Calangute Tourism
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Calangute Tourism

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Everyones dream beach till they get to Goa. All the water-sport experiences have happened here and people hear about it from anyone and every one whose ever been to Goa. The most Indianized beach for sure.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You will get food from all over India and the world here. Theres the beach and a long stretch of market selling everything from handkerchiefs to paintings to antiques. Just walking around the 2km stretch of road is fun after the beach. Make sure your bargaining skills are sharpened well, coz the shop people are masters of the trade

Activities & things to do: Theres the beach, food, market, resorts, sports, drinks and parties, pretty much all that you can ask for on a holiday and be entertained 24*7.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Calangute is well connected to all of Goa. If its your 1st trip to Goa, make sure you stay around here, you will love it.
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Ibrahim Ruler
  • Ibrahim Ruler
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Bikes for rent and privacy on the beach" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My experience with this place was very good. This was my second visit to Calangute. We had a great time and enjoyed a lot. We were a group of seven guys. We enjoyed every minute of our trip. This place had nice hotels and good food. There were bikes for rent to take a road trip. Also they provide complete privacy on the beach.
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Navin Panche
  • Navin Panche
  • 3 Reviews

"No accommodation problem and lots of enjoyment" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I liked the place very much and want to visit it one more time. There was no problem in accommodation. I enjoyed a lot. The weather was too hot so I would suggest to carry a sunscreen lotion.
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Amit Aniya
  • Amit Aniya
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 3 Reviews

"Family Destination" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a family destination completely. I had a good time. This is a place which I really like and I went there with my family. It was a wonderful experience really. The place is famous for a lot of water sports and we did indulge in a few of them.
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Kavya Priya
  • Kavya Priya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Fantastic spot" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Liked the place very much; I want to visit the place once more in my life. No problem with accommodation and enjoyment around here. It was too hot when we visited the location, so better to carry sunscreen lotion and visit the beach during evening and early morning time.
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Raghav .
  • Raghav .
  • 3 Reviews

"Had a nice experience" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Overall experience was really nice. The place is awesome. If you are a party animal, this is the place you should visit. The nightlife here is awesome. I had a great time here. We enjoyed a lot.
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Syed aleem
  • Syed aleem
  • 2 Reviews

"Had a good time" new review

  • 3/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We visited the different beaches of Goa and had a good time and also visited the Xavier Church. It was a good experience overall, and we had a lovely time indeed.
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Riya Bhattacharya
  • Riya Bhattacharya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Too good to explain in woords"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Holidays in Goa are always fun, the destination is too good for everything. You get beaches to relax, clubs to party all night, good shacks and restaurants to munch on the seafood varieties. My best dinner place is Souza Lobo, every night they have musical night which adds that extra element to the dining experience.
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Naresh panchal
  • Naresh panchal
  • 2 Reviews

"One of the best beaches"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Have seen many beaches in my life, but there is nothing like Calangute. Cleanliness, safety, fun, entertainment..everything is taken care of pretty well. This is a beautiful place indeed!!
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Manoj Soni
  • Manoj Soni
  • Lives in Jabalpur
  • 7 Reviews

"Calangute Beach Visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The sunset at Calangute Beach was very eye pleasing and relaxing. We were completely wet with the sea water and sand. We stayed there for 3 to 4 hours walked along the shore and took many snaps and there was too many parties going on. We enjoyed one of the beach parties and then had our dinner. Thereafter, we went for a long evening walk. It was so nice.
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Vishal mehta
  • Vishal mehta
  • 3 Reviews

"Great place to relax!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went to Calangute, in a group and really had a great time. The beach here is really good. You can enjoy a lot. Yes, it is little crowded, because of its popularity but then the crowd is decent. They don't poke nose in other's business. The place in Goa can be enjoyed by a lot of people.
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Calangute Info

  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach

Calangute is a census town in the state of Goa, India. Also known as Kohlongutt in Konkani, this small town has a population of less than 16,000 people, as per the 2001 census. Calangute centres in North Goa and is known for its golden beaches. This is the largest and most commercialized beach in Goa, which is visited by tourists from abroad as well.


History of Calangute


The town called Calangute became popular due to its invasion by the Portuguese. Since, then the place was called Calangute from its original name Kolongutt, which it was referred as before the invasion. The literal meaning of the name links to the word “Cal” which refers to the Hindu Goddess, Kali. Kali was a Hindu Deity that was worshipped by fisher-men residing in here, thus the name appears significant.


There are many stories that link to the tale that how Calangute got its actual name. Another one is the link to the word “Klayan Gutti’ which refers to a village of art. Another possibility is its origin from Konvallo Ghott that signifies a coconut that has strong pith. As coconut possess a strong pith or marrow with a soft, edible substance in the heart, so the same again appears credible.


Things to do in Calangute


Calangute is a 4-mile long beach that lies between Candolim and Baga. This place is often referred as the Queen of Beaches in the state of Goa. The surrounding beaches Vagator and Candolim also depict some secluded, must see places to enjoy and relax. Varied cuisines, entertainment, wide accommodation options, amazing shopping experience are some activities makes this small census town of Calangute in Goa a tour-able one.


The architectural glory of the place can be easily witnessed in the Church of St. Alex that with its dome and towers that are an architectural splendour. The Kerkar Art Complex is yet another attraction that lures visitors to its famous art and craft exhibitions held from time to time. Indian classical dance and exquisite musical concerts are some exclusive events that occur at Calangute frequently. 


The peak season that witnesses the maximum amount of visitors in Calangute is the festive time, during Christmas and New Year celebrations. In addition, the May month is a distinguished time among visitors. During the monsoon months from June- September the place remains isolated as the rough sea and tides make it dangerous to swim and enjoy at the beach.


Travelling to Calangute


Dabolim Airport serves as the closest airport to reach Calangute, which is 29 km away from Panaji. There are regular flights from all major cities of India. Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Calangute. Karmali is the nearest railway station at a distance of 11 km away from Panaji.  


Travelling within Calangute


Tourists can hire motor bikes to travel around the town which costs about Rs 400 per day. Taxi services are also available for tourists who not comfortable with two wheelers. Taxis cost about Rs 6 to Rs 11 per km.


Accommodation options in Calangute


Tourists in Calngute can avail various accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. They can also opt for accommodations close to the Calangute Beach.

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