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Benaulim Beach

Goa in India is lined up with many popular beaches along its long stretches of coastal land. Many others are still undiscovered by the tourists. Benaulim Beach is a quiet little fishing beach, located close to Colva. It is known for its peaceful, calm surroundings. Though a popular fishing beach, Benaulim remains a quiet and calm beach about which the tourists are still unaware of. But it is a favourite haunt of the locals and hence get crowded in weekends when the people pour down to the beach in hordes. This otherwise quiet beach gets crowded in the evenings as well, when the tourists visiting Colva take a walk down the long stretches of sand to Benaulim Beach. So in Benaulim one gets to enjoy the ambience of the virgin beaches in Goa.

Another place to see while visiting Benaulim beach, besides the lovely beach, is the Church of Saint John, the Baptist. The church is perched atop a hill and looks very magnificent. The Feast of Sao Joao, St. John the Baptist, is celebrated in much merriment, around the arrival of the monsoons. Young men, wearing lovely crown of leaves and fruits parade down the streets during the feast, singing and collecting donations for the church. It is believed that St. John moved in his mother's womb when the Holy Mother Mary visited his pregnant mother. To commemorate this incident, young men in the village jump into the wells, during this religious event.

Between October and March bullfights are organized every year in Benaulim. Many tourists coming down to Benaulim Beach during this time of the year are keen to watch the bullfights. It is normally organized in the evenings after 4 o' clock.

To find an accommodation in Benaulim is quite easy with quite a line up of hotels. Some of them provide a very luxurious stay, with lots of amenities. There are a few budget hotels as well. To dine out there are many food joints and restaurants serving Goan delicacies. Besides, there are plenty of food joints on the beachside as well.

The nearest airport to Benaulim is Dabolim, 70 km away from the beach. The nearest railway station is Karmali, 41 km away from it. A taxi can be hired from both these places to reach Benaulim. Orelse you can trvel down to nearby Colva first and then hire a vehicle from Colva to reach Benaulim. Colva is only 2 km away from Benaulim.

Given its serene atmosphere and picturesque surroundings, Benaulim Beach provides a calming and rejuvenating holiday for its visitors. It is perfect beach for a relaxing vacation spent lazing around in sun. Even the food and drinks would be served at the spot you are stationed on the beach by one of the many assistants in the nearby eating joints. It is perfect for a relaxing nap under the sun.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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