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Margao - A travel report by Deepak
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Margao,  India - flag India -  Goa
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Margao in May

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Margao is the happening city South of Goa. This city has developed in recent times. All along it was the North Goan beaches that were in the limelight, popularized by the flower people – hippies – in the 70s.


Good morning Margao
Good morning Margao
Now it is the turn of South Goa with its temples, forest ranges and of course the beaches to shine bright and beautiful. Margao city per se is very small and centers around one garden. The government offices and the central business district all surround this garden! This is the city, which can satiate any tourist – the beach bum, the pilgrim or the wildlife enthusiast! The famous beaches near Margao are Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim, Mobor and Palolem. All these beaches are beautiful and clean. Since we were staying near Cavelossim, that was the beach we frequented dawn to dusk!
For the adventurous and lovers of water sports there is parasailing, waterscooters and banana boats.
There are plenty of beautiful temples in Ponda, an hour's drive from Margao. All are woth the visit. The popular ones are Shantadurga and Mangeshi. Lata Mangeshkar (nightingale of India) and her family are closely asociated with the Mangeshi temple.
The Bondla wildlife sanctuary is situated in Ponda too. Its mini zoos, sprawling deer park, botanical and rose gardens attract people through the year. Bondla is a good place to see Sambhar and Wild Boar. Comfortable cottages are available here for tourists. The Zoological Park and garden at Bondia remain closed on Thursdays.

Favourite spots:
Parasailing in Cavelossim
Parasailing in Cavelossim
Cavelossim Beach. The location of the temples and their architecture.

What's really great:
Sunset on the beach
Sunset on the beach
The laid back attitude and the genuine hospitality of the locals combined with the serenity and scenic beauty of the place!

Sights:
Footsteps on the sands
Footsteps on the sands
Beaches, Temples and wildlilife.

Accommodations:
A resort in Cavelossim, Margao
A resort in Cavelossim, Margao
Accomodation available to suit all budgets - shoestring to 7star luxury. The beach shacks though shut down during monsoons -June to August.

Restaurants:
Ashoka in Margao city for authentic Goan cuisine.
Rosa Mystica in Cavelossim

Published on Wednesday May 25th, 2005


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Fri, May 27 2005 - 12:43 AM rating by subdha

great report

Wed, May 25 2005 - 01:56 PM rating by rangutan

Nice short report with some pictures, perhaps will be extended one day to ****? I would love to visit India, so find even brief reports like this very helpfull and interesting.

Wed, May 25 2005 - 12:47 PM rating by picasso

Interesting report with good info and nice-looking images as well.
Thank you for sharing.

Boris

Wed, May 25 2005 - 08:06 AM rating by bear495

Thank you for the report on the Goa area. You would receive much higher ratings if you would include photos with your reports. We had a very interesting discussion earlier in which we discussed rating articles. The convention suggested that reports without photos receive no higher than a rating of **. Please read some of the discussions in the forum "Travel Writing." Good luck.

Russ

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