do Deao is a heritage mansion situated by the river near Quepem at 14 kms from Margao spread over 11,000 sq ft of floor area. It is built in an unique style of architecture and has an interesting blend of Hindu and Portuguese cultures.
    Heritage Site
    Haveli or Mansion
    14
    Sal River in South Goa opens near Cavelossim and Betul before meeting Arabian Sea. The entire stertch is scenic and has some cafeteria around for dining and is well visited by tourists visiting Cavelossem.
    Lake or Riverside
    Riverside
    14
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Rachol Seminary is home to the Museum of Christian Art which chronicles the evolution of Christian /catholic art in Goa with interesting artifacts of the bygone era.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Craft Museum
    12
    Idyllic rocky beach front where couple of mid-segment hotels are located. It lies at the Southern tip of whats popularly known as South Goa beaches.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    14
    An idyllic beach front South of Colva home to some luxury resorts such as Ramada and Club Mahindra. Beach otherwise is quiet and not visited by tourists.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    14
    Shri Kamakshi temple is a 16th Century temple in Shiroda. The other shrines in the temple complex are that of Shree Shantadurga, Shree Laxmi Narayana and Shree Rayeshwar.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    17
    Church Dedicated to St Ana (1695), the grandmother of Jesus Christ and Goas one of the best Baroque style church.
    Church
    Portuguese Church, Roman Catholic Church
    17
    The Butterfly conservatory run by the Butterfly Conservatory of Goa (NGO) is an interesting place for nature enthusiasts.
    Activity
    Butterfly Conservatory Visit
    18
    The area is where a river meets Arabian sea and therefore offers excellent views. There are watersports centres around here and some restaurants. Major area of the beach is taken over by The Leela and therefore inaccessible to public.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    18
    A beach front in South Goa home to Mayfair Resort. Beach otherwise is quiet and not visited by tourists.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    18
    Best of the South Goa beaches. Some luxury resorts such as Radisson Blu are setup here. This has restaurants, watersports centre and wide beach front which is well visited by locals and tourists.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    19
    Goa Animal Welfare Trust operates an animal shelter in South Goa helping stray dogs, cats and calf.
    Institute
    Social Welfare
    22
    Sahakari Spice Farm is very popular day visit option for guests traveling to Goa and looking at an experience beyond beaches. Sahakari Spice Farm is spread over 130 acres, 60 acres of this area is exclusively devoted to the cultivation of Spices, Fruits, Medicinal trees and Herbs. In addition to visit to the spice garden and ago processing units, Sahakari farm has a restaurant offers elephant rides and folk dances
    Activity
    Elephant Experience, Farm Visit
    23
    Fort Cabo De Rama Fort is a seaside fort named after Lord Rama. It is believed Lord Rama during epic tale of Ramayana took refuge here accompanied by his wife Sita during his exile from Ayodhya.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Rama, Fort
    25
    Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex 33 km from Panjim near Ponda. The temple is dedicated to Shantadurga is the form of the Goddess Durga, commonly worshipped in Goa. Shantadurga Temple is the most popular temple in Goa.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    27
    The Museum of Christian Art, reputed to be the only one of its kind in whole of Asia, is located in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, in the vicinity of World Heritage Monuments.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Craft Museum
    28
    Shri Mangeshi temple is a popularly visited ancient Lord Shiva temple in North Goa. The 400-year-old Shri Mangesh temple is visited for its authentic character and simplicity of the architecture.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    28
    Nagueshi Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple (15th Century) near Mangeshi temple. Nagesh temple (as its also commonly referred) is visited all round the year by Pilgrims and tourists to Goa.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    28
    The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India
    Church
    Portuguese Church
    30
    The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika (Portuguese: Baslica do Bom Jesus) is located in North Goa, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    30
    Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa constructed in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century. The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Goa contains churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of S. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site
    31
    Mahalasa is the Kuldevi (family goddess) of many Goan native Brahmins and Kashatriyas. Mahalasa is considered as the Mohini form of Lord Vishnu and hence she is referred to as "Mahalasa Narayani". The deity, it may particularly be noted, also wears the holy thread
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    32
    Dudhsagar is one of the worlds most exquisite waterfalls around. It is 5th tallest waterfall in India at 310 meters. The falls lie high up in the Mandovi Rivers watershed and so are mainly monsoon fed (June - Oct).
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    47
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Water sports centres are setup around Cavellossem beach that offer jet ski, banana ride, parasailing, bumper ride, boat ride, dolphin trips. These are very popular with travellers to South Goa during Oct - May period when they operate.
    Activity
    Watersports
    10
    Bondla Zoo is located within Bondla reserve forest area and is home to many birds and animals including a Tiger. Area around Bondla Zoo is excellent for bird watching especially in mornings when more than 100 varieties have been spotted including White Throated Kingfisher, Black hooded Oriole, Common Iora, Indian Blackbird, Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker, Oriental Magpie Robin, Orange headed Thrush, Barn Swallow, Dusty Crag Martin, Red Vented Bulbul, Red Cheeked Bulbul etc.
    Activity, Zoo
    Bird Watching, Nature Park
    50

Destinations within reach from Madgaon

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  • Ponda ( 19 Km )

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  • Panjim ( 35 Km )

    Panjim is the state capital of Goa and known for its promenades, heritage walks, clean streets, more

  • Palolem ( 36 Km )

    Palolem beach is one of the best beaches in Goa at Southern most edge of the Goa bordering Karwar more

  • Canacona ( 39 Km )

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  • North Goa ( 46 Km )

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Madgaon,Goa,India

January
34°C / 22°C
February
34°C / 22°C
March
35°C / 23°C
April
34°C / 23°C
May
34°C / 25°C
June
29°C / 25°C
July
28°C / 25°C
August
28°C / 24°C
September
29°C / 23°C
October
34°C / 23°C
November
34°C / 22°C
December
35°C / 22°C

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Madgaon
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
LuotolimAn area few kms from Madgaon offering a rural countryside backdrop Getaway2
Town CentreTypical Tier II town character with beach being 6 kms away (Colva)Transit/Business1
CurtorimA Countryside area 9 kms from MadgaonGetaway1
Nearest Airport in Madgaon
  • Dabolim Airport ( GOI ) , Dabolim-25 Kms
Railway Stations in Madgaon
  • Madgaon ( MAO ), Madgaon
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