Know About splendid and eventful tour of Hindu Temple City Phonda (Ponda), Goa – Phonda Goa Tour & Travel Guide

Phonda is the city against the myth of Christianity and Goa means the words of same meaning , because temple city Phonda is the heart of Hinduism in the Goa you will find a large number of Hindu temples in the area. Among the more than 50 Hindu temples of Phonda city Manguesh Temple and Shantadurga temples are among the most visited sites by the visitors and part of daily Goa tour offered by local travel operators.

History states that as during the time when Portuguese were taking control of Goa, Phonda was the only place away from the dominance of Portuguese and this favors the growth of Hindu population here. Most of the make shift temples of Goa were brought here and in due course of time were renovated slowly and gradually. Till the 1791, a year when actually Phonda went under the true possession of Portuguese the area was under rule of Maratha Empire and Raja of Sonda.

Ponda is among the hot tourist destinations of beach paradise Goa, though locality don’t have any significant beach, Phonda is famous for dense forests, picturesque locations and wildlife in Goa. Surely on the outer appearance Phonda hotels looks sub standard when compared with some popular beach travel spots like Colva or Colangute beach but as for as service and comforts are concerned you might give one plus point to these ordinary looking Phonda Hotels.


Vital Tourist Information : Phonda

Location :
Phonda is located in the north Goa district about 30 km away from the capital city Panjim in south- east direction.


Near By City : Panjim


State : Goa [India]


Famous as / For :
Hindu Temples - Goa Wildlife - Goa Beach Tour


Weather & Climate :
Phonda experiences tropical climate, hot and humid in summers and pleasant and refreshing cool in winters.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 35°C Min. 25°C
Winter : Max. 30°C Min. 15°C.


Best Time to Visit :
September to March is the best time for pleasure trips to Phonda and Goa Beach Tour.


Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Hindi - Konkani - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Phonda offers all the traditional cuisines of Goa the only difference is preparation style which more towards the Maharashtrian style of spicy food.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Phonda is good place to shop for Handicrafts items. Do remember bargaining is the key to shopping through out the Goa specially for beach shopping.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots : Bondla Wildlife - Dudhsagar Waterfalls - Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary - Goa Spice Plantation
Religious Places / Hindu Temples : Kamaxi Temple - Mahalaxmi Temple - Mahalsa Narayani Temple - Mangueshi Temple - Mount Carmel Chapel - Nagesh Temple - Safa Shahouri Masji - Shantadurga Temple


Interesting Information :
Popular Goa Beaches : Aguada Beach - Arambol Beach - Baga Beach - Bambolim Beach - Calangute Beach - Candolim Beach - Dona Paula - Harmal Beach - Mendrem Beach - Miramar Beach - Morjim Beach - Sinquerim Beach - Siridao Beach - Vegator Beach - Velsao Beach


How To Reach Phonda Goa [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Phonda don't have rail station of own, Karmali, about 15 km away is the nearest railway station for reaching Ponda by train journey.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Phonda falls on National highway 4A and have regular operating bus links with all major nearby cities for getting here by road travel.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Dambolin [45km] is the nearest airport for domestic and international flights.