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Benaulim Beach Goa
Location : Near the Colva beach towards the south of Goa
Best Time to Visit : November to February
Attractions : Private nightlife, water sports, variety of eating joints
Benaulim beach of Goa has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that the land of Goa was formed when the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu known as Parashuram shot an arrow in the sea and it receded to reveal the land of Goa.
The place where the arrow fell is known as "Banali" in Sanskrit which was later corrupted by the Portuguese to Benaulim. That is how the Benaulim beach of India received its name. A welcome change from the other commercialized beaches, the Benaulim beach of Goa is a less hyped yet beautiful beach.

Benaulim beach of Goa has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that the land of Goa was formed when the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu known as Parashuram shot an arrow in the sea and it receded to reveal the land of Goa.

The place where the arrow fell is known as "Banali" in Sanskrit which was later corrupted by the Portuguese to Benaulim. That is how the Benaulim beach of India received its name. A welcome change from the other commercialized beaches, the Benaulim beach of Goa is a less hyped yet beautiful beach.

The beach provides a natural landscape and makes the surroundings absolutely photogenic. The tall swaying palm trees, the blue ocean, the golden sands, the wooden boats scattered at strategic places, all make this beach a scene out of Paradise.

Benaulim beach boasts of some of the best eateries. The fresh sea food, cooked in the exotic Goan style and served with a warm smile is unbeatable.

How to Reach Benaulim Beach

By Air : The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji and 68 km from Colva.

By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Karmali, 11 km away from Panaji. Panaji is 39 km away from Colva.

By Road : There are frequent buses from Colva running to and from Margao (also Madgaon; 6 km away) from where one can take a bus to Panaji, which is 33 km further ahead.