Margao, a pleasant provincial town which still displays many reminders of its Portuguese past, is the capital of Salcete Province. It is a thriving commercial metropolis boasting of fine gardens, parks as well as imposing old mansions and modern buildings. Headquarters of South Goa District, Margao is at a distance of 609 km from Mumbai.
Margao, famous for its ancient cultural heritage and traditional customs of the people of Goa, attracts many tourists around the year but the peak tourist season is from December to February. If you don’t like too much crowd, and looking for a peaceful holiday, a good time to visit Margao is October- November.
Margao offers excellent transportation as it is well connected rail, road and air with rest of the country. The common mode of exploring the area is to simply hire a motorcycles or taxi.
There are plenty of hotels, that provide comfortable rooms accommodation and serve delicious dishes. For a budget stay, opt for GTDC Tourist Hostel, for a mid-price range stay option there is Nanutel Hotel, Hotel Saaj, Margao Residency.
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