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20 Attractions to Explore Near Salaulim Dam

Salaulim Dam
Salaulim DamSalaulim Dam, Goa

Goa’s largest manmade reservoir. The Selaulim dam is a composite earth-cum-masonry dam of 42.7 meters height with a water spread area of 24 square kilometers. The Duckbill type spillway here is an interesting structure to checkout.

Nearby Attractions

Dudhsagar Falls
Dudhsagar Falls20.23 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi river. The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. The area is surrounded by deciduous forests with rich biodiversity. The falls are not particularly spectacular during the dry season but during the monsoon season, it becomes a huge.

Palolem Beach
Palolem Beach25.87 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Crescent-shaped beach. One can view the entire beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea.

Agonda Beach
Agonda Beach26.56 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Stretching for miles, this is one of the best beaches of Goa and the country. During September, the beach serves as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles.

Goa Chitra Museum
Goa Chitra Museum28.57 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

It has a collection of over 4000 artifacts focusing on Goa's traditional agrarian technology and lifestyle. The collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts and palanquins from different points of the past. It also showcases an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice which are staples of the area.

Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla
Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla29.93 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

This is a 12th-century Shaivite temple. It is the only structural temple of the Kadamba period(10th to 14th century) to survive the destructions during Muslim and Portuguese occupations of Goan territory.

Cabo de Rama Fort
Cabo de Rama Fort30.57 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

In the past, the fort has switched hands between Hindu, Muslim monarchs and the Portuguese and witnessed many battles. The present rickety structure with turrets and rusty cannons is a leftover of the Portuguese.

Colva Beach
Colva Beach32.21 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Covered in powdery white sand and lined with coconut palms, this is a very popular and busy beach of Goa.

Marikamba Temple
Marikamba Temple38.91 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Hindu temple dedicated to a form of the goddess Durga. There is so many specialties for this temple.

Karwar Beach
Karwar Beach39.05 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Karwar beach is one of the most splendid beach in Karnataka. The main activities in this beach is snorkeling and diving.

Indian Naval Aviation Museum
Indian Naval Aviation Museum43.80 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Showcases the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm. The museum is divided into two main parts, an outdoor exhibit, and a two-story indoor gallery. The outdoor exhibit is a huge park that visitors can walk through and see decommissioned aircraft. Some of them date back to before the 1940s.

Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary
Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary46.41 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

An ideal holiday destination for nature lovers which Covers an area of 334. 52 sq kms. This is the second-largest sanctuary in Karnataka and is located on the banks of river Kali.

Basilica of Bom Jesus
Basilica of Bom Jesus46.93 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

The Basilica is partially in ruins but still a model of elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. This is the only church in Old Goa, which is unplastered on the outside. The lime plaster which existed earlier was stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. The church contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral47.15 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary50.86 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

An estuarine mangrove habitat declared as a Bird sanctuary. The sanctuary is named after Salim Ali, the eminent Indian Ornithologist. Accessed by a ferry service running between Ribander and Chorão, it sanctuary has a paved walk that runs between mangroves.

Goa Museum
Goa Museum52.13 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

The museum has over 8,000 artifacts on display, including stone sculptures, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects. The main focus is on Ancient History and Archaeology, Art and Craft, and Geology.

Reis Magos Fort
Reis Magos Fort54.31 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically Portuguese turrets, it was erected in 1551 to protect the narrowest point at the mouth of the Mandovi river. It was used as a residence for viceroys and later converted to a fortress.

Aguada Fort
Aguada Fort57.00 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

A well preserved 17th-century fort along with a lighthouse overlooking the Arabian sea. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water.

Candolim Beach, Goa
Candolim Beach, Goa59.61 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Candolim is a census town in North Goa ,and is a tourist destination. It is less congested and has better planned than the other beaches of Goa

Calangute Beach
Calangute Beach62.13 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Calangute beach is the largest in North Goa. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.

Baga Beach
Baga Beach63.94 KMs away from Salaulim Dam

Long sandy beach packed with shacks, resorts and fishing boats. Quieter and isolated, it stands among high hills and deep blue Arabian Sea.