Goa is one of the most visited and explored states in India due to the presence of innumerable pristine and remarkable beaches and several ancient monuments in the form of churches and forts. However, Goa has become a synonym to beaches over a period of time. Whenever there is talk about beaches in India, Goa is never out of the discussion and always remains the first and foremost choice of every tourist and traveller.
Well, even after being an ultimate beach destination for decades, there are still several beaches which are not popular amongst common tourists. These least-explored beaches in Goa are no less than wonders and assuredly deserve a visit.
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Located at a distance of 16 km from Panaji, Sinquerim Beach is a beautiful beach surrounded by the lush greenery of squashy grass and palm trees. Even though it is not famous amongst foreign tourists and travellers, it is immensely popular amongst locals.
Nothing is better than relaxing on an uncrowded beach with your eyes closed and feeling the essence of the heavenly atmosphere. So, what about visiting Sinquerim Beach this season?
Arambol Beach is one of the quietest beaches in Goa and is a perfect destination for one who loves water activities such as paragliding and kite surfing. Nestled at an approximate distance of 40 km from Panaji and 1 hr drive from Dabolim airport, this peaceful delight is also a haven for meditators and yogis. You can also visit the jungle valley and a small freshwater lake which is situated near Arambol Beach.
Another marvellous beach at a distance of 20 km from Panaji, Chapora Beach is special for its location at Chapora river which creates a breathtaking frame when seen from the hills settled around the beach. The coastline of Chapora Beach is also covered with rich vegetation. How about enjoying the roaring waves of the Arabian Sea touching the shore of the Chapora Beach?
Located on the opposite bank of Chapora river, Vagator Beach is one amongst the party beaches of Goa. The hilltops around the beach are permanent destinations for the New Year and Christmas parties. With cliffs and water springs, Vagator Beach remains an unusual beach in the northern part of Goa, thereby, attracting thousands of tourists every year.
Even though it is extremely popular amongst western globetrotters, it is still neglected by local tourists. When the surroundings of Vagator Beach are so sublime and the atmosphere so lively, then why not get yourself here?
In the North Goa district is the flourishing Mandrem Beach which is popular amongst offbeat travellers and beach lovers for its mini cottages. It is located at a distance of 21 km from Panaji and boasts of an unpolluted environment. Mandrem Beach also offers its visitors with the opportunities of fishing and swimming in its crystal clear water. How about witnessing the charm and splendour of this peaceful beach?
Calangute Beach is considered the largest beach in North Goa and is a holiday destination for several national and international tourists. However, it is still far away from the eyes of the majority of tourists getting down on the other popular beaches of North Goa. The beauty of Calangute Beach lies in its vibrant atmosphere and the surreal location which offer its visitors with water activities, such as parasailing, boating, water skiing and fishing.