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Benaulim Beach Tour
Where is Benaulim?
Benaulim beach is located in the state of Goa in India. It lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea and is 41 km away from Panaji, the capital of Goa. The Colva beach is at a distance of 2 km from here.
How will you gain access?
Dabolim (70 km) is the closest airport from Benaulim. Karmali (52 km) is the nearest railway station. There are regular bus services from Colva which is 2 km away from Benaulim. The buses run to and from Margao which is an 8-km distance from Benaulim. From Margao, one can also take a bus to Panaji.
What magnetises people?
St. John Church
The Church of St John the Baptist is located atop a hill beyond the village. The arrival of monsoon announces the Feast of St. John the Baptist. The young men of the village jump into the wells to commemorate the movement of St. John when he was in his mother’s womb and visited by Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Varca Beach is about 2 km south of Benaulim beach. Here, The row of the beached wooden fishing boats is worth watching. There are a number of palm-thatched long houses lining the foot of the grassy dunes.
The village of Benaulim is no less attractive for the visitors. There are numerous mythologies attached to the place. It is said that the arrow of Lord Parsurama landed here when he created the state of Goa. The village is also famous for its rosewood furniture and carvings.
The Dolphin Cruises attract hordes of tourists and visitors from all around. Reasonably priced, these cruises are one’s chance of spotting dolphins as they prance about.
What are the beach sports in the store?
Benaulim is popular all around for its excellent fishing options. However, there are a number of water sports available to keep your adrenaline pumping. There are sports like surfing, para-sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, etc. A number of Government and private organizations including hotels and tour operators conduct regular water sports activities. Training courses can also be taken.
Which are the nearby hotels?
Accommodation at Benaulim consists of small budget guesthouses. With the opening of star hotels at Benaulim, the place is pulling in hordes of tourists. The Taj Exotica (A 40-minute drive from the airport) is set like a jewel amid lush foliage. The hotel offers restaurants, bars, conference halls, beauty parlor, swimming pools, gym, travel desk, car rental, shopping arcade, doctor on call, 24-hour room service, laundry, golf, tennis, water sports etc. The small budget hotels include names like L’amour Beach Resort, Tansy Cottages, Hamilton Beach Resort, and Rosario’s Inn. Houses can also be hired as per one’s needs.
What is the best time?
Goa has a consistent climate throughout the year with little fluctuations in the temperature. Though it’s a round-the-year destination, the ideal time to visit is between the months of November and March.