North of Colva attractions

Chapel in Cansaulim, Arossim & Velsao

Three Kings Chapel

It's the hilltop views, rather than the plain little chapel itself, that should entice you to take the steep road east off the coastal road up to Three Kings Chapel. On clear days, you’ll have a gorgeous, camera-fri…
Beach in Betalbatim, Majorda & Utorda

Betalbatim Beach

Betalbatim’s sands, just to the north of Colva, are a good example of what difference a few hundred metres can make, as calm, quiet and pastoral as Colva’s are touristed and traffic-clogged. Betalbatim itself consis…
Beach in Betalbatim, Majorda & Utorda

Majorda Beach

Approached through pleasant, leafy Majorda village, Majorda Beach is a smarter, more organised option than neighbouring Utorda, with half a dozen Russian-dominated beach shacks, all serving up the standard beach men…
Beach in Bogmalo

Bogmalo Beach

Bogmalo's curving, palm-fringed beach is less than 500m long, from the Bogmalo Beach Resort to the creek at the northwestern end. It doesn't have seasonal beach shacks but does have a sprinkling of more permanent be…
Museum in Bogmalo

Naval Aviation Museum

The Naval Aviation Museum, at the naval base on the road above Bogmalo Beach, makes an interesting diversion if you’re interested in ships and planes. The museum offers a neat and interesting presentation of India’s…
Beach in Betalbatim, Majorda & Utorda

Utorda Beach

A clean, if slightly characterless stretch of beach, Utorda makes for a pleasant afternoon. Take your pick from a ragtag bunch of beach shacks, most of which come equipped with sunbeds. This is a popular spot for In…
Beach in Cansaulim, Arossim & Velsao

Arossim Beach

Quiet and clean, Arossim, is not a bad place to settle into solitude with a good book. It's a short distance west of the busy village and train stop of Cansaulim.
Beach in Cansaulim, Arossim & Velsao

Velsao Beach

Though marred by the chemical plant to the north, Velsao Beach makes for a quiet place to get away from it all.