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Destination Details Colva Beach

 

Destinations » GOA » Colva Beach

Colva Beach Colva beach is one of those beaches in this small Indian state of Goa that is developing at a very good pace. Colva Beach which is usually less crowded lies about 6 Kms to the west of Margao. With 20 km of virgin white sands, palm fringed, and sun drenched beaches, Colva is the most loved beach of Goans. The beach extends to Bogmalo in the north and Cabo de Rama in the south along south Goa\'s coastline. In the colonial period it used to be the retreat for Margao\'s high society, who would come to Colva for their change of air. The trinket stalls and the drink stands on the golden sands under the moonlight make the evening on the Colva Beach utterly romantic. While taking a stroll around Colva beach you could see the silver sand paved with shimmering mackerels. Fishermen’s motor trawlers can be seen anchored in a line offshore. Water sports on Colva beach comprises mainly of jet skiing and speed boat rides. Swimming is relatively safe here.In April, Colva hosts a music and dance festival, Beach Bonanza, from mid- April. Fama de Menino Jesus is a feast day held on the second Monday in October when the Menino Jesus (a statue of the infant Jesus said to perform miracles) is paraded.
   
 

How to reach

 
  By Air

By Air

  The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji and 68 km from Colva  
  By Rail

By Rail

 
  The nearest railway station is at Madgaon -6 kms away from Colva.and the next Karmali railway station (50 Kms)  
  By Road

By Road

 
  Colva has convenient road connections. Madgaon is at 6 km distance and Panaji, the Capital of Goa is 39 Kms away from Colva.  
     
 

Places to Visit

 
  Nossa Senhora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) Church  
  This church is very famous in for its annual religious event Fama of Menino Jesuse (Child Jesus) since the 17th century. . It is one of Goa\'s most popular feasts and a huge fair is organized on this auspicious occasion. The church has a statue of Infant Jesus placed on the altar. The statue is believed to be imbibed with gifting powers. The statue was discovered by Fr. Ferreira in 1640 in the coast of Mozambique and he brought it to Colva and placed in the church in the year 1648. Since years now, on second Monday of October Fama festival takes place every year.  
     
     
 
 
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