Location - Palolem Beach is at
the centre of Coastal Canacona, Goa's southernmost taluka, 43 kms from the
nearest big hub of Margao.
How to Reach - Relaxing on the
Palolem Beach is not at all a distant dream just board a flight till Dabolim
Airport. Still going to the Palolem Beach through train is all the more
exciting and if you wanna do that just go Madgaon Station, the nearest rail
head to Palolem. All the way down to NH-17 past Margao and Cuncolim to Char
Rasta, just before Chaudi.
Best Time to Visit - Any time
and every time Palolem remains the same. So just see your luggage ready.
About Palolem Beach
Palolem is the beach of Goa's southernmost town locally referred as
Chaudi. Call it the essence of Goa or the god's gift to Goa, Palolem is
extremely beautiful of all. It is a shallow bay fringed with white sands
and coconut palms, with a village right behind it. At the northern end a
tiny island settles itself from where you can wade out to the low tide.
Hotels have flourished on every bit of Palolem. Get doused in the
Palolem beach to wet your long striving soul for its share of
Attractions in Palolem Beach
At the southern end is a stream that keeps its path open to the cup
shaped valley, called as Pandava's Drum. Famous for its Pandava legends
and a tip that ways back its resonant sound it is a wonderful place.
Go a little further along the path and you come to a small cave built
in 20th century in beach house. By the Figueiredo family. It was damaged
by Vandals, so it's now part of Neptune Point hotel.
At the extreme northern end of the beach is the Island. To reach there,
you have to wade across the stream at the North end of the beach you see
what looks like a rock bridge across. There is a path to follow and
snorkellingto be done in the rocks adjoining the island, where you can
see urchins, sea cucumber and catch a fleeting glimpse of the occasional
groupers. There is a great view of the sunset from the island.
There are lots of Dolphin in the area, tough one needs to get out early
to get them. If you take the boat trip then do not miss little butterfly
Pantem Colomb Beach
Just south of Palolem is the vaddo of Colomb. By itself, Colomb has a
little Cove. But the Vaddo of Patnem adjoining it has a fine beach about
a kilometer long. The nicest thing about this beach is that it has a
rocking nightlife which is just 15 minutes a walk away, and still you
get the hold of solitude.
Apart from the canoe rides and dolphins-spotting cruises, there is a
little other water sports here. The fishermen organize these trips with