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Which part of Goa is it? Southern part of the tiny state of Goa.
Where on the map is it? 15.1177° N, 74.1240° E.
How big is it? South Goa District spans a distance of 86 kms from North to South and 40 kms from East to West. The total geographical area of the district is 1966 sq kms. (Source: MSME)
For administrative purposes it’s divided into 7 talukas-Salcete, Quepem, Canacona, Sanguem, Dharbandora, Ponda & Mormugao (Vasco-da-Gama).
A little geography: The Sahyadri mountains fall to the East of South Goa and this makes it home to Goa’s best forest covers. The main peaks are: Chandranath at Paroda, Dudhsagar in Sanguem taluka and Cormolghat in Canacona taluka.
The rivers of Zuari, Talpona, Sal and Galgibag cut across the land and ferry iron ore from the interiors to the sea.
How do you get around? The South is well connected by road. You get local busses from the main terminus in Margao to almost all major villages. There are motorbike pilots that are cheap and safe. Alternatively you can book a Goa Miles to get around to your destination.
Closest Airport: Dabolim
Hospital: Hospicio Hospital, Margao is the major Government run hospital in the South, followed by a number of private hospitals and primary health care centres at every village.
Currency: Indian Rupee (You may also convert your currency at the various approved forex centres)
Is it safe for women travellers? Yes, it is safe for women. But as with any new destination caution is advised.