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Varca - For A Photographic Delight


South Goa features a lot of beaches and is known for the famous Colva beach, but little ones like Varca beach aren’t a tad bit less of a spectacle than the bigger ones. Nestled in South Goa, this palm lined beach with white sand is a perfect place to kick back and enjoy the afternoon heat, perhaps work a tan while sipping on some amazingly priced cocktails and feasting on authentic Goan sausages.

Varca beach is located close to Varca Village, a fishing village, and one can find tonnes of fishermen with their wooden dhows on the beach. Apart from being a photographer’s paradise, these fishermen are extremely friendly and just might end up giving you a good deal on some fresh catch!

The annual Fama festival celebrated in the nearby Colva area carries its festivities to Varca beach as well. Once a year, villagers from the neighbourhood flock to seek the blessings of a statue of Menino Jesus that has been replicated at Colva. Varca is beautiful during this time of the year, and one must not miss it. Benaulim beach, another clean white sanded beach is a walk from Varca.

Varca is down the road from Colva in South Goa. One can opt to hail a cab from any one of the townships or Panjim. Alternatively, one can get there directly from the airport, which should only take a few minutes. Varca is closer to Vasco da Gama as against Panjim. It is also served by several railway stations in the locality.

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How to Reach Varca

  • 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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