Goa Beaches

October 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Goa Travel Guide

Baga beach in Goa

Baga beach in Goa

The beaches of Goa are known to be amongst the best in the world. There are several beaches in Goa, scattered all around the state, which make entire Goa a vibrant and colorful place to tour and travel in. Goa has beaches in its North Goa as well as South Goa districts.  Here is a brief list of all the beaches in the state:

Candolim Beach:
Candolim Beach is well known as a tourist spot all over the world. The Candolim beach is quite popular as it is the birth place of Abbe Faria, the Goan Freedom Fighter. Abbe Faria is also known as the Father of Hypnotism.  The Candolim beach is one of the contemporary beaches that is not as crowded as the other beaches in Goa.

Baga Beach:
The Baga Beach is one of the smallest fishing beaches in Goa. It has several shady palms that are close to the water’s edge. The Baga Beach is more of an extension of the Calangute beach, another popular beach in Goa.  Of course, the Baga Beach is not as crowded as the Calangute Beach is. The Baga beach is one of the safest beaches in Goa, since it does not have any dangerous undercurrents and has clean and white sand. Also, since the beach is not as crowded as the other beaches, there is lesser pollution in th Baga Beach.

Bambolim Beach:
The Bambolim Beach is supposed to be one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. It is settled at the mouth of the Zuari River. The Bambolim Beach is flanked by the Goa University and the Goa Medical College. The Bambolim Beach is quite isolated and private as compared to the other beaches in Goa.

These are just some of the beaches in Goa. There are several other beaches in Goa which are bound to enthrall the tourists who visit Goa.


South Goa

October 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Goa Cities and Goa Carnival

Goa is one of the most well known states of India. It is a tourist spot for Indians and foreigners alike. Along with tourism, Goa is known for its architectural marvels as well as its beaches and flora and fauna. Goa is comprises of two areas, South Goa and North Goa.

South Goa is bounded by the North Goa District to the North and Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka to the south and the East. To the West, South Goa is bounded by the Arabian Sea. South Goa is known for its natural beauty and the services that it offers to the tourists.

South Goa has three subdivisions and five Taluks. The subdivisions are Margaon, Mormugao and Quepem. The taluks are Mormugao, Quepem, Sanguem, Canacona and Salcete.

South Goa has a rich and vibrant heritage as well as the flora and fauna that have made it a hot spot for tourists all over the world. South Goa has several natural beaches which make it a must visit spot for tourists. It also has several temples. South Goa is headed by hill spots, paddy fields and waterfalls all over.

South Goa is home to the Colva and the Benaulim Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in South Goa. South Goa also has the Dabolim Airport, which is near Vasco da Gama. Bogmalo is another important venue in South Goa. It has a beach and several resting areas for tourists.  The most famous beach of Goa, the Colva Beach has several tourist cottages and other hotels and complexes. Colva was a predominantly a fishing area, but the economic progresses brought about by tourism have crept up here too. Thus, South Goa is instrumental in adding the splendor that is always available in Goa. It has some of Goa’s most important and beautiful beaches along with other tourist spots.