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Offbeat Beaches Near Goa for a Micro Vacation


The calm and serenity of the beach are soul-food. But, most beaches in Goa are commercialized and noisy. Let’s then ride-away to some offbeat beaches near Goa for a micro-vacation.

Take a moment to ensure your travel arrangements. If you wish to drive and explore on your own, book taxi in Goa with Savaari Car Rentals with a pan-India presence and a wide choice of cars from hatchbacks, Ac Sedans and even luxury cars like the Mercedes.

Tarkarli (150 km) beckons you with pristine blue waters, white sandy dunes and spicy Malvani cuisine drawn fresh from the sea. Located close to Mumbai the abundance of coconut palms swaying in the sea breeze, coral reefs to scuba dive and snorkel your discovery, the Sindhurg Fort close by to add to the mystery, and of course ample tourist accommodations on this un-spoilt beach stretch of 8 km is by far a winner over the beaches of Goa.

Gokarna ( 150 km) has many places to discover other than the beach. The more well-known beaches here are the Half-Moon Beach, Om Beach, Kudle Beach and Paradise Beach. Each of these is an experience and don’t be surprised to see many people escaping to these secluded beaches where snorkeling, para-sailing, banana-boat rides and an abundance of hang-out spots add to the fun and quiet time for rejuvenation, yoga or just meditation. A visit to Om Beach Resorts, Namaste Yoga Farm, Arthigamya Resort & Spa, Mirjan Fort and the Mahabaleshwar Temple should leave indelible memories and make you want to return for more.

Karwar( 86km) is a seaside city and is now famous for its harbor, port, secluded and undisturbed beaches, and seafood cuisine that is delectable and lingers in your memory. Abounding in agricultural regions interspersed with virgin beaches it is home to the Naval Academy and its Rabindranath Tagore Beach likened to Kashmir in Karnataka. Many beaches like the Tilmatti Beach, Majali Beach, Binaga Beach, Devbagh Beach and the Kali River Bridge beckon you to spend time in serenity. The Karwar Aquarium, Warship Museum, the Durga Bhavani temple and the Kali River Garden are interesting and worth visiting.

Sadashiv Ghad ( 81 km) is the confluence of the Kali River and the Arabian Sea with a motor-boat ferry for crossing over.

Ankola (119 km) on the Arabian Seabanks is a sleepy and quaint town surrounded by paddy fields, swaying coconut palms, quiet secluded beaches and surrounded by many temples, mango and cashew trees. Visit the Honey Beach, Sri Beach, Belambar Beach, Bela Beach, Keni Beach and Shedikuli Beach to just enjoy nature’s blessings on these scenic and astoundingly beautiful beaches. Gokarna is just 15 km away if you want more beach visits.

Drive and discover these unspoiled offbeat beauties before commercialization steps in. Have a fun and safe trip!

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