Moira Tourism & Travel Guide

If you behave a little crazy in Goa, don't be surprised when you are called a 'Moidekar'. The legendary village of fools, Moira, nestled between the towns of Mapusa and Aldona, is one of the four heritage villages of Goa. In this small village's lanes lie many old abandoned villas draped with creepers exuding nostalgia for its long gone Portuguese owners. If you are looking for moments of solitude, away from the common din, a ride through the backwaters of Moira is just what you need. Watching fishermen mend their nets, prepare their baits and finally get to it can be one of the best takeaways of the trip. You might also end up coming face to face with the rarest species of birds and aquatic fauna. Moira is also home to some imposing edifices such as the famous 17th century Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The pristine aura of this church is great for an aching mind, body and soul. Furthermore, this place is known for the largest bananas that can grow up to 30cm long and are reddish-brown in colour. Make sure you try this exclusive delicacy before you end your offbeat Goan experience.

Trips and Itineraries for Moira

View from Reis Magos Fort Terrace of Reis Magos Fort Reis Magos Fort Verem Village Reis Magos Fort Corjeum Fort Moira Village Church Moira Village Buffalo Beach ;-) Way to Ashwem Morjim Beach Ashwem beach Perish Church Saligao Fort Aguada Sunset from Fort Aquada Jimmie's Place Querim beach Tiracol Fort Chapora Fort Saturday Night Market Thalassa Restaurant Club Cubbana LPK Club Basilica Of Bom Jesus Viceroy's Arch Arambol Beach Hotel 16 Degree North Baga Beach Vagator Beach View From Tiracol Fort Reaching Goa:Took an overnight bus from Bangalore and reached Panjim in the morning around 8 am....

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Weekend Getaways from Moira 

Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Before the tropical air hits you here, an uncanny sense of time travel does, as you scan the historic Vijayanagar's devastatingly beautiful ruins and temples spread across the boulder-strewn landscape. The ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire (1343-1565), which has now become a favourite hipster holiday destination, is best explored on foot or bicycle. It has a lot of famous attractions such as the Hemakuta Hill, home to the ancient scattered ruins and a monolithic sculpture of Hindu God Vishnu, along with Hampi Bazaar, once an ancient trading spot for horses, silk, cows, precious stones and now a hub of handicraft shops and little restaurants, with the 15th century Virupaksha temple at its western end and the 16th century Vittala temple at its eastern end. Sule Bazaar and the Achyutaraya temple is also a must visit. This historic expedition can get tiresome and overwhelming for many, and the village in contrast maintains a very laid back atmosphere, with innumerable guest houses spread around, some even with a fascinating spartan setting, costing no more than 300 rupees. Just like its ruins, an ancient festival called the Hampi Utsav has also been kept alive since the Vijayanagar reign and is celebrated annually in November, with light and sound shows, music and dance performances, all boasting of the Kannadigas' rich culture, set against the backdrop of Hampi's ruins. The Mango Tree restaurant is a quaint place reached via passing through a banana plantation. Other good places to eat include Prince Restaurant, Goan Corner Restaurant and Laughing Buddha, popular for South Indian, Chinese, Israeli, Tibetan, and usual vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, enjoyed by the riverside.


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