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Attractions in Benaulim South Goa, India

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Benaulim South Goa has both natural and historical tourist attractions. The sands stretch away almost to the horizons, and are often dotted with wooden fishing boats anchored here and there. These boats either take you for long fishing trips; dolphin cruises and sun bathing facilities in some private islands. You can either catch rare species like eel, barracudas, sharks etc or watch the dolphins playing in the seas.

Another attraction of Benaulim beach is the bull fights that take place from early October to late May. With the Konkani music playing at full blast, the bullfights take place in the old rice fields or inside barricaded areas of the village. There is a beach bonanza fair that is held on successive Sundays from mid-April and displays various Goan handicrafts and seashell items.

Attractions in Benaulim South Goa, India

Since the 17th century, the other important attraction of Benaulim beach includes Nossa Senhora de Merces [Our Lady of Mercy] Church, which is famous for its annual religious event – Fama of Menino Jesuse [Child Jesus]. The Catholic society celebrates on the third Monday of October every year. It offers one of the best feasts of Goa and a big fair selling wonderful art and craft items attracts tourists from all over.