lie on the shores of the
Arabian Sea of North Goa
in India. It is just 15 km from Panajim, the capital of the state of
Touring Seasons :
December to Feburary
Goa Calangute -
the queen of Beaches is a great place to
enjoy the sun, sand and sea along with the fresh seafood and feni. Calangute
Beach in Goa
India was discovered by the
hippies in the 60s an then onwards it has become a very popular beach
destination for tourists in India. This exquisite beach resort of Goa India
is a perfect tourist haven, complete with shacks and stalls under the shade
of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer to trinkets made
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29
km away from Panaji. Panaji is just half an hours drive away from
The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from
Panaji. Panaji is just half an hours drive away from Calangute.
Bus Lines :
Calangute Beach is about ten minutes from
Mapusa, and thirty minutes from the state capital, Panaji. There are
frequent buses to Panaji and Mapusa from Calangute. Most buses from Panaji
terminate at Calangute and a few trudge further on up to Baga. Mapusa is 8
km away from Calangute.
Lodging at Calangute
There are plenty of guesthouses and hotels in Calangute. From resorts &
star hotels to budget rooms, you will find everything here. Those planning a
longer vacation in Goa should look out for houses on rent, that are usually
let out for the tourists.
Charming Spots at Calangute
The St. Alex Church
The Church of St Alex is a magnificent structure with two towers and a
magnificent dome gracing the façade. The interior of the church is a
portray of the line and beauty of its architectural style and ornate altars.
The Kerkar Art Complex, is one of its kind on this beach destination. It is
a popular center for exhibitions of arts and crafts of local artistes.
Apart from places of visit, Calangute beach in Goa offers parasailing,
water skiing and wind surfing which starts in the afternoon when the wind is
blowing in the right direction and it goes on till sunset.
Crocodile and Dolphin Spotting
Backwater crocodile and dolphin spotting down the Mandovi River to the
Zuari River is a one of the favorite pastime for the travelers to the beach.