Ponda is the head quarters of the Taluka of North Goa which is located 28kms in the south- east to the capital city of Panaji. Ponda is considered to be the home for many factories and industrial estates and it is one of the fast growing cities in Goa. Ponda is the gateway to Goa for wild life sanctuaries.
The Mahavir wild life sanctuary and Dudhsagar waterfalls are the main places to visit in Ponda.The Butterfly Conservatory of Goa attracts the nature lovers. Mangueshi Temple is the right place for worshipping Lord Shiva.
By Air :The nearest airport nearest city in Ponda city in Goa is Dabolim airport. From the airport you can hire a can or taxi to reach your required destination.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Ponda is Margao station which is 18 kilometers from Ponda and Madgaon station is 16kms from Ponda and it connects to maximum number of main railway stations in India.
Trains to reach Ponda:
Ernakulam- Pune Super Fast Express ( Stops at Madgaon)
Ahmedabad- Madgaon (Stops at Madgaon)
Pune- Ernakulam( Stops at Madgaon)
VSG link Express( Stops at Madgaon)
Madgaon H. Nizamudin Express( Stops at Madgaon)
Mumbai LTT Ernakulam Doronto Express( Stops at Madgaon)
By Road: Ponda is connected to the Panaji. Regular buses are available to Panaji and Margao which departs from Kadamba Transport Corporation present in the outskirts of the town. It is also connected to Panaji by the 4A Nationa Highway. The highway also connects the neighboring state of Karnataka. The 17B National Highway connects Ponda to Vosco from the place of Verna.