Beaches in India

Calangute Goa

'The Enamour of Downtown Calangute"
Holding the spectacular beauty and charm with all the frantic nightlife of an ocean paradise, Calangute is your way to heaven. Encircled by palm and coconut trees, the beach is spread four miles along the Arabian Sea and nine miles from the Panaji. Accompanied by Candolim village that wings it towards south and crossroads of Baga towards north, Calangute Beach forges the real attraction of Goa tourism. Here, the charms are multiplex like the exotic jewels hanging from the storefronts, local's warmth, or it could simply be the orphic sea-breezes that bring an imminent adventure. Due to its incredible beauty and serenity, it's known as the 'Queen of Beaches'.

It's among the top ten bathing beaches in all over the world, which remains crowded during daytime with tourists & locals. Calangute Beach is a perfect tourist retreat, filled with souvenir stalls, shacks and other stalls selling everything from beer, trinkets to pawns. All these simply add to the popularity of beach, making it a must-visit place. Huge showrooms with exquisite handicrafts from Tibet, Kasmir, Rajasthan, Indonesia and other striking places, queue the main road running towards Anjuna.

The beach showcases a distinctive Goan beach culture and assures a splendid time with loved ones. So, if you want an unstrained solitude, plan for Calangute beach holidays as it's a perfect destination for nature freaks and the glorious view of locales enfolding serene ambiance, mark the place as a dream destination for beach bums.

Accommodations Around Calangute Beach

Finding a perfect accommodation around Calangute beach is quite easy as there are huge variety of hotels resorts and hotels that become a perfect retreat for visitors. Whether it's about the requirement of budget hotels or luxury suites, everything you'll get during your pleasant stay in Calangute beach tour.

Here's the list of Calangute beach hotels & resorts:

Things to Do on Calangute Beach

Benaulim brings lots of beach activities ranging from water sports, sightseeing to other shopping activities. So, go and experience all the activities and make your day wonderful.

If you haven't visited Calangute beach, there is no way you can imagine the very charm, which it always holds. It's not about the beaches and the hippies that make Calangute what it is, but it has lots of things to do.

Here comes the list of activities:

Water Sports
Undoubtedly, Calangute is a perfect place for adventure and water sports like kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing, water snorkeling, water-skiing, fishing, etc. These are main activities which seek the attention of globetrotters. These adventures turn out into the best-ever experience for visitors. Visit just two months prior to the winter season and enjoy your great time in the beach waters to the level best.

Parasailing
Parasailing on Calangute Beach offers an unbelievable experience as you soar up high in the air and undergo the wind on your face, that exhilaration truly kicks in. It's an interesting sport activity that becomes unforgettable for the one who experiences it.

Sandy Pleasures
Tourist can enjoy leisure moments relaxing under the bright sun. Idle on the sands and relax yourself under the shade of umbrella whilst having the exotic flavor of drinks. Enjoy sunbathing under the sun and regenerate your body.

Other Water Activities
Additional activities are like spotting dolphin and crocodile besides visiting the island for fishing or angling. Other than this, river sails on the Zuari and Mandovi rivers are perfect sightseeing activities that draw a large number of beach bums.

Shopping
Head towards the beach from the city and you'll find handicraft boutiques, jewelry shops and Tibetan shopkeepers. For shopaholics, it's a good place to shop different types of clothing in different fabrics like Rajasthani, Karnatakan and Gujarati. You can't miss the chance of buying anything there as the products are quite appealing. Visiting Dev's Art Gallery at Calangute during the shopping, is also a great choice to buy few paintings. For other accessories like handbags, trinkets, etc., you can head towards the street shops at Calangute .

Attractions Around Calangute Beach

Apart from the above activities, beach lovers must also visit some major attractions around Calangute beach, if they visit for a pleasant holiday trip in this coastal haven.

Some of the major attractions near Calangute Beach are:

Colva Beach - Positioned in the southern Goa, Colva beach is one of the oldest yet enchanting beach, whose nightlife is simply superb and worth for long time memory. The huge availability of numerous shacks spread on this beach is one of the best options for fooding.

Baga Beach - This beach is one of the most famous attractions in Goa that's located 10 km away from West of Mapusa. It's an extension of Calangute beach as it's very confusing to say from where Baga Beach starts and Calangute beach ends. This beach is sandwiched between two famous beaches, one is Anjuna and Calangute.

Kerkar Art Gallery - This Art Gallery seeks the attention of nature freaks as one can easily witness painting exhibitions and sculpture of popular artists. Also, it hosts the Indian music and dance night every week.

Church of St Alex - The architectural beauty of the church is quite appealing and this keeps it apart from others. It is popular due to its towers and striking altars beside the marvelous dome inside the church premises.

Medicinal Springs - The beautiful location of Medicinal Springs and cashew-covered foothills look too good. That's why the place is popular as Goan picnic spot.

Baga Retreat House - Turned up at the Baga hilltop, Baga Retreat House is at a distance with buzzing appearance beside Arabian Sea. Dedicated to the Saint Francis Xavier, this house always remains a famous tourist spot.

Other main attractions that draw the attention of nature lovers include Morjim Beach, Water Pond of Arambol, Ashvem Beach, Aguada Lighthouse & Aguada Fort, Splashdown, Tito Club, Nerul River, Keri (Querim) Beach, Candolim Beach, Saligao Beach, Friday Local Mapusa Market, River Betul & Betul Estuary, and so on.

The Calangute Beach seems more vibrant and lively, when the sun goes down and the city awakes up in the sky. The nightlife scene of the beach simply lightens the city with cultural, music and dance shows. Parties and wines are the main attractions of beach that draws a large number of traveler junkies from all across the world.

So, if you want to relish the nightlife of the city, head to the popular pubs and bars listed below:

  • Cool Cat (Location: Osborne Holiday Resort, near St. Anthony's Chapel, Calangute.)
  • Raylo's Taverna (Location: Calangute Market)
  • Delseys Bar (Location: Near Dilip Hardware, Calangute)
  • Chris Greve (Location: Close to Delseys Typical English Pub, Calangute)
  • The Red Lion Pub (Location: Gaura Vaddo, Calangute)
  • The Log Cabin (Location: Main Market, Calangute)
  • Sportsman's Bar (Location: Calangute Beach)
  • Pete's Bar (Location: Calangute Beach)
  • Dinky's (Location: Calangute Beach)
  • Bistroy Bar & Restaurant (Location: Tivaiwaddo, Calangute)

By Air: The nearest airport is Dabolim (39.2 km), which is well connected to major Indian cities and other abroad countries. Flights are easily available from Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.

By Rail: The most nearest railhead is Karmali, which is only 25 km away from Calangute in Goa. Trains coming from Ernakulum, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad and Bengaluru also stop at the railway station.

By Road: Buses from Pune, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru are always available to reach Calangute. Taxis or cabs are also available from Madgaon and Panaji.

So if you haven't been there yet, plan up for the Goa beach holiday to Calangute. As Tour My India brings exciting deals & offers for beach bums and other travel junkies to rejuvenate and make your holiday 'a life time memory', being around the queen of beaches in Goa.