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Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach Goa Calangute beach is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the North of India's Goa. It is encircled by Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim, in the Bardez taluka, and is just 15 km from Panajim, the capital of the state of Goa. Goa Calangute beach, also called the 'Queen of Beaches' because the beauty and charm, which you might not find elsewhere in Goa. The Calangute Beach Goa was discovered in the late 60s by hippies. And, even today it is one of the most favourite haunts of the hippies. The enchanting beauty of the Calangute beach in India's Goa attracts hordes of tourists both domestic and international to Goa. This picture 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.

Beach Activity : 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.

Sightseeing at Calangute beach
Church of St Alex Besides the beach activities, there is the Church of St Alex which is a must-visit. 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.
Calangute Beach 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 center 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.

Reaching Calangute Beach :
Air : The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji.
Rail : The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji.
Road : 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.

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