Majorda is a quaint village located in south Goa just north of Betalbatim and to the south of Arossim beach. Majorda in Goa is the place where Goans were first trained in the art of baking European breads. Majordans are still beleived to be Goa’s best bakers! Majorda is also famous for hosting the Goa Christmas Carnival every winter.
Hardly 10 kms from Madgaon, Majorda is a popular beach in South Goa. Located to the north of Colva, Majorda is a quiet beach and ideal for a long stay. Majorda beach approached through the pleasant Majorda village is a more organised option than its neighbouring Utorda beach to its north. There is a small stream ending up at Majorda beach. Majorda beach is famous for the local Goan toddy and fenny.
Sunset beach is a small stretch of beach south of Majorda beach. One could walk along the beach to reach sunset beach from Majorda beach, by road its about 3 kms away from Majorda.
Located between Majorda and Colva, Betalbatim is one of the quieter beaches about 4 kms from Majorda. Betalbatim itself consists of several different smaller strips of beaches like Sunset Beach and Lovers’ beach. Dolphins are a common site near the shores of Betalbatim and the local fishermen offer boat rides to catch a glimpse of the Dolphins. Since Betalbatim gets its share of tourists there are many restaurants and bars in Betalbatim.
Mae de Deus Church - Majorda
Mae De Deus church in Majorda was founded in 1588. The Majorda church was made a parish church during the tenure of Archbishop Aleixo de Menezes. The church was set on fire by Marathas in 1738 and it was rebuilt the following year, in 1739.