Colva Tourism, India

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Colvá is a coastal village in Salcete, south Goa, on the west coast of India. Colva Beach stretches for around 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi), part of a beach consisting of about 25 kilometres (16 mi) of powder white sand, lined along its shore by coconut palms and extending from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south. Colvá is a famous tourist destination, visited for its beaches, budget hotels, guest houses, beach shacks, food stalls, restaurants, pubs and bars. The beaches are constantly monitored by lifeguards, and the swimming areas are flagged for warnings. The village had significant importance to Portugal and was the retreat for Goa's high society, who would come to Colvá for their "Mundanca" or change of air. Today the Portuguese area is dotted with houses or villas, including many ruins. On weekends, huge crowds of tourists, visitors from around the world as well as local Indians, enjoy the sunset and various activities. The beach is particularly busy in October, when hordes of religious pilgrims come and visit Colvá Church, called Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Merces, that was founded in 1630 by the Roiz family and rebuilt in the eighteenth century on the village square. The local people have been fishermen since the mid-16th century. They include Hindu converts as well as migrants from various Portuguese overseas territories such as Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, etc. as well as Portugal itself.

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Facts and Stats for Colva*

  • Pollution Statistics in Colva

    Know the pollution level of Colva before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.09 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.86 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.43 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 71.32 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50.78 (Moderate)
  • Colva: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Colva for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Colva.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.36 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.27 (Moderate)
  • Living in Colva - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 51.69 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.67 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.91 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.25 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.11 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.28 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Colva

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Colva

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 53.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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