Verna is a beautiful coastal village located in the Mormugao Taluka of South Goa District in Goa. Famous for its beaches and pleasant climate, Verna is also known for its nightlife. It is located 23 km from the state capital of Panjim and is 18 km away from the city of Vasco De Gama.
Places to Stay
There are several hotel options here in Verna. There is Hotel Bella Vista (Tariff-Rs. 500), Hotel Goan Maharaja (Tariff-Rs. 1000), and Mardol Residency (Tariff-Rs. 1500).
The official language spoken here in Verna is Konkani. However, Portuguese is also spoken in a few isolated pockets in the village. English and Hindi are both understood here.
The important festivals that are celebrated here in Verna are Diwali in November, Christmas in December, Easter, and Shigmo-a variation of the festival Holi celebrated in March.
Places of Interest
Though most people go to nearby Panjim for attractions, there are several historical places in and around Verna to visit. The Holy Cross Church is a famous church here. Besides this there are also pristine, clean beaches which you can visit in Verna.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Verna is the Dabolim Airport (14 km).
Verna has its own railways station. It is also very well connected to other railway stations.
There are many bus services which shuttle to and from Verna. There are daily buses which ply from Panjim, Mormugao, and Pune amongst others. Some private bus providers like Kaveri Travels, Jabbar Travels, and Parveen travels provide comfortable buses to Verna. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.