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Goa | India
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Ponda is categorised as Pilgrimage


Shanta Durga Temple
Vanilla Plantation at the Spice Farm (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 April 2014)
Cashew Feni Distillation (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 April 2014)
Sahakari Spice Farm (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 April 2014)
Jungle Babbler in Bondla (Nivalink Trip Dated - 4 March 2014)
White Throated Kingfisher in Bondla (Nivalink Trip Dated - 4 March 2014)
Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker in Bondla (Nivalink Trip Dated - 4 March 2014)
Tumeric Plantation at Sahakari Spice Farm
Sahakari Spice Farm
Mahalasa Marayani Temple Mardol (Photo Courtesy: Kaveri)
Shri Mangeshi templ
Nagueshi Temple Ponda

Reasons to Visit
  • Ponda situated in hinterland of Goa, surrounded by green villages and ancient temples much different and even more laidback than the famous coastal areas.
  • Ponda lies en route to Goa's wildlife sanctuaries, both the Bondla and the Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and also the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
  • Ponda is considered Gateway to neighboring Karnatka (Belgaum, Dandeli, Hubli).
  • Mangueshi Temple and Nagesh Temple are two promiment Hindu temples in the area visited by day tourists from Panjim and North Goa.
Recommendations
  • Countryside Destinations in and around Goa"Ponda lies in the heart of Goa countryside. There are number of farms, spice plantations and activities around Ponda and some very authentic Hindu Temples. Ponda is a day visit option from other destinations of Goa."
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Bird Watching1
Experience2

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List of Service Add Ons for Ponda

Bird Watching

Services Rates Starting From
Bird Watching at Bondla Wildlife SanctuaryRs. 2700

Experience

Services Rates Starting From
Tropical Spice Garden VisitRs. 400
Tropical Spice Garden Visit with Elephant RideRs. 1100

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Destination Ideas

  • Bhagavati Temples in Goa
  • Goa Break in Monsoon
  • Sahakari Spice Farm Experience
  • Temples in North Goa
  • Temples in South Goa

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Butterfly conservatory run by the Butterfly Conservatory of Goa (NGO) is an interesting place for nature enthusiasts.
    Activity
    Butterfly Conservatory Visit
    1
    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
    2
    Shri Mahalaxmi Temple is a popular Devi Temple situated 4 kms from Ponda at 300 meters from Nagesh Temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    4
    Gopal Ganesh temple is situated surrounded by Greenery at Farmagudi near Ponda at about 26 kms from Panjim.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    4
    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
    4
    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
    14
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located on western tip of the Island of Chorao along the river Mandovi and approachable from Panjim. It is recommended for nature lovers and bird watchers where you can see a variety of species of birds especially in Winter.
    Activity
    Bird Watching
    35
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    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
    20
    Zuari River Boat Ride is one of the popular activity for bird watchers to Karmali and Mollem area. This is where one can sight the sought after Collared Kingfisher and Black capped Kingfisher alongwith more common kingfisher variants of White Throated Kingfisher and Common Kingfisher. This boat ride also is an excellent for mangrove photography, Marsh Crocodiles and Brahminy Kites.
    Activity
    Bird Watching, Boat Safari
    22

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Ponda,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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Nearest Airport in Ponda
  • Dabolim Airport ( GOI ) , Dabolim-34 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Ponda
  • Madgaon ( MAO ), Madgaon-19 Kms
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