Assolna is a picturesque town in the western Indian state of Goa. Those who love beaches, rivers and greenery will love this place. One can always head to the banks of the Sal river for a picnic. The state capital of Panjim is the nearest major urban agglomeration, at a distance of 45 km north, along the Arabian Sea coast.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels available in Panjim. Some of the options which you can try out are Hotel Caritas Goa Holiday Homes (Tariff – Rs. 800), Campal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Adarsh Niwas Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Elite Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Konkani. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Christmas, New Year, Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Apart from the tourist spots of Goa, one must also visit the Tarkarli Beach (146 km north, three and half hours’ drive) in Maharashtra, which makes the village and the area so famous in the region. On a clear, sunny day, one is vividly able to see the sea-bed up to a depth of 20 feet. The Karli backawaters adjacent to the Arabian is one of the most beautiful in the country. You can take a boat ride at any point of time during the day and feel the strong breeze from the sea and enjoy the adjoining lush and green vegetative forest cover on the banks. Devbagh Sangam is a picturesque village in the area which is worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Goa International Airport in Panjim at a distance of 36 km from the village.
The nearest major railway stations is the Hubli Junction Railway Station at a distance of 178 km from the village.
State transport buses as well as a couple of private buses pass through or near the village. Buses from Panjim are available for the area. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.