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Review and Ratings (2022)

Kuppusamy Udhayakumar4.3/5

6 reviews

Goa costly city

Colva beach, Margao [south Goa].

Calangute beach, Baga beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach, coco beach, [North Goa].. Very good beach...

Churches : Basilica of bom jesus & Se cathedral.

Temple: Shree shantadurga temple@kavlem & Shri Mangueshi Temple@priol.

Market: Panjim.

Casino : deltin casino.

Bus service [local] very good.. You go Panjim bus stand [kadamba bus]... You will get all area bus service frequently [bus fare -min Rs. 10 to Max-Rs 30 depend on distance.

Vasco da gama & Margao Railway station -direct bus service -Panaji (Panjim).

Goa costly city [tourist or local both].

Very good minimum 3 days required to visit all area & enjoyment.

Nightclub memoes( 9PM to 3AM] couple Rs. 2100[ unlimited drink snacks, etc].

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Er. rahul5.0/5

184 reviews

The beach was very clean and lot of foreigners wer

It is untouched and crowds are yet to come here like Calangute and Baga. Arambol beach is a must visit beach if you are planning to travel Goa. The lifeguards are alert and keep warning the people in the water about the safe location they must maintain from the shore.
A 16 km long unexplored beach surrounded by cliffs on two sides, with a Fresh Water Lake and chirpy markets nearby, Arambol is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa. A short walk to the north takes you to several attractive bays, the most famous among which is the sweet water lake at Paliem Beach. Beyond the lake, is a spectacular Banyan Tree with a stone sculpture. You would find more foreigners here than Indian tourists. The beach has its own small market close to sunset where you can shop for items made by foreign artists as well as meet fortune tellers; this only last for 3-4 hours. For food, there are many shacks and their prices for various delicacies range from cheap to luxurious. The restaurants on the northern side of the beach are cheaper, while the one that is on the southern side; are costly. Luckily, we got to see one wedding on the beach and surprisingly it was some foreigner wedding. No wonder, they like our culture so much.
This place is also good for paragliding and Kite Surfing making it one of the best beaches in Goa. Arambol beach is located 50 km north of Panaji.

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Warm waters, sun shacks, beach, beds & beers

Beach right at the back of Beachhouse

Arambol beach

Beautiful beach

Goa best beach

Very beautiful beach with river

Calm and beautiful!

Beach which is less populated

Baga beach for sports activities & bar

Goa Overview

India's smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea, which provides the beach holidays that Goa is internationally famous for. The states of Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka in the south and east surround Goa. Together with the coastal stretches of these states, Goa is part of a larger cultural region known as Konkan. Northern Goa is more populated and urban, while the south is more forested. Beaches apart, rice fields and coconut plantations dominate the landscape. However, tourism is Goa's main industry.

For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese colony until taken over by India in 1961. This heritage is still apparent in the architecture of its churches and old houses, and the culture of its towns, which is very distinct from the rest of India. In the Catholic world Goa is important as the place where St Francis Xavier is buried (in the Basilica de Bom Jesus at Old Goa). Apart from Christmas and New Year celebrations, the 3-day long Goa Carnival (February, Panaji) and the Feast of St Francis (3 Dec, Old Goa) are famous attractions.

From north to south, the Goa coastline is marked by a number of beach towns, with relaxed ambience, seafood and water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, water-scooters, and dolphin spotting cruises. The beaches of Calangute and Baga are the most visited while other famous beaches include Arambol, Anjuna, Candolim, Colva and Palolem.

Panaji is the state capital, a city of peaceful walks in the old Portuguese quarters, and cruises on Goa's main river, Mandovi. Nearby is the earlier capital city of Old Goa with its celebrated cathedrals, abandoned in the 19th century due to a persistent epidemic. Margao town is another centre of Portuguese cultural heritage. Ponda stands out for its Hindu temples built between 15th and 18th centuries. The international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from Panaji. Humid for much of the year, Goa's peak season is November-February, especially Christmas-New Year time, for when advance bookings are essential.