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Goa's Agonda Beach: A hidden tranquil paradise

Calm, secluded and untouched is what best describes this beach, writes Pavithra T G
Last Updated : 11 May 2024, 22:43 IST
Last Updated : 11 May 2024, 22:43 IST

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Agonda Beach, nestled amidst palm forests in South Goa, is a serene paradise and a hidden gem of India, offering a tranquil escape.

Its 3-km stretch of white sandy shores, dotted with small shacks, is a picturesque sight. Unlike many other beaches, Agonda remains uncrowded most days, providing visitors a peaceful environment to relax with their loved ones.

The beach, located in the Canacona region of South Goa, is renowned for its serene ambience and palm-fringed beauty. Accessible through narrow roads, Agonda offers smaller, more secluded sandy spots, perfect for a week-long getaway away from the city’s hustle and bustle. It is not uncommon for foreign tourists to book hotels here for 2-3 months to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity.

One of the highlights of Agonda Beach is its non-commercial nature.

Unlike other beaches, there are no stalls selling souvenirs, allowing visitors to simply relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the crashing waves. The absence of commercial activity adds to the beach’s natural beauty, making it a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the picturesque sunset.

For those seeking activities, Agonda offers opportunities for adventure and exploration. Tourists can hire a ferry to explore hidden islands near the beach, including Honeymoon Beach and Butterfly Beach, known for their pristine beauty and dolphin sightings.

Butterfly Beach is named after the butterflies found on the island, while Honeymoon Beach offers a secluded atmosphere ideal for couples.

Agonda Beach also offers rental services for kayaking, boat rides, and bird watching. For adventure enthusiasts, activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, and parasailing are available. The beach is also home to many yoga centres, where tourists can enrol for short courses to experience yoga in a serene beach setting. Near Agonda Beach, visitors can explore the historic Cabo De Rama Fort, one of the oldest forts in Goa.

The fort offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and is believed to have been visited by Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman during their exile.

Overall, Agonda Beach offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, tranquillity, and adventure.

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Published 11 May 2024, 22:43 IST

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