South Goa is one of the two districts of the Union Territory of Goa. Part of the Konkan belt, this pristine destination is a paradise for holidaymakers. Noted for its high-spirited Portuguese and Indian culture, South Goa attracts tourists for the history and architecture of colossal forts, ancient churches, delectable cuisines, wildlife and above all the serene beaches.
This tourist hotspot provides a leisurely escape for all kind of travellers who come to South Goa for rejuvenation and spending a memorable holiday with friends and family.
Goa Car rentals services take tourists from north Goa to South Goa after covering a distance of 67 km via SH 7 in around 2 hours.
Among the wide range of tourist attractions that South Goa has to offer, here are some of the activities that make a memorable vacation.
Water Sports Activities
Adventure enthusiasts can head to the water sports centres of Palolem and Cavellossem beaches where they can indulge in jet skiing, boat rides, dolphin trips. Wear functional life jackets to ensure safety requirements. For enjoying the best water sports experiences, the water skiing at the Majorda Beach, Ringo ride and Winch boat parasailing at the Mobor Beach can be exhilarating. Delightful Dolphin spotting tours are available for the fun of the entire family.
Heritage and Cultural Tour
The Cathedrals and museums that form a part of the heritage sites of South Goa display marvellous Portuguese architecture and local culture that should be a part of your travel itinerary. Book a taxi in Goa with Savaari and take the help of your cab driver who can be your guide to give you fascinating insights into these legendary places. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Cabo de Rama Fort, Se Cathedral, Assisi Church, Shri Manguesh Temple, Three Kings Chapel and Wax World Museum are some of the places you must visit.
Leisure in the Lap of Nature
Goa is blessed with a bountiful of flora and fauna. The Dudh Sagar Falls, age-old Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple and Devils Canyon are located inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary which can be a nature lovers den. Camping with bonfires, accommodation on tents is available for tourists.
The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place for trekking through the verdant forests while spotting the wildlife and interacting with the local tribes. The Netravalli Wildlife Sanctuary has a sprawling landscape with numerous waterfalls and towering hills. Bird watching while trekking and rock climbing through the forest trails can be highly adventurous.
Rekindle the romance back into your life by taking a ride on the houseboat cruise in the Chapora River. These boats are well-furnished that have modern amenities and luxuries for the traveller who wants to catch a fantastic view of the Goa coastline by night.
There are several spectacular beaches in south Goa that offer endless possibilities for a vacation. From taking a quiet stroll, swimming, sunbathing, watching the sunrise, playing beach games, do yoga and ayurvedic massage, horse riding as well as full moon partying by the beach are some of the activities that are popular among tourists. Bogmalo Beach, Benaulim Beach, Agonda Beach, Galgibaba beach, Majorda Beach, Cavelossim Beach and Colva Beach are some of the best places to catch the spirit of South Goa.
South Goa – A Haven for Shopping
There are plenty of beachside shacks that sell souvenirs, shell trinkets, bohemian style clothes and sumptuous seafood dishes that lure customers towards them. Prawn Balchow, Goan Fish curry and lady Finger curry should not be missed. For authentic Goan food, visit The Fishermans Wharf, Martins Corner or Johncy’s in Benaulim Beach.