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About Colvale

Colvale is a beautiful village on the paddy fields which lies on the banks of Chapora river and is located in Bardez Taluk in Goa. It is located 18 Kms towards north from district head quarters Panaji and 1 Kms from Bardez.

The villages which lie within its vicinity are Sapna Village, Peddem, Mapuca (3 Kms),Thivim (3 Kms), Shree Ganeshpuri (4 Kms),Oxel (5 Kms) and Moira (5 Kms).Colvale is surrounded by Mapusa Taluk towards South, Pernem Taluk towards North , Bicholim Taluk towards East and Panaji Taluk towards South.Mapusa, Panaji ,Goa Velha and Marmagao are the nearby cities to Colvale.Konkani as a language prevails in this area.

The legends believe that King Satespor, a descendant of King Porus was convinced to build his palace in Colvale because of the scenic beauty of this place. This place boasts of gold coins which were found in this area.Trade was happening twice a week on the western ghats of Colvale on the banks of Chapora river.

Colvale was once a famous hub for Portuguese trade and till date it is well known for its Cashew Liquor and Murdoshi (ladyfish).

How to Reach Colvale

Thivim Railway Station and Pernem Railway Station are the nearby railway stations to Colvale. The most important station Vasco Da Gama is 29km away from Colvale.

Places to Visit in Colvale

Fort NovoSt. Francis of Assisi Church
A fortress known as Forto Novo that separates Colvale from Tivim is one of the major attractions apart from the scenic beauty  of the village. It was constructed by the Portuguese in 1543.

St. Francis of Assisi Church
St Francis Of Assisi church is a beautiful shrine with a facade with 3 door on the first floor, three windows on the second floor and the three occuli on the third flanked by four-storeyed towers with balustrades and a scroed gable lopped by a cross between two pinnacles with the image of St Francis of Assisi and two angels. It was built in 1638 and then rebuilt in 1683.