About Margao Beach
Margao Beach is the largest and the oldest city as well as the commercial capital of the Indian state of Goa. It is also the administrative headquarters of South Goa District and the Salcete Taluka. It is situated on the banks of River Sal and lies at an elevation of 31 metres above sea level. The city has derived its name from the word ‘Mathagram’, which means a place with a Matha or Mut.
Things to do in Margao Beach
Margao Beach is also the cultural capital of Goa and has the Ravindra Bhavan Cultural Centre, which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa in July 2008. It also consists of Goa’s biggest sports stadium, Fatorda, as well as the biggest theatre, the Metropole. Margao is also popular for its Dindi festival, which is celebrated at the Vithal Rakhumai Temple on the second day after Diwali. The feast at the Holy Spirit Church, known as the Purumetache, is also a major attraction.
Margao also comprises many famous temples and churches like the Holy Spirit Church, the Church, one of the oldest Sebastian Church, and very popular Monte Hill Chapel. Its range of popular temples includes the Hari Mandir, Damodar Mandir, Maruti Mandir, the Saibaba Mandir and the Shiv Temple. The city is also home to two popular mosques of Goa along with a Jain Temple at Pajifond.
Famous Places at Margao Beach
Margao tourism is known for its huge Portuguese style mansions. It also offers many other interesting places to visit like its closed market, Mercado de Afonso de Albuquerque, its municipal garden – Anna Fonte, the old market called the Mercado Velho, the Holy Spirit Church, its grand colonial mansions, the chapel at Monte Hill, and many more. Tourists can opt for Margao holiday packages while planning their holiday to this beach destination.