Monday, January 21, 2013

Majorda Beach

Majorda beach situated in the Salcete taluka is among the southern beaches of Goa. It is a beautiful beach that has a lot of palm groves. Some of the most famous hotels and resorts of Goa are found here and thus it is quite a popular place for a holiday. This south Goa beach also has a number of restaurants and beach shacks that serve up tasty dishes from the cuisine of Goa, Europe and India.


 Majorda is also the place where the Jesuits discovered the best toddy of Goa who used it to leaven the bread. Even today the people of Majorda are known to be the best bakers of Goa as they were the first to know the art of baking European breads.

 There are a lot of buses that run daily by the help of which one can get to Majorda. From the Dabolim airport also one can get into transfer buses that take you there. Also a number of taxis are available to get to Majorda.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Keri Beach

Keri beach also known as Querim beach, is a quiet beach located to the north of the Arambol beach. It is the northernmost beach of Goa that is backed with palms and casuarinas trees. The white sandy beach is one amongst the lesser-crowded beaches of Goa and is a serene and calm place to spend a beautiful holiday.

 Across the riverbank one can also see the famous ancient Portuguese fort known as the Terekhol Fort. There is a ferry service available that takes you to Terekol every 30 min, except at low tide. From the Terekol fort the Keri beach has an exotic view.

 The Keri beach can be reached from Arambol and there are a few shacks and restaurants that serve local fresh seafood here. Also for accommodation there are a few thatched huts.

 One can also enjoy a lot of water sports at the Querim beach and even go paragliding. The beach however is not safe for swimming and one should avoid swimming near the mouth of the Tiracol estuary.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hollant Beach

The Hollant beach in Goa attracts huge crowds of visitors and tourists. It is known to be the only beach in Goa where one can see a sunrise. Those visiting Bogmalo beach never miss this magnificent beach.

 The Hollant beach, 2 km away offers beautiful views encompassing the main southern beaches of Goa, along with the foothills of the Western Ghats. The Goa beach resorts here have an excellent choice in restaurants and the cafes near the Park Plaza are also good. Seafood from the cuisine of Goa and India is a particular specialty.


Vasco's other beach is Bogmalo (8 km), next to the airport. Just a little away (a left turn on the road to Bogmalo) is the tiny, quiet Issorcim or Hollant beach. Apart from the islands off Vasco, the other place worth a visit is the Chapel of Three Kings atop a hill at the nearby Village of Velsao (15 km).

 Apart from the serenity and the view, the sunset is really spectacular here. The chapel is the site of the rare Feast of Three Kings, celebrated on 6 January (after the 12th night of Christmas) at Cansaulim with a pageantry procession of the three kings who traverse the village on horseback from the church on a hilltop. A fair is also held at the church grounds.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hansa Beach

The Hansa beach is a famous beach in Goa located near the naval area. It is a very secluded beach where one can see a long stretch of sand that is almost uninhabited. The beach stretch is owned by the Indian Naval unit of INS Hansa.


 As the Navy regularly checks for the status of the Hansa beach and cleans it up, the beach is extremely clean and even the waters are crystal clear. The beach is also considered safe for swimming.

 The Hansa beach is not accessible to tourists or the public in general. However if the patrolling sentry is in a good mood a small portion of the beach is permitted for use.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Galgibag Beach

Galgibag or GalgiBaga beach is one of the most remote beaches of Goa that is situated 16 km south of Chaudi. It can be reached by walking south from the Talpona beach that is situated nearby.


 The Galgibag beach is an isolated beach where one can come to enjoy the serenity. The beach fringed by fir trees is known as it is the other spot in Goa (One being the Morjim beach) where the famous Olive Ridley turtles is found. The beach provides a nesting ground to the turtles that come here during the month of November.

 Due to the strong undertow it is not safe to swim at the Galjibag beach. There is a beach cafe found here where one can get cold drinks. However there are no much tourist facilities and one might even require their own vehicle to get here.