South India Beaches
Beaches are the most attractive and frequented spots in South India specially in Goa . In fact, Goa is almost synonymous with beaches.
Nearly the entire coastline is dotted with world-class beaches, which acquire their names after the nearby village or locality. Two continuous stretches of beaches northern and southern stretches mark the GAO coastline. Kissed by the passionate, azure sea and embraced by the land and shaded by swaying palms, these miles of golden sand sparkling in the sun are the most desired places you can ever love on earth. Rest, sunbathe, forget everything and see the time fleeting by silently. Enjoy your stay on beaches!
(18 kms from Panaji). A popular beach area adjacent to Chapora fort. In Anjuna there is magnificent Albuquerque mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and attractive Mangalore tiled-roof.
(50 kms from Panaji). A unique beach in the North Goa, it is a rocky and sandy beach and much sought after. It has a sweet water pond right on the shore.
(18 kms. from Panaji). It is at the northern tip of a wonderful 7 kms. stretch along the coastal North Goa. Accommodation including star hotels are available throughout this stretch.
(4 kms. From Margao). Situated at Benaulim village near Margao, it is one of the famous beaches of south Goa.
(22 kms. From Margao). This is the southern most beach of a stretch that extends from Bogmalo to Betul in Southern Goa.
(5 kms. From Goa Airport). Well connected by road, it offers excellent water sports facilities.
(16 kms from Panaji). It is the most popular holiday resort in Goa. Excellent accommodation facilities are available, particularly at the tourist resort and cottages.
(15 kms. From Margao). A famous beach in Mormugao taluka near Cansaulim railway station.
(About 6 kms. From Margao). Colva beach is the pride of Salcete and the only rival to Calangute by its scenic splendour . Here, sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural harmony unspoilt by men. It has good accommodation facilities, particularly at the tourist cottages.
DONA PAULA :
(7 kms from Panaji). An idyllic picturesque spot, Dona Paula commands a fine view of the Zuari river and Mormugao Harbour . Water Scootering facilities are available here.
(Gaspar Dias, 3 kms from Panaji). A lovely golden beach of soft sand girdled with palm trees facing the blue Arabian Sea, is the nearest to Panaji.
(40 kms. From Panaji). In the mouth of the Chapora river and facing the famous Chapora fort, this is another famous beach of northern Goa.
(about 37 kms. From Margao). Just west of Chaudi one of the most enchanting beaches in Goa relatively deserted, with backdrop of Western Ghats, situated in Southern Taluka of Canacona .
(16 kms. From Panaji). The southern most beach of the Calangute stretch, this beach has good accommodation and water sports facilities.
(8 kms. From Panaji). Near Goa Velha in Tiswadi taluka near the mouth of the river Zuari, it is one of the most frequented beaches of Goa for its picturesque scenery.
(22 kms from Panaji) It is a popular beach dominated by Chapora Fort to the north, on its imposing headland. To the south of Vagator is Calangute beach.