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Calangute Beach, Goa

We all love to have a beach vacation, lost in the beauty of the sunsets , enjoying the serenity of the atmosphere, and feeling the waves touching your feet every now and then. India welcomes you to many beaches like these, in its coastal state Goa, which is an ant size state in the entire country, but with the maximum number of tourists.

The beaches of Goa, are popular hubs for tourists to relax, and especially to have a vacation, because here, all the comfort and luxury, along with the right amount of adventure, provides you a prefect holiday. Take a trip to the Calangute beach of Goa, and have a relaxing vacation.

Attractions of Calangute beach

Calangute beach is one of the most crowded beaches in Goa, which draws maximum number of tourists during summer season, and witness a grand celebration during the Christmas and New Year season. It is also known as the “ Queen of Beaches”, where the mesmerizing sea shores would be fringed with palm trees.

You can explore the lives of the fishermen here, as the main occupation of the natives is fishing only. The coasts provide a great option for fisheries, and this is where it got the name of Calangute, from ' Koli Gutti' which means ' Land of the fishermen'.

Various villages surround the beach, where you can have a nice Eco- tour. These villages are Saligao, Arpora-Nagoa, and Candolim. You can also see picturesque salt pans in the Agarvaddo area. You will find various tourists, kids and couples, enjoying the light breeze of the air, while making sand castles as well.

Recreational Activities:

Stretching from Condolim to Baga, Calangute is the most popular beach in Goa, where you will find a lot of adventure sports on the beach area. Just grab a beach bed from the local salesmen, and stretch yourself under the sun. You can also try your hands in many water sports like, biking on the sea waves, sailing with the air, and speed boating in the sea. You can simply play a beach volleyball with your companions and enjoy a nice sunny day in Calangute. These activities will make your Calangute trip even more interesting than your expectations.

Best Cuisine of Goa:

The coastal beaches of Goa, offer a variety of cuisines, as the beaches are always crowded with tourists. You will find some amazing sea food here, and south Indian cuisine, though the big tourist restaurants will also offer you Chinese, Continental, North Indian and Portugal Cuisines. You must explore the delicacies of Goa here on the beaches, while a variety of snacky food can also be eaten in the local shacks. A simple curry rice will cost you somewhere around 150 Indian Rupees, which is a proper meal.

Some of the popular places to eat are, Oriental, a Thai European restaurant, Tibetan Kitchen, Bella Ciao, Souza Lobo, Bob's Inn, Temptation Shack and many others.

Shopping in Calangute:

Goa is an amazing place for shopping, as here you can buy typical Indian coastal trinkets, and handicrafts. The main road connecting the beach and Calangute town has various traditional stores, where you can shop for local souvenirs. Also many boutiques would be available, selling designer Kashmiri dresses, shawls and handicrafts. Tibetan shops and handicrafts are also available. The Tinto market is a popular place where people look for shopping stores. Buy these lovely little things and make a Calangute trip enjoyable.

A holiday in the Calangute Beach of Goa, will fill your days with extreme leisure and laze, but with a sense of rejuvenation, so plan your Goa trip.

Last Updated on 11 January 2012


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