Calngute Beach is
just 45 minute bus ride from the city of Panjim.
Calangute beach, is Goa's busiest and most vibrant beach of Goa, India . This peaceful fishing village was a favourite hideout of the hippies in the 70's and 80's. Today, Calangute beach, symbolises Goa's reputation as a heaven for beaches and coastal splendor. The beach itself is nothing special, with steeply shelving sand, but is more than large enough to accommodate the huge numbers of high-season visitors.
Calngute Beach also makes a perfect beach site if you want to indulge in
some water sports activities. Parasailing. Water skiing and wind surfing
at the Calngute Beach starts in the afternoon when the wind is blowing
just in the right direction and it goes on till sunset.
Calngute Beach's bars and restaurants are mainly grouped around the entrance to the beach and along the Baga road. As with most Goan resorts, the accent is firmly on tempting seafood, though many places also serve vegetarian dishes. Western breakfasts also feature prominently at some of the restaurants in Calngute Beach.
Calngute Beach's nightlife is surprisingly tamed and provide a
from the wild parties at Anjuna. All but a handful of the bars wind up
by 10.00 pm. One notable exception is Tito's at the Baga end of the
beach, which stays open until after midnight in the off-season and into
the small hours in late December and January.
The other places that consistently stay open through the night at
Calngute Beach are a couple of hippy hang-outs in the woods to the south of the beach road. Pete's Bar, a perennial favourite next door to Angela P. Fernandes, is generally the liveliest, offering affordable drinks,
backgammon sets and relentless reggae. Further afield, Bob's Inn,
between Calngute Beach and Candolim beaches, is another popular bar.
Shopping At Calangute
The road from the town to the beach is lined with Kashmiri-run
handicraft boutiques and Tibetan stalls selling Himalayan curios and
jewellery. The quality of the goods - mainly Rajasthani, Gujarati and
Karnatakan textiles - is generally high. Haggle hard and don't be afraid
to walk away from a heavy sales pitch - the same stuff crops up every
Wednesday at Anjuna's flea market.
Attractions At Calangute Beach
Kerkar Art Gallery, Calangute Beach: Located at close proximity is the Kerkar Art Gallery, displaying the paintings and sculptures of various talented, upcoming artists of Goa. The gallery also hosts a night of Indianmusic and dance, once every week.
Church Of St. Alex, Calangute Beach: As the vast tourist traffic on the CHOGM road reaches the village site of Calangute, the Church of St Alex greets the visitors with its two towers and a magnificent dome gracing the
church. The inside of the church is a display of the line and beauty of its
architectural style and attractive altars.
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