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Goa has always been a tourism hotspot, attracting hundreds of visitors each day. The captivating nightlife, clean beaches, and a calm living environment with numerous intriguing attractions to explore in South Goa are what make the state of Goa worthwhile to visit.

Whether it’s a young Indian or a young person from another nation, Goa has always been one of the top spots to visit on the bucket list of any traveller looking for adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Goa is well-connected to all major cities in India as well as the rest of the world, attracting tourists from all over the world. While you are in Goa, you can make it more enjoyable by staying in Alila Diwa Goa with your friends, and family. As much as exploring Goa is important, staying in a comfortable place where you can relax coming from a tedious exploration is equally important.

A little about south Goa

From the rush and bustle of North Goa, South Goa is quieter, calmer, cleaner, and unquestionably more tranquil. South Goa is a section of Goa that few people know about, so it is easy to overlook it in the mix. It does not fit the conventional Goa reputation of loud music, parties, clubs, and a line of restaurants that pander to the rest of India rather than serving real Goan food.

How do you get to south goa?

  • By Flight: Flying to South Goa is a simple process. Goa has only one airport, which is located at Dabolim, which is about in the centre of the state. You can take a local taxi or book a cab from Dabolim airport.
  • By Train: Madgaon is the main South Goa junction, where all trains usually stop.
  • By Road: The instructions will vary depending on where you are driving from in India. But notably if you are travelling through Mumbai, the he AH47 road from Mumbai to South Goa is quite scenic.
  • By Bus: There are several buses that go from India’s main metros to South Goa. Depending on your budget and preferences, you can take a deluxe AC bus or a plain single-tier bus as well.

Here are some of the places that you can visit while enjoying you stay at Alila Diwa Goa:

Colva Beach

Colva has the distinction of having South Goa’s longest beach. It is approximately 20 kilometres long and, due to its immense popularity, it is virtually always packed. While it is popular with couples and families, those seeking adventure may participate in sports such as parasailing, windsurfing, and speedboat excursions. Full Moon Parties, dolphin viewing, and tropical beverages with live music are all popular activities on the beach.

‘Se Cathedral Cathedral

This church is one of the most lovely churches in South Goa, with its large open courtyard and Portuguese artistic architecture, making it a must-see.

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach in Canacona, South Goa, is less busy than Colva Beach yet more picturesque and breathtakingly gorgeous. Those seeking a more isolated vacation will appreciate the virgin beach’s pristine beauty. Take part in a variety of activities such as dolphin watching, flea market shopping, enjoying the fresh morning breeze, relaxing beach walks, or attending a yoga session. Staying in beach huts along the beaches is a great way to unwind and watch the sunset.

Cotigao Sanctuary

When you visit Cotigao Sanctuary, you will understand that Goa is not just about its beaches. This sanctuary is Goa’s second biggest and is surrounded by lush green tropical woods. The sanctuary contains towering evergreen trees with a high canopy that prevents even sunlight from penetrating. Various animals and birds call it home. Climbing on tree limbs to observe wildlife, trekking routes, interacting with tribals, and serious photography are just a few of the activities available.

Butterfly beach

Butterfly Beach is a sparkling jewel nestled away in dense tropical trees, despite being remote and less well-known than the other beaches in South Goa. The beach isn’t easy to get to, but once you do, you’ll be greeted to some of the most captivating sights imaginable: playful dolphins swimming around on the surface, marine life emerging during low tide, and magnificent sunset vistas. Exploring the semi-circular beach with white sands and pebbles is a joy.

Dudh Sagar Falls

Dudh Sagar Falls, located within Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, is one of India’s highest waterfalls, like a sea of pouring milk. Dudh Sagar Falls, which fall from a height of 310 metres, reminds you of nature’s amazing strength and beauty. The roaring sound of the falls, the lush greenery on all sides, and the enormous force of water combine to make this a top South Goa tourist destination. The greatest method to see the falls is to trek through deep vegetation, tunnels, and railway tracks.

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is a lush refuge for nature lovers and is one of the greatest spots for bird viewing in South Goa. Dense tropical trees and high mountains make up the scene. Gaur (Indian Bison), Malabar Giant Squirrel, and other animals and birds may be found in the sanctuary. The natural scenery of the sanctuary is magically enhanced by several waterfalls and meandering river streams.

St. Xavier Church

This historic monument, which still houses the incorrupt body of St. Francis Xavier, as well as jaw-dropping architecture and ambiance, is a must-see on any South Goa visiting itinerary.

Agonda beach

This is another beach where Olive Ridley Turtles are known to breed and hatch. Due to its quiet beachfront and pleasant wind, and the horizon bending with a slope towards the south, this beach is one of the must-see spots to visit in South Goa.  Agonda Beach is magnificent, with pure sandy beaches and breath taking sunset views, yet being less crowded than the other beaches in South Goa. Due to the lack of large waves, you may lose out on the excitement of swimming on this beach, but you can still enjoy beach sports, leisurely stroll on the golden sands, sunbathing, eating at the beach shacks, horseback riding, or simply watching the sunset.

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