Chandor is a village in South Goa, situated on the banks of the river Kushavati. Chandor is located 10 km from Margao. Chandor was once a location of the capital of Chandrapur rulers. Later it was inhabited by Portuguese aristocracy. The village is home to Braganza House, the 17th century mansion. It is divided in to two wings: the West Wing with 250 year old furniture and a private library containing more 5,000 leather bound books and the East Wing with a family chapel containing a hidden fingernail of St Francis Xavier. Down the road there is the original building of the Fernandes House dating back 500 years. Chandor village is also known for hosting a colourful Feast of the Three Kings (6th January).
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Nearest railway station: Chandor has its own railway station. Madgaon Junction railway station in Margo is about 10 km away. Margao station is the terminus station for several Konkan Railway trains and almost all trains passing through Goa stop here. There are direct trains from most parts of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Mangalore, Bangalore, Gujarat, Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Nearest airport: Goa International Airport or Dabolim Airport is about 34 km away.
Buses: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is the state government’s bus service. Chandor is connected by road from Margao. Biggest bus stations in Goa are – Mapusa, Panjim, Vasco da Gama, Margao and Canacona.
By road: The distance from Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) to Chandor is about 34 km via NH566. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Vasco De Gama train station to Chandor is about 39 km via NH566. It takes 1 hour.
The distance from Madgaon Junction railway station in Margo to Chandor is about 10 km via Margao - Quepem Rd. It takes around 30 min.
The distance from Old Goa to Chandor is about 42 km via NH748. It takes 1-2 hours.
The distance from Mumbai to Chandor is about 602 km via NH48. It takes around 10-11 hours.
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