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South Goa covers the southern half of the state of Goa in India.


Map of South Goa
South Goa


  • 1 Margao — cultural and commercial capital of Goa
  • 2 Vasco da Gama — a major port city with a large Indian naval presence

Other destinations

  • 1 Agonda — is a great spot for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming, with still relatively few tourists
  • 2 Benaulim — a small town and beach with easy access to shops and hotels
  • 3 Bogmalo — a small beach-side village with spectacular sunsets
  • 4 Colva — a beach located South Goa easily accessible from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore
  • 6 Palolem — a small town with one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa
  • 7 Patnem — a small town with a beautiful beach
  • 8 Xeldem — a scenic village important in agriculture and noted for its Shree Sateri Shantadurga Temple



Get in


By plane


Dabolim Airport (GOI IATA) is well connected with major Indian cities and a few international destinations (with direct connections especially to the Middle East).

By rail


Margao Junction is a major railway station, at which the North - South Konkan Railway and the Eastwards bound South Central Railway intersect.

By road


Margao is also well connected by bus to major cities in neighbouring states. Road connectivity has also improved by leaps and bounds, so that many visitors now opt to drive to Goa.

Get around



Sunset at the Palolem beach

From north to south

  • Bogmalo Beach
  • Colva Beach - This beach's spectacle of sea, sand and sky blend in an enchanting natural harmony, weaving their magic spell on the visitors. Known for its scenic beauty.
  • Benaulim Beach, bordering Colva Beach
  • Cola Beach - a remote, unspoilt beach for those seeking complete peace and relaxation, 10km north from Agonda.
  • Agonda Beach - a small and quiet beach, near Palolem Beach
  • Palolem Beach - a scenic and popular beach in extreme south Goa.
  • Patnem Beach - a small and quiet beach, bordering Palolem Beach
  • Visit "Turtle Beach" just south of Patnem
  • Check out the historic Portuguese colonial houses in Old Goa
  • Visit a heritage distillery and learn how Cashew Feni is made
  • Try some yoga classes or learn how to teach yoga



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