Velsao is literally described as a Heaven on earth. Velsao is located towards the south of Goa and is one of the hottest beaches that tourists throng among the different beaches in India. Velsao Beach is growing in the popularity quotient and more and more tourists are coming here every year. The beach located in the southern coast of the state, is about 25 km away from the capital city of Panjim. Velsao beach is surrounded by the Bogmalo beach to the north, Colva and Majorda beach to the south. Velsao beach is actually situated in a very prime and beautiful location in Goa.
Velsao beach is definitely one of the most beautiful and hottest beach attractions in Goa. The inviting sandy beach, sparkling blue water, and the breezy palm trees are definitely the reasons that draw tourists here. Velsao beach has a lot more sand than other beaches in Goa. The fresh, gentle breeze wafting calmly, the environs, the scenic, tranquil and calm feel of the beach is just the place to unwind. The sunrise and sunset views from Velsao beach are just splendid.
Velsao beach can be accessed easily and it does make for a good days trip. Velsao beach is home to many terrace restaurants that are sprinkled all through the beach. There are many alluring beach facing cafes, small shacks, and cosy restaurants all offering variety of food and drink, delectable local seafood; terrific places to unwind, ideal for swimming, go on long relaxed walks or just enjoy sunbathing.
The villages that dot the beach adds up as an ideal window to get a peep into the rustic life of Goa. Visitors can also experience the rustic Goan ambience by making a visit to the local marketplace or have a good meal at any eatery. The other draws of Velsao beach include the Our Lady of Cures Chapel that is also much visited. There is also a vintage church, located here called Our Lady of Assumption Church. This Church was built in 1635.
Another place which tourists should visit is the Chapel of Three Kings which is situated atop a hill at a nearby village, Cansaulim which is about 15 km from Velsao. The chapel hosts the rare Feast of the Three Kings, celebrated on 6th January every year, i.e. on the 12th night after Christmas. A pomp and ceremony parade of the Three Kings is held. They move around the village on horseback. A fair is also held during the pageant.