Varca is a town located in the South Goa District of Goa. According to history it is believed that in 1510 the Portuguese established a colony in the state of Goa. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Portuguese further expanded their colony to the present boundaries.
History of Varca
On 30th May 1987, Goa acquired the status of a state and was reorganised into two districts, namely North Goa and South Goa. English and Hindi are the two popular languages spoken in this town. Being a town of Goa, plenty of seafood is served within the region.
Things to do in Varca
Varca is known for its beautiful beaches and hence is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Goa. Situated at a distance of 2 km to the south of Benaulim Beach, Varca Beach is one of the most prominent attractions of Varca. In addition, it is also one of the longest beaches of South Goa.
Benaulim Beach, Fatrade Beach, Colva Beach and Madgaon city are some of the other popular attractions which are located in proximity to the destination. This town was formerly known as a fishing village. Hence fishing as an activity is popular among tourists. Varca holiday packages offer a lot more and can be availed by tourists for their holiday to this beach destination.
Travelling to Varca
Flights, trains and buses are available to this beautiful town. The nearest airport to Varca is the Dabolim Airport which is located at a distance of around 32 km from the destination.
Trains are also available which can be boarded to the Margao Railway Station situated at a distance of approximately 14 km away to reach Varca. Apart from flights and trains, buses can also be boarded to the closest bus stand in Colva, which is located at a distance of 6 km from the destination.
The best time to visit Varca is from November to March. During these months the weather is pleasant, as the town experiences winter season.
Accommodation options in Varca
Popular hotels in Varca are beach resorts, which tourists can opt for. However, there are hotels within the town as well, which tourists can choose to stay.