in Salcete, Majorda is one of the smaller developed beaches of Goa, albeit
the whole area possesses a lot of character, with small fishing villages
scattered around palm groves. The villages in the area are relatively
prosperous, partly because many families have men working in the Gulf, and
many traditional mansions of wealthy families stand out. It is said that the
beach has strong connection with the mythological saga of Lord Rama. It is
said that he was kidnapped as a child and brought up in Majorda.
to do and see on Majorda Beach
Majorda beach is safe for swimming but as there is no lifeguard, newbie
swimmers are suggested not to venture more than waist-deep into the sea.
Beside splashing the turquoise water, beach lovers can also dig out the
beauty in and around it.
Mae de Church
Majorda's religious center, Mae de Church was founded in 1588 and beholds
both the mythological and political saga of erstwhile era. It is said that
the villagers of Majorda used to worship a devi called Mahamaya, meaning
Great Mother, which was later renamed as Mae de Deus- Mother of God.
Situated a few km away, to the north of Majorda, on the Salcete Coast,
Utords beach also falls under tourist circuit. The beach has accommodation
options and visitors can stay overnight to explore its beauty.
It is further south from Majorda, some 5 km away and borders the popular
Colva. The beach received its name from the mythological word- Betal
(powerful demon), whose temple existed long before in 16th century. Today,
the tourist attraction of Betalbatim is its Church of Our Lady of Remedios,
built by the Jesuits in 1630.
The Kenilworth Beach Resort offers a water sports center managed by
professionals which is open to non-residents too.
Eating at Majorda
The serenity of Majorda beach, gets interrupted with foodoholics relish at
the many exotic Goan foods.
Apart from excellent restaurants at the resorts, there are a few clusters
of beach shacks and stand alone restaurants which are close to the beach.
Five Flowers on the beach road is the popular restaurant while Zeebop on the
Sea at Utorda is the best beach shack. Men Mar and Martin's Corner on
Colva-Majorda Road also offers some good seafood to the visitors.
Place of accommodation in Majorda
A number of staying options are set up on the beach and the beach road. The
most popular one are Majorda Beach Resort, Palm View Inn and Shangri La.
Each one of the 5-star hotels are developed with restaurants which serves
the culinary delicacies of Goa, North India and China. Also, beach front
resorts like Kenilworth Beach Resort in Utorda, Coconut Grove in Betalbium
are also nice place to stay in.
When to reach Majorda Beach
An ideal time to visit Majorda beach in Goa is from November to January.
How to reach Majorda Beach
Dabolim Airport is situated 26 km from Majorda beach. Travelers, on
reaching the airport can look for a pre-paid taxis and reach the beach-side.
Madgaon Station is 14 km away from the beach. Taxis and local buses
operates at regular interval and connects the train station with Majorda
NH17 connects Majorda with the neighboring cities of Goa. Drive from Margao
to Colva and turn right to Majorda via Betalbatim.