Discover Moira with Storii by ITC Hotels

The ‘susegaad’ charm of a typical Goan experience comes alive in this quaint village in North Goa. Surrounded by a picturesque countryside, Moira is characterized by colourful houses, winding roads, and peaceful atmosphere.

Set amidst lush paddy fields, gently swaying coconut trees and narrow, winding roads, it is truly a confluence of a Portuguese past and evolution of a contemporary, local culture.

Experience old-world charm, tucked away from the bustling tourist spots, yet close enough to be just a short drive from popular destinations in North Goa.

A Walk Through History

Located just 2 kms away from Storii Moira Riviera and in the heart of the village is the beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel. The church is a perfect example of traditional Goan-Christian architecture and holds religious and cultural significance for the local community.

Another heritage building worth seeing is the local seminary, also known as Seminario de Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Seminary of Our Lady of Piety). It dates back to the early 17th century and played an essential role in educating local clergy during the colonial period.

Connect with Nature

The Mapusa River flows through Moira, making it the perfect destination for serene walks by the riverside and immersing yourself in the picturesque flora of the region.

For those seeking a bit of adventure, kayaking through the tranquil waters of the Mapusa river is a great way to soak in its sights and sounds.

Birdwatching enthusiasts must keep a look out for an exciting variety of birds that can be spotted by the riverbanks.

The Indian pond heron, white-throated kingfisher, woodpeckers, parakeets, white-bellied drongo and the purple sunbird are just a few of the winged encounters one can expect.

The village is dotted with sapodilla (chikoo), coconut, banana and teak trees. In fact, the Moira Banana is recognized with a GI tag by the Government of India. 

Art & Architecture

The riviera has a rich artistic heritage. From homes dating back to the colonial era, ornate balconies, vibrant courtyards, pottery, crochets, ceramics to artisan wooden handicrafts, every corner of this village unfurls a beautiful canvas of art. In fact, a few buildings retain their original heritage architecture.

It is also home to Goa’s first contemporary art gallery, The Cube, among the few avant-garde art spaces in the state.

Seashore Solace

Venture beyond Moira's village ambiance to discover neighbouring beaches, each uniquely enchanting. Sun-kissed shores beckon by day, while moonlit sands promise serene nights. Embrace adrenaline with water sports, relish authentic local cuisine, or find a moment of serenity beneath whispering palms.

From the lively vibes of Morjim and Ashvem to the tranquil embrace of Sinquerim and Kegdole, Moira's surrounding coastline offers varied experiences. Dive into this coastal tapestry for a captivating Goan escapade.

Whispers Of The Old

Escape into the enchanting world of Chapora, Aguada, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Cabo de Rama forts, where every corner whispers the tales of bygone eras with its time-honoured grandeur.

Wander through their majestic corridors, witness the architectural grandeur, and lose yourself in whispered legends. Each edifice, surrounded by lush landscapes, offers a unique glimpse into Goa's rich history and cultural tapestry. Discover a blend of Portuguese influence and Indian charm that paints a picturesque backdrop for unforgettable adventures.

Goa beckons, promising a journey where history and beauty intertwine effortlessly.

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Moira is a quintessential example of the much acclaimed Goan village life – simple and laidback. Pause and reconnect with yourself amidst its lush environs and serene setting