Morjim Beach – Goa
Aptly given the sobriquet “Little Russia” due to the presence of a large number of Russian immigrants is a picturesque beach located in Goa called “Morjim Beach”. This scenic beach is located in the Pernem district. It is renowned for being a hotspot for exotic birds that includes species such as Sand Plover, Bay-backed Shrike, Quill, Turnstones, Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Sandpipers. In addition, it is also popular for being the nesting place of the Olive Ridley Turtle species.
How to Reach Morjim Beach?
- By train
The nearest railway station to Morjim is located in Thivim at a distance of 13 km. The Thivim Railway Station is well connected to major cities and towns in the country.
- By road:
One of the best ways to travel to Morjim via road is from Mapusa which is located at a distance of 14.3 km. There is one route available from Mapusa. It is as follows:
- Via Pernem-Agarwada:
This route includes BalakrishnaBhonsaleMarg, Pernem-Agarwada, and finally Morjim.
- By air:
The nearest airport is located in Dabolim Airport. The Dabolim Airport is well connected to major cities and towns in the country.
Climate and the best time to visit Morjim
The best time to visit the Morjim beach is during the “pleasant” winter season which begins in December and ends in February with the temperature ranging from a minimum of 21 degree Celsius and a maximum of 28 degree Celsius. The rainfalls received during the monsoons which begin in June and end in September being “heavy”. Finally the summer season which begins in March and ends in May is “hot and humid: with the temperature reaching to a maximum of 35 degree Celsius.
Things/activities to do
This picturesque beach is popular for a couple of tourist attractions. They are as follows:
- The Sea Turtles
This beach is popular for being the nesting place of the Olive Ridley Turtle species. This species of turtle is rare thereby attracting a large number of tourists from all around the globe.
2. A party hotspot
Due to the presence of the Russian community in this region this beach has become a haven for parties. It is these lavish beach parties that then in turn attracts a large number of tourists annually.
There are a few shacks available at this beach that provide for some delicious food and drinks. One among them is a shack called “Cafe Lucky Star” owned by a Morjim resident Sudesh Dabolkar. This is a shack is renowned for Goan seafood, and some of the popular delicacies include fish curry rice, masala fry fish, and rawa fry fish.