Once you are done with sightseeing in Margao, take a Margao excursions tour to the tourist attractions around.
Sprawling over a stretch of three kilometers of golden sand, the Agonda
beach is a haven for the loners, the ones always carving for solitude.
Virtually deserted all the time, one can enjoy complete seclusion in the
Agonda beach. Unlike other beaches in Goa, there is a conspicuous
absence of the customary souvenir shops and food stalls.
Located in the Canacona taluka of South Goa, the Cabo da Rama fort
presents a desolate spectacle of crumbling ruins. Unlike many other
forts in the state, the Cabo da Rama fort predates the Portuguese
invasion of Goa. Within its ramparts, the moated fort houses the church
of Santo Antonio which is in excellent condition and is still in use.
Located on the Goa - Karnataka border, the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
is the second biggest wildlife reserve in Goa. The Cotigao Sanctuary, a
designated reserve since 1969, sprawls over an area of 86 sq. km. Avid
nature buffs can climb up a 25-meter high treetop watchtower for a view
of the wildlife in their natural habitat.
One of the prominent beaches in the South Goa beach circuit, the
crescent-shaped Palolem beach is well-known for its sweeping expanse of
silvery sand and idyllic surroundings. With the majestic Western Ghats
hills rising in the backdrop, the palm-fringed Palolem beach presents an
As you move 2 km further from the Colva Beach, you will come across the
magnificent Benaulim Beach. As per Hindu mythology, it was here that the
arrow of Lord Parasurama landed on earth, when he was creating Goa. The
Portuguese corrupted the original name 'Banali', in Sanskrit, and named
the beach as 'Benualim'.
One of the most popular beaches of Goa, the Cavelossim Beach lies at a
distance of approximately 12 km from Benaulim. Not only does it enjoy
huge popularity, it is also counted amongst the most beautiful beaches
of India. One of the finest places to let your hair down and enjoy to
the hilt, the Cavelossim Beach lies between the Arabian Sea and the Sal
The soft sands and aquamarine waters of the Majorda Beach lure tourists
from various parts of India as well as abroad. It lies at a distance of
approximately 5 km from the Colva Beach and claims as much popularity as
the latter. Here, the green of the swinging palm trees contrasts
beautifully with the blue of the gushing water.
Varca Beach of Goa is situated at a distance of approximately 2 km to
the south of the Benaulim Beach. Though the beach is not as popular as
the other commercialized beaches in the state, it is not less than any
of them in terms of beauty or magnificence. Infact, the low popularity
of Varca Beach has resulted in keeping its peace and serenity intact.
Velsao Beach of Goa is gaining more and more popularity amongst tourists
every year. The beach is situated on the southern coast of the state, at
a distance of approximately 25 km from Panjim, its capital city. With
Bogmalo beach lying to its north and Majorda and Colva Beach lying to
its south, Velsao Beach occupies a prime location.