Chorao Tourism

Visit Chorao - Best of Chorao

Chorão, also known as Chodna, is an island along the Mandovi River near Ilhas, Goa, India. It is the largest among other 17 islands of Goa. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) away from the state capital, the city of Panjim and 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) away from the city of Mapusa. Even today, one can visit this area and see the distinct churches, graveyards and buildings all with a Portuguese air. Chorão is accessible by the ferries from Ribandar or Divar Island, is mainly known for its beautiful bird sanctuary. If you arrive here with your own transport it's worth a ride through the countryside to little Chorão village, with its handful of whitewashed village churches and picturesque Portuguese homes. It was the Portuguese who called it Chorão. The Portuguese noblemen found the island a pleasurable place to live and hence the name Ilha dos Fidalgos (Island of Noblemen). The island was historically called Chudamani, meaning "stunning precious stone" in Sanskrit.(though no Epigraphic evidence or no Inscription supports this theory)


Planning a vacation to Chorao in India? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Panaji also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Chorao and set some time aside to explore the Panaji. Dotted with places like Anjuna Beach, Palolem Beach, Aguada Beach; it will definitely be a good idea. A holiday in Chorao can generally be of 1-2 days.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Chorao that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

Explore the travel itinerary planning tool for your visit to Chorao and create a flawless plan in few simple steps!

Facts and Stats for Chorao*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chorao

    Know the pollution level of Chorao before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.09 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.86 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.43 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 71.32 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50.78 (Moderate)
  • Chorao: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chorao for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chorao.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.19 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.52 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.52 (Low)
    • Attacks 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Chorao - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.2 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.67 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.42 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.8 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 57.82 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chorao

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chorao

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 54.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.47 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Chorao Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Chorao

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo