Vagator is a beach in North Goa, situated 22 km (13 mi) from the state’s capital Panaji. Vagator is adjoining Anjuna’s beach and is a popular destination among the Western backpackers. Vagator has a reputation as the party resort of Goa. The beach has red cliffs and beautiful sunsets attracting many tourists. There are a number of Indian and western eateries and beach shacks serving a variety of food and drink. Next to Vagator is Chapora Beach with the ruins of the 17 th century Portuguese Fort. Chapora is home to lower budget accommodation.
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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: Tivim railway station is about 12 km away. Madgaon Junction railway station in Margao is about 53 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 (Dabolim Airport) is about 44 km away.
Buses: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is the state government’s bus service. Buses go from Mapusa. For longer 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 (Dabolim Airport) to Vagator is about 43 km via NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Madgaon Junction railway station in Margao to Vagator is about 52.6 km via NH 66. It atakes around 1 h 30 min.
The distance from Old Goa to Vagator is about 27 km via NH748 and NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Panaji to Vagator is about 19 km via NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Vagator is about 560 km via NH48. It takes around 10 hours.
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