Goa India Guide

Goa is a state on the west coast of India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea.

A Portugese colony until 1961, Goa is particularly know for its beautiful beaches ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda and relaxed lifestyle.


Zuari River in Goa, India

The gorgeous ivory-colored cove of Agonda is known as “the silent beach,” so of course it’s a top spot for relaxing getaways!

Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

GoaAgonda Beach basically has one long road parallel to the beach line, most rooms and bungalows for rent are located either between them or on the opposite side of the road. In the center of the beach, there is Agonda Church and even a local school/college (funny enough called Agonda University) to the right of it. Many local children go from/to there in the morning. Another road goes up from the church, crosses the river shortly after and goes through the village to the junction with a main road from Chaudi and Palolem, which are both to the right. To the left, this bigger road crosses the village until the beach road joins it near the river mouth and northern end of the beach, then continues on in the direction of Cabo da Rama.

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