on the south bank of the wide
, Panaji is one of
’s smallest, most pleasant state capitals. It is also your gateway to the superb
(3 kms). Then try your hand at water sports at the Donna Paula Beach (7
There’s water-scooter and motorboat rides, windsurfing, parasailing,
water-skiing, snorkelling, harpoon fishing and yachting.
Fort Aguada & Candolim
Guarding the mouth of the
was build by the Portuguese in 1612. Sinquerim, the beach below the Fort and
Candolim are popular. Water sports facilities are available at the southern end of
. Sinquerim is 14 Km from Panaji.
Calangute & Baga
discovered by the flower children in the 60s, Calangute – the Queen of Beaches
– continues to be popular amongst tourists.
, with a steep hill in the background, is considered one of the best beaches in
. There’s a wind-surfing school here.Parasail, water ski and wind surf…water
sports activities start in the afternoon here and go on till sunset.On Wednesdays,
boats leave from
kms from Panaji is the
– famous for its full-moon parties and colourful Wednesday flea market. The
other attractions are the
|Chapora & Vagator
undiscovered by tourists, the beaches of Chapora and Vagator are some of the most
beautiful parts of
’s coastline. Chapora is dominated by a rocky hill on top of which sits the
500-year-old Portuguese Fort. North of Chapora are more picturesque beaches:
Morjim, Mandrem and Arambol. Panaji,
22 kms away from Vagator.
39 kms from Panaji is the long, lovely stretch of powdery sands and pristine
waters of the
. 2 kms away is serene Benaulim.
Varca & Cavelossim
of Benaulim are the pristine beaches of Varca and Cavelossim with upmarket luxury
kms from Panaji is
: palm-fringed white sand hemmed by rocky crags and a laid-back ambience.Palolem
is 3 kms from Canacona Railway Junction, on the Konkan Railway.
More Beaches beckon…
other southern beaches are: Bogmalo, Utorda, Majorda, Betul and Mobor.
are you ready for an unforgettable beach holiday in