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Margao is a township in south Goa which is around a kilometre inland but enjoys proximity to many beaches in south Goa. This is primarily the reason why tourists prefer visiting and putting up at Margao.

Apart from housing a lot of famous churches and temples, Margao is a place of interest for Muslims as well. Mosques like the Shia Imam Ismaili Khoja Jamatkhana and Aquem are frequently visited by Muslim travellers from all over.

Margao is at a stone's throw from the long beachhead housing Benaulim, Colva, Varca, Betul and Majorda beaches. All these beaches can be visited in a single day on foot, and shopping in and around the place is amazing! The shacks offer some authentic Goan cuisine and being south Goa, the pace is just right.

Ample accommodation can be found in and around Margao, and some premier 5 star properties like the Taj, Leela, Hyatt and Holiday Inn are just about a mile away.

Looking for some contemporary shopping? Head to the Osia Shopping mall at Margao. If you’re up for a short ride, ride down to a place called Fisherman’s Wharf, close to Betul beach; this is by far the place with the most fresh and authentic seafood Goa has to offer.

Margao can be accessed via Dabolim Airport; it’s very close to it and getting yourself a cab is easy and cheap! Furthermore, Vasco Da Gama, Dabolim and Margao railway stations are the best to get to this township, Margaon station being within town limits and the most convenient. One can also drive down from neighbouring localities like Vasco Da Gama and the capital Panjim.

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How to Reach Margao

  • 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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