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Colvale - Land Of Pristine Beaches


Colvale, in North Goa is a town unlike other Goa attractions and deviates from the basic premise of a Goa vacation, sun and sand. Colvale town is located north east of Candolim, Baga and Calangute beaches, one of the hottest party zones in Goa and is nestled in the midst of paddy fields.

The Charpora river that flows nearby adds on to the natural beauty of Colvale township. In the old days, Colvale was a famous commercial hub for Portuguese, Dutch and Maratha trade and till today is most famous for its Cashew liquor and Murdoshi (Lady Fish).

The Colvale Church built in 1591 is a sight worth seeing with its well preserved architecture and sheer size of the structure. Located close to the Colvale church, not to be mistaken for Colva, which was taken over several times by various reigning and attacking monarchs, the church and the fort make for a great day out.

For tourists driving in Goa from Mumbai, you’ll hit Colvale first on your left. Look out for Mapusa on your left, drive straight ahead on the highway for a few more minutes and you’ll need to turn left off it. Colvale is a hike from the Airport and the Railway station though getting cabs and buses should not be an issue. Colva is also served by Majorda railway station.

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How to Reach Colvale

  • By Road
    Goa can be accessed from Mumbai via the famous Mumbai � Goa highway or National Highway 17 which links Mumbai straight to Goa. Off late though, this route has fallen into disrepute on accord of there just being 2 lanes all along, one up and one down which not only is a little dangerous but also makes for a longer journey. The more convenient route is to head to Pune from Mumbai via the 8 lane expressway and then connect up to the Satara highway right till one gets to Sawantwadi on the far end of Maharashtra. Goa is just another few minutes from there. From Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, numerous bus services are available to Goa and very comfortable ones at that. The recommended kind to take is any service operating a low floor Volvo semi sleeper.
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  • By Train
    Goa is well connected to North, South and Central India by trains. Many travellers opt for the very convenient train plying between Mumbai and Goa with convenient departure and arrival times. What�s better, the journey is an overnight one and one barely feels it.
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport in South Goa is well connected to metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available. Dabolim isn�t an international or customs airport, so travellers coming in from outside India will have to transit via one of the international airports like Mumbai or Delhi.
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