Mandrem is a beautiful coastal town located north of Ashvem and south of Arambol, 21 km (13 miles) away from the capital Panaji in north Goa. The sparkling water and the isolated beach offers ample opportunities to enjoy this calm and soothing locality in peace. Mandrem, Ashvem and Morjim beaches are the attractions that should top the list of every visitor’s itinerary.
Madrem is blessed with many natural gifts so ensure that you don’t miss the nearby greenery. If you are up for a walk, head to a beach, such as Terekol beach, Vagator beach or Ozran beach. To get a feel of the area visit the Chapora Fortress in Vagator. Relive Goa’s colorful past at Terekol Fort in Terekol.
Whether you are a single or couple, if you are there for a day or week, Mandrem has something for everyone. You can go wind-surfing, water skiing, parasailing, Jet Ski or speedboat riding, motorbiking and so on. You can also engage in exciting and fun group activities such as the banana ride and bumper ride.
From historical monuments, natural attractions and entertainment activities, some of the best things you can experience in Madrem are as follows:
1. Mandrem beach
The quiet and peaceful silver beach of Mandrem lies between the twin beaches of Ashvem and Arambol. The beauty of Mandrem beach is worth watching during high tide when the sea water rushes into Mandrem creek. The Mandrem creek moves parallel to the waterline. The water is clear and a rocky cliff out into the sea separates it from Arambol beach. Mandrem has a small fishing community and one might see local fishermen shipping their catch from the sea.
Address: Pernem taluka in north Goa
Access: Follow the Mapusa Main Road, heading north, cross St. Xavier’s College until you reach a fork in the road, take the left and then keep following this road. At St. Anthony’s church turn right and follow this road for quite a long distance, then take a left at the Agarwada Chopdem Village Panchayat, follow this road until you reach the Mandrem Beach.
Nearby Food: Verandah, Cafe Nu, and more restaurants
2. Shirr Purchevo Ravalnatha Temple
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Shirr Purchevo Ravalnatha Temple is located in Mandrem Village. The half-human and half-eagle image of Lord Vishnu dates back to the medieval period.
The temple is beautifully poised with pleasant views in the background. There are many restaurants and hotels in the vicinity. The visit duration is about 30 minutes. Other nearby attractions are Vaayu and Mojiram Beach.
Address: Mandrem Village
Opening Hours: Daily: 5am - 8pm
Duration: Around 30 minutes
Access: Can be reached via four-wheeler in 20 minutes
Near by Food: Many restaurants and hotels in the vicinity
3. Oceanic Yoga and Meditation School
Located just 5 minutes away from Anjuna beach, Oceanic Yoga and Meditation School is a popular destination where you can embrace both spirituality and pleasure. Oceanic Yoga and Meditation School offer 200-hour yoga teacher training and is comprised of Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini yoga asanas. The center also offers daily drop-in classes in proper meditation practices, Hatha Yoga, Mandala Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. There is also a 3-day introductory course by Osho and you can also take a training course in Master Reiki healing.
Oceanic Yoga and Meditation School, Goa is not just a place for sightseeing, but a place where you can get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at the center. Explore the colorful landscape, ambient music, interesting themes, amusing characters, props and merchandise available in nearby stores - all in one place. It is the best place to have a memorable time with kids and family. World standards, extraordinary architecture, innovative layouts and well-thought out execution make the place a highly desirable point of tourist interest.
Address: Riva Beach Resort, Junas Wada, Mandrem Beach, Goa, India - 403527
Price: From 400 INR per person; 6 USD
Opening Hours: Daily from 6am - 7pm
Duration: Programs from one month and longer
Access: Located just 5 minutes away from the Anjuna beach
Contact: +91 955 275 1313 / 904 924 7422
Website: Oceanic Yoga
4. The Chapora fort
A popular tourist attraction of North Goa, the Chapora fort is close to Vagator beach. The fort not only boasts its rich legacy, you can also have a beautiful view of the Vagator, Ozran, and Morjim beaches and the Chapora river from its precincts. The fort became popular after its use as a location in the Bollywood movie Dil Chahata Hai. Originally built in 1612, the purpose of the fort was to act as a watchdog during the 17th century. Shivaji’s son, Sambaji, captured the fort twice in 1683 and in 1739. The Portuguese occupied it in 1741 until the independence of Goa. The fort was reconstructed during Portuguese rule.
One can walk over the ramparts of the wide walls and take a round of the fort. The walls are lined with arrow slits, gun ports, and murder holes. It also has underground tunnels to escape during the time of attacks. The church of St. Anthony is no longer visible and only a few signs of the barracks and housing exist. A natural valley and rocky cliffs provide access to the sea.
Address: Chapora Fort Rd, Chapora, Goa 403509
Opening Hours: Daily from 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: Around 2 hours required.
Access: The fort can be reached by road from Mapusa. To reach here one has to take the road branching to the right just two kilometres (1.2 miles) before Vagator beach. A small road leads to the base of a hill atop where the fort lies. Tourists can also reach the fort by climbing the hill from Vagator beach.
Contact: +91 0832 249 4500
Nearby Food: Many hotels near the fort
Sea Paradise is an all in one facility located in Mandrem and a 10-minute walk from Arambol Beach. The accommodation will provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Free WiFi access is available in this chalet and you can enjoy sea views from the room. The hotel offers Ayurvedic massage, a clothing shop and a beach shack restaurant facing the sea and garden and featuring cuisine that includes Breakfast, Chinese, Tandoor, Goan and seafood. The bar serves Indian and imported liquors besides cocktails and mocktails including coconut and cashew fenny, wine and beer. On request they arrange a bonfire. Their other attractions include Banana Boat riding, water scooters, jet skiing, paragliding and boating.
Address: Sea Paradise Cottages, On Siolim ~ Arambol Main Road, Junaswada, Mandrem, North Goa, GOA, INDIA - 403527 (see map)
Price: 1400 INR and up, 21.38 USD and up
Number of Guests: 2
Access: Sea Paradise is located in Mandrem. Arambol Beach is a 10-minute walk
Contact: +91 7758889649 , +91 9822481424
6. Kiteguru Kite Surf & SUP Center
Kiteguru Kite Surf & SUP Center in Goa is open from November till April and offers kite surfing lessons and a Stand Up Paddle boarding dolphin adventure. The center is based on the large uncrowded beach of Mandrem, Goa. The abundant space is ideal for kite surfing lessons - Kiteguru is a truly an all-weather kite school. Robin, the owner of this surf school, a lady called Jill and the other staff are nice guys and great instructors. The center offers 2 classes: Stand Up Paddle boarding for beginners and Yoga on a Stand Up Paddle board. Both are one hour and start on the beach by the Riverside Hotel.
You can have one of the best experiences in Goa surfing and dolphin spotting with SUP boards. All the kites, boards and various gear are always in very good condition and most of the time, new. Don’t miss a great tour on the ocean on a Stand Up Paddle board in Mandrem, Goa looking for dolphins.
Address: Kiteguru Kite Surf & SUP Center Riverside Hotel, Junas waddo, Mandrem, Goa 403527, India
Price: 1000 INR, 15 USD and up. Package deal for students with a significant discount, and often have very attractive prices on near-new equipment
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.
Duration: around 3 hours required.
Access: Mandrem beach, Goa
Contact: +91 7057108079 (whatsapp)
Near by Food: Quality food available at the center
Whether you are single, a couple or in a group, you can have one of the best experiences in Mandrem, Goa amidst the lovely silver beaches and forts, enjoying adventure sports, dolphin spotting and more.
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