Sinquerim, a beautiful village, is situated in Bardez taluka of North Goa District in the state of Goa. It is located at a distance of 16 kilometres from the capital of Goa, Panaji. It was ruled by the Kingdom of Sawantwadi in earlier times. However, in the late 18th century, the region was conquered by the Portuguese as a part of New Conquest. Till 1961, the entire district was under the reign of Portuguese till the time it was included in India.
Goa along with two former Portuguese enclaves acquired the status of Union Territory of Goa, which in 1965 was formed as a district. On 30th May, 1987, Goa was made a state, and was reorganised into two districts, North and South Goa.
Since Sinquerim was ruled by the Portuguese, there are still small numbers of people who speak and understand Portuguese. Konkani is the main language spoken in the region; however Marathi and Kannada are also spoken by substantial number of inhabitants.
Sinquerim is a popular tourist destination of North Goa, which is famous for its Aguada Fort, constructed in 1612 and for the Sinquerim Beach. In addition, Candolim and Baga beaches are the other major attractions, which are located nearby.
Dabolim Airport of Goa is the nearest airport serving the destination, which is located at a distance of 41.2 km from Sinquerim. Those travelling by railways can board trains to Karmali Railway Station, located at a distance of 22 km from Sinquerim.
The major railhead serving the destination is Margao Railway Station, located at a distance of 44.8 km from Sinquerim. Tourists can also board buses, which terminate at Sinquerim Bus Stop, located at a distance of 950 metres. The best time to visit Sinquerim is from November to March.