Agonda beach is a 3 km stretch of peace and serenity. Dotted with wooden huts that extend right up to the beach it is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of popular beaches and just enjoy nature at its best. It is definitely a beach for lovers and lends itself beautifully to quiet long walks, star gazing, romantic conversations over candle lights and the most glorious moon rise. The water the azure blue of the Arabian is a sight for sore eyes here. The calm and almost supple waves gently caress the coastline making it one of the safest beaches to swim at. The cove of Agonda is instrumental in carving a gentle niche for the sea so it’s a great place to experiment with leisure activities like angling and kayaking.
Agonda beach is a nesting site for the famous Olive Ridley Turtles. The turtles come in hordes here and leave their nests behind for nature to do its magic and send the hatchlings back into the water where they belong. The Agonda village panchayat is quite active in its support for maintaining the delicate eco-system and any loud activity is prohibited on the beach past 10 p.m. The regulars at Agonda Beach will tell you that dolphins are frequent visitors here and often swim up very close to the beach. There are fishing boats that take people on trips into the sea for an experience with the dolphins.
The fort of Cabo de Rama is not too far from Agonda beach. It is as yet undiscovered by most visitors. The fort is named after Lord Rama, the central figure of the Hindu epic Ramayana. According to local legend, Rama stayed here with his wife Sita during the period of his 12-year exile. The atmosphere of the fort creates a sense of history and drama that takes you back in time.
Directions from Margao to Angoda Beach on Google Maps.Image Credits: Lovell D'souza