Saturday, 3 August 2013

Miramar Beach in Goa

Miramar is the beach area of the Goan capital of Panjim, also known as Panaji and is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. Many people, mostly tourists, come to this beach every day. Originally named Porta de Gaspar Dias by the Portuguese, the name was then changed to Miramar.
Miramar Beach is situated 1 kilometer ahead of the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. It is situated on the way towards Dona Paula, about 3 kilometers from Panjim, the capital city of Goa. Miramar Beach of Goa is also known as 'Gasper Dias'.
Miramar, which in Portuguese means viewing the sea is all about the amazing and majestic view it offers of the Arabian Sea. One of the best situated beaches in Goa in terms of location, 

The Miramar Beach in Goa begins at the gulf and then culminates in the Emerald Coast Parkway. It is a golden beach fringed with palm trees. The soft sands of the beach makes it the best site for evening walks. Moreover, 'miramar' in Portuguese implies 'viewing the sea'. Tourists can get a glimpse of the majesty of the Arabian Sea from the Miramar Beach at Goa.
Situated at the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea, it is a small beach that occasionally hosts some events. There are several educational institutions in the surrounding vicinity, including Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Padmashree Vasantrao Dempo Higher Secondary School of Arts and Science and Sharada Mandir High School. Gaspar de Dias club and a popular café are nearby.

 The climate of Miramar Beach remains little hot and humid except in winter and it receives a heavy rainfalls due to the proximity of Arabian Sea. Best season is winter (December to March) when temperature stay cool and pleasant. 
Furthermore, the Miramar Beach of Goa possesses a 2 kilometers long coast and silvery sand bed. The silver sand beds of the beach are said to sparkle in the moonlight. The beach also provides a kaleidoscopic view of the Aguada fort, which is known for its peaceful surroundings and solitude.

 Miramar, a small beach of Panaji, has a coast about 2 km long. You can take a lovely view of Aguada Fort from this beach. Water sports are prohibited at this sea beach due to a forceful undercurrent of water. This is the reason for not coming many tourists at Miramar Beach like other beaches of Goa. Winter is the best season to visit the beach when lots of migratory birds arrive here from their migration zones. 

About Beach

Miramar, means viewing the sea, is one of the best beaches in Goa which is famous for the tremendous view of Arabian Sea from this beach and walking at evening along with coast line during moonlight also a good experience at Miramar beach. This beach mainly becomes crowded at night by both locals and foreigners.
The best time to visit Miramar Beach is between the months of November and March. During this time, a large number of migratory birds come to the beach. One can see migratory birds such as gulls and plovers at the beach from November to March. The beach also provides a various options for accommodations. Tourists coming to Miramar Beach can put up at the hotels and resorts located at the beach. One can also come across many shopping and tourist destinations at a proximity to the hotel. Thus, Miramar Beach seems to be the perfect location for holidaying in Goa.  
A lovely Golden beach of soft sand girdled with palm trees facing the blue Arabian Sea, is the nearest to Panaji. Miramar is an urban beach where the Mandovi River meets the Arabian Sea. It is not a safe beach to swim as there is a strong undercurrent.

  You will find here lots of lovely shady palm trees which give you a comfortable long stay at the beach protecting from the Sun’s Ultraviolet ray. The beach in Miramar is one of the most popular Beaches in Goa and tourists are well warned that it can get crowded here, with people from the town strolling over in the evenings. One will often see a mixed crowd of tourists and locals here as there are a lot of activities for Entertainment. One can even go shopping here and enjoy some sightseeing.

While at the Miramar Beach one can visit Dhempe College of Arts and Science, the memorial to Goa's first chief minister and other places that are worth a visit. Another attraction nearby is Aguada Fort. One can have an excellent view of Fort Aguada from the beach across the river.

Things To Do

      Miramar Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Goa. Miramar Beach offers the opportunity to view the stunning sunset. Miramar Beach is the place where the Mandovi River meets the blue water Arabian Sea. Swimming in the sea at Miramar Beach is not sea because of strong undercurrent.

At Miramar beach, Goa one can get pleasure and satisfaction with some interesting activities like fishing, bird watching, shopping and strolling around. Initially, Miramar Beach was known as the Gasper Dias Beach.

      Some of other major attractions of Miramar are the Aguada Fort – an architecturally beautiful structure built by Portuguese stand overlooking the beautiful sea, the River Mandovi – an added attraction of this stunning beach having grove of shady palm trees and beach activities like fishing, bird watching, shopping and leisurely walk along side the beach. One can also enjoy the closer view of playing dolphins. The best time to visit this beautiful beach is November to March.

How To Reach

Travel by Airway: There have only one Airport in Goa located at Dabolim about 32 km away from Bambolim Beach. It is an international airport and the international flights from the country of Qatâr, Dubai, Shárjah, Kuwait, Britain, Germâny, Netherlands, Russia, and the major cities of India are available here. After reaching to the airport you can easily reach to Miramar with a four wheeler car.

Travel by Roadway: Miramar beach is directly connected to Panaji (3 km away) Bus Station. There have lots of government (Kadamba Transport Corporation, KTC) and private bus operator from Panaji bus station to Miramar. You can also hire a private Taxi to reach here. It takes around 15 minutes to reach Miramar Beach by Bus from Panjim. Normally, local travels are provided with the automobiles of Bus, motorcycle, taxis and auto-rickshaws.

Travel by Railway: Nearest rail station of Miramar Beach located at Karmali (Karmali Railway Station) about 12 km away. It takes around 30 minutes to reach at Miramar Beach from the Station via Panjim bus station. Other important railway stations are located little away at Margao and Vasco Da Gama. 

Where To Stay

 It is very much commercialized with a large number of hotels and exclusive homes. For accommodation also one will find various beach resorts and hotels here. The best time to visit this place in India is November to March.
 Unlike some of its shorter counterparts, Miramar beach offers ample hotels for tourist to put up at and it makes for an ideal place to be based at during your Goa vacation.

 Maximum Hotels and  Restaurants of Miramar located close to the beach. Among these some important hotels and Restaurants details are given bellowvery .

      There are plenty of options available here for accommodation of tourists. Luxurious hotels, resorts and guest houses are available here. 









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