Bicholim Tourist Attractions

Bicholim Tourist Attractions
Bicholim Tourist Attractions
Bicholim Tourist Attractions
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Bicholim is a city and a municipal council in the Northern part of Goa. It is located at a distance of 30 km from Panjim. Bicholim is a major educational and commercial centre in Goa. Bicholim is very different from the conventional Goan tourist destination. There are no beaches in Bicholim. However nature has blessed Bicholim with idyllic landscapes that are dotted with pristine and serene lakes and gushing waterfalls. The tranquil Mayem lake is a major tourism destination in Bicholim. Located amidst rolling hills and surrounded by a peaceful countryside, the lake beckons tourists with its picture-postcard settings. The Arvalem caves are ancient rock cut caves dating back to the 5th century. Also known as 'Pandavas Caves,' the cave complex draws tourists and archeologists alike.  The Saptokoteshwar temple in Narve village is a sacred Shiva temple. The temple is dedicated to Saptokoteshwar, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The Arvalem waterfall near the Arvalem caves is another attraction of the Bicholim tourism scenario. Thus it can be seen that Bicholim is indeed a Goan destination with a difference. It is a glimpse into the Goa that is blessed by nature. Bicholim is a destination for those who would like to spend some time with their loved ones in a verdant paradise. It is a place that a nature lover will love to go. So come and discover a paradise within Goa.
How to reach Bicholim:
By Air:  Bicholim does not have an airport. There is an airport in Dabolim which is an international airport. This airport is well connected to all other airports in India and to several important cities in the world. You could take the cabs or buses that ply from Dabolim to Bicholim. The distance is 57 km and will take you an hour and 15 mins.
By Rail: The most important railway station in Goa is in Madgaon Junction. Since this is a main junction on the Konkan railway, all trains stop here.  You could take a taxi or buses that ply from Madgaon to reach Bicholim. Distance is 56 km and will take you an hour and 15 mins.
By Road: Bicholim is well connected by road to all parts of the state and country. There are national highways that pass through the state. There are frequent buses services and taxis are aplenty.
Best time to visit Bicholim:
The best time to visit Bicholim is between late October and early April. This is when Goa is at its most pleasant.
Tourist places in and around Bicholim:
There are many places of tourist attractions in and around Bicholim. Some of them are Cavelossim, Mobor Beaches, Benaulim Beach, Saptakoteshwar Temple, Calangute Beach ,Anjuna Beach ,Sinquerim  , Beach, Goa Medical College, Dona Paula and Sahakari Spice Farm.
Cavelossim: Cavelossim is in South Goa. Cavelossim is probably what can be described as the luxury destination in Goa. It is a favorite among celebrities. There is an enchanting stretch of pristine beach which is secluded for the most part. There is a golf course, luxury resorts and very good seafood restaurants that serve excellent Goan cuisine. There is a location called the Cabo de Rama. It is a strip of land that juts out into the sea and is believed to be the spot where Lore Rama stayed during his 14 year exile.
Mobor Beach: Mobor Beach is a wonderful location for the adventure tourists. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa that offers adventure sports activities like water skiing, water surfing, jet ski, banana and bump rides and parasailing. The beach can be visited throughout the year; however, the best months to visit Mobor Beach of Goa is between the months of September and March.
Benaulim beach: Benaulim is located at a distance of 2 km from Kolva. It is essentially a fishing beach and popular because of the calm environment that it offers to tourists. It is the perfect beach for those tourists who long for a tranquil and serene holiday experience. Benaulim is for the most part an undiscovered beach and this is why it still remains pristine and secluded. Even though it is a fishing beach the domestic tourists are unaware of this beach.
Saptakoteshwar Temple: the Saptakoteshwar Temple is one of the six most important Shiva temples in the Konkan region. The temple was actually destroyed by the Portuguese during their conquest but the shiva linga was shifted by devotees and buried in a nearby paddy field.  Eventually the temple was built by the Maratha King Shivaji who had gone to pray to the Lord and received an omen from the Lord.
