Cuncolim is based in southern Goa. The word ‘Cuncolim’ means a town where kumkum or vermilion is produced. This city used to be known as Kumkumahalli. Earlier this city is famous for its temple ‘Shree Shantdurga’. But now the temple has been shifted to Fatorpa. Cuncolim is famous for its temples, churches, caves and lakes.
Places to Stay
There are few hotels who offer good services such as Om Shiv Hotel, Nanutel Hotel and Veeniola Holiday Home (Tariff - Rs. 990).
The official language of Cuncolim is Konkani and the alternative languages are Portuguese and English.
Cuncolim is famous for the annual fair where the goddess Shree Shantdurga’s idol is taken back to Cuncolim’s temple where it was earlier. The event happens in the months of January and February.
Places of Interest
There are few tourist attractions in Cuncolim like Our Lady of Health Church (14 km from Margaon), Molanguinim Cave, Shree Shantdurga Temple (29 km from Margaon) and Nayaband Lake.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to the city is the Goa Airport which is located at the distance of 28 km.
The nearest railway station is the Margaon Railway Station.
The nearest bus station is at Goa. There are many buses from Goa to Mumbai and Bangalore. There are plenty of bus service providers like Paulo Travellers, Neeta Tour and Travellers and VRL. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.