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Benaulim Village And Beach

Colva

14.0/5(97 Ratings)

Benaulim Village And Beach Overview

Ranked 1 of 4 sightseeing in Colva

Benaulim Village and Beach are among most frequent tourist places, located 2 km south of Colva. The sight is also a revered place for the Hindus and the Christians of region of Goa. According to the Hindu legend, this was the place where an arrow shot by Lord Parshuram landed from Sahyadri mountains in the adjacent Konkan.

For Christians, the religious significance is that the place is the birth place of Father Joseph Vaz. Tourists visit this site as it is peaceful than Colva and possesses natural charms of seaside.

Owing to the religious significance, this village is also known as Banahalli or Banavalli, village of the arrow. The name was changed to Benaulim after the advent of Portuguese. Moreover, ancient Banavalli had a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The ruins of Katyayani Baneshvar temple are still found in the village.
 

What travellers are saying about Benaulim Village And Beach

Experience scale
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 8
  • Very Good 7
  • Average 3
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Famous for:
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Entry:
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56% voted as clean

Video Reviews

Very popular beach among the tourists  Video Review

Very popular beach among the tourists

Famous for water sports and sea food  Video Review

Famous for water sports and sea food

Beach and village is very beautiful and fashionable  Video Review

Beach and village is very beautiful and fashionable

Reviews and Ratings

Sunil kumar

Sunil kumar3.6/5

2 reviews

Near to Colva beach

Benaulim beach is very near to colva beach before Vatrade beach. It has white sand as well as cool and sound place to leisure also evening or early morning view is awesome there and i enjoyed a lot.After this beach you can also visit vatrade beach which is next to Benaulim beach.

Mohd Ans

Mohd Ans5.0/5

3 reviews

Nice calm and peaceful Beach

I had visited Colva Beach last Diwali vacation, though bit off season, but lot of things to enjoy. Water sports, lots of sea food and cool breezy air. It is very easily accessible from any part of the city. A two wheeler on hire should suffice.

Soumyajit Kundu

Soumyajit Kundu3.6/5

102 reviews

Good secluded beach

If you want to avoid the maddening crowds of Baga/Calangute please come to this neat and clean beach. Though very less options of food and water sports. We had food at Johncy.

Vipul Bhargava

Vipul Bhargava4.3/5

30 reviews

Great beach, not too crowded

The beach is clean and rather deserted in the mornings. The beach is clean with no litter around and the water is good too. There is more crowd in the evenings and has parasailing and jet-ski to offer for water sports. The water sports were decently priced with parasailing priced at Rs. 800 for a round which lasts roughly 3 minutes.The shacks nearby offer decent food options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The one I specifically liked was Pedros which offered good food. There was another shack nearby which also offered candle-light dinners by the beach.

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Bhupesh awate

Bhupesh awate3.6/5

3 reviews

Good beach but located in a busy place

This is beach is the one which is close to Airport and Railway station. so you can imagine how busy this beach would be. You will find so many people on this beach but overall a nice beach. If you are looking for a quite beach then this beach is not for you but for the evening parties this place is quite happening.

Sandeep Sunkari

Sandeep Sunkari4.6/5

2 reviews

Beautiful & clean beach

It is just awesome. Less crowed and clean beach.Low-tide waves and calm beach. You can't find any commercial activities and that makes it pleasant. You have just have beer and gaze around beautiful ocean.you will forget about the city madness.

Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph4.3/5

200 reviews

Nice sandy beach with food outlets, pubs, bars and Coconut plantations

This beach which is about 40 Kms from Panjim is a nice one to visit which is a long stretch of white sand with beach shacks, food stalls, restaurants, pubs and bars. It is also famous for the nearby "Our Lady Of Mercy church". The sea here is good for swimming but we have to obey the warnings from the lifeguards. Worth spending an eve.

Varun Sharma

Varun Sharma4.3/5

6 reviews

Beautiful beach and place

This is a famous beach in South Goa,.Beach is clean and beautiful.Best part of this beach is that there is no crowd at this beach,.Few restaurant and Shops are there near by this beach.

Somnath

Somnath2.5/5

9 reviews

Very crowded beach

It is a typical crowded city beach like Juhu of Mumbai. Too many quacks and too many people. There are some adventure sports though, which is the only saving grace. Overall, a very forgettable visit to the beach.

Vishal Batra

Vishal Batra4.6/5

10 reviews

February is the good time to visit

Awesome trip at benaulim beach. The weather was very pleasant. If you are planning to visit benaulim beach, it is not the good time for that. I would like to suggest you to visit in feb.