Bicholim is a town in the mining heartland of Goa.


A part of Bicholim was once part of Kingdom of Sawantwadi till late 18th century, but the major part was of an independent landlord (PrabhuSarDesai's of Sankhali) It was taken over by Portuguese in late 18th century as part of New Conquest.


How to Reach Bicholim by Road
A number of government and private-operated buses run from Mapusa and Panaji to Bicholim. The nearest interstate bus station is at Mapusa, the KTC bus station. To visit the tourist spots located in interior villages, one can hire motorbike taxis.

How to Reach Bicholim by Rail
The nearest railway station is the Mayem railway station.

How to Reach Bicholim by Air
Dabolim is the nearest airport to Bicholim.

North Goa
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Best time to visit
November to February