Ponda, Goa

Ponda (Portuguese: Pondá), sometimes known as Fondya, is a city and a municipal council in the North Goa district of Goa, India. The cultural center of Goa, Ponda, is situated right in the middle of the state. Ponda is housed in opulent temples that represent Indian cultural history. These creative temples have magnificent architectural designs and colorful exteriors that have managed to maintain the historical legacy of ancient India.

Places to visit

  • Safa Masjid : Ibrahim Adil Shah constructed Safa Masjid, also known as Safa Shahouri Masjid, in 1560. This mosque, which is one of just two examples of wholly Islamic construction left in Goa, is reputed to be the oldest. The stunning water tank at the mosque's entrance is the major draw. From any perspective, it is constructed so that it mirrors the entire mosque. A real treat for any photographer!
  • Distance: Safa Masjid is 3.3 kilometres away from Ponda

  • St. Roque Chapel : Bandora settlement is home to St. Roque Chapel. It also goes by the name Bandora Chapel. A little village in Ponda is called Bandora. The view from the small hill where it is located is stunning. Church officials have currently installed barricades outside the chapel to prevent any mishaps down the slope. The well-known temples of Goa surround this chapel, which is devoted to St. Roque. Come here for a pleasant, breezy evening surrounded by nature and nothing but peace.
  • Distance: St. Roque Chapel is 3.5 kilometres away from Ponda

  • Shri Shantadurga Temple: In the Goan village of Kavalem in the Ponda Taluka, the Shri Shantadurga Temple is perched on a tiny hill. In Goa, this temple is well-known. People come here in droves to worship the deity. Between December and January, the Shantadurga temple fair is held. One of the most well-liked temple fairs in Goa is this one.
  • Distance: Shri Shantadurga Temple is 3.4 kilometres away from Ponda

  • Old Borim Bridge: The historic Borim Bridge is well known among Goa's college students for its beautiful scenery. Many people come here to have their pictures taken. Even though there are rumors that this bridge is haunted, visitors still come here to see the stunning sunset. This previous bridge's ruins were discovered in three sections. And just yesterday, the bridge's center section collapsed. As a result, the authorities added long-term fencing to the exterior of the remaining bridge segments.
  • Distance: Old Borim Bridge is 8.1 kilometres away from Ponda

How to Reach

  • By Air - The closest airport to Ponda is Dabolim Airport.
  • By Train - The closest rail station to Ponda is at Margao (17 kilometers).
  • By Road - The National Highway 4A connects Ponda with Panaji, the state capital, which is 28 kilometers away. Additionally, Ponda is connected to Karnataka, a neighboring state, by NH 4A. Regular bus service connects Panaji with Margao via Ponda.

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