GOA CALANGUTE BEACH
Goa Calangute beach, also known as the 'Queen of Beaches,' possesses unique beauty that cannot be found elsewhere. Under the shade of palm trees, bathes the Queen of Beaches-Calangute. Goa Calangute beach is a haven for the hippies. It was the hippies who discovered this beach in the late 60s. The exquisite beauty of the Calangute beach in India's Goa soon spread around, bringing hordes of European tourists. And this trend has still been continuing…tourists come down to this small Indian state of Goa searching for this lovely beach.
Once you reach Calangute beach in Goa, then you can spend your vacation soaked in the serenity of the sea, sun and sand. Goa Calangute beach is often crowded with people, children making sand castles, colorful crowds surging towards the sea. This picture of a perfect tourist haven is completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer to trinkets made of seashells.
CHURCH OF St ALEX
Apart form the beach, there is the Church of St Alex which is a must-see. Church of St Alex, with its two towers and a magnificent dome displays the beauty of the architectural style and ornate altars. In 1996, Calangute celebrated the fourth centenary of its parish church.
KERKAR ART COMPLEX
The Kerkar Art Complex in this Indian State of Goa is quite special and is the one and only of its kind on this beach. It is a popular centre for exhibitions of arts and crafts of local artistes. On Thursdays and Fridays, you can be audience to connoisseurs of Indian classical music and dance.
WATER SPORTS AT GOA COLVA BEACH
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.
REACHING GOA CANLANGUTE BEACH
If you are looking for easy, fast comfortable transportation modes to travel to India's Goa, you have a few options. Calangute beach is a mere thirty minutes bus ride up the coast from the capital, Panaji and is about ten minutes from Mapusa. 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.
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji. The nearest railway station is at Karmali 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 offering a smooth and hassle free vacations in Goa.
STAY AT GOA CALANGUTE BEACH
Goa Calangute beach offers lot of choices when it comes to accommodation. From resorts & star hotels to budget rooms, you will find everything here. Those planning a longer vacation in Goa should look out for houses that are usually let out.