Candolim is a popular beach destination situated in the North Goa. It is one of the longest beaches in the state beginning at Fort Aguada and merging with Calangute beach towards the end. The beach is packed up with package tourists from UK, Russia, Scandinavia and other countries. Candolim is renowned for Fort Aguada, constructed in 1612 and remaining one of Goa’s most impressive forts. Candolim is also a popular destination for water sports.
Major tourist sites in and around Candolim: Fort Aguada, Lighthouse, Aguada Jail, Calizz Museum, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit October to March. March to May is hot and humid. June to September is monsoon season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Thivim railway station is about 25 km away. Vasco De Gama train station is about 41 km away. Madgaon Junction railway station in Margo is about 46 km away. Margao station is the terminus station for several Konkan Railway trains and almost all trains passing through Goa stop here. There are direct trains from most parts of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Mangalore, Bangalore, Gujarat, Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Nearest airport: Goa International Airport or Dabolim Airport is about 35 km away.
Buses: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is the state government’s bus service. Candolim Beach is well connected to the Panaji Bus Station. If you travel long distances you need to change buses. Biggest bus stations in Goa are – Mapusa, Panjim, Vasco da Gama, Margao and Canacona.
By road: The distance from Goa International Airport or Dabolim Airport to Calangute is 35 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Thivim railway station to Candolim is about 25 km via Mapusa - Bicholim Rd and NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Vasco De Gama train station to Candolim is about 41 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Madgaon Junction railway station in Margo to Candolim is about 46 km via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Old Goa to Candolim is about 19 km via Betim–Verem–Saligao Rd. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Panaji to Candolim is about 12 km via Betim–Verem–Saligao Rd. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Candolim is about 568 km via NH48. It takes around 10-11 hours.
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