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Benaulim Beach, Goa

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Location -Benaulim Beach is 2 km south of Colva at the centre of coastal Salcete Taluka.

How to Reach - To access Benaulim Beach the nearest air route is Dabolim Airport and the closest rail head is at Madgaon Station whereas buses from Margao's city bus stand near the municipal garden leave every 15-30 minutes for the beach.

Best Time to Visit - Benaulim Beach can be reached any time throughout the year.

About Benaulim Beach
Lord Parashuram, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, is said to have created Konkana by shooting an arrow, which pushed the hills back and raised the coastal plain from under the sea. The arrow is supposed to have fallen at Benaulim. In terms of access, it is closer than Colva. As a beach it has every thing except the crowds which gives it a tranquil look. The prettiest thing about Benaulim is its nightlife and still have your solitude. It is one of the famous fishing spots of Goa.

The road from Colva's Char Rasta takes you past Sernabatim to the main Maria Hall square of Benaulim, 2 kms away. Turn right and drive straight down to the Benaulim Beach. Park your car and exult in the beauty of Benaulim's sloping sands meeting the sea.

Attractions in Benaulim Beach
Water Sports at Water
There are lots of boatmen organizing dolphin-spotting trips, island tours and crocodile-spotting trips. The beach sets you in action on water from parasailing to jet- skiing. They organize a Dolphin Dundee boat ride and full day paradise island trip. Another excellent trip is taking a trip to the Anjuna Flea Market via boat. To avail the full advantage of this Benaulim trip take Pedro's exciting 1 ½ hr sunset trip.

Eating Joints
You can have excellent Goan food including really huge tiger prawns. The seaside restaurants offer Indian, Goan and Chinese food. Food Joints like Pedro's and Jhoncy specialize in serving a different Goan flavour Joe con's Garden has excellent range of cocktails and seafood dishes.

St John's Church
Built in 1581, it has Mannerist Frontage. Twin Balustrade tower in four distinct tiers flank the facade, and the central pediment gabble is topped by finials and the spires, betraying a Hindu artistic influence. The interior has white unstained Italian marble.

Benaulim Beach SunsetBenaulim- A beautiful village
Benaulim is a beautiful village of carpenters and ornamental altars and artistic images of saints, which adorn not only houses but also the churches. The artistic cult can also be seen on the furniture and many other places.

The Bull Fight
It takes place in the month of October to May and is one of the key attractions of Goa. The Bull Fight is accompanied by beautiful Konkani Music held among rice fields along with many spectators.

Beach Bonanza
An atmosphere of sussegad- in Goan languages, Benaulim Beach Bonanza is a fair about fun and adventure. The tourists participate in the fun and varieties of dance parties.

Nocturnal Joints
Nightlife can be a hush hush affair and a private affair too to enjoy. What can be more romantic than to arrange a candlelight dinner for your loved one, right on the beach, with the moon and the sea for company.

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