The Margao Railway station is Goa's biggest and most important as it is a railway junction and is the gateway to south Goa. Hence Madgaon is used more commonly as a transit stop rather than as a tourist destination, by many people who either travel down south to Palolem Beach (38 kms.) or to Benaulim Beach and Colva Beachwhich is about six kilometers away.
All these beaches offer spectacular views of the cool blue and emerald-green seas and the silvery-white sands glisten in the sun. Tourists lie down on the soft sand grains on these beaches and gaze wonder-eyed at the gushing sea waves that constantly wash the beaches. The beachfront is a collection of grand hotels, souvenir stalls and fly blown snack bars scattered around a central roundabout.
How to Get There
There are regular bus services from Panaji and Vasco da Gama and they ply from the KTC bus stand, 3kmsd north of the city. There are also buses to Colva, Benaulim and other nearby villages leaving from here. The interstate buses also depart from the KTC bus stand.
There are two train stations, the newest being the Konkan Rail train station located about 3kms from the city center.
Last Updated on : 25/06/2013