Morjim – Little Russia in Goa


Named after Goddess Morjai, Morjim is a tiny town located in the Pernem Taluka of North Goa and situated on the northern bank of the Chapora River. It is home to the Olive ridley sea turtles & a variety of birds as well. Morjim is famously known as 'Little Russia' or 'Morjimograd' due to the concentration of Russian expatriates living there.

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Named after Goddess Morjai, Morjim is a tiny town located in the Pernem Taluka of North Goa and situated on the northern bank of the Chapora River. It is home to the Olive ridley sea turtles & a variety of birds as well. Morjim is famously known as 'Little Russia' or 'Morjimograd' due to the concentration of Russian expatriates living there. Tourists come here for relaxing and dining out. This place is lined up with restaurants and cottages which offer some of the best relaxation things. Morjim Beach is also locally known as "Little Russia" because of huge inhabitation of Russians here who stay for more than a month in this beautiful heaven.
With lots of Russians and very less locals; this place does not offer much shopping. Whatever is sold here is mostly of use to russian tourists. So if you are looking for Russian souveniers; you can shop it here. Other stuff includes local dresses, designer light wearing clothes, shoes, sea – shell bangles and other such stuff which are more of for daily use rather than shopping stuff.
Morjim Beach is filled with Russians tourists. Because of the high number of russians who inhabited this beach; prices of restaurants, hotels, taxis including shopping and food are likewise. This place definitely gives a somewhat feeling of being in Russia; yet if you are ready to shell out much, do not spend much time here.
Enjoy the best of the beach with seeing dolphins and turtles, which make for the best attractions of the beach. Almost every place here accepts credit cards, cash cards and travel cards; so use these as much as possible. Avoid use of cash wherever possible. Always keep your kids along with you and don't let them go out of eye – sight. Be in touch with your tour operator to be on the safer side.
This is also a popular place for birding enthusiasts, Dolphin sighting, and the Kalas Festival held at the Morjai temple, once every two years. Morjim Beach is definitely one of the best beaches of Goa. ... Located south to Ashwem beach it is considered to be one of the most tranquil beaches of Goa, offering peace and serenity. ... Morjimbeach offers a plenty of things to do apart from water sports adventures
HOW TO GET THERE
By Road
From Dabolim Airport: Kms: 50 via road
Duration: 1 hr 24 mins
From Madgaon Railway Station: Kms: 61 via road
Duration: 1 hr 47 mins
From Panjim: Kms: 27 via road
Duration: 55 mins
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BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Morjim is from November to March.
WHAT TO EAT
Restaurants in Morjim:
Jardin d'Ulysse
Divine Gypsies
Nanu's Multi-cuisine Restaurant & Bar
La Cucina
The Tibet Cafe

WHAT TO SEE
Sightseeing places in Morjim:
Morjim Beach – the Morjim beach is balmy and rejuvenating with its white sand and picturesque setting. This beach is one of the best & the most tranquil beaches in Goa. It is famous as a nestling ground for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. This beach offers a plenty of things to do besides water sports adventures & is filled with Russian tourists.
Morjai Temple – It is an ancient historical Hindu temple located in Morjai & is dedicated to Goddess Morjai. The walls of the temple are adorned with rare & extinct 'Kaavi' art friezes. The main festival celebrated at this temple is 'Kalas Utsav'
THINGS TO DO
Activities:
Water Sports such as Kitesurfing, boat rides, jetskiing etc. at Morjim Beach.
Camel rides & swimming at Morjim Beach.
Bird Watching & Dolphin Sighting.
View Olive Ridley Sea Turtles at Morjim Beach (seasonal).
Cruising on Chapora River.
Shop:
Russian souvenirs, clothes, local dresses, shoes, seashell bangles etc. at Morjim Beach

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