Located in South Goa, Sanguem is one of the five sub-districts that constitute it. It’s a small quaint place, with the feel of a cozy hamlet. Ruled by the King of Soonda, the pace of this place is still easy going. It was invaded by the Portuguese and co opted it in their territory later on.
Sanguem is your typical off beat holiday destination, which is not really hounded by hordes of tourists. On your typical visit to the land of hippies and parties, Goa, you can take a retreat to Sanguem. It forms your typical eco-tourism spot, with lush greenery all around.
There’s a beautiful spice farm, with plantations of all sorts of crops that grow up in the terrain and weather. It is a well preserved greenhouse like place, with all things and substances organic sprucing up. There’s solitary boulevards and crisp humid air to soak in. The sun is subtle on these lands and the skies are cloudy and gay.
Sanguem boasts of guzzling waterfalls, that conjure up the most pristine and beautiful imagery, specially during the monsoons. Encrusted between the greens, tucked far away from the din of the city, they form for the perfect getaway for any tourist, traveller and even the locals.
Far and wide, even at a distance the horizon shows up green patches of hills and fields with the occasional sighting of undulated formations, through which the floating clouds meander. The place is quite scenic and picturesque, in a offbeat, natural kind of way.
Essential travel information and Sanguem tips for your visit
Time Zone: UTC+05:30
Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is 220-240 Volts AC. There’s availability of 2G broadband services on mobile phones.
Languages: Konkani and Kannada are the main languages spoken in Sanguem.
- Police: 100
- Fire Department: 101
- Ambulance: 102
- Emergency Disaster Management: 108
Tipping: It is not expected of people to tip, but it is no doubt appreciated.
- Joining hands to a “Namaste” is a common form of greeting people.
- Remove your shoes before entering a temple or any other religious place and wash your hands before entering the premises.
- Sanguem experiences heavy rainfall throughout the year. It is advised to carry raincoats and umbrellas on you.