Visit Morjim Beach
Home to the Olive ridley sea turtle, an endangered species, the Morjim Beach is one of the popular beaches in Goa that is located in Pernem on the northern bank of the Chapora River estuary.
Home to the Olive ridley sea turtle, an endangered species, the Morjim Beach is one of the popular beaches in Goa that is located in Pernem on the northern bank of the Chapora River estuary. Being in its ambiance one could easily discover why Morjim is often dubbed as “Little Russia”.
Morjim is a small village that is a home to a large number of Russian immigrants. There had been some major political issues against the Government of Goa and Russian immigrants. The Indian bureaucrats’ have become concerned with the Russian mafia involvement in drug trade, prostitution, and land ownership in the formerly quiet beach village. [Thus it is advisable that tourists should be aware of these incidents and must check into recommended hotels by trusted travel agents.]
The Government of Goa has also aided the turtle conservation efforts and has set up a Turtle Conservation Interpretation Centre at the Forest Office in Pernem and also restricted a portion of Morjim Beach in Goa for the tourists. It is to note that in any manner disturbing the turtles or their habitat is an offence punishable under Indian law.
Timing2 to 3 hours
PREFFERED BYExperience Seekers, Fun Lovers ,Nature Lovers
TIME SPENTAll days of the week 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
ENTRY FEENo Entry fee
Altitude0 meters above the mean sea level
Best SeasonOctober - June
LANGUAGESEnglish, Konkani and Hindi