Goa is popularly known as “pearl of orient” or a “tourist paradise”. With 125 KM of balmy west coast line, Goa provides you complete tranquillity and serenity bounded by sparkling Arabian Sea. This enchanting land with palm fringed beautiful beaches is well- renowned for its lively history, Indo Portuguese culture, scented breeze, untiring festivals, historical churches, heady night life, colourful bazaars, scrumptious sea food and the pleasant weather. Being a renowned beach destination, Goa attracts number of tourists particularly during the time of Christmas and New Year season. Goa is divided as North and South Goa so you may take tour of beaches in North Goa and South Goa separately.
Beach Calangute – It is considered as premium beach and often referred as the queen of beaches in Goa. Discovered by hippies, this beach is very close to Baga beach and has become very crowded. Even the second most popular beach Anjuna Beach is also nearby. The popular Chapora Fort which is another tourist attraction is nearby.
Palolem Beach- It has stunning picturesque views and also a place that offer scrumptious cuisine.Neighbouring to Anjuna beach is Vagator Beach. There are two other quite beaches called Asvem and Morjim located in extreme end of north Goa.
Dona Paula Beach– Here, two famous rivers Zuari and the Mandovi meet and merge into Arabian Sea at this secluded bay, popularly known as lovers’ paradise. Once a silent fishing village, it is now one of the most commercial areas of Goa. All this, plus water sports attracts a large number of tourists from all over the country.
Colva Beach– It is one of the oldest and spectacular beaches in South Goa located about 7 KM to the west of Margao, headquarters of South Goa. Benaulim and Palolem beaches are the other two famous beaches in south Goa.
Connectivity– There are a number of options to travel to Goa and visit beaches by air, rail and by road as well.
By Air– Goa is well connected multiple connection flights available from almost all the major cities in the country. On arrival at the airport you can hire a taxi , book a cab or either rent a car for a memorable self-drive trip to various parts of Goa.
By Train: A well connected network of trains is available from commercial cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedbad, Bangalore and other places like mangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad and few other cities in Kerala.
By Road: Rent a car from commercial cities like Bangalore or Mumbai for enjoyable self -drive to Goa. Also, it is easy to travel by road from nearby cities and towns.