(Last Updated on : 08/08/2014)
Quegdevelim beach is well known as shell collector's heaven. Quegdevelim beach is a beautiful beach located at the base of the hillock at Verem in Goa
. It is a rocky beach of natural beauty. It is very quite and peaceful and is vastly spread along the villages of Sinquerim and Reis Magos. Near Quegdevelim beach, there are two tourist attraction points- Sinquerim and Reis Magos. Sinquerim Beach in Sinquerim is famous for its beautiful beach. Sinquerim is a beach village in North Goa District. It is famous for the imposing Aguada Fort, the Portuguese fort built the later phase of medieval era that flanks it's southern tip. In the Sinquerim Beach
, the Sunburn Festival
While on the contrary, there is one Christian pilgrimage tourism site called Reis Magos. Reis Magos is a pristine village located on the northern bank of the Mandovi River
in Bardez, Goa, opposite to the capital city of Panjim or Panaji
. The village is famous for two famous structures of Goa; the Reis Magos Fort, and the Reis Magos Church. The first church is in Bardez. Reis Magos is the Portuguese name for the Three Wise Men from Holy Bible
Quegdevelim beach is situated away from the regular and crowded beaches of North and South Goa, and it is generally not crowded. It is virgin among the tourist point of view.
Quegdevelim beach offers the tourists the view of fishermen's occupation in the morning, or one can find the isolated and deserted vessels in the shore lines. The sea-view from the beach is magnificent and offers the open view of Arabian Sea on one side and the Reis Magos fort on the other side. The Reis Magos fort was built in the year 1551. It is located at the village on the northern bank of the Mandovi River. This fort was built by the Portuguese to secure their territory against Muslim and the French and British invaders from the neighbouring states of Goa. However the fort of Reis Magos was originally built by Sultan Adil Shah, the Muslim ruler of Deccan, but later it was annexed by the Portuguese in the year 1760.
There are a few shacks at the Quegdevelim beach for the tourists. The street food stalls of Quegdevelim beach serve delicious food and drinks of Goa. The beach can be reached best by hiring a bike or taxi. One can also take a long walk to the beach after getting down at the Verem bus stop, which is near the exact location.