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Morjim Beach – Little Russia of India

The beach of Morjim or we can say Morjim Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa, certainly. With an amazing view of sunset and sunrise, this place is considered as the heaven of north goa. This place is surrounded by restaurants and cottages offering some of the best things to chill. The local name Morjim Beach is also recognized by the enormous population of the Russians who live in the lovely sky for more than a month. This is why it is also known as “Little Russia”. 

The beach is at a distance of 19km from Baga beach and at a distance of 15km from Colva beach. There are several other places which you can visit near Morjim beach, like Chapora Fort. However, the distance between Morjim beach and Panjim is approximately 28km. 

Chapora Fort - Plans2pick
Chapora Fort

Tourists to Goa prefer to relax on this beach and treat their flavors with an excellent chance to dine in the sunny surroundings. There are a wide variety of cafes and farmhouses offering true Goan food and the perfect time for relaxation.

Other than this Morjim beach is also said to be the house of little sea creatures, Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. These are some of the rarest sea creatures which are only found on some beaches of Goa. 

 

How to reach Morjim Beach?

  • From the airport:- Morjim Beach is approximately 52 km from Goa International Airport. A local bus and a paid taxi will cover the gap. However, by hiring a paying taxi, we can better fly from the airport to the beach. It is not just the cheapest, but it also saves time.
  • From the railway station:- The nearest railway station to Morjim beach is the Thivim Railway station. From Thivim Train Station to Beach Road it takes 18 minutes. The distance from Visakhapatnam Railway Station to the Beach Road is about 15 km. But if you are traveling from Vasco de Gama, then you have to complete a 2-hour drive to reach the beach. 
  • From the bus station:-  Panjim bus station is almost 28km from the beach. There are several facilities available for the transportation of tourists. You can easily find a cab or taxi, or you can travel by bus from Panjim to Morjim beach.

 

What is Morjim Beach famous for?

It’s a quiet beach rather than an activity. In the beachfront shacks and sunbeds, visitors prefer to spend spoilt nights or afternoons. This place is sought after for local drink Feni and flavorsome cocoa water

Other than water sports adventures, Morjim beach offers many things to do. Enjoy the beach with the magnificent dolphins swimming deep in the sea, seagulls tossing, waterbirds, kites, and other animals. The inhabitant of water animals means that adventure sports are little here.

Banana Ride in Goa - Plans2pick
Banana Ride in Goa

You can also take a tour of Fort Chapora at the river and sea confluence. The famous Vagator Beach is just beyond the fort. Get wonderful views from the top of the stronghold over the shore, the sea, and the river. There are also chances to see Dolphins swimming from the shore. 

In addition to this, the beach is surrounded by a lot of night clubs. These clubs host parties every weekend with great drinks and booze to offer. If you are a party animal you will definitely love the club name “Boom Shack”. The club provides entry at a fee of Rs 1300 from Monday to Thursday and on weekends the entry fee of the club is Rs 1800/-.

There are many other clubs like Bora Bora, Chiel Goa, and Club fresh, where you can enjoy your nightlife. 

But the biggest attraction of the Morjim beach is the presence of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Morjim is a major nesting ground for olive ridley sea tortoises, a species at risk. Galgibaga and Agonda are the other beaches in Goa and you’ll see these tortoises. The nesting site in Morjim is on the north side of the beach near the seaside on the river Chapora. It’s just across the Coco resort and beach resort in Paradise. This portion of the beach is also called “Tortoise Cave”.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles - plans2pick
Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

A very huge amount of Russian tourists visit on Morjim beach, that’s why shopping is not a very popular activity here. However, you can find some small markets near the beach. But everything sold here is especially useful for Russian tourists. You can shop from here if you’re looking for Russian souvenirs. Other items like local apparel, designer light wear, shell belts, and other products that are better fit for everyday use than for shopping. 

What is the Best time to visit Morjim beach?

Morjim Beach can be best visited between November and February. This is a good time to visit the beach, as the houses are free to parties at the beach. 

It’s very hot and humid in summer and rainy in the monsoon season. It is not the summer or the rainy season for beach tours. So, you should visit the beach in the winter season to enjoy the complete beach holiday of Goa.

Morjim beach can be seen as the most peaceful place in Northern Goa. here you can find numerous activities that you can enjoy the whole day, after the sunset the clubs will do their job of making you feel the beat. With the amazing nightlife and great surroundings to visit, this place should be visited by you during your tour to Goa. 

The beach is sparsely populated and you’d see the big, sandy beach. The water provides many food items for a fast meal, with shallow water and fewer tourists’ horde. The village of Morjim, an excellent array of beautiful houses and villas, is right behind the beach. This beach provides a heavenly delight during the offseason: palm trees, woodland, lush green land, and cozy tucked-in cottages.

 

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