Morjim – Little Russia in Goa – Goa Leisure – Travel Operators in Goa

February 9, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Tour & Travels

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.

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


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


The best time to visit Morjim is from November to March.


Restaurants in Morjim:

Jardin d’Ulysse

Divine Gypsies

Nanu’s Multi-cuisine Restaurant & Bar

La Cucina

The Tibet Cafe


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’



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.


Russian souvenirs, clothes, local dresses, shoes, seashell bangles etc. at Morjim Beach.

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