©

Margao trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Margao

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Goa  /  South Goa District  /  Margao
Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Margao is the second largest city by population, and the commercial and cultural capital of the Indian state of Goa. It is the administrative headquarters of Salcete taluka and South Goa district. By road, Margao is located approximately 33km from the capital Panaji, and 27km from Vasco da Gama.EtymologyMargão is the Portuguese spelling with Modgão being used in Konkani. It is known as Madgaon in Marathi. It is derived from the Sanskrit Maṭhagrām which means a village with a matha.In Ravanphond now a suburb of Margao there are shrines of Matsyendranath and Gorakhnath.The abode of Nath medicants was called a Matha(Monastery). Madagao was not called Mathagrama on account of Vaishnavite Math belonging to Dvaita sect which was founded in the latter 15th century and shifted to Partagali after the establishment of the Portuguese power.Mathagrama probably got its name on account of Nath math which were there before Vaishnavite monastery.HistoryMargao in pre-Portuguese times was one of the important settlements in Salcete and known as Matha Grama (the village of Mathas) as it was a temple town with nine Mathas in temple schools. Its replacement in 1579 was destroyed by raiders along with the seminary that had been built alongside it. The present church was built in 1675.
In the build up to your vacation in Margao, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our India trip itinerary maker.
Source

Plan your trip to Margao

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

See this by visiting one of the destinations below

Why?
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Beaches, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, wildlife areas, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Goa

10 days in India BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, kids, culture, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Shirdi, Goa & Mumbai (Bombay) BY A USER FROM KENYA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA December, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans