Morjim is a small village in North Goa situated at the mouth of the Chapora River on the opposite side of Chapora Fort. The village is located 26 km (16 mi) from the state’s capital Panaji. Morjim has an isolated and less crowded beach with stretches of empty sand and palm trees in the background. It is home to variety of migratory birds and a nesting site for endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. There are several beach shacks at the sea front and accommodation option in the village. The village is a popular destination for long-staying Russians and is often referred to as “Little Russia”.
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: Thivim Railway Station is about 20 km away. Vasco da Gama station is about 50 km away.
Madgaon Junction railway station in Margao is about 62 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 36 km away.
Buses: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is the state government’s bus service. Buses go from/to Mapusa. 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 Morjim is about 52 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Madgaon Junction railway station in Margao to Morjim is about 62 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Vasco da Gama station to Morjim is about 50 km via NH 66. it takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Panaji to Morjim is about 28 km via NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Old Goa to Morjim is about 36 km via NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Morjim is about 557 km via NH48. It takes around 10 hours.
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