Mandrem Beach Goa

By its rustic ambience, Mandrem takes us back in time. The northern village of Pernem has been surrounded by a hill-range covered with caju plantations and a shoreline with a twin-beach buckle. It's known for fine Goan feni and expert stonecarvers. However, in recent years it has been ruffled from its cattle-driven pace by the tourism trail passing through it to the Arambol beach.

After crossing the Chapora river either from the Chopdem-Siolim ferry-crossing or the Colvale bridge, one lands in the Velhas Conquistas of Pernem. From Colvale, the distance to Mandrem is slightly more than a half-an-hour drive across undulating countryside. The road forks a little less than a kilometre away from the Chopdem ferry-point. The route climbing the hills offers an exhilarating view of land and sea. The coastal route via Morjim village proves equally exhilarating.