Valpoi travel information, Goa
Valpoi is a small
village located in the Sattari taluka in north Goa. This quaint place
is known for a number of temples and the festivals celebrated here. Valpoi
is among the well known cities and villages in India and showcases remains
from the Portuguese past that entire Goa has. Tourists looking to go off
the beaten track will find this place an interesting spot where you will
be able to get a first hand experience on the village life of Goa. The
name is derived from two words - Val, meaning River, and Poi, meaning
the other side.
Temples : the Maruti temple is a famous temple in this part of Goa.
It is also the oldest among the four temples here. The festivals of Sarvajanik
Ganeshotsava, Ramanavami and Holi are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm
here. The nearby village (7 km) of Brahma Carambolim has a 5th century
Brahma temple, one of the few in India. There are five mosques in the
Rede Ghati is a famous hunting ground near the village which is frequented
by the villagers and tourists. There is a ruined fort located near the
Mangal bazaar market. It is called Nanus fort and dates back to 17th century
AD. The fort was built by Shivaji, but was eventually taken over by the
The Veluz Nagargaon
Bridge in the Valpoi village in Goa is considered a tourist spot. This
bridge was built in 1932
How to reach:
By Air: Dabolim airport is the nearest airport that connects Goa
to the other parts of the country. The distance is about 37 kilometers.
The Thivim railway station is located about 30 kilometers away, while
the Margao railway station is located about 34 kilometers away, towards
Panaji is located about 34 kilometers from Valpoi village. You can get
buses and taxis to Valpoi from Panaji or Margao.
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