Calangute is the most happening and busiest town of the tiniest state, Goa. It is situated in North Goa with multiple options for hangouts. Once habitat of fishermen & Hippies in 60`s, Calangute is now the most commercialized town in the state. Calangute is a potpourri of beautiful beach, water sports, scrumptious cuisine, restaurants, bars, spas, hotels, boutique and many more. The buzzing town is just 16km far off from capital city Panjim and 8km from Mapusa. The best time to visit is between November to March. People can also plan their visit in the month of May. The town is full of lively activities throughout the year. Globetrotters from around the world visit in swarms to celebrate Christmas & New Year. Cars and two wheelers are easily available for tourist to hire.
Calangute Beach: Queen of Beaches
The largest beach of the state, Calangute, lies between Baga beach and Candolim beach. Calangute is imbued with never ending zeal and activities that entices swarms of tourists from all around the world. Perhaps that’s the reason why this granular beach is popularly famed as “Queen of Beaches”. In true terms, Calangute is the apple of Goa`s eye. It offers treat to everyone`s eyes. Apart from white dunes, it gives opportunity for intrepid lovers to indulge themselves in water sports such as Para-sailing, banana rides, water-skiing, jet ski.etc. Tourists can also buy souvenirs, metal crafts, leather items, clothes & jewelry, etc. There are many stalls and small hotels that serve hot & scrumptious seafood. The ever cramped beach is an ideal destination for family & friends to enjoy vacations. Shacks on the beach are free. Enormous clubs at the beach host shows with rock and pop music for people to revel.
Calangute is blessed with various tourists’ spots. Apart from Calangute beach, people can walk around or drive around lot of places. Dr. Subodh Kerkar is the talk of the town for his exhibition of personal paintings, sculptures and photographs in Kerkar Art Complex. The gallery frequently hosts traditional dance recitals. Church of St. Alex, 1741, is the perfect quintessence of architectural grandeur. Other places to visit includes Art Chamber, Aguada Fort, Baga beach, Anjuna beach Candolim beach, Medical Springs, Vasco Da Gama, Colva, Arambol, etc.
What & Where to Eat?
Calangute town is dotted with gargantuan eateries options. There is a wide range of restaurants and café. Calangute serves restaurants from Italian to French and from Tibetan to Chats. The famous ones include Oriental for Thai-European, Tibetan Kitchen for Tibetan-Chinese, Bella Ciao for Italian, Souza Lobo for Fish & Seafood, etc. ‘The World Famous Decades Bar’ is well known for it’s ambience, food & hospitality. The local stalls also sell mouth craving seafood dishes. Calangute is an amazing salmagundi of nature, music, cuisine, seafood, water sports, rides, beaches, etc. The town is highly recommended to tourists planning for vacations along with family and friends. In simple terms, this impeccable town is “unequivocal utopia on earth”.
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