Go up this hill in Margao to leave the city bustle behind

Venita Gomes

LEAVE THE BUSTLE BEHIND

When you reach Monte Hill or Margao Monte, possibly the highest point of Margao city, you leave the bustle of towns behind. Here, all that you're surrounded by are quiet, solitude and a spiritual feeling.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

CHAPEL ON THE HILL

The spiritual feeling is further enhanced once you visit the Capela de Nossa Senhora da Piedade or the Chapel of Our Lady of Piety on the hill, where you can sit back, reflect and seek blessings.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

BREATHTAKING BEAUTY

The beauty of the panoramic view of the Margao city and its surroundings from the hilltop will leave you breathless.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

THERAPEUTICAL WALK

A leisurely stroll around the place is just the nature's therapy you need to wash away your stress. Walking on the pathways, carpeted with lush greenery, is blissful.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

CATCH THE SUNSET

And, as the suns goes down, emitting its last burst of radiance, the sky is painted in every shade of ochre and rouge, filling you with nirvanic peace.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

CYCLE UP THE HILL

If endurance and fitness is your thing, you can simply take a cycle ride up this hill during one of your cycle rides around Goa.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

DETOUR TO TRANQUILLITY

So, if you're in Margao, and are looking for a small break or indulging in quiet contemplation, just climb up these steps to Margao Monte and experience Goan tranquility.

Margao Monte | Chapel and Church |Places to see in Margao | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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