Siridao Beach – Goa
“Part rocky and part sandy” is the best way to describe a scenic and pristine beach called Siridao Beach located in Goa. This picturesque beach is situated in the Siridao village in Tiswadi Taluka, and at a distance of 7.4 km from Panaji. This beach is an extremely serene since it is located in a secluded area, and as a result of which very few tourists are seen. In addition, fishing is the main occupation of the locals living around this beach.
How to Reach Siridao Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to the Siridao beach is the Karmali Railway Station.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting point would be from Panjim. There are three routes from Siridao to Panjim. They are as follows:
- Via Old Highway:
This route includes Bambolim Beach, Old Highway, DBMarg before eventually reaching the beach.
2. Via NH-66:
This route includes Old Highway, NanuTarkarPednekar Road, and DB Marg before finally reaching the beach.
3. Via NH-66 and Avenida Dom Joao Falcao:
The route includes Rua Jose Falcao, Agnelo Road, and DB Marg, before eventually reaching the beach.
- By air:
The closest airport is located in Dabolim. The Dabolim or the Goa International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit in the Siridao Beach
The climate at this beach during the summers which begins in March and ends in May is hot and humid with an average temperature during this period being about 35 degree Celsius. The monsoon begins in June and ends in September with the rainfall received during this period being heavy. The winter which begins in December and ends in February is pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 28 degree Celsius to a minimum of 21 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beach and enjoy its picturesque and serene environment is from December to February.
Things/activities to do
There are several things/activities that can be experienced on this beach. They are as follows
There are a number of beautiful chapels/churches that are located in and around this beach that are a treat to the eyes, and must be visited. Among the popular ones are the Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth and Holy Soul’s Chapel.
There are several restaurants providingvariety of cuisines located around this beach worth trying. A few examples are Edward’s Yard, Spice Goa, Mi Casa, Chulha, and Kalambai.
3. Zuari River:
The Zuari River is considered to be the largest in Goa and provides for picturesque views of the surrounding rice fields. This spot is said to be ideal for couples.