Calangute Tourism

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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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 179 Reviews

"Good place to have fun" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Calangute is one of the good places in Goa. It's a hub of the shacks and restaurants. Its bit cheaper if you visit during the off seasons and also the night life in Goa is amazing. The place is worth a visit during the summers or even during....... More
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  • Gitarth
  • 4 Reviews

"A happening place!" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Calanguate is another happening beach like Baga. The best part of this beach is it has no time constraints. We can enjoy its breeze at any time we want to relax ourselves. The food we had, the sun bath, our breakfast, drinks and people around....... More
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Isha Mhatre
  • Isha Mhatre
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Undoubtedly one of the best for watersports!" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is one of the cheapest beach-side shopping destination. Though shacks and restaurants are better of at Baga beach which is parallel to the road. Got a permanent tattoo done for the second time at Goa Ink. Also one of the best destination....... More
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Akshat tulsiyan
  • Akshat tulsiyan
  • Lives in Indore
  • 3 Reviews

"Always fun to visit Goa" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is 4th time I have travelled to Goa in the past 2 years and it is always fun. With family and friends you feel like you need nothing more. The beaches are good. The people are really helpful and more over you have cheap things to buy....... More
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  • Chethan
  • 4 Reviews

"Excellent places to visit" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
People who is passionate about Travelling one should have 2 visit Calangute, Goa at-least once in a year. In his place the Sun set spot is very nice. During onset of Jan (after 10th January) is good 2 go for hangouts. In Calangute have good....... More
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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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