Location Sanguem taluka, South Goa district, Goa
Must See Dudhsagar waterfalls, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Average Tempe 29° C
Best Time to Visit November to February
STD Codes 0834
Languages Konkani, English, Hindi
Sanguem is the headquarters of the Sanguem taluka in the South Goa district. Sanguem is one of the five talukas that constitute the South Goa district. Sanguem and the adjoining areas were under the reign of the King of Soonda during the 16th century. After the Portuguese invasion, Sanguem, along with Ponda, Canacona and Quepem was merged with the Portuguese territory in 1791.
Although mention of Sanguem does not conjure up the image of a tourist hub, it boasts of a number of attractions. The Dudhsagar falls are the fifth highest waterfall in India and a tourist hotspot for its sylvan surroundings. During the monsoon period the waterfall transforms into a grand spectacle as the Mandovi river cascades down from a height of 310 meters.
The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Mollem and is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Goa. Spread over an area of 240 sq. km, the sanctuary houses the Mollem National Park in its core zone. The Tambdi Surla temple is a sacred pilgrimage that dates back to the Kadamba era.