Places To Visit In South Goa

Here are the top 29 places to visit in South Goa

1. Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach
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1 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

A white sand paradise in South Goa, Palolem Beach is approximately 38 km from Madgaon in Cancona and is among the most favourite attractions for travellers visiting Goa. Palolem Beach is known for its calm and peaceful vibes, as opposed to some of the popular beaches of Goa. The highlight of Palolem Beach is the Dolphin spotting cruise.

2. Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach
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2 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

A little to the south of Palolem in Cancona region of Goa lies the Butterfly Beach. This beach, also known as Honeymoon Beach, is in the form of a small cove surrounded by dense trees. One of the most secluded and lesser-known beach of Goa, the butterfly beach is mostly accessible by a boat (ferry) ride from the nearby beaches, which only adds to the charm.

3. Benaulim Beach

Benaulim Beach
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3 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Just 2 km away from the tourist hub Colva of South Goa lies the serene Benaulim beach. With its long stretch of empty sands dotted with inviting beach chairs, this scenic beach is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation away from the crowded beaches of North Goa. It is popular for its water sports activities and dolphin spotting tours.

4. Our Lady Of Remedios Capital

Our Lady Of Remedios Capital

4 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Also known as the Betalbatim Church, Our Lady Of Remedios Capital was founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The Church is famous for its splendid architecture, well-maintained lawns and its serene ambience. The masses are a special treat at the church and attract many a peace-seekers on a regular basis.

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5. Tambdi Surla

Tambdi Surla

5 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Tambdi Surla, also called the Mahadev Temple Tambdi Surla is a 12th century Shaivite Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known to be one of the oldest temples in Goa, the temple is built entirely black basalt and boasts of immense architectural beauty. The inner sanctum has a majestic Shiva linga and also an idol of a headless bull. In addition to that, the temple is flanked by River Surla that adds to the charm and natural beauty at the place.

6. Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach
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6 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Agonda Beach in South Goa is one of the pristine beaches ideal for people looking for solitude and calm. With the clear blue water and coconut trees, this beach is a delight for nature lovers. Agonda Beach is not very popular among tourists, and hence, relatively quiet and less crowded. It is also extremely popular as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles.

7. Colva Beach

Colva Beach
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7 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

The captivating Colva Beach, located in South Goa, is one of the most visited beach of Goa. The 2.5 km long beach is known for its powdery white sands flanked by swaying coconut trees that add to its beauty. It looks more stunning with shacks, nightclubs and souvenir stalls all around.

8. Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls
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8 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

One of India's tallest waterfalls, the Dudhsagar Falls is located inside the Mollem National Park. The majestic falls are a little farther inland approximately 60 km from Panaji on the Goa - Karnataka Border. Literally translating to Sea of Milk , the 310 m high waterfall is divided into four tiers on the Mandovi river and resemble a heavy rush of milk flowing effortlessly down the hill.

9. Cabo de Rama Beach

Cabo de Rama Beach
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9 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Cabo de Rama Beach is a beautiful secluded beach located in Margao, South Goa. Surrounded by tall coconut trees, this beach is perfect for setting up a picnic, playing volleyball, or just spending some quality time. Overlooking Cabo de Rama Beach is a Portuguese Fort. From the fort, one can see the beautiful view of the beach.

10. Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim Beach
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10 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

With magnificent black rocks that contrast with the white sand shores of this idyllic beach, the Cavelossim Beach is located in South Goa. Cleaner and quieter than the cliched party beaches of Goa, Cavelossim is the perfect spot for travellers looking to enjoy the endless expanse of the clear blue waters. Sunbathing, swimming and dolphin spotting are major activities here.

11. Patnem Beach

Patnem Beach
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11 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Situated in Canacona, South Goa, Patnem Beach is one of the most secluded and tranquil beaches of Goa. It is the perfect place to laze by the beach and do absolutely nothing. Alternatively, you can enrol yourself in one of the many yoga retreats and teachers training courses at the institutes in the area offering the same. The waters are quite safe to swim in, and the views of the sunset are magnificent and uninterrupted.

12. Cola Beach

Cola Beach
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12 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Cola beach, also known as 'Khola' beach, is one of the hidden gems of South Goa. Located in the Canacona area, the golden sand beach is peppered with volcanic boulders. The beach does not receive many visitors as it is off the beaten path, hidden by thickly overgrown hills, with a decent stretch of a rather rocky terrain to be crossed before arriving at this natural paradise. This makes Cola Beach perfect for sunbathers.

13. Varca Beach

Varca Beach
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13 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Stretching across 2 km in South Goa, Varca beach is a marvellous white sand beach forming one of the largest continuous shorelines of Goa. It is located around 4km from Benaulim and 13 km from Margaon. An idyllic beach, the landscape and tranquillity of Varca beach are its most attractive features. With its golden sands seamlessly transitioning into a reddish magenta shade as it meets the turquoise blue water of the Arabian Sea, this beach finds itself home to many famous and luxurious resorts.

14. Galgibaga Beach

Galgibaga Beach
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14 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Galgibaga Beach is one of Goa's most scenic beaches located on the banks of Galgibag river in Cancona, South Goa. Along with its unspoilt natural charm, it is also one of the three beaches of Goa known to be a nesting site for the Olive Ridley turtles. This pristine beach has often been termed as one of the cleanest beaches in India.

