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Know about THIS town near Goa that is a habitat of the rare Indian Swiftlet

Vengurla was home to the busiest trading centre during the medieval era.

An alluring beach town located on the Konkan coast, almost 110 km from Goa, Vengurla has established itself in history as a famous port town. However, now it is popular among tourists for its long stretch of sandy shoreline nestled amidst high mountains. Let's embark upon a virtual exploration to check out the specialities of this small town!


A trip down the history lane

During the reign of Maratha Chief Chhatrapati Shivaji, Vengurla was home to the busiest trading centre. This rich mercantile past of this town is marked today by the existence of Vengurla Jetty, huge warehouses and the ruins of a seventeenth-century Dutch factory, among other places.

Moreover, it is believed that during that between the seventeenth and nineteenth century, Vengurla was twice burnt to the ground. This is the reason why the Vengurla rocks, whose etchings bear testimony to the fire attacks, are popularly referred to as Burnt Island which used to be. Once an important navigation point for sea explorers, today this island is a breeding ground for the rare Indian Swiftlet.

Know before you go!

Though Vengurla is not a famous shopping destination, the beaches located here provide much-needed relaxation to a tired mind. The list of beautiful beaches that one must definitely visit includes Nivati Beach, Shiroda Beach, Mochemad Beach, Sagareshwar Beach and Vayangani Beach. Further, tourists looking for some religious respite can chart a course through this town's famous temples- Mauli Devi Temple, Sateri Devi Temple and Shri Vithoda Temple.

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Adorn your COVID safety gear and commence roaming around Vengurla! Explore delicious seafood from the myriad of eateries located in this city and treat your taste buds to a spicy palette of flavours. Also, do not forget to indulge in Sol Kadhi and Kokum when here, while clicking aesthetic pictures that can aptly accompany the hashtag of 'foodsploration'!

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