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Approximately 38 kilometers away from Madgaon on Canacona, Palolem Beach is a white sand paradise in South Goa, which is one of the most popular beaches for travelers visiting Goa. Famous for its calm and peaceful vibes, Palolem Beach offers a lifetime opportunity to spot the Dolphins from a cruise. 

The major highlights of Palolem are the beach shacks, souvenir shops, and clean shoreline. Surrounded by lofty hills on either side, Palolem Beach is blessed with a tranquil environment. The whole beach can be covered on foot in just 20-25 minutes. Another attraction of Palolem is the famous no-noise parties. 

Best Time To Visit 

The best time to visit Palolem is between the months of November and February and if you are a rain child then you most likely will love Palolem during June and October. 

History of Palolem Beach

Situated in the southern parts of Goa, Palolem Beach is a long stretch of white sand. Until a few years ago, it was one of the few virgin beaches of Goa. However, tourists laid their eyes on it and then a few developments started to happen, but the beach still has a soothing charm to it. 

Major Highlights of Palolem Beach

1. Swimming

If you are a swimmer, then head to the northern end of Palolem Beach which is a perfect spot for swimming. The current isn’t too fast and the surface is quite shallow, an average swimmer can also have fun diving into the ocean. 

2. Scuba Diving

Believe it or not, it is so wonderful to find yourself in the midst of the vibrant shades of blue! And Palolem Beach is one of the few places in India that offer a water activity like Scuba Diving. Don’t miss this opportunity while you are there. 

3. Kayaking

As the waters here are peaceful and the beach is situated in a cove, it makes a great location for kayaking adventures. Moreover, it’s always a great experience to explore the sea. Hire a kayak in the morning and explore the tranquillity of the sea in its best form. 

4. Dolphin Spotting

Hire a boat and go for Dolphin spotting when you are at Palolem. Believe us that it's worth every penny setting your eyes on these beautiful creatures. Early morning is the best time to go for Dolphin spotting. 

How To Reach Palolem

Palolem Beach is located on the southern coast of Goa, which is very well-connected with the major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore. Reaching here is very easy. Here’s how to reach Palolem Beach in Goa via different means of transport.

  • Nearest metropolitan city. Mumbai
  • Nearest airport. Dabolim International Airport
  • Nearest railway station. Dabolim Railway Station

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By Air

Flights are a much easier mode of transport as compared to other means and tend to save a lot of time and energy. The nearest airbase is the Dabolim Airport which is the only international airport in the state.

  • Distance from Dabolim International Airport. 64 Kms

By Train

Journey via is much safer than other modes of transportation. Trains are the most economically viable means of traveling to Goa as they offer a wide range of options according to your budget and convenience. The nearest railhead to Palolem is the Dabolim Railway Station. 

  • Distance from Dabolim Railway Station. 61 Kms

By Road

Road trips give you knowledge and information about the place you are traveling to. One can also uncover the never heard before tales of the place by befriending a local. If you want to opt for a road trip to Palolem from nearby cities, then you are in for a treat as roads leading to Palolem offer the best views out there. 

  • Distance from Belgaum. 105 Kms
  • Distance from Pune. 439 Kms
  • Distance from Mumbai. 582 Kms
  • Distance from Mangalore. 344 Kms
  • Distance from Mysore. 590 Kms

Travel Tip - As mentioned below Palolem Beach is known for its calm and no-noise nature, so it is advisable that you also enjoy the serene environment of the beach and don’t create any unnecessary fuss.

Frequently Asked Questions about Palolem Beach


Q: Are there flights to Goa from many Indian cities to reach Palolem Beach?
Ans. Yes, there are flights to Goa from many Indian cities.

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