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.
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.
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.