Mandrem is a beach in North Goa situated 32 km (19 mi) from from the state’s capital Panaji. It is located between Ashwem and Arambol beaches. Mandrem is a queit, isolated beach with vast stretches of empty sand. There are few huts on the beach offering snacks and Indian tea chai. Other eateries are located at the Madlamaz-Mandrem market nearby. There are quite few places around offering Yoga and meditation classes. A small Portuguese fort is located on the way to the beach from the village.
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When to visit: best time to visit October to March. March to May is hot and humid. June to September is monsoon season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Pernem railway station is about 15 km away. Thivim Railway station is about 21 km away. Karmali Railway station is about 38 km away. Vasco De Gama train station is about 58 km away. Madgaon railway station in Margao is about 63 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 (Dabolim Airport) is about 21 km away.
Buses: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is the state government’s bus service. Buses to Mandrem go from Pernem via Arambol. For longer distances you need to change buses. 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 Mandrem is about 53 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hour.
The distance from Vasco De Gama train station to Mandrem is about 58 km via NH 66. It takes 1-2 hours.
The distance from Madgaon railway station in Margao is about 63 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
Pernem railway station to Mandrem is about 15 km via Pernem – Agarwada – Morjim. It takes around 30 minutes.
Thivim Railway station to Mandrem is about 21 km via Mapusa - Bicholim Rd and Duler - Sodiem – Siolim. It takes around 1 hour.
Karmali Railway station to Mandrem is about 38 km via NH 66. It take around 1 hour.
The distance from Old Goa to Mandrem is about 38 km via NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Mandrem is about 553 km via NH48. It takes around 10 hours.
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