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The Benaulim beach located in Goa in India is a very popular beach among tourists. Read about the Benaulim beach.
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Benaulim Beach

Location: Near the Colva beach towards the south of Goa
Highlights: Private nightlife, water sports, variety of eating joints
How to Reach: Benaulim beach can be reached easily by either hiring a cab or taking an auto from any place nearby. It is an extension of the Colva beach and can be reached easily.

The history of the Benaulim beach of Goa has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that the land of Goa was formed when the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu known as Parashuram shot an arrow in the sea and it receded to reveal the land of Goa. The place where the arrow fell is known as "Banali" in Sanskrit which was later corrupted by the Portuguese to Benaulim. That is how the Benaulim beach of India received its name. A welcome change from the other commercialized beaches, the Benaulim beach of Goa is a less hyped yet beautiful beach.

The rapid inflow of tourists has turned this once fishing and rice farming village into a popular beach that commands a decent inflow of tourists every year. The Benaulim beach, which hardly made its way to the list of an average backpacker ten years back, has today gained much reputation and fame of being a happening beach in Goa. The Benaulim beach is now famous for its water sports and lavish resorts. A peaceful place, this beach is one of those few beaches that provide unspoilt beauty away from the maddening crowds.

The beach provides a natural landscape and makes the surroundings absolutely photogenic. The tall swaying palm trees, the blue ocean, the golden sands, the wooden boats scattered at strategic places, all make this beach a scene out of Paradise. Occasionally you may find hawkers, fruit sellers, wandering masseurs, roaming on the beach. The Benaulim beach is also popular because people can easily go swimming here as the water is free of jellyfish and other hazards.

Benaulim beach boasts of some of the best eateries. The fresh sea food, cooked in the exotic Goan style and served with a warm smile is unbeatable. Besides restaurants and cafes, you can find some high end resorts and hotels that get booked the minute the tourist season sets in. So book your rooms in advance if you want to enjoy the Benaulim beach without any hassles and tensions.

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