Feel the expanse of the universe at this cross on a pier in Goa

Rohan Fernandes

SURREAL BEAUTY

During monsoon, Goa's beauty assumes a surreal quality, especially the beaches, where calmness descend as crowds thin. It's the time to visit them for some peaceful moments.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

HOLLANT BEACH

One such place is Hollant beach, located near Dabolim Airport. At one end of it, this beach has a beautiful cross.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

CROSS ON A PIER

From its perch on a pier, the cross looks out at the sea. You have to trek 500 metres from the beach to reach it.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

PORTAL OF TIME

Before you reach the cross, you go through a rampart-like structure that resembles a wall of a fort. It's like crossing a portal of time.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

SPIRITUALITY & VIEW

The cross is frequented by visitors, not just for worshipping but also to afford picturesque views from the pier.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

CROSS WITH A VIEW

The vistas around the cross at sunrise and sunset are magnificent, especially of the Arabian Sea and the Hollant beach.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

WALK THROUGH THE PORTAL

So, if, at any time, you're on the Hollant beach, don't forget to visit this cross beyond the portal of time.

Goa | Best beaches in Goa | Monsoon in Goa | Hollant Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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