Palolem is a beach, located in the South Goa District, in the state of Goa. Located at a distance of 37 km from Margao, it is one of the famous beaches of Goa. This beach is known for its unique crescent shape, which is located around a two-hour drive from the capital of Goa, Panjim.
One of the major attractions of this beach is the stone sculpture, which is created by an American conceptual and land art artist Jacek Tylicki. This stone sculpture is called 'Give if you can - Take if you have to'. Popularly known as the Monkey stone, this stone sculpture is located at the top of the island adjoining this beach.
At Palolem, tourists can head towards places like Cortigao Wildlife Park and the Spice Farms, which are also among the major attractions. In addition, travellers can also visit the Dudhsagar Falls, which is listed in the top 100 highest falls in the world.
Apart from these places, tourists can opt for Palolem holiday packages and explore the Pandavas Drum, which is a large cup shaped rock. It is famous for producing a resonating sound when hit over a particular spot with stones. In addition to sightseeing, travellers can also go for dolphin spotting trips in the sea across the Palolem Beach.
The nearest airport to this beach is the Dabolim Airport, which is located at a distance of approximately 61 km. One can board trains to the nearest railway station, which is Canacona Railway Junction in Canacona, located at a distance of 3 km. Apart from flights and trains, tourists can also reach Palolem via buses from Margao and other nearby cities. The best time to visit Palolem is from the month of October till the month of March.
Accommodation options in Palolem
Apart from beach resorts, there many more hotel options in Palolem tourists can choose from. Budget hotels, 5 star hotels as well as tents and camps that are ideal for backpackers or budget conscious travellers.