When I am being asked about travelling to some of the great places in India, then one destination I couldn’t get rid of is South Goa. You must be wondering why have I even taken the name of this specific place when Goa itself is filled with mesmerizing coastal beauty?
You are right, places to visit in Goa is a complete package in itself, and nothing can beat the grandeur it has got to offer, but there is something you don’t want to give a miss to, and that exists very much in South Goa only.
That’s why we’ve tried to accumulate the best places to visit in South Goa.
There are so many places to visit in South Goa, from heavenly beaches, glorious temples, ancient churches, with spectacular waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and colossal forts. Read further and grab the look at top 10 destinations to be visited in South Goa…
1. Butterfly Beach
Calling this beach a glittery gem placed in the deep tropical forests would not be wrong, although this place is little secluded and cannot be given a miss due to its beauty.
You can take a hold on some of the captivating sights of hundreds of butterflies fluttering away in the breeze, playful dolphins splashing about on the surface, marine life showing itself during low tide, and breathtaking sunset views. In total, this place is a beautiful carved very specifically by nature.
2. Palolem Beach
The first thing to be considered here, that this beach is not crowded and has got to offer the scenic and amazing beauty. It is located in Canacona in South Goa. If you are looking forward to natural beauty but in a much-secluded manner, then you must head to this beach.
Enjoy a series of activities like dolphin sighting, shopping in the flea markets, enjoying the fresh morning breeze, taking leisurely beach walks, or attend a yoga class. Also, the stay you get in beach huts along the shores of the beach is a perfect way to relax and watch the sunset.
3. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
If you think that South Goa is all about its beaches, then you seriously need to change your perception, because here you can enjoy Cotigao Sanctuary, which is the second-largest sanctuary in Goa and is covered with verdant green tropical forests.
You can find the tall evergreen trees that have covered the sanctuary densely and makes even for Mr. sun to penetrate it. Also, it is the home of various animals and birds. You can enjoy climbing on tree perches to spot wildlife, go on hiking trails, interact with tribals, and try your hand in some serious photography.
4. Colva Beach
It is the longest beach in South Goa, and its length is almost 20 km long. It’s one of the top 10 beaches in Goa. It is always filled with people and is a favourite destination for the couples and families, who are looking towards an adventure trip to enjoy many activities like parasailing, windsurfing, speedboat rides, and others.
This place is a perfect fit for Full Moon Parties, dolphin watching, and enjoying tropical drinks at a lounge bar with live music.
5. Majorda Beach
This beach is very popular beach destination in South Goa and is the favourite destination among young crowds, like teenagers or college students who look forward to a beach holiday and enjoy delicious Goan cuisine in the shacks on the beach.
There are many shacks available which provide the best services to the tourists coming from different parts of the country and abroad. One of the greatest attractions this place has got to offer is the Christmas carnival celebrations.
6. Cavelossim Beach
On this beach, you can find a series of extraordinary fusion of white sands with the blue sea in the most spectacular of ways. It is a paradise for sunbathing tourists and for couples seeking solitude. You can sight the dolphins, enjoy a boat ride, take morning walks, or shop those precious for souvenirs in beachside shops.
7. Galgibaga Beach
This beach is very popular and is known as the Turtle Beach since thousands of endangered Olive Ridley Turtles nest and hatch here. One special point to mention, but this very beach is popular for being one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. You will get a view of dense pine vegetation and is sparsely populated.
If you want to enjoy and soak in privacy while enjoying sunbathing gorgeous sunset views, and swimming, then it is your perfect destination.
8. Benaulim Beach
It is situated just 2 km away from Colva, and it is not at all overcrowded with sunbathers or families but is relatively a much quieter beach. This beach has a long expanse of white sands and pine trees, which stand tall along the shores.
You may find the rough waters here, making this beach a popular adventure spot where you can try water sports, go dolphin sighting in boats, or go on sailing tours far into the sea. Also, on the beach, you can find a variety of shacks to try the Goan food or shop for jewelry or souvenirs.
9. Agonda Beach
Although this very beach has gained popularity owing to the fame it has for breeding and hatching the Olive Ridley Turtles. This is quite serene and is not overly populated, rather you can get a spectacular view of sandy beaches and breathtaking sunset views.
This beach does not have big waves, so you can try your hands on playing beach games, take leisurely walks on the golden sands, go sun-bathing, eat at the beach shacks, horse riding, or just watch the sunset.
10. Bogmalo Beach
This is the perfect destinations for visitors to enjoy sunbathing and natural scenery. Although, this beach is not very long, but is quiet and tranquil, and makes this place a delight for honeymoon couples. The islands are closer to the beach and have clear waters, making them the best diving sites for underwater adventures like snorkelling and scuba diving. Also, you can take part in underwater marine life in all its natural beauty.
There are multiple destinations to enjoy & relish the real attractions and there are so many other sites to see. You can find the strong remnants of the Portuguese rule within every place of South Goa, and this is what lures everyone from the globe.
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