If you love absolute peace and calm, then Agonda Beach, counted among the best beaches of Goa, is where you would want to go. Along strip of white sand, its lined with sawing palm and casuarina trees. This wonderful beach is overlooked by an enormous hill to the south. However, swimming is not a safe option here. However¸ its great for enjoying some spectacular views, taking a leisurely stroll and having a relaxed day at the beach.
In close proximity to Agonda Beach stands Cabo de Rama, one of the most popular forts in Goa, which is associated with a lot of history and drama, throughout the ages. One popular tale associated with this fort is that it was named after Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Logand legends say that it was here that Lord Rama stayed here with his wife Sita during his exile of 12 years.
Best Time to Visit:
Agonda Beach can be visited during the winters, from October to March. Although the temperature in Agonda is warm and ranges from 33°C during the day to 20°C during the night. The place receives average rainfall during monsoon months, from June to August.
Places to Stay:
The beach has a sufficient number of luxury hotels and resorts. Some of the accommodation options are Cuba Agonda, Cupid’s Heaven Beach Resort, Abba’s Gloryland, Chattai’s, Fatima Guesthouse, Sandy Feet and Turtle Lounge.
Places to Eat:
The beach offers different kinds of seafood, along with several cuisines including Thai, Italian and Asian. Some of the restaurants you can find in Agonda are Casta Fiesta (Canacona), Crunch Restaurant (Canacona), Blue Planet Café (Canacona) and Cavatina Restaurant (Salcette).
Agonda is one of the most spectacular beaches of Goa, which is perfect for those who desire complete rest and relaxation. Tourists here can enjoy sunbath, swimming and body massage.
How to Reach:
One can easily travel to Agonda Beach as it is well-connected to the rest of the state. The nearest airport to Agonda Beach is Dabolim Airport, also known as the Goa International Airport, which is 70km away. Madgaon train station is the nearest train station from the beach. This train station is connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. There are frequent bus services available from Chaudi (the nearest bus stand in Canacona) to Agonda. Buses, taxis and autos are available near the beach.