Calangute Beach Goa
Popularly known as Queen of Beaches Calangute's beauty is unparalleled in India. Swaying palm trees, soft sandy stretches with plenty of sunshine attract tourists from all over the world. The unusual word 'Calangute' is derived from the local term Koli-gutti meaning land of fishermen. Enjoy the natural beauty of small fishing villages of Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim which dote the landscape. Soak into the exquisite freshness of Calangute beach with coconut water and feni a local drink prepared from fermenting cashews. You will find beach full of families and young honeymooners sunbathing and relaxing on the sand. You can find an occasional flower child of 60s walking down the memory lane on the beach. Small restaurants and stalls selling local delights and small handicrafts complete the picture. Enjoy a quiet swim in the calm waters or go for water sports like water skiing and wind surfing or go for occasional parasailing trip. From Bom Viagem Convent in the close vicinity of the beach, visit medicinal water springs at Mottant a nice place for picnic in the lap of nature.
Lying on the shores of the Arabian sea, Calangute is located in the Northern part of Goa.It is just 15 km from Panjim the state capital.Goa experience wonderful climate whole year with light winter in December and Janury. You can enjoy monsoon magic from June to October. However the best time to visit is from November to February.
Calangute offers all type of accommodations from luxury resorts to budget hotels. You can even rent an accommodation or cottage if you plan to stay long.
Calangute is well connected by air and rail network. The Dabolim airport is only 29 km from Panaji.Calangute is just half an hour away from Panjim. The railway station is at Karmali which is 11 kms from Panaji. There is regular bus service from Panaji bus terminal for Calangute. Rent a motorcycle or scooter in Panaji or Mapusa.