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Mallikarjun Temple


Legend has it that the location of the temple was the place where Lord Shiva united with his consort Parvati after a long period of separation. Another source[2] mentions that the demon Malla was fighting with one of the Pandava brothers, Arjuna. Shiva assumed the form of a hunter and killed Malla and saved Arjuna and hence the name ‘Mallikarjun'. The temple is also known as Adavat Sinhasanadhishwar Mahapati Canacona among the locals.

This Kankunkar clan was founded by prince Kashi Purush and his band of brothers who founded the various Gharwais under Shristhal, Canacona. They were escaping from Mahmud Gawan's wrath after his father switched loyalties from Bahamani to Vijayanagara. Since Goa's Goud Saraswat Brahmins were known to work for Vijaynagara they chose to settle in Canacona.

Butterfly Beach


You can bag the best time of your vacation at Butterfly Beach which is north of Palolem Beach in Southern Goa. Enjoy your solitude, away from the rest of the world and also experience the wonderful aquatic life out in the open front of the beach.

To reach here, you can hop on a ferry from Palolem or Agonda beaches as this beautiful and semi-circled beach is not approachable by any other means. For wider and punctuated experience, you can opt for a ship ride too. And if you are feeling too thrilled, you can try out trekking around the thick forest surrounding this beach. 

Butterfly beach is also popularly known as Honeymoon Beach as a lot of honeymooners and couples come here for a secluded vacation.


You can spend your day with your partner by enjoying a picnic with wine. You can also wait for the low tide period to witness wandering Sea urchins, redfish, goldfish, and sea cucumbers here. This is a unique sight that you will not get to explore anywhere else in entire Goa. Moreover, on one side, million butterflies dance and harbour over this beach and on the other, you get to catch a glimpse of dolphins in the middle of the sea.


Agonda Beach


Agonda Beach is a public beach located in Agonda village in GoaIndia, about 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) north of Palolem Beach in South Goa district, and about an hour from Margao.[4] There is one more beach on the north side of Agonda cliff called Cola beach which has an adjoining lagoon.

During the month of September, the beach serves as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles.[5]


Cape De Rama Fort

In the 1760s, the Portuguese gained control of Cabo de Rama after the Raja of Soonda surrendered his territory to them in return for protection against Hyder Ali of Mysore. Prior to that, the fort had regularly switched hands between Hindu and Muslim monarchs. The present structure with its walls, moatsramparts turrets, chapel and cannons are remnants of the Portuguese era. The Portuguese equipped it with 21 guns and installed military barracks, a commander's quarter and a chapel.

In 1799, the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War saw the defeat of the King of Mysore, thus bringing an end to the Portuguese's primary rival in the region. Over time, the purpose of the fort shifted from being a defensive structure, to a prison. This fort housed a government prison till 1955.

Today, this fort is in partial ruins, but is a popular tourist attraction of Goa.



Situated in Canacona, Cola Beach lies to the north of Agonda Beach and is only 10 minutes of drive away. From the Palolem beach, it takes about 20 minutes to reach this beach.

One of the most isolated beaches of Goa, Coal Beach is a dream beach for every nature lover. Also known as the Khola beach, it boasts of exceptional beauty and resilient calmness. Its sparkling sand with coconut groves offers its visitors a refreshingly tranquil atmosphere and simplistic setting. The most distinguishing feature of this beach is its fresh water lagoon. Here, on the seaside you will find a fresh water lagoon which is connected to the sea.

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