Insights Into Neighbourhood
Mapusa is a town in North Goa, India. It is situated to the North of the capital Panaji. It is located on the main highway NH-17, linking Mumbai to Kochi. Mapusa comes alive on Friday due to the traditional market day also known as Mapusa Friday Market. People from surrounding villages and towns come to Mapusa to sell their wares. This fair has a lot of local flavour (unlike some other tourist-oriented fairs or markets) and specialises in agricultural produce, vegetables, locally-grown fruit, spices, clothes and even plants (mainly during the monsoon planting season). Mapusa houses several prominent Goan educational institutions, including Saraswat Vidyalaya, St. Mary's Convent High School, St. Brittos, New Goa High School, St. Antony's High School, Mapusa High School, Dyanprasarak High School, DMC Higher Secondary and college of Art, Science and Commerce, St. Xavier's College, and St. Xavier's Higher Secondary School. Mapusa has some excellent buildings with old architecture. Shri Ganesh Mandir at Ganeshpuri is landmark in modern Indian Architecture. Mapusa is close to one of the main centres of Goa's tourism industry. Mapusa's proximity to many beaches in the north Goa makes it a suitable base during the tourist season. The airport and the railway station are easily accessible from Mapusa.