South Goa

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If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and you plan on heading to India’s favourite holiday beach destination - Goa, this is a list you must do and plan your itinerary around. In all honesty, the Southside of Goa is a paradise of its own. Listed down are a few places you must visit!

Divar Island, The Southern Deck, Mickey's Colva, Martin's Corner, Star Light Riverside Family Restaurant & Bar, Galgibaga Beach, Tejas Bar & Restaurant, Talpona Beach, Palolem Beach Sunset Point, Butterfly Beach, Cola Beach, Agonda Beach, Kakolem Beach, Cabo de Rama Fort, Betul Lighthouse, Cavelossim Beach, Colva Beach, Majorda Beach, Three Kings Chapel, Hollant Beach, Bogmalo Beach

  • Divar Island, India

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      The island of Divar lies in the Mandovi river in the Indian state of Goa. It is one of 6 major islands between the Mandovi and Zuari, the others being: Ilha de Goa, Chorão, Cumbarjua, St Estevam, Vanxim and Several other small mangrove islands and sand banks. Hop onto a ferry from Panjim and don’t forget to get your bicycle. Yes, you read that right. Cycle your way through to get the best experience of exploring the island.

  • The Southern Deck, India

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  • Mickey's Colva, India

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  • Martin's Corner, India

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  • Star Light Riverside Family Restaurant & Bar, India

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      Your fish cravings will be satisfied. A must visit restaurant on the South coast of Goa.

  • Galgibaga Beach, India

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      Galgibaga Beach also called Galgibagh Beach is a beach in south Goa. It is one of the lesser-known and cleanest beaches of India. It located in the south of Goa in Canacona region, 7 km from famous Palolem Beach. Galgibaga beach is reported to be a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles.

  • Tejas Bar & Restaurant, India

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      A must visit as the small restaurant is known for the authenticity of Goan food and I bet it will leave you craving for more.

  • Talpona Beach, India

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      This beach is popular among tourists looking for an isolated and quiet location to enjoy the beautiful coastline against the magnificent Arabian Sea. The sea is relatively calm and quiet here and one can easily enjoy a day with their thoughts. The Talpona beach has small sand dunes and is not visited much by tourists. The peaceful beach is also a resting ground of many birds

  • Palolem Beach Sunset Point, India

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      Palolem Beach is situated in Canacona in southern Goa, India. The beach attracts many international tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March. It is considered to be one of the region's most beautiful beaches.

  • Butterfly Beach, India

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      A hidden land of adventure, peppered with some stunning views & aquatic life; that’s Butterfly Beach for you! The beauty of this hidden gem has an aura of calmness and bliss attached to it. A Semi-circle shaped landscape, millions of butterflies flying over the hilltop blossoms, and acrobatics of the dolphins around ensure a wonderful experience at the Butterfly Beach in Goa.

  • Cola Beach, India

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      The road to get here is not an easy one as a rock filled mud terrain takes around 20 minutes of driving which offers one of the beat cliff views of the South Goan coastline. Lying North of Agonda beach coast separated by mountains. Go kayaking in the water stream formed along the beach coast line and explore a side of Goa not witnessed to the regular beach lovers. Worth a visit if you are an adventure junkies.

  • Agonda Beach, India

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      Agonda Beach is a public beach located in Agonda village in Goa, India, about 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) north of Palolem Beach in South Goa district, and about an hour from Margao.[4] There is one more beach on the north side of Agonda cliff called Cola beach which has an adjoining lagoon. During the month of September, the beach serves as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles.

  • Kakolem Beach, India

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      A sight to behold, as a waterfall streams down the mountains as it makes its way to the seabed. A 10 minute hike along a muddy terrain gets you to this beautiful pebble beach. Great spot for adventure seekers.

  • Cabo de Rama Fort, India

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      In the 1760s, the Portuguese gained control of Cabo de Rama after the Raja of Soonda surrendered his territory to them in return for protection against Hyder Ali of Mysore. Prior to that, the fort had regularly switched hands between Hindu and Muslim monarchs. The present structure with its walls, moats, ramparts turrets, chapel and cannons are remnants of the Portuguese era. The Portuguese equipped it with 21 guns and installed military barracks, a commander's quarter and a chapel. In 1799, the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War saw the defeat of the King of Mysore, thus bringing an end to the Portuguese's primary rival in the region. Over time, the purpose of the fort shifted from being a defensive structure, to a prison. This fort housed a government prison till 1955. Today, this fort is in partial ruins, but is a popular tourist attraction of Goa.

  • Betul Lighthouse, India

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      Betul is a coastal town located in South Goa District, Goa, India. It is one hour distance from Margao. It is known for its beach. The Sal river drains into the Arabian sea near Betul. The place is also home to the Betul Fort.

  • Cavelossim Beach, India

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      The town hosts a well known beach at the southernmost tip of the Salcete beach stretch that starts from Majorda in the north to Cavelossim in the south. The Sal river flows into the Arabian Sea at the south of this town.

  • Colva Beach, India

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      Colvá is a coastal village in Salcete, south Goa, on the west coast of India. Colva Beach stretches for around 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi), part of a beach consisting of about 25 kilometres (16 mi) of white sand, extending from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south. The village had significant importance to Portugal and was the retreat for Goa's high society, who would come to Colvá for their mundanca or change of air.

  • Majorda Beach, India

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      White sand and Turquoise waters. A beach worth a visit to explore the calm and serenity of South Goa. A popular tourist beach.

  • Three Kings Chapel, India

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  • Hollant Beach, India

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      Serene, scenic and a blend of what the offbeat and secluded Goa beaches offer. A small family shack which has been around for more than two decades is the perfect setting for great food, fantastic views, calm turquoise waters. If you love adventure, you can kayak around these calm waters.

  • Bogmalo Beach, India

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      A 15 mins road trip from Goa International Airport, this is the first beach in South Goa worth a pit stop.