Known as ‘Mini-Goa’ due to its culture, beach and roads; Manori is a small village located to the north of Mumbai. The place is considered to be an ideal picnic spot as the village is not as crowded as other parts of Mumbai or Goa and one can have peaceful time on the beach. The village was once ruled by the Portuguese. Even today, remnants of Portuguese rule including churches and chapels can be seen. In fact dancing and singing is an important part of their culture. One can also say that its culture, lifestyle, beach is reminiscent of Goa. The beach in Manori is the prime attraction of the village. Unlike other beaches of Mumbai or Goa, the beach is clean and less crowded. The cashew nut trees on the beach make the beach look more beautiful. The beach is a happening place for picnic and family outings, it is also known for night-parties. The other attractions in the village are Hazrath Baghdadi Shah Baba Durgah and Samudreshwar temple.
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While visiting the village, one should not miss the local food. The East Indian cuisine is the speciality of the village. The village is an ideal for a weekend holiday. Manori helps you relax and enjoy nature. It takes you away from the hectic life of the city. There are several accommodation options in Manori village. You can find budget and mid-range hotels and resorts. There are good eating options in Manori. Restaurants usually serve local and other Indian cuisine. East Indian cuisine, especially seafood is a must try. Some of the popular dishes are pork vindaloo, chicken delicacies, stuffed pomfret, dry Bombay duck chutney, etc. Manori village can be visited any time of the year. However; October to March is the best time to visit as the climate is less humid.
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