Amona Tourism

Amona (Konkani अमोना) is a census town in North Goa district in the state of Goa, India. It is believed that Amona was an ancient centre for trade and commerce with a lot of cultivated fertile land and alluvial banks of the Mhadaee, now Mandovi River. The surrounding land holds many cashew plantations and has a Sesa Goa pig iron plant. The rich soil and centralized location in Gomantak with water networks for inland transport allowed Aryans to settle on the land. Remains of ancient fortresses and settlements submerged in the soil around the ferry wharf region have been reported in Amona, Goa by the archeology department of Goa. The earliest settlers of this region were primarily the Aryan warriors, administrators; and traders. These warriors in medieval times were a part of the Maratha clans. Ancient armour and swords are present in the Amona temples and they reveal an ancient military culture. Scriptures have been found which depict Amona as a capital of ancient dynasties. Amona has given birth to many great people. At the present, Amona is a successful town with almost 90% employment and 98% literacy. Recently a bridge connecting Amona to Panaji has improved connectivity (ferry service was used before the bridge was built). There are lots of colourful festivals held here with natakaas and gadgado. The Government of Goa launched a project consisting of a road and a bridge connecting the cities of Khandola and Amona across the river Mandovi which is situated 20 km away from Panjim. The area gets often flooded during high tides and the design of the bridge and the road was made accordingly. The bridge is 510 meters in length and is made of a structural steel truss with reinforced cement concrete slab. This bridge has helped to reduce the distance from Sankhali to Panjim to 28 km. It also serves as a tourist spot for people outside Goa.


Looking for travel information about Amona? Explore the best travel advice on Amona, India. When planning a trip to Amona, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Panaji. Panaji, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Anjuna Beach, Palolem Beach, Aguada Beach. Also, to reach Amona, you'll have to take a flight to Panaji; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Amona can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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  • Know the pollution level of Amona before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.32 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.18 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.21 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.45 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 44.59 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.14 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Amona for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Amona.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.69 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65.52 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.71 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.21 (Low)
    • Attacks 45.69 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.72 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.45 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Amona is 127.25 (High)

    • Safety Index 52.12 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.49 (High)
    • Pollution Index 47.46 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.6 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.41 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.83 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.68 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.75 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Amona

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.06 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.23 USD

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