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Calangute Beach

Without doubt the most popular beach in Goa, the lovely Calangute beach, also known as the 'Queen of Beaches' is just a 45 minutes drive away from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Once a picturesque fishing village, this beach is now one of the most important hotspots of Goa tourism. This idyllic beach was discovered by the colorful hippies of the sixties who were mesmerized by its pristine beauty. Soon enough, international tourists started visiting the Calangute beach in hordes. On any given day, you will find this beach packed with both international and domestic tourists.

The Calangute beach is a great place to indulge in some exciting water sports such as para-sailing, water skiing and wind surfing. Several restaurants and bars crowding the entrance to the beach serve excellent Goan food. Many hotels, resorts, trinket stalls and beach shacks lie along the beach. You can buy Goan handicrafts and souvenirs from these stalls scattered around the beach. Boat rides are also available. It is advisable that you visit this beach during as a part of your Goa travel Package because this beach represents everything that Goa stands for, namely color, joy and beauty.

How to reach Calangute Beach

Air: The nearest Airport is Dabolin, 29km away from Panaji.

Rail: The nearest Railhead is at Karmali, 11km from Panaji.

Road:There are regular bus services to Calangute from Panaji (16km) and Mapusa (8km).

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