The Far South District Of Canacona
Ceded to the Portuguese by the Raja of Sund in the treaty of 1791,
Goa's far south - Canacona district - was among the last parts of
the territory to be absorbed into the Novas Conquistas, and has
retained a distinctly Hindu feel.
The area also boasts some of the state's most outstanding scenery.
Set against a backdrop of the Jungle covered Sahyadri Hills (an
extension of the Western Ghat Range), a string of pearl white coves
and sweeping beaches scoop its indented coastline. Enfolded by laterite
headlands and colossal piles of back boulders.
Catigo Wildlife Sanctuary
The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, 10-km southeast of Chaudi, was established
in 1969 to protect a remote and vulnerable area of forest lining
the Goa- Karnataka border. Encompassing 86-sq-kms of mixed deciduous
woodland, the reserve is certain to inspire tree lovers.
Palolem, 2-km west of Chaudi, pops up more often in glossy holiday
brochures than any other beach in Goa.
Sleepy Cavelossim, straddling the coast road 11-km south of Colva,
is the last major settlement in southwest Salcete: its only claim
Agonda, 10-km north of Chaudi, can only be reached along the sinuous
coast road connecting Cabo De Rama with NH-14 at Chaudi. No signposts
mark the turning and few of the tourists that whizz past en route
to Palolem pull off here, but the beach, fringed along its entire
length by Todi trees, is superb. Its remote location is not the
only reason this 3-km spread of white sand has been bypassed by
the bulldozers. Villagers here are opposed to any kind of tourist
development. At present, there are only two places to stay over
here, both situated at the far end of the beach.
For the last year or two, it has been possible to reach Canacona
by direct "Superfast" Express trains from Mumbai, Panjim
The regions main transport artery is the NH-17, which crawls across
the Sahyadri and Karmali Ghats towards Karnataka via the district
headquarters, Chaudi. Bus services between here and Margao are quite
Location : Goa.
Main Attraction : Pololem, Chaudi,
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