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Calangute - The Gem Of North Goa


Calangute Beach is bang in the centre of all the action. Nestled between Candolim and Baga, two of the most famous beaches of North Goa, its proximity and the places around it make it a tourist’s paradise.

A huge parking lot serves Calangute dedicatedly which means ample pay and park and a hassle free afternoon. Get a bike or drive down in your own car; the parking lot is lined with shops selling affordable garments, accessories, footwear and Goa souvenirs.

Also, Calangute is famous for its dry fruit shops and vendors; make sure you pick up a pack of their famous cashew nuts which are served plain, roasted and salted. Calangute Beach is also famous for its water sports. The moment you enter the beach, you can’t help but notice many touts and agents marketing banana boat rides, water bike rides, parasailing and boating.

Parasailing is every bit worth the buck at Calangute. Once you’re airborne, you can see as far as Candolim in the south and Anjuna in the north.

Calangute beach is very centrally located and furthermore, very close to the bus depot. Getting a bus or a cab from Panjim and other popular tourist places is not an issue. One can also choose to drive down and ample boards prompt you right to the beach!

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How to Reach Calangute

  • By Road
    Goa can be accessed from Mumbai via the famous Mumbai � Goa highway or National Highway 17 which links Mumbai straight to Goa. Off late though, this route has fallen into disrepute on accord of there just being 2 lanes all along, one up and one down which not only is a little dangerous but also makes for a longer journey. The more convenient route is to head to Pune from Mumbai via the 8 lane expressway and then connect up to the Satara highway right till one gets to Sawantwadi on the far end of Maharashtra. Goa is just another few minutes from there. From Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, numerous bus services are available to Goa and very comfortable ones at that. The recommended kind to take is any service operating a low floor Volvo semi sleeper.
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  • By Train
    Goa is well connected to North, South and Central India by trains. Many travellers opt for the very convenient train plying between Mumbai and Goa with convenient departure and arrival times. What�s better, the journey is an overnight one and one barely feels it.
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport in South Goa is well connected to metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available. Dabolim isn�t an international or customs airport, so travellers coming in from outside India will have to transit via one of the international airports like Mumbai or Delhi.
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