15. Kakolem Beach

Kakolem Beach
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15 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

One of the most secluded and beautiful beaches of Goa, Kakolem Beach, also called Tiger Beach, is a nature?s treat with its majestic cliffs and the rich vegetation. Located around 7km away from Cabo De Rama beach in South Goa, it is a beach hidden between tall cliffs and shaded coconut trees.

16. Talpona Beach

Talpona Beach
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16 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Talpona Beach is located the Canacona region of South Goa, near the Galgibaga Beach and Rajbag Beach. It is one of the few beaches in Goa which is not visited by the crowd of tourists. With a kilometre long shoreline, pure golden sands populate the beach, framed by swaying palm and pine trees. This beach is ideal for people looking for absolute isolation and peace.

17. Polem Beach

Polem Beach
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17 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

The southernmost beach of Goa, Polem beach marks the beginning of the famous shoreline of Goa, being a stone's throw away from the Goa-Karnataka border. It is one of the least visited beaches by tourists, giving travellers the impression of a private beach with its pure white sands and azure waters. Tall palm trees form the border of the shore, which is shaped like a sickle, and one can see many landmasses amidst the blue waters of the Arabian Sea.

18. Mobor Beach

Mobor Beach
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18 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Mobor Beach is a tranquil beach located in South Goa, a few minutes' walk from the famous Cavelossim Beach. It is a unique beach with water on three sides and is an extension of Cavelossim Beach, located towards the southern side by the confluence of the delightful river Sal with the Arabian Sea. The popular activities at Mobor Beach are watersports, dolphin spotting cruise, bird spotting and cruising along the River Sal.

19. Betul Beach

Betul Beach
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19 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Betul Beach is a serene and peaceful beach located next to Mobor Beach in South Goa. This beautiful beach rests right at the delta of Sal River, thus affording a gorgeous view of the serene sea. The beach itself has soft silvery sand, fringed by looming fruit trees and swaying palms. The foothills of the Western Ghats form the backdrop of Betul Beach, offering a 360-degree natural panorama.

20. Cabo De Rama Fort

Cabo De Rama Fort

20 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Located in the Canacona region of South Goa, Cabo de Rama is a 17th-century Portuguese fort associated with the legend of Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana lived in the fort during their 14-year exile. Though most of the fort is now in ruins, it is a popular tourist attraction as it offers a stunning view of South Goa.

21. Sernabatim Beach

Sernabatim Beach

21 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Sernabatim Beach is a pristine unpolluted beach located between Colva and Benaulim Beach in South Goa. The 1.2km long beach is extremely clean and serene with golden white sand lined with tall palm and coconut trees. Some people refer to Sernabatim Beach as South Colva. The beach is a perfect attraction for those looking for a tranquil escape as it is not often crowded.

22. Rajbagh Beach

Rajbagh Beach

22 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Acquiring its name from the famous Rajbagh Residency near the beach, the Rajbagh beach has always prided itself for being one of the best and cleanest beaches found in Goa. Located in South Goa, the beach has a mesmerizing 1 km long shoreline which offers a lovely time at the beach. It is located in the Canacona region of South Goa and is among its prettiest shores.

23. Netravali Waterfalls

Netravali Waterfalls

23 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Sprawling over a vast 211 sq kms of protected land area, Netravali Waterfalls is one of the most enchanting waterfalls of Goa. The waterfalls is situated into the wildlife sanctuary and preserved from exploitation. It is a popular attraction in Goa and remains especially crowded during weekends.

24. Bamanbudo Waterfalls

Bamanbudo Waterfalls

24 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Bamanbudo Waterfalls is considered to be one of the most pristine waterfalls of Goa flowing in the backdrop of the beautiful Ambe Ghat. Untouched and unexploited by tourism, the waterfalls is located right on the road and requires no trekking to go upwards.

25. Kuskem Waterfall

Kuskem Waterfall

25 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Nestled in the picturesque district of Canacona, Kuskem Waterfall is one of the least explored attractions in South Goa. It is located just about 20 kilometres away from the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and is famous for its untouched beauty. It is a seasonal waterfall and is best explored during the monsoons. The waterbody gushes amidst lush greenery. It is not a humongous waterfall as such, but it has a striking quality Also, over the past few years, Kuskem Waterfall in Canacona has attained the status of an eco-tourism site that draws a considerable number of tourist.

26. Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Aviation Museum

26 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Naval Aviation Museum located in Mormugao, Goa is one of the two naval aviation museums in India. It was established in 1998 to exhibit the importance, functioning, and evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm. The museum has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents, and photographs.

27. Bigfoot Museum

Bigfoot Museum

27 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Located in Ancestral Goa, a miniature Goan village which depicts the rural life of Goa as it was about a hundred years ago, the Bigfoot museum has a great collection of art and other traditional artefacts. The museum also features artwork done by local children and artists of State and National fame.

28. Goa Chitra

Goa Chitra

28 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Goa Chitra Museum, located in Benaulim, is an ethnography museum displaying the traditional Goan way of life and culture. The museum was established by Victor Huge Gomez as a tribute to his Portuguese ancestors. He has collected over 4000 items such as woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious Goa artefacts and other memorabilia. It also showcases an organic farm.

29. Shri Shantadurga Temple

Shri Shantadurga Temple

29 out of 29 places to visit in South Goa

Shri Shantadurga Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Goa. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga who is one of the patron deities of the Gaud Saraswat Brahmins. The Shantadurga deity is the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The highlight of the temple is a golden palki (palanquin) on which the deity is carried around on Mahapanchami festival.

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