Palolem beach in southern Goa offers a respite from the heat and congestion of southern India.
The beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists
who live in shacks along the shore. It is about one mile (2km) long and is crescent-shaped.
One can view the whole beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea.
The depth of the sea increases gradually, it being shallowest at the northern ends of the beach,
making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast.
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