Saturday, November 1, 2008

Beaches Of Goa - Palolem

Like a slice of the moon it is a beautiful, and one of the famous beaches of Arabian sea in Goa. Its deep blue color, rocks, rows of coconut trees, exquisite beach attract many foreign tourists. Sunbathe on the beach, enjoy the bath in sea or, relax on a deck chair under the colorful umbrella....A perfect holidaying one can enjoy here in Palolem.

Roaming around the village adjacent to the beach, bus stand, Cyber cafe, drinks corner, restaurants, and shops of decorative items made of sea shells and colorful dresses is interesting.

This beach is also famous for fishing. At the southern part of this beach in the morning one can see the activities of the fishermen and their nets and boats.

To the Monkey Island, the green small island in the northern side, one can walk through the shallow water during low tide, but during high tide, a nice boat ride!

The mix of rocky beach, at one side and nice sandy beach for bath; the rows of coconut trees, has made this place exciting and beautiful.

Beach hut, Fishing boats, happy tourists, colorful seashells on the beach and the best is the sunset at Palolem!

Palolem Beach in the evening is also colorful.

How to reach Palolem:

Nearest railway station is Kanakona. Palolem is 5 Km from here can be reached by an auto rickshaw. From Margao Railway station it is 37 Km and 70 Km from the capital, Panaji.

Staying at Palolem:

There are quite a few hotels and resorts surrounding the beaches in Palolem. Details of the few are here:

Palolem Beach Resort (+91o832 2643054) DB 700 - 1200 INR; DB Tent 450 INR

Virgin Beach Resort (+910832 2643451) DB 400 - 800 INR

Cupid Castle Beach Tourist Home ( +910832 2643326) DB 250 INR; TB 350 INR

Apart from these Konkan cottage and rented home also is available at approximately 500 INR. for DB.

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