Agonda Tourism

Agonda Tourism

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  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Altitude: 16 m
  • District: South Goa
Agonda Beach is a secluded beach destination in Agonda Village. It is located in South Canacona Taluka of South Goa District in the state of Goa. Being an isolated and picturesque beach destination, Agonda Beach is famous among beach lovers.

Agonda Beach, known also as ‘the Silent Beach’ is located about 37 km from the historic town of Margao and 47 km from Karwar. It is 15 minutes away from the North of Palolem Beach, on the way to Panaji. Though it is a lesser frequented destination when compared to Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach is visited mostly by those in search of tranquility.

Agonda Village is surrounded by 120 acres of verdant forest reserves. This coastal fishing village of Goa, situated in the Konkan region, draws its unique tradition from various cultural influences. Agriculture and fishing are the main occupation of the people of Agonda. Konkani, Marathi, Urdu and Hindi are the languages spoken in this region.

The road leading to Agonda Beach traverses the Sahyadri Ranges, which makes a good drive for road trips. This beach is about 3 km long and is famous for its bay of white sand which is fringed by casuarinas and palms.

Agonda Beach is also famous for Cabo De Rama, an ancient fort, which was named after Lord Rama. As per folklore, Lord Rama stayed in this fort along with his consort Sita Devi for a brief period during his 14-year exile. The Cathedral of Santo Antonio nearby also provides a panoramic view of Agonda Beach and the Arabian Sea.

There are many sightseeing attractions around Agonda Beach such as Karwar, Margao, Panaji, Benaulim, etc. Agonda Beach also offers activities such as trekking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and boating. Swimming is not encouraged as there are no life guards at Agonda Beach.

Agonda Beach is a protected location under the National Sea Turtle Conservation Project as it is a nesting site of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles. Agonda villagers and environmentalists, who are actively involved in this project, take great care to keep the surroundings of the beach undisturbed and pollution-free.

Agonda Beach can be easily reached as it is well connected by roads to other destinations in Goa. The vicinity of Agonda Beach to Palolem Beach, Colva and Covelossim makes it a popular destination of holiday makers. November to February is the best time to visit this serene beach destination.

Agonda is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Margao and Karwar.

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Tanusree De

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Lovely beach & nice place to go!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
I just enjoyed the serenity of this beach. It was simply beautiful in 1 word. Lovely beach with rocky islands lying here and there which added to the beauty of the beach. A golden beach and we bathed over here peacefully. There was no bad crowd which waz an added attraction. There were plenty of beach shacks to provide u with ample food and drink. Its a place to simply lay back and enjoy the beauty of the place.
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Mayank Toshniwal

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"Good place to visit-Agonda"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2015
We were in Goa and planned to go Agonda. It's a good place to visit if you sufficient time and you want to do something different from doing party and beach. Good road to drive a two wheelers. You can get some good selfie and click photos.
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Prakhar Jaiswal

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"Ideal for couples & great experience for peace lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2015
Agonda is a peaceful and stunningly beautiful beach. It serves well people who come to Goa for relaxing and spending quality times with their loved ones. The beach is scenic and very clean. And so is the sea water.

Do not expect activities, the nearest beach to serve the purpose is palolem which is approx 5kms from Agonda. The nearest beaches worth visiting are: Palolem (for activity), Cola (for scenic sight and dolphins), Butterfly (worth going by Kayak), Galziabag (extremely raw - no shacks, you could see Ridley's turtles in the right season)
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Ashwin Manjunath

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  • Ashwin Manjunath
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Come to Agonda if you want to live"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2015
My favourite getaway, Agonda was discovered accidentally by a good friend of mine. While the whole world was rushing to Baga, Calangute and Tito's etc, my friend wanted time away from the crowd. He researched thoroughly on South Goa and struck gold, I would say in retrospection, when he discovered Agonda. We have been visiting this village side beach since some time now and can proudly say that we saw it at it's best when it was yet to become another commercial destination.

A few years back, Agonda beach was empty. Especially during the off season, there would not be soul in sight. We would sit there all day, in rain and sunshine, drink beer, play with the crabs and go trekking as we explored more of this soulful retreat. The beach is not that calm as the tides can get extremely high, but an empty clean beach is what we cherished. My friend and I made a pact that we visit Agonda every year, and we have honored it till date, as our romance with Agonda continues.
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Anjalie  Honavar

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"A quiet corner"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2013
Agonda is a quiet, 'unhappening' loud music,or noisy tourists. Clean sand, safe waters to swim in, friendly locals, authentic Goan food..though you might have to hunt a little for that!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Canisha's grilled shark is mouth watering. Fatima's little eatery next to the church is worth a try, for the fish thali..crowded with local customers, and tourists, this is a total 'timepass' place!

Activities & things to do: We lazed, so no activities were explored..but almost every hotel offers boat rides for dolphin watching, and trips to Butterfly beach.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: For backpackers, Madgaon by rail, then a bus to Cancon Chowdi, then an auto-rick or a local bus to Agonda church is more fun; for larger groups, a prepaid taxi would be easier, though staid.
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Suveer Bahirwani

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"Agonda - South Goa's charm"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2012
Agonda Beach, South Goa is (yet) one of coastal India best-kept a base to explore South Goan beaches, Agonda remains my personal favorite. From Agonda, you can do a number of beaches depending on what you're looking for:
Palolem if you wanna party (check out the headphone parties)
Patnem if you prefer a bit of a classier crowd.
Cola beach: right next door to Agnda is zero-network zone with a beautiful fresh-water lagoon.
Galgibag: a good 30kms from Agonda, one of the most desolate beaches in the South, Galgibag is a protected beach for the Olive Ridley Turtle.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food in South Goa is to die for. On Agonda beach, you must visit Fatima for their (primarily vegetarian) Thali with their Surmai (Kingfish) fry. Then there's Bandekar ... a very very local restaurant where Mrs.Bandekar will serve you the best Richard Masala fish. Soak that up with some gin-tonic and you're hitting the goan chill vibe real fast!
NOT to be missed is Simrose's Grilled Kingfish. A simple dish cooked in olive oil lime and garlic, you'll be fighting yourself not to have another.
For breakfast, check out 'On the Way' owned by a Nepali man who comes to Goa every year to set up a food business just for the season (Oct-Mar).

Activities & things to do: Swim, Swim, Swim. When in south goa, expect the waters to be clean and mostly clear. Every beach is worth shedding for and taking a dip. Just watch out for the rocks on some beaches and consult locals about restrictions on other turtle-protection beaches.
Don't expect water-sports in South Goa.
For the adventurous, there are waterfall visits or the fort visit to Cabo-de-Rama.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: South Goa is relatively safe. The crowd is mostly what they call the shanti-shanti kind and don't be surprised if you're asked to keep it down. Agonda is lights out relatively early (compared to Palolem or North Goa).
To get to Agonda, simply get to either Dabolim airport or Margao station first.
Next, you could either cheap it down in a bus to Agonda or show up in Canacona and then find your way to Agonda in a rickshaw or just hitch-hike.
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