Goa’s idyllic south coast caters to a growing number of visitors every year. Fringed by some of the region’s finest beaches such as Palolem, Agonda and Colva, South Goa’s coastline is still more sedate when compared to the bustling beaches on the northern strip. Margao is the state’s second city after Panaji, and is the main market town. The little hidden gem Bogmalo is a perfect base for exploring the southern stretch. Inland, the villages of Chandor and Loutolim are scattered with a cluster of sumptuous Portuguese-era mansions, including the delightful 300-year old Braganza House. Further east from Margao ...

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