Located about 16kms
from Panaji, it is situated in Bardez Taluka. It is famously known as the "Queen
of Beaches", it is the most commercialized beaches of Goa.
How to Reach:
The drive from
Dabolim Airport to Calangute in Goa is like traversing many world.
Experience Goa from the window of your train while you are about to reach
Karmali Railways Station. Private transportation facilities - deluxe,
semi-deluxe and ordinary - are also available offering a smooth and hassle
free vacations in Goa.
Best Time to Visit :
Beach can be visited at any time of the year. But, the best time of the year
to visit this area is between September and March.
About Calangute Beach
Known as the queen of Goa beaches, Calangute is flanked Condolim beach and
hamlet of Baga, making it a heartland of tourists. The beach that once
rendered super hit movies secured laurels for itself. Waltzed on the 70 mm
screen many a times Calangute beach still shakes its shore on the rhythm of
'Ghe re saiba'. Calangute is now a ground bustling with hordes of tourist,
restaurants, nightspots, night markets and adventure agencies that pack the
Baga- Calangute and Condolim. This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach
coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea that begins at Fort
Aguada. Goa's biggest beach destination Calangute.
in Calangute Beach
A church in white dome awaits your arrival at Calangute. The Church of
St Alex holds a pulpit of that originally belonged to the church. In the
churchyard, there is a grotto of our Lady of Lourdes.
Water Sports At Calangute
Calangute also makes a perfect beach if you want to experience
adventurous water sports activities. Parasailing, water skiing and wind
surfing at the Calangute beach starts during afternoon when the wind is
blowing just in the right direction and it goes on till sunset. A large
number of boat operators also offer dolphin and crocodile-spotting
trips, island trips fishing expedition and river cruises.
The beach is very crowded during daytime with both locals and tourists
who hang by the beaches until late hours of the day and night. There are
lots of cultural programme and shows held on the beach including rock,
pop beat shows and open air dance.
Calangute's bars and restaurants are mainly situated on the gateways of
the beach and and along the Baga road. As with most Goan resorts, the
main stress is on serving exquisite seafood, but still one can also
relish the well cooked vegetarian dishes.
Kerkar Art Gallery
Located at close proximity is the Kerkar Art Gallery, displaying the
paintings and sculptures of various talented, upcoming artists of Goa.
The gallery also hosts a night of Indian music and dance, once every
Church Of St. Alex
As the vast tourist traffic on the CHOGM road reaches the village site
of Calangute, the Church of St Alex greets the visitors with its two
towers and a magnificent dome gracing the facade. The inside of the
church is a display of the line and beauty of its architectural style
and attractive altars.
If you have a head for quaint and tamed night then Calangute is
amazingly tamed and cool place for that. There are quiet a few bars
winded with the exception of Tito and Baga. The most cools place is the
hippy hangouts on the Calangute Beach.