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Bardez : Overview
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Area Size :  1432 Sq. Km.   Population :  N/A Millions.  
Popular Languages :   Hindi and English  
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Bardez is the name of a region and taluka in North Goa. The name is credited to the Brahmin immigrants who migrated to the Konkan via Magadha in Gangetic India from Aryavarta, in the north-western part of the Indian sub-continent. Bardez or more properly Bara desh means "twelve countries" (or lands). The form "country" probably refers to clan territorial limits, or to the Brahmin comunidades, of which the twelve, in no particular order, are Aldona, Moira, Olaulim, Nachinola, Siolim, Anjuna, Candolim, Serula, Saligao, Sangolda, Assagao, and Pomburpa.

Bardez is delimited on the north by the Chapora River, on the south by the Mandovi River, on the east by the Mapusa River which originates in Bardez itself, near the capital city of Mapusa, and on the west by the Indian Ocean.

A native of Bardez is called a Bardezcar, in the native Konkani language.

Bardez is the site of the legislature of Goa, in the southern village of Britona. Other famous sites are the fort of Aguada, the beaches of Candolim, Sinquerim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna and Vagator villages, the hill-top monastery and boarding-school of Monte Guirim which was restored by Padre Luna after Pombal's devastation, the village communities of Salvador do Mundo, Penha da Franca, Siolim, Moira, Porvorim, Colvale, Saligao and Sangolda, to name but the most prominent.

The Institute of Hotel Management, Goa and St. Xavier's College are located in Bardez.

The Comunidade of Anjuna was famous as a hippie settlement; among Goans, it is famous as the birthplace of Padre Agnelo Gustavo de Sousa, one of the two most prominent Goan saints, the other being Padre Jose Vas, "Apostle of Sri Lanka".

 

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Bardez By Flight 

Goa’s main airport, Dabolim Airport is an easy access to every other place in Goa. Dabolim Airport is well connected to other parts of India through scheduled domestic flights. International charter flights operate during tourist season. Filghts available from Goa airport.

Bardez By Bus

Bardez can be accessed by road as well. One can alight at Candolim and hire a local taxi or private bus services which ply in and around the beach town.

Bardez By Train 

Bardez can be reached by train through Vasco-da-Gama, Tivim, Madgaon and Karmali Railway Stations which are some of the main railway stations in Goa. One can reach their destination in Goa through these rail links. Trains available from Margao station.

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