Chorao Tourism, India

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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.

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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 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.36 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.27 (Moderate)
  • Living in Chorao - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Chorao is 127.22 (High)

    • Safety Index 51.69 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.49 (High)
    • Pollution Index 53.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.67 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.38 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.25 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.19 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.48 (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 3.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.27 USD

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

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