Betul
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Brief

If you are tired of seeing concrete all around you and wants to give your eyes some rest, Betul Beach in Goa is the place for you. The sandy beaches on the banks of River Sal, bordered by coconut palms and fruit trees, as the river joins the sea- all these are sure to provide you with the refreshing view that you have been craving for. Betul Beach is the perfect place to visit if you want to take a break from the hustle of everyday life and just want to sit back and relax in isolation. The place has a fairy-land like charm of its own, giving the impression that it has been transported from another world.

 
Travel Tips

The best time to visit Betul is during the months between the months of October and June. The weather is most pleasant during this period and you can stay outdoors all day long.



When to visit

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Things to do

The beach at Betul is known for its picturesque view and scenic locales. Palm trees of various kinds line the beach and provides a shade through which the sunlight creates wonderful patterns on the sandy shores. Just as you are entering the beach, you will be greeted with a view of the River Sal joining the sea, and you can see the wide expanse of the sea. The beach also has a small lagoon, which is a popular tourist spot. The lagoon and its surroundings further enhances the beauty of the beach here. Like most of Goa, Betul is also known for its vibrant cultural life. A large number of festivals are celebrated here all round the year, like Holi. The wonderful expressions of life and colour is certainly an added reason for making a trip to Betul. If you are interested in fishing, Betul Beach is a place tailor-made for you. The beach is famous for fishing, which is also the main livelihood of the people living here. You can take a ride on a trawler which will take you further into the sea and gives you a chance to feast your eyes on the amazing vista.

 
Getting Around

The region is quite well developed and getting around is fairly easy. The public transport system is quite good. You can move about by renting a car. Car renting services are fairly numerous and comes at a reasonable price. You can also hire bikes and cycles and explore the locality on your own.

 
Places to Stay

As a popular tourist destination, there are a large number of hotels in Margao where you can book your accommodations. Depending on whether you want to pamper yourself or look at the budget end of things, there are a wide variety of hotels to care to your needs.

 
How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Dabolim Airport. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The distance between Dabolim Airport and Betul Beach is around 41 km. It is connected to the major airports all over the country.
  • The nearest important railway station is Margao Railway Station. The rail station at Margao is connected to the stations in Panjim, and the other major stations across the country. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • Betul Beach is quite well connected by road. There are direct routes between the other parts of Goa and Betul. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you to Mobar Beach. From there you can go to Betul. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. However it should be noted that buses are not very frequent and one may have to wait for a long time before one arrives.

 
Surrounding Attractions

The famous Baradi Cross Church is quite nearby. The cross on the steeple is said to have magical healing powers. Betul also has ruins of a fort built by Shivaji in the 17th century.

 
Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102