About Mapusa

Mapusa is a town in North Goa. The place is located 13 kilometers to the north of Panaji (the state capital). Also a headquarters of Taluka Bardez, Mapusa is a fast developing town of Goa. It is situated on National Highway 17 and connects Mumbai to the port city Kochi.

About Mapusa

According to the census of 2011, the populace of Mapusa was 40487. The avg. literacy rate of the town is 76 percent. Marathi, Konkani, English and Hindi are the languages that are widely spoken here.

Geography of Mapusa

Mapusa lies on the banks of river Mapusa, coordinates at 15.60 degrees in North and 73.82 degrees in the East. The avg. elevation of the town is 49 ft or 15 m. The town is situated on the river banks of River Mapusa. Marmagao, Goa Velha and Panaji are some important cities located close to Mapusa. The city experiences tropical climate. Summers are very hot with maximum temperature soaring up to 37 degree Celsius. Mapusa becomes extremely humid during summers. Winters are pleasant and the temperature drops down to 21 degree Celsius. Due to close proximity to Arabian Sea the weather remains humid in general.

Economy of Mapusa

Mapusa has its own share in the economy of Goa. This beautiful town being close to numerous beaches is flocked by tourists all over the year. There are a very few hotels in the town. At "Mapusa Friday Market” you can shop for variety of goods. The Friday market is mainly dominated by the locals and focuses on vegetables, spices, agricultural produce, plants, clothes and local fruits. It is a best place to buy soverniers and also delicious foot items. Fresh vegetables like pumpkins and sweet potatoes and fruits like small fresh beans to red-brown “Moira Bananas” and many types of pulses are beautifully exhibited.

Tourism in Mapusa

Mapusa boasts a few municipal buildings that belong to the colonial period and are located on Altinho Hill. This small town has a majority of contemporary buildings that sprawl around slopes of Altinho Hillock. Other noteworthy places of attractions in Mapusa includes Our Lady of Miracles church, Shri Dev Bodgeshwar Sansthan, Maruti Temple etc.

Our Lady of Miracles: Established in 1594, this church has undergone several changes and has been reconstructed many times. After Easter on the 16th day, the yearly feast day of the church is rejoiced by local population of the area. Also known as Saint Jerome's Church, it is a symbol of communal harmony in Goa.

Shri Dev Bodgeshwar Sansthan: This popular temple is situated in the outskirts of Mapusa. Lord Bodgeshwar is the main deity of this pious shrine. Located amidst the rice fields this gorgeous temple is beautifully illuminated at night. A plethora of devotees assemble here on the eve of annual Jatra.

Maruti Temple: Constructed in 1840s, it is said to be erected at a place where Lord Hanuman was secretly revered during the harsh times of Portuguese reign. The color of Maruti temple is pastel. The doorway of the temple is adorned with intricate carvings crafted by the local craftsperson. 

One can also find few hotels and restaurants in Mapusa. These hotels helps to meet the accommodation needs of the tourists visiting this part of Goa.

Boshan Hotels
Address: Opp Shree Bodgeshwar Temple, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09272083001

Saiesh International Hotel
Address: NH 17, Karaswada, Mapusa, Near Bandekar Petrol Pump, North Goa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2257053

Hotel Braganza
Address: Braganza House, Calangute - Mapusa road, Opp KTC Bus Stand, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09921521138

Hotel Suhas
Address: Opposite Mapusa Municipality, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09822100701

Hotel Shraddha
Address: St. Xavier College Rd, Dattawadi bardez, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 07875197846

Prestige Hotel
Address: House number 463/4, Abaixa Waddo, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09607545352

Mapusa Residency
Address:  Calangute-Mapusa road, Nr Mapusa Bus Stand, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2262794

Hotel Satyaheera
Address: Nr Hanuman Temple, Opposite Inter-State Bus Terminal, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2262849

Hotel Atmaram
Address: Anjuna Rd, Calangute - Mapusa road, Khorlim, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2253949

Acasia Villa
Address: Acasia Villa, House number 210, Next To Anand Vihar Apartment, Bilwan, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09850067788

Motel Lagrande
Address: Dsouza Centre, Carrasco Vaddo, Dhuler, Opp. Sankalp Hospital, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2251788

Priti International
Address: Gaunsvaddo, Nr Karaswada Cross, Adjacent NH 17, Mapusa, Bardez, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2910499

Treebo Green Park
Address: Guirim Bypass Jn, Mapusa, Goa, Pin code- 403507
Phone: 09322800100

Healthcare Services in Mapusa

Mapusa bestows its inhabitants with a number of services. The town has hospitals, clinics, chemist shops and more to take care of the residents. Both Government and Private hospitals are there in Mapusa.These healthcare centers provides basic services to treat all those suffering from diseases and disorders. Some of them are listed below for reference.

Dr. Kolwalkar's Galaxy Hospital
Address: Mapusa - Duler - Camurlim road, Nr S.P.G. Hall or Severina Gardens, Xelpem, Duler, Mapusa, Goa, Pin code- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2266666

Holy Cross General Remanso Hospital
Address: Rajvaddo, Mapasa Bardeza, Nr Alankar Theatre, Mapusa, Bardez, Goa, Pin code- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2262466

Dr.Olavo Ribeiro Hospital
Address: Rua do Pinto Cordeiro, Nr Alankaar Theatre, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2262383

Sankalp Nursing Home
Address: Duler Ground road, Opposite St. Anthony's High School, Duler, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2264648

Mapusa Clinic Medical Centre
Address: Duler Ground Rd, Dangui Clny, Nr St. Brittos High School, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2263343

Ankur Hospital
Address: D2, Bhavani Apartment, Ansabhat, Behind Maruti Temple, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2265588

Naturopathy Center
Address: Rua do Pinto Cordeiro, Angod, Mapusa, Goa, Pin – 403507
Phone: 09923992288

Vision Multispecialty Hospital
Address: Duler Ground road, Duler Football Grnd, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2266188

Bhagyoday Hospital
Address: Dattawadi, Nr Ashirwaad Hall, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09766746264

The Ankur Nursing Home
Address: Duler-Marna-Siolim road, Nr St.Xavier's College, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2265588

Gauns Child Care Hospital
Address: Balkrishna Bhosale Marg, Nr Xavier Dangui College, Dangui Clny, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2250948

Asilo Hospital
Address: Alto Duler, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 0832- 2262372

Sunshine IVF Centre
Address: Duler Ground road, Karaswada, Mapusa, Goa, Pin- 403507
Phone: 09689888764
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Transport in Mapusa

Mapusa enjoys connectivity to other parts of Goa. The nearest rail head to the town is Vasco da Gama station which is located 25 kilometers away from Mapusa.Well developed roadway also makes the city accessible from other parts of the state.


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