Avedem, a small village at Quepem Taluka, presents a beautiful blend of traditional and modern, urban and rural. The natural beauty of the village is enhanced by the river Khushawati. The village can boast of its cultural traditions such as the Christian Dhalo, Fugdi, Kalsi and Kannar Kher dances. In a nutshell, Avedem is an interesting sneak peek into the traditional Goan Christian community lifestyle.
Avedem is also known for it's Lavo Mandri (a grass based mat) weaving. Lavo aka Loye as per local diction, is a grass which grows in the marshy lands. The grass is used to weave traditional mats which are called Mandri in their local language. Traditionally, the ladies used to weave the mats for their personal use in their free time after finishing their agricultural work in the fields.
Buses are available from Margaon to Quepem which is the connecting point for Avedem village. One can otherwise simply hire a taxi to reach there.