Varca is a beach in South Goa, situated 40 km (24 mi) from the state’s capital Panaji, south of Benaulim Beach. Varca is a part of 25 km (16 mi) sandy beach extending from Bogmalo to Cabo de Rama Fort in Cola. Varca is renowened for its pristine white sand beach which is home to some of the high-end hotels. The beach is quiet, cleaner then most beaches with numerous beach shacks offering Goan dishes and seafood. The Church of The Our Lady of Gloria is considered one of the oldest buildings in Varca.
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: Madgaon Junction railway station in Margao is about 7 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 27 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 Varca is about 27 km via NH566 and Dabolim - Cavelossim Rd. it takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Madgaon Junction railway station in Margao to Varca is about 7 km via Margao - Quepem Rd and Varca - Margao Rd. it takes around 20 min.
The distance from Old Goa to Varca is about 37 km via NH 66 27 km via NH748 and NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Panaji to Varca is about 39 km via NH 6619 km via NH 66. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Varca is about 610 km via NH48. It takes around 11 hours.
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