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Calangute Beach, Goa

Beach BytesCalangute beach, Goa, India
Location : Located about 16kms from Panaji, it is situated in Bardez Taluka. It is famously known as the "Queen of Beaches", it is the most commercialized beaches of Goa.

How to Reach:The drive from Dabolim Airport to Calangute in Goa is like traversing many world. Experience Goa from the window of your train while you are about to reach Karmali Railways Station. Private transportation facilities - deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary - are also available offering a smooth and hassle free vacations in Goa.

Best Time to Visit :Calangute Beach can be visited at any time of the year. But, the best time of the year to visit this area is between September and March.

About Calangute Beach
Known as the queen of Goa beaches, Calangute is flanked Condolim beach and hamlet of Baga, making it a heartland of tourists. The beach that once rendered super hit movies secured laurels for itself. Waltzed on the 70 mm screen many a times Calangute beach still shakes its shore on the rhythm of 'Ghe re saiba'. Calangute is now a ground bustling with hordes of tourist, restaurants, nightspots, night markets and adventure agencies that pack the Baga- Calangute and Condolim. This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea that begins at Fort Aguada. Goa's biggest beach destination Calangute.

Bars in Calangute Beach, Goa, IndiaAttractions in Calangute Beach
Calangute Church
A church in white dome awaits your arrival at Calangute. The Church of St Alex holds a pulpit of that originally belonged to the church. In the churchyard, there is a grotto of our Lady of Lourdes.

Water Sports At Calangute
Calangute also makes a perfect beach if you want to experience adventurous water sports activities. Parasailing, water skiing and wind surfing at the Calangute beach starts during afternoon when the wind is blowing just in the right direction and it goes on till sunset. A large number of boat operators also offer dolphin and crocodile-spotting trips, island trips fishing expedition and river cruises.

The beach is very crowded during daytime with both locals and tourists who hang by the beaches until late hours of the day and night. There are lots of cultural programme and shows held on the beach including rock, pop beat shows and open air dance.

Eating Joints
Calangute's bars and restaurants are mainly situated on the gateways of the beach and and along the Baga road. As with most Goan resorts, the main stress is on serving exquisite seafood, but still one can also relish the well cooked vegetarian dishes.

Kerkar Art Gallery
Located at close proximity is the Kerkar Art Gallery, displaying the paintings and sculptures of various talented, upcoming artists of Goa. The gallery also hosts a night of Indian music and dance, once every week.

Church Of St. Alex
As the vast tourist traffic on the CHOGM road reaches the village site of Calangute, the Church of St Alex greets the visitors with its two towers and a magnificent dome gracing the facade. The inside of the church is a display of the line and beauty of its architectural style and attractive altars.

Nocturnal Joints
If you have a head for quaint and tamed night then Calangute is amazingly tamed and cool place for that. There are quiet a few bars winded with the exception of Tito and Baga. The most cools place is the hippy hangouts on the Calangute Beach.
¤ Exotic Beaches (11 days)
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Church of St. Alex
Kekar Art Gallery
Ms. Lucy
Catch up with the pulsating out-of-the-earth experience of Scuba Diving and Snorkeling,on the beach this summer. Binge onto the red-hued, fiery curries and prawn Balchao, a perfect Goan taste for your buds.
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