miramar-beach-in-goa3Miramar is the beach area of the Goan capital of Panjim. The city is a 15 minute walk away. It was originally named Porta de Gaspar Dias by the Portuguese and the name was then later changed to Miramar. Situated at the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea, it is a small beach that occasionally hosts some events.
There are several educational institutions in the surrounding vicinity, including Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Padmashree Vasantrao Dempo Higher Secondary School of Arts and Science and Sharada Mandir High School. One can reach Miramar beach within minutes from Panaji. Buses are available for Panaji. One can also hire taxis or bikes.
The word ‘Miramar’ in Portuguese stands for viewing the sea. The beach is lined with a thick covering of palm trees that provide an exotic look to the beach. One can always take a long walk under the shady trees and relax on the beach. The main attraction of the Miramar Beach in Goa is that it is the favorite place of the migratory birds. Owing to its location on the migration routes of several species of migratory birds, bird watching is a popular activity at the beach. Popular species of the migratory birds such as Plovers and Gulls arrive at the destination for their favorable climatic conditions, during winter season.
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