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Top 9 attractions to explore in South Goa

It is famous for its natural beaches, temples, waterfalls, hill spots, paddy fields, coconut groves

Attractions in South Goa

Agonda BeachAgonda Beach, Agonda, Goa 403702

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.

Cabo de Rama FortTaluka Cabo da Rama, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

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 BeachColva Beach, Goa

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

Dudhsagar FallsSonaulim, Goa 403410, India

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.

Goa Chitra MuseumH.No. 498, Near Auxilium High School, Pulvaddo, Benaulim, Goa 403716, India

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.

Indian Naval Aviation MuseumBogmalo Road, Dabolim AP Vasco da Gama, Mormugao, Goa 403806, India

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.

Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi SurlaNear Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctury, Sanguem, Surla, Goa 403406, India

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.

Palolem BeachPalolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

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.

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.

Map of attractions in South Goa