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A Russian Beach In Goa

The ‘Little Russian’ replica

Enter Morjim beach goa and you’ll feel as if you’ve entered a Russian town. Apart from its mesmerizing natural beauty, one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, This is a famous for its huge population of Russian tourists. Due to this, one can definitely expect a completely different experience compared to the other beaches in Goa. Not only because of the increased number of foreign tourists, but also because of the atmosphere here. The hotels, the restaurants, the shops and the food – there will be a slight difference in the variety in almost everything. But the biggest difference one recognizes has to be in its night life and parties.

Named after the Goddess Morzai, the beach has an interesting story behind its name. According to the legend, the goddess arrived to this place on her peacock, known as Mohor in the local language, due to which, the place came to be known as Mhor-jim and eventually, as Morjim. The other part of the story says that the local fishermen here fished out the goddess from the sea.

How to Reach

Morjim beach is located in North Goa, next to the Ashwem beach and the Chapora River. It is located around 28 kms from the capital city of Panaji and approximately 15 kms away from Baga Beach. One of the quieter beaches of Goa, it stretches for over 3 kms along the Arabian Sea. One can hire a moped or car to travel locally here on a day-to-day basis.

By Air

The nearest airport to Morjim is the Dabolim Airport, which is around 51 kms away. The international tourists reach here via Vasco Da Gama international airport

BY ROAD

Morjim beach is a forty minute drive away from Panaji. One can hire the pre-paid taxi service available or the local taxi to reach here. The beach itself is well connected with the other cities of Goa and regular bus services are also available.

BY RAIL

The nearest railway station to Morjim beach is Thivim Railway station, just 2 kms away. Early trains are also available from Margao railway junction, starting from 6AM onwards.

Things to do

Unlike the other busy beaches in Goa, Morjim is more famous for its calm and quietness. The beach is a nesting ground for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, and one can expect to see these beautiful creatures, more towards the southern part of the beach. The government is making all efforts to preserve Morjim’s natural habitat and to maintain its tourism in a healthy manner.

Interesting Places

Interesting Places

Spend the day spotting the olive ridley turtles and dolphins. You can also look out for many different types of birds like the kingfisher, seagulls, kitesurfing. What to do in Goa?

Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort

The Chapora Fort is nearby and one can plan to visit the fort for a picturesque view of the sea from the top. The road to the fort is also filled with greenery and is pleasant. More about Chapora Fort

House Boat Trips

House Boat Trips

Take a relaxing house boat trip on the backwaters of the Chapora River. Venture further in the sea , stuck between the beauty of the sunset above and the pristine water below.

Eateries and Food Joints

Rainbow Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 098814 92793
Timing:  7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Divine Gypsies

Restaurant

Phone: 098199 92952
Timing:  12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Sea Horse Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 098223 85825
Timing:  9:30 AM to 10:45 PM

La Plage

Restaurant

Phone: 098221 21712
Timing: 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Golden Eye Beach Shack

Restaurant

Phone: 098224 87558
Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Shawn's Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant

Phone: 098500 68485
Timing: 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Hotels near Morjim Beach

The accommodations at Morjim beach are more about the huts and cottages. Hotels here are comparatively less in numbers. There are a few which have been around for quite some time, but the majority of accommodations are villas and cottages given out on rent.

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