BENAULIM BEACH IN GOA
Benaulim beach in Goa is a very quiet beach. Benaulim beach in Goa is famous for fishing and attracts a good crowd during the evenings and on weekends. Benaulim beach in Goa is a favourite among the local people of Goa, the Goans.
ABOUT CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Apart from the lovely Goan beach of Benaulim, there is the Church of St John the Baptist which is situated on a hill beyond the village and is worth a visit. On the arrival of the monsoon, Feast of St John the Baptist (Sao Joao) is celebrated as a thanksgiving day. Young men wearing crowns of leaves and fruits tour the area singing for gifts. To commemorate the movement of St John when he was in his mother’s womb and visited by Mary, the mother of Jesus, the young men of this village jump in the wells.
REACHING BENAULIM BEACH IN GOA
If you are planning to use flight services to Goa, then the nearest airport to reach Benaulim beach in Goa is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji and 70 km from Benaulim. The nearest railway station is at Karmali, 11 km away from Panaji. Panaji is 41 km away from Benaulim. There are frequent buses from Colva, which is 2km from Benaulim beach, running to and from Margao (also Madgaon; which is 8km away from Benaulim) from where one can take a bus to Panaji, which is 33 km further ahead.
STAY AT BENAULIM BEACH IN GOA
At Benaulim beach in Goa, you will find only few hotels to stay but you can definitely rent a house if you are going to stay for long. The Colva beach, situated just next to Benaulim beach, houses plenty of beach resorts, beach hotels and low-budget hotels.