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Famous Cities in Goa

Panaji

Panjim or Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi River estuary in the Ilhas de Goa sub-district. With a population of 114,759 in the metropolitan area, Panjim is Goa's largest Urban agglomeration, ahead of Margão and Vasco da Gama.

Arambol

Arambol is a traditional fisherman village, located approximately a one-hour drive from the Dabolim Airport within the Pernem administrative region of northern Goa, India. The beach attracts many international tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March.

Assagao

Assagao is a village in Bardez, Goa located about 4 kilometres west of Mapusa. The popular beaches of Anjuna and Vagator are to the west of Assagao.

Calangute

Calangute is a town in North Goa, famous for its beach. The beach is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike. The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May.

Candolim

Candolim is a census town in North Goa and is located in the Bardez taluka in the state of Goa, India. It is situated just south of the famous Calangute Beach, and is a popular tourist destination.

Majorda

Majorda is a village in Salcete, Goa. It is located in South Goa, north-west of Margão. The village is famous for its beaches. There are many beach resorts in Majorda.

Mormugao

Mormugao is a sub-district and a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is Goas main port. It was featured in the 1980 film The Sea Wolves and the Bollywood film Bhootnath.

Ponda

Ponda is a city and a municipal council in the South Goa district of Goa, India. Ponda is also known as Antruz Mahal because of the presence of numerous famous temples and rich cultural heritage. The industrial center of the state, Ponda is home to many large factories and industrial estates, and is Goa's fastest-growing city.

Quepem

Quepem is a town with a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The city is known for the annual Ganeshotsav Festival, Carnival, Shigmostav celebrated with pomp and gaiety.

Valpoi

Valpoi is a city and a municipal council in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is the headquarters of the Sattari Taluk. The Western Ghats are to the east of the town.

Verna

Verna is a village in Salcete, Goa, India, adjacent to the village of Nagoa. Verna is located in Salcete, South Goa.

Velha Goa

Old Goa or Velha Goa is a historical city in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to a plague.

Anjuna

Anjuna is a Census Town in Goa, one of the twelve Brahmin comunidades of Bardez. Its church, St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, founded in 1595, is dedicated to S. Miguel, and celebrates the feasts of S. Miguel and Nossa Senhora Advogada.

Bambolim

Bambolim is a census town in North Goa district in the state of Goa, India. The only allopathic medical college in the state of Goa, Goa Medical College, is located here.

Cavelossim

Cavelossim is a village in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India. The town hosts a well known beach at the southernmost tip of the Salcete beach stretch that starts from Majorda in the north to Cavelossim in the south.

Dona Paula

Dona Paula is a former village, and tourist destination, in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa, India. It is today home to the National Institute of Oceanography, and just alongside it lie the Goa University and the International Centre Goa.

Betalbatim

Betalbatim, just to the north of Colva, is a good example of what a difference a few hundred metres can make, as calm, quiet and pastoral as Colva is crowded and soulless.

Margao

Margao historically known as Mathagra, is the second largest city by population, and the commercial and cultural capital of the Indian state of Goa. The town has many sights and destinations.

Old Goa

Old Goa or Velha Goa is a historical city in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to a plague.

Porvorim

Porvorim is the legislative capital of the state of Goa, India. It is situated on the right bank of the Mandovi River. The administrative capital Panaji is located on the opposite bank.

Reis Magos

Reis Magos is a village located on the northern bank of the Mandovi River in Bardez, Goa, opposite to the capital city of Panjim. The village is famous for two of Goa's famous structures the Reis Magos Fort, and the Reis Magos Church.

Varca

Varca is a census town in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. Varca is renowned for its beaches, hence it has become a popular destination for tourists. The row of wooden fishing boats seen on the beach belongs to the Christian fishing community.

Agonda

Agonda is a large village located in Canacona in South Goa, India. Agonda is a great spot for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming, with still relatively few tourists. This is a nice long pristine stretch of beach.

Aldona

Aldona is a village in Bardez, Goa. Aldona is connected to Corjuem by a state of the art cable-stayed bridge held by six cables from either direction.

Benaulim

Benaulim is a census town in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India. It is a beach town a little south of Margao in Goa, India. It is a town of immense natural beauty, located along the scenic South Goa coastline.

Bicholim

Bicholim is a city and a municipal council in North Goa district in the state of Goa, India. Bicholim is same as Bardez. The town is located about 30 kilometres from the capital Panjim. It is in the mining heartland of Goa.

Colva

Colva is a coastal village in Salcete, south Goa, on the west coast of India. Colva is a famous tourist destination, visited for its beaches, budget hotels, guest houses, beach shacks, food stalls, restaurants, pubs and bars.

Mandrem

Mandrem is a coastal village famous as a tourist spot in Pernem taluka in North Goa district of Goa state in India. It is 21 km from the capital Panaji. It has two main beaches viz Junas and Ashvem.

Mapusa

Mapusa is a town in North Goa, India. It is situated 13 km north of the capital Panaji. The town is the headquarters of Bardez Taluka. Mapusa is a small town clustered around the Mount Alto.

Morjim

Morjim is a Census Town in Pernem, Goa, it is home to a variety of birds and is a nesting site for Olive ridley sea turtles. The village has become known as Little Russia because of the concentration of Russian immigrants living there.

Pernem

Pernem is a city and a municipal council in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. Pernem is famous for Dussehra. On the day of Kojarari Pournima a big feast is organised.

Sanguem

Sanguem is a city and a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. Notable landmarks include the Sagameshwar Temple, Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park and the Salaulim Dam.

Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama often shortened to Vasco, is the largest city in the state of Goa on the west coast of India. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. It is also the headquarters of the Mormugão taluka region.





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