UNEXPLORED PLACES TO VISIT IN SOUTH GOA

A night out at Tito’s Lane, an evening at Curlies Beach Shack, a ride to Basilica of Bom Jesus, lunch at Brittos and beach hopping in Baga, Calangute and Anjuna - has your itinerary always included the same spots every time you visit Goa? To get a different and unique experience, we offer the perfect unexplored places in South Goa for you to visit! Full of treasured beaches, quirky streets, crumbling caves, lush forests and luxury resorts, this part of the coastal state is quite pristine. Indulge in fun and adventure activities, and explore the many virgin beaches and South Goa’s unexplored places.

Cola Beach

 

Hidden from the mainstream, Cola Beach is one of the few places in Goa that offers travellers a tranquil and unconventional Cola Beach experience. Cola Beach is skirted by swaying coconut palms and surrounded by a pristine blue lagoon that is created by a river flowing into the sea. Embrace an incredible time on this unexplored beach in Goa - laze by the sea, enjoy a swim, take a leisurely walk and witness the panoramic sunsets here.

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Cabo De Rama Fort

 

Accessible via a drive through an off-track road, Cabo de Rama Fort is a glorious testimony to Goa’s history. Nestled between Cavelossim and Agonda, the architecture of the fort is a blend of Hindu and Christian influences. The fort, formerly known as ‘Cape Rama’ was said to be the place where Rama, the Hindu deity, took refuge along with his wife Sita during his period of exile. The fort premises feature a massive defensive wall, a moat, a gatehouse, a well, and multiple bastions, much of which date back to the British Raj era. A chapel within the premises is inspired by Portuguese architecture. If you love to discover new places, this is one of South Goa's unexplored places that you must not miss.

Three Kings Church


Another hidden gem in South Goa is the 3 Kings Chapel, an archaic structure perched perilously atop a hill called Cuelim, in Cansaulim. The view from the top of the hill is breathtaking, but what makes this place more intriguing is the story behind the chapel. According to a legend, there were three kings who governed this place and fought amongst each other in the quest for ultimate power. Eventually, the three were killed by each other and were buried on the grounds of this chapel. It is said that the spirits of these three kings continue to haunt the place! If you wish to explore this church, make sure you visit before 6:00 p.m., post which the gates close.

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The Rivona Caves


The Rivona Caves, also known as the Pandava Caves, are nestled in the quiet village of Rivona. The caves are said to be excavated by Buddhist monks during the 6th or 7th century. Considered to be among the rarest examples that depict the influence of Buddhism in Goa, the Rivona Caves include a “pitha” carved out of laterite. It is believed that this “pitha” served as the seat of the teacher of the Buddhist monks. These caves in South Goa remain quite unexplored and undisturbed by the public. Due to it being less frequented, relying on the native for directions is advisable. Heritage Village Resort & Spa, our resort in South Goa, promises a travel desk that lets you with correct directions and a holistic island exploration experience.