Calangute Beach: Calangute Beach is known as the queen of beaches in Goa. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa and attracts a large number of tourists every year. The beach in Calangute is also the perfect tourist haven, completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer, to trinkets made of seashells.
Sinquerim Beach: Sinquerim has the distinction of being the oldest and the first tourist beach in North Goa. It is a beautiful stretch that is known for the clean waters and clean beach. It is a very famous beach. The beach is lined with numerous shacks and restaurants that serve typical goan cuisine.
Hotels and accommodation in and around Bicholim:
There are several hotels in and around Bicholim that are suitable for all preferences and budgetary requirements. They are Prabhu Smaran Hotel, Mayem Lake View Hotel, Shanbhag Restaurant, Viva Mayem Restaurant, Top Inn Town Restaurant, Shilpa Restaurant Restaurant, Sujay Hotel Hotel and the Hotel Our Own Den. Panjim is located at a distance of 35 kms from Bicholim. You could also stay at the hotels there and travel to Bicholim.
Mayem Lake View Hotel: The Mayem Lake View Hotel is situated among thickly forested rolling green hills in an area known as Kalevana or Black Forest. Mayem Lake View is an eco-resort that is ideal for tjose who need their privacy and who enjoy to revel in an atmosphere of extreme and tranquil beauty Shanbhag Restaurant. The rooms are well appointed.
Top Inn Town Restaurant: the Top Inn Town Restaurant is in Bicholim. The hotel offers well appointed rooms with all modern amenities. The food that is served here is also very good. The staff are courteous and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.
Vivanta by Taj: this is owned and operated by one of the best hospitality providers in the world and the level of service and value for money are assured. It is located at the point where the River Mandovi meets the Arabian Sea. The rooms are well appointed with all modern amenities and there are very good dining options for guests.
Hotel Fidalgo: Hotel Fidalgi is located in Panjim and is an elegant business hotel. It is located in the heart of Panjim and is near all the important landmarks. The hotel enables guests to combine business with pleasure. The rooms are well appointed and the dining options are also very good.
Hotel Aroma Executive: is a budget hotel, ideal for families and business executives. The rooms are well appointed with all modern amenities and the food is also very good. The hotel is near all the famous landmarks and this is useful for tourists who like to stroll through the city and yet be near their hotel.
Hotel Nova Goa: the Hotel Nova Goa is located in Panjim and is a very good preferred hotel among tourists. This is a wonderful  hotel that has well appointed rooms with modern amenities. The food is good and the staff are very courteous.
Hotel Palacio De Goa: the Hotel Palacio De Goa is located in Panjim. It is tastefully done in the Portuguese style and the food that is served is also authentic Goan cuisine. All rooms are well appointed and suit all budgets.

  • Terry Hawkins's picture
    Amazing Experience in Bicholim Oct 25, 2013 by Terry Hawkins
    Wow!  It was an amazing experience in my life. Bicholim is an unforgettable place in my life. It is very different from other tourist places in Goa. It was the first time I heard the name Bicholim. I didn’t know anything about Bicholim.  Our guide told that Bicholim is a major... More
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  • KAVINKUMAR.D's picture
    BICHOLIM is different from other conventional tourist spots in GOA.It is an union council in GOA.It is one of the important education and business centre in GOA.It is 30KMs away from panaji.Another one of the most interesting factor of this city is it doesnot have any sea but it is blessed with... More
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  • Amy Fonville's picture
    The amazing Bicholim Aug 30, 2013 by Amy Fonville
    It was the most memorable trip to Bicholim with my friend. It is an amazing place to visit. We stayed in Mayem Lake View Hotel; it is beautiful hotel with well appointed rooms. This hotel situated in the tricky forest area that make this hotel most beautiful. One week we spend there. Mobor Beach... More
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Bicholim Tourist Attractions 5.6 out of 10 3 user reviews. Bicholim is a city and a municipal council in the Northern part of Goa. It is located at a distance of 30 km from Panjim. Bicholim is a major educational and co..