Calangute, the "Queen of Beaches"
is the haven for the beach combers across the world. Situated on the shores
of the Arabian Sea, the Calangute Beach is located in the north of the
emerald green state of Goa in India. The beach, just 15 km from Panjim, the
capital of the state of Goa is bounded by Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and
Candolim, in the Bardez taluka of Goa
The place is mos ideal for a peaceful getaway.
It was in the late 60s when, the hippies were the one who discovered the
pristine & serene surroundings of Calangute. The word Calangute, owes
its origination from several words which are - 'Koli-gutti', (means land of
fishermen); some people associates the name with Kalyangutti (village of
art) or Konvallo-ghott (strong pit of the coconut tree), as coconut trees
are abundantly found here. After the migration of the Portuguese to Goa, the
word eventually got distorted to Calangute and till date remains to be
Key Attractions :
|Church of St Alex
The Church of St Alex is a must visit pace in Goa
With its two majestic towers and a dome with a magnificent charm gracing
the facade, the Church of St. Alex boasts of an aesthetic beauty that is
displayed on its architectural style and elaborately decorated altars.
The church celebrated the fourth centenary of its parish church in 1996.
People come to the place from far of places.
Kerkar Art Complex
The Kerkar Art Complex in this part of Goa is another place of
attraction for the tourists in Goa India. The art complex, showcasing
numerous art forms of India is one of its kind on this beach. This venue
is very popular among the local artistes who come here to exhibit their
arts and crafts. On Thursdays and Fridays, the art complex becomes more
lively with connoisseurs of Indian classical music and dance gives live
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addition to its various places of tourist's interest, the beach at Calangute
is also visited by the adventure lovers, who throng this place for various
water sports activities. Calangute beach in Goa offers para-sailing, water
skiing and wind surfing which starts in the afternoon when the wind is
blowing in the right direction and it continues till sunset.
The climate at Calangute is moderate throughout the year with little
fluctuations in the temperature. Though winter is not very chilling, you
might require light woolens. April and May are warm here and time between
June & October brings heavy rain (320 cm). The summer temperature ranges
from 24°C to 32.7°C and during winters, from 21.3°C to 32.2°C.
The period from November to February is the most pleasant for all types of
tourist to visit this beach.
Wheels to Calangute
» By Air :
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km
away from Panaji.
» By Road :
Calangute beach is a just 30 min bus ride up the
coast from Panaji, the capital of Goa. There are frequent buses to Panaji
and Mapusa from Calangute. Mapusa is about 8 km away from Calangute.
» By Rail :
The nearest railway station is at Karmali, which is
11 km away from Panaji. Panaji is just half an hour's drive away from
Calangute. Private transportation facilities - deluxe, semi-deluxe and
ordinary - are also available at the railway station here.