Goa is blessed with enormous beaches and places that attract tourists to enjoy their vacations, but it also includes some solitude spots that are worth visiting in the state. Morjim counts in the same category. This pristine village is located just above the bank of Chapora River inlet and faces Arabian Ocean. The village is also fenced by hillocks which add more beauty in this place.
Morjim derives its name from Goddess Morjai who appeared from the sea. She was discovered by a fisherman. Kalas Festival is celebrated at Morjai temple with endless zeal. This festival occurs once in two years. The village also reveres feast of Milgris in the month of May. Morjim is home to traditional folk dances "Ghoddemodni" and "Maddachen Godd".
Morjim is popularly known as "little Russia" for its engagement of Russian immigrants. The village houses many Russian inhabitants since few decades. One can see Russian signboards, restaurants, guesthouse and shacks too.
Morjim Beach is the point of convergence of the village, Morjim. It is less popular among tourists when compared to Calangute, Baga and Anjuna beaches. It is surrounded by eyeful nature and is a perfect destination for peace pathfinder. It is less crowded, thus, giving ample of space for privacy and personal moments. The beach is clean and hassle free from hawkers. One can have glimpse of myriad fish. The water is clean and sometimes reflects various water color shades. It is ideal beach for newly wedded couples.
Morjim is home for, endangered species, Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. It is also popular for bird sighting. Various birds nestle here such as Cuckoo, kingfisher, Quill, Sandpipers and many more. The beach can also be seen from Chapora fort. The bucolic beach is perfect quintessence of peaceful destination. There are few shacks t=near beach that serves delicious food and coeval accommodation.
Visiting this marvelous beach will unquestionably offer best halcyon moments.
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