Only thing we did different today was 40km ride to Benaulim Beach. Road was in very good condition and we took around 40 mins to reach there from Agonda. The beaches in the south Goa are clean, beautiful and less crowded. You can make out the difference if you visit Panaji or Calangute at this time of the year.
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Colva is a village in south goa and the beach stretches about for about 2.4kms of white sand and coconut palms, it is a famous tourist destination with budget hotels, shacks, pubs etc. It was a popular getaway for the Portugese when they were in India, this place has alot of migrants from Portugal, Brazil, Angola etc.
From there, Benaulim. It pretty much looked exactly the same as Utorda, with more foreigners and restaurants. Looking north (and south) I realized its just one long strip of sand divvied up into different beaches, so in essence they’re all the same… It all depends on whether you prefer to have some pretense of seclusion or easy access to overpriced restaurants.
Varca - one of many white sand beaches in South Goa, but the only one we found pristine and the most untouched. Less people, no shacks marks the essence of Varca.Word of advice - As mentioned there are no shacks in Varca, not advisable to visit if you are looking to munch by the bay.As is guessable we were indeed looking for some food when we reached Varca, and without putting up for a longer time there we headed to Colva.
If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, step into what makes Goa really tick. Benaulim village is home to a museum of Goan ethnography located on a traditional organic farm called Goa Chitra with an extraordinary display of 4000 traditional farming implements, ancient tools of trade and other privately-owned artefacts chronicling Goa’s past. Its appeal also lies in its very structure, which is of reutilised and recycled materials like wood work, doors, windows, pillars, railings and other elements from over 3000 demolished colonial houses. Its winning approach to engage with locals and visitors is by focusing on various events ranging from music concerts to cultural weeks and monthly book club meets.
Firefly Goan Bistro Bar
Bust a move to some jazz and rock at a bistro barWhile Goa is known for its clubs and discotheques, most tourists are unaware of the state's musical heritage that goes beyond the conventional venues. This time when you're in Goa, spend a night with the locals swaying and busting a move to a jazz event at a neighbourhood joint. Try the family-owned Firefly Goan Bistro Bar at Benaulim for some retro rock and jazz. The place is owned by the makers of feni (Goan liquor) brand Cazulo, so you know the alcohol will match the music.
The Seminary once housed the famous Museum of Christian Art, containing church artifacts collected from all over Goa. The green way that leads to the seminary is beautiful beyond explanation. Every corridor of the Rachol Seminary is furnished with paintings which speak volumes about the rich history.
GOA a place with excelent cost lines. South Goa costline is less crowded while north Goa is very much crowded. Some beaches are clean while some are very dirty. Overall the place is very good place to chill. The roads are awesome and there are no signals in Goa. You can get a rented vehicle very easily be it a 2 wheeler or a 4 wheeler. There are plenty of hotel ranging from low cost travel hostels to luxurious villas. The locals are very helpful so you fell completely safe in any area of Goa.