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Margao Tours

MargaoIf you are planning a tour to the magical land of Goa, you must most definitely take a Margao Tour. Margao is the second largest town of Goa and is bustling commercial centre of the state. A trip to this place will excite you with the variety of people, noise and chaotic traffic. Moreover you can also visit the few structures of architectural legacy of Portuguese. Margoa derived its name from two Hindi words, namely, “Math” (Hindu religious centre) and the “Gram” (Village). History has it that it was once a major religious centre of Hindus in the past. Moreover it also consisted of many wealthy temples and Dharamshala. But, during 17th century, many of these were destroyed by the Portuguese.

As you book your Margao Tour, you will realize that the city still possesses the old world charm. And this further attracts many visitors from all over the world. We also take you to the various Portuguese churches and the Old Portuguese houses with shady balconies which are the example of their traditional; architecture.

With your Margao Tours you must not miss out on the Church of Holy Spirits (the Largo de Igreja. This is one of the major tourist destinations in the city. This church is located on the entrance of the city in the north of Municipal Garden Square. Built in 1675 by Portuguese, the Church is a fine example of late-Baroque architecture in Goa. Few attractive sights surrounding the church are the beautiful Portuguese houses. You will be fascinated by the look of this charming white façade and interiors which are decorated with gilt crystal and stucco.

We also take you to the ‘House of Seven Gables’, with your Margao Tours. This place is located at a small distance from the church. This place too is considered as one of the important sightseeing attractions in Goa. The place is also famously known as ‘Sat Burzam Ghor’. Only three of the seven gables are there at present but one can get the idea of its magnificence.

Monte Church Moreover, while on your Margao Tour, you should also visit the excellent market area. The market of Margao stretches from south edge of the main square to the area near old railway station. Here in these markets you can indulge in buying many interesting things as souvenirs from this market. This is also good place for bargain shopping.

Also do not forget to take a short trip to the Municipal Garden. This place is also known as ‘Praça Jorge Barreto’. It is located in the centre of the town. This garden is surrounded by many municipal buildings which were built in early 20th century. Fish market of Margao was a spectacular sight to be in as fisherwomen, dressed in colorful dresses used to hawk at the top of their voices.

Last but never the least, while on your Margao Tour, you can visit the Colva beach. This place is a popular tourist place. This beach is just 6 Kms from Margao. Make each day of your vacation count. Book your Margao Tours right away and rejuvenate your senses.

How to Reach:

By Airport: Dabolim Airport in Panaji is the nearest airport to Margao.

By Rail: Margao's new Train station, the only stop in Goa for quite a few long distance express services on the Konkan Railway, lies 3 Kms south of the town centre.

By Road: Local private buses to Colva and surrounding villages make stops at various places inside the town. Long distance buses to Panaji, Vasco and destinations outside Goa, stop and leave from the main Kadamba Bus Stand, 3 km away on the outskirts of the town.

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