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Holiday Destination: Ponda

Tourist Places in Goa Ponda - Ponda is nestled in the central part of Goa and lies about 28km south-east of Panaji,the capital of Goa.While Margao is just 17km to the north-east. Ponda is the industrial hub of Goa as well as the fastest growing city in Goa. Ponda in Goa lies at a convenient location along the main Panaji-Margao highway and is also well linked to the neighboring state of Karnataka via the Ponda-Belgaum highway Ponda city in Goa is the place where Hinduism is at its maximum. It can be easily tagged as the heart of Hinduism in Goa. During the Portugal rule, many Hindus abandoned their houses located near the coasts and proceeded towards the interiors of Goa. A large number of them went to Ponda and settled there


Summer, months from March to May vary between 26 degree centigrade maximum temperature to 21 degree centigrade minimum temperature. However the temperature is also known to rise to about 40 degree centigrade at times. Winters The temperatures around this time of the year range from 32 degree centigrade to 20 degree centigrade.

Tourist Season

November to March.


Ponda hotels are available for all budgets and tastes. Ideal for leisure and business alike, the hotels in Ponda, Goa are a preferred stay option at any time of the year.

General Information Of Ponda

Location : 29 kms from Panaji Attractions : Safa Shahouri Mosque, Mount Carmel Chapel, Miraculous Cross, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Dudhsagar Waterfalls and Ponda Temples. Best Time to Visit : November to March.

Tourist Attraction in or Near by Ponda


Sri Shantadurga Temple

Sri Shantadurga Temple of Ponda is a very important and famous temple in Goa. It is said that the Goddess who is worshipped over here is the Goddess of Peace and settles quarrels amicably.



Sri Mangueshi Temple

Sri Mangueshi Temple located in Ponda is a major Hindu temple visited by many devotees. It is located on top of a hill and looks stunning amidst serene locales.


Nagueshi Temple (Bandora)

Naugeshi Temple will amaze you with its beautiful courtyards and excellent architecture. The linga inside the temple which draw the local devotees, was found by cowherds playing in the area.

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary houses a botanical garden, a rose garden, deer safari park and a zoo, initially established as a refuge for injured or orphaned animals.

Other Important Temples in Ponda

Another temple known as the Shri Mahalsa, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is less than 2 kilometers further down the road. The temples of Shri Chandreshwar and Shri Mallikarjuna are located further down south.



By Road

Ponda is easily accessible by road .National Highway 4 A linking Panji to Belgaum in Karnataka via Old Goa, runs through the Ponda .



By Air

Goa's Dabolim airport is 45 km away from Ponda Regular flights are available to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and etc.



By Rail

Karmali railway station is at a distance of 17km and Margao railway station is at a distance of 20km.

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