At a Glance
3702 sq.kms
Geo Location
Average Climate
25°C - 30°C.
Best time to visit
Octobers - March

Mapusa City

Also called Valha Goa, Old Goa is the erstwhile capital of Albuquerque and the heart of Portuguese Goa. The Tomb of St Francis Xavier inside the Basilica of Bom Jesus attracts millions of devout here annually. The administrative headquarters of Bardesz talluka, Mapusa boasts of St Jerome's Church, Our Lady of Miracles and the Maruti Temple. Coconut-fringed sandy beaches dot the coastline in Bardez and Pernem talukas, in north Goa. Mapusa is pronounced in Konkani language as ‘Map - Sa’ meaning ‘measure’ and ‘fill’, clearly indicating its orientation towards commerce. It is located on the banks of River Mapusa, a tributary of River Mondovi.

How to Reach Mapusa

   By Air

The closest Airport to Mapusa is the Dabolim airport near Vasco which is located at a distance of 42 kms.

  By Road

All buses traveling to and from Mumbai and Pune pass through and necessarily halt at Mapusa city. Mapusa is well connected to all other major cities in Goa. The National Highway NH-17 connects Mapusa to Panaji and Margao.

   By Rail

Thivim is the closest Railway station to Mapusa located 12 kms from the city. Most trains except superfast and Rajdhani Trains halt at Thivim.

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