Known as the 'Queen of the Beaches', Calangute is the largest beach in North Goa and undoubtedly one of the most frequented beaches of Goa,
Located between the Baga and Candolim beaches, this 7-km stretch of sand is a hugely popular beach amongst the tourists because of the ready availability of restaurants, clubs and shopping avenues. It is also famous for its water sport activities like Parasailing, Jet-Skiing, Surfing and Banana Boat rides. Calangute also offers Dolphin sighting cruises.
With its golden sands, Calangute Beach is the perfect picturesque canvas to capture the beauty of the Sunset and contrary to the general perception, the locals believe that the Calangute beach is at its scenic best in the monsoons !
A Rainy Day at the beach.
Queen of the Beaches
Calangute, though synonymous with the beach, has much more to offer its guests.
From the sightseeing destinations like Fort Aguada, St. Alex Church and Kerkar Art Gallery to the discotheques and clubs like Tito's and Cafe Mambo.
Add to this the endless shopping options on the holiday street outside the beach, the Clive's Saturday Night Market, Mackie's Saturday Night Market, Friday Local Mapusa Market and the Anjuna Flea Market, and there is more than enough to keep you indulged.
How To Get There
Calangute is well connected to other parts of Goa by road.
Calangute (beach) is 38 kms. from the Goa International Airport, Dabolim and it takes about 1 hour by road to reach via Kochi-Panvel Highway.
The nearest railway station is Thivim at a distance of 19 kms. and it takes about 30 minutes by road to reach via State Highway (SH) -1. Other railway stations are Vasco da Gama (41 kms. 1hr. via SH-1) and Madgaon (49 kms. - 1hr. 15min. via SH-1).
From Mumbai :
via NH-4 :- 567 kms. (approx 8 hrs.).
From Bengaluru :
via NH-4 :- 611 kms. (approx 8 hrs. 30 mins.)
From Chennai :
via NH-4 :- 960 kms. (approx. 13 hrs.)
From Delhi :
via NH-79 :- 1,846 kms. (approx 26 hrs.)