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South Goa , Goa

The second largest city and today the commercial and the cultural capital of Goa, Margao is one of the most important cities in this lively and beautiful state. Quite obviously this is also one place which reflects the spirit of Goa and makes a wonderful place to visit. Nestled right next to the river Sal, Margao today is one of the fastest growing cities in Goa, which all kinds of developments happening here. It is also one of the oldest recorded cities and the whole landscape is dotted by beautiful Portuguese houses which give Margao its very identity. This is a fascinating place to take a peek into when you are in Goa. Margao is a city so old and so filled with remembrances that you will never run out of a place to visit here. The Closed Market is one of the places that you visit first with some very rich history attached to it. This is a place that definitely makes you realise the Portuguese culture that is still very prevalent in Margao. The municipal garden, Anna Fonte which are natural springs, Old Market or Mercado Velho, Holy Spirit Church, grand colonial mansions -especially the Seven Gables House near the church and the chapel at Monte Hill are some of the place that will make you truly happy that you took the time out to visit this wonderful city. This place is the truly cultural capital of India. With occasion such as the International Film Festival held here and the centre of many sporting events, this is a place that has encourages modernity and culture at every turn. The curry of Margao is a praised local speciality. Cans of curry of Margao are currently exported to Portugal and elsewhere. This is a place of some very eclectic mixtures and it will give everyone much joy to visit Margaon.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 138 mm 72feet 78393.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon



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