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Querim Beach

Come to this peaceful stretch of coastline, away from the busier parts of India, to relax under tall pine trees and see some remarkable Goan buildings.

Querim Beach, also known as Keri beach, is a sunny haven of sand, sea and serenity in the northern part of Goa. The secluded beach attracts fewer visitors, and therefore fewer vendors, than most Goa beaches. To add some culture to your trip, visit an ancient temple, an old fort and historic Goan houses.

The beach comprises a long stretch of sand with a few rocky outcrops, rows of trees and a river inlet. Arrive at sunrise to take photos of the shoreline on the almost deserted beach. Walk along the 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) of peaceful shoreline and take a seat under the pine trees to catch your breath in the shade. After a refreshing splash in the rolling waves, find a tranquil setting for sunbathing.

Visit the turquoise-and-white Ajoba Temple along the beach. It is so ancient that its inception date has been lost over time. Also browse the centuries-old Goan houses just off the beach. Enjoy a cheap Indian curry with naan bread at one of the small beach shacks, some of which offer accommodation too.

Walk over to the Terekhol River, which flows out into the sea just beyond the row of trees. In nearby Querim village is the Terekhol River Crossing, a ferry service which can take you from the Sindhudurg District to North Goa. Just across the river is the 17th-century Terekhol Fort, which has been converted into a hotel. From its rooms you can enjoy splendid views of the Arabian Sea.

Querim Beach lies in the northwest of the Goa region, just north of Arambol Beach. It is 1.7 kilometres (1 mile) from the Maharashtra Border. To reach Querim Beach, consider renting a bicycle or scooter in Goa; you can take your time, stopping to see the Sai Baba Temple and Ravalnath Temple along the way. A faster way to get there is to take a bus or taxi from central Goa. Small signs point the way to the beach. Visit between October and June to avoid the wet season.


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Nhanji House Goa
Nhanji House Goa

Nhanji House Goa

106/1, Thorlebag, Querim, Goa
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Querim Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Arambol Beach. Kalacha Beach and Redi Ganpati Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel Rs10,384
    Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel

    Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel

    Terekhol Village, Tiracol, Pernem Taluka
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Tiracol, this historic hotel is steps away from Querim Beach, Tiracol Beach and Tiracol Fort. Redi Ganpati Temple and Kalacha Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Hill Rock Rs4,000
      Hill Rock

      Hill Rock

         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Tiracol hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tiracol Beach, Querim Beach and Tiracol Fort. Kalacha Beach and Arambol Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Om Ganesh Guest House Rs700
        Om Ganesh Guest House

        Om Ganesh Guest House

           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Arambol, this beachfront guesthouse is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Arambol Beach and Kalacha Beach. Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Mandrem Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Swati Hotel Rs899
          Swati Hotel

          Swati Hotel

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Arambol, this beach guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kalacha Beach and Arambol Beach. Mandrem Beach is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

            Accentor Holidays Arambol
            Accentor Holidays Arambol

            Accentor Holidays Arambol

            Socoillo Vado, Near Hill Top Guest House, Arambol, Goa
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Arambol, this beachfront guesthouse is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kalacha Beach and Arambol Beach. Mandrem Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

              Roadhouse Hostel Arambol Goa
              Roadhouse Hostel Arambol Goa

              Roadhouse Hostel Arambol Goa

              500 Socoilo Vaddo Arambol, Penam, Near Viva Goa, Arambol, Goa
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Arambol, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Arambol Beach. Mandrem Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

                The Noname Guesthouse Rs2,195
                The Noname Guesthouse

                The Noname Guesthouse

                Main Street opp. to Curves Fashion Shop, Kalcha Waddo, Arambol, Goa
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Offering direct access to the beach, this Arambol hotel is in a shopping district and within a 5-minute walk of Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Arambol Beach. Mandrem Beach and Ashvem Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).