When you think of Goa, you think of beaches. This beautiful state is blessed with some of the most amazing beaches in India. One such beach is Candolim from North Goa.
This beach is located in the Candolim town. It is also one of the longest beaches in the district. Candolim is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. It begins after the Fort Aguada and ends before the Chapora beach.
Candolim village was the first Goan village to be converted into Christianity in the 16th century. Majority of the locals are Christians. The Franciscan missionary played a very important part in the spread of Christianity in this region.
Candolim also played a crucial role in the conspiracy of the Pintos popularly known as the Anti-Portuguese revolt of 1787.
Peaceful outing at the Candolim beach
It offers the users with very peaceful ambience. Unlike other Goan beaches, this beach is comparatively less crowed. If you are looking to spend private and quality time with your loved ones, then you must definitely visit Candolim beach. You will not be disturbed by hawkers.
It is an excellent place to shop and eat. Candolim has some of the best stores and restaurants in Goa. Even an ordinary restaurant in Candolim will serves you the best Goan dish. Candolim is known for unique cuisines.
How to reach Candolim beach:
From Mumbai it is a 578 km journey via National Highway 4. You have to drive for around 10 hours.
Thivim is the nearest railway station to Candolim beach. You will get plenty of taxis to Candolim beach from this train station. It will take you 30 minutes to reach Candolim beach from Thivim. You can also visit Candolim beach from railway station at Margao (1 hour drive) and Vasco da Gama ( 40 mins drive).
Candolim beach is one of the well known beaches in Goa. Therefore, you will find plenty of scheduled buses from major cities like Mumbai and Bangalore. It may cost you around 500 – 1000 rupees to reach Candolim beach.