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South Goa: go for a relaxed holidaying

WaterfallsSouth Goa, one of the two districts of Goa, has always been an abode of tourists, flocking all through the year. The beautiful beaches, waterfalls, paddy fields, hill spots and coconut groves add charm to South Goa. The administrative headquarters of South Goa is Madgaon, which is a bustling city.

South Goa, when compared North goa is calm. Life is much slower in South Goa with fishing hamlets on the coast and paddy fields in the inland. Vacation in South goa is more relaxed.

Pilar, Vasco da Gama and Chandor are the important cities in South Goa. Pilar is the commercial city. The beauty of Pilar is the old mansions and buildings. Numerous avenues dot Vasco da Gama. At Chandor, one of the main tourists attractions is Bargansa house.

Well, beaches always remain the main attraction of Goa. The South Goa beaches, though cannot be matched with those in North goa, are still beautiful and pristine. The beaches here are calm; a perfect place to relax, far away from the madding crowd.

An unspoilt beach, Colva is an enchanting beauty. The crescent shaped Palolem Beach is lined with coconut palm and rocky crags. One can relax his nerves in the serene sands, enjoying the cool breeze from the palms.  The other beaches are

Benaulim and Benaulim, which are also unspoilt by men.

Another major attraction in South Goa is the  and the Aravalem caves. The silvery showers, which falls from about 70 ft is really enchanting to watch. The lake formed just below the falls and the green vegetation surrounding it is a brimming tourist spot.  The caves of Aravalem have some mythical background. Some say that budhist monks constructed the caves and some others state that the caves belong to the pre-historic era.

South Goa also has good accommodation facilities with starred/budget hotels, resorts and guesthouses.

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