Excursions from the Salcete Coast. The beaches in Salcete are within easy reach of enjoyable day trips which give a glimpse of both historic Goa and of modern day village and town life. Goa's second largest town, Margao, is less than 10 km from the beach at Colva and connected directly by road with all the resorts. It is a bustling town with a market that serves the whole of Salcete and beyond. The Konkan railway offers a relatively fast way for visiting either the neighbouring states of Karnataka or Maharashtra, and the modernization of the connections to the interior make possible a wide range of exciting 3-5 day excursions using India's legendary rail network.