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Chopdem - The Sacred Goa!


This picturesque settlement is strategically situated north of the banks of the Chapora river. Chopdem offers a different side of Goa, a religious one, as against the party hard culture of the place in general. Religious travellers and tourists with a flair for history in general will appreciate the various temples, like Bhumika, Vetal, Garudi and Rampurush, and how well preserved they are.

Finding a place to put up around Chopdem may be a bit of a challenge since guesthouses and lodges have monopolised the place as against hotels. Then again, one can always find a good deal and the services are pretty good. Travel a little outside Chopdem and some resorts and hotels may be at your disposal.

Chopdem is accessible via a ferry at Siolim, which is the most adventurous way to travel. Road accessibility is good via the highway but may take long. Tourists driving down from Mumbai or Pune cities to Goa will come across Chopdem first, before entering the heart of North Goa.

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Chopdem Weather

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How to Reach Chopdem

  • By Road
    Goa can be accessed from Mumbai via the famous Mumbai � Goa highway or National Highway 17 which links Mumbai straight to Goa. Off late though, this route has fallen into disrepute on accord of there just being 2 lanes all along, one up and one down which not only is a little dangerous but also makes for a longer journey. The more convenient route is to head to Pune from Mumbai via the 8 lane expressway and then connect up to the Satara highway right till one gets to Sawantwadi on the far end of Maharashtra. Goa is just another few minutes from there. From Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, numerous bus services are available to Goa and very comfortable ones at that. The recommended kind to take is any service operating a low floor Volvo semi sleeper.
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  • By Train
    Goa is well connected to North, South and Central India by trains. Many travellers opt for the very convenient train plying between Mumbai and Goa with convenient departure and arrival times. What�s better, the journey is an overnight one and one barely feels it.
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport in South Goa is well connected to metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available. Dabolim isn�t an international or customs airport, so travellers coming in from outside India will have to transit via one of the international airports like Mumbai or Delhi.
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