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Baga beach for sports activities & bar

Baga beach for sports activities & bar  Video Review

Baga Beach

Bhavan Kochana
26th Nov 16

Beach is full of people

Beach is full of people  Video Review

Calangute Beach

Pradyumna b Ramesh
11th Jan 18

Calangute beach - Hip hop beach

Calangute beach - Hip hop beach  Video Review

Calangute Beach

Manish Arora
13th Dec 17

Costly water sports

Costly water sports  Video Review

Calangute Beach

Akshay Rao
11th Jan 18

Baga beach

Baga beach  Video Review

Baga Beach

Manas Nag
21st Nov 17

Super fun

Super fun  Video Review

Baga Beach

14th Nov 17

Baga Beach Goa

Baga Beach Goa  Video Review

Baga Beach

Bhatnagar Archit
9th Apr 17

Baga beach

Baga beach  Video Review

Baga Beach

Akshay Rao
10th Jan 18

Baga beach

Baga beach  Video Review

Baga Beach

Pradyumna b Ramesh
10th Jan 18

Candolim beach,Calangute

Candolim beach,Calangute  Video Review

Calangute Beach

24th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Calangute

1For the ocean view
For the ocean view

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham Parekh adds, “Calangute is the most famous beach in Goa. There are several adventure activities here like hot air balloons, banana boat ride, surfing etc. Overall, you can enjoy a lot here with your friends or family.” 

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2For some super energetic water sport activities
For some super energetic water sport activities

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aswini Praveena says, “We never missed out on Calangute, while travelling to Goa. You have all watersports activites available here.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “This place is famous for watersports and fishing. Baga Beach is a popular beach and tourist destination in North Goa which is situated about 6 Km away from Candolim. You can find many water sport facilities like para sailing and fishing. The dolphin cruise is quite famous here.


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3A tourist favorite in Goa
A tourist favorite in Goa

HolidayIQ Reviewer Alex Gloria adds, “The highest tourist attraction and a complete value for money The place is the highest tourist attraction and a complete value for money. Once you are here you don't have to go elsewhere for activities. There are shack restaurants for refreshments. There are tattoo artists here. Water sports here include parasailing, scooter boat, dolphin sighting, banana ride etc.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Queen of the Beaches- Calangute Beach is situated at a distance of about four and a half kilometer from Candolim Beach. This is the most developed beach in North Goa and considered the queen of the beaches.”  


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4A family friendly chill out spot
A family friendly chill out spot

HolidayIQ Reviewer Alex Gloria says, “The place is the highest tourist attraction and a complete value for money. Once you are here you don't have to go elsewhere for activities. There are shack restaurants for refreshments. There are tattoo artists here. water sports here include parasailing, scooter boat, dolphin sighting, banana ride etc.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Palm trees are beautifying its shores and its inherent beauty attracts a lot of visitors. One may enjoy the thrilling water sports here”  


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5The most popular beach
The most popular beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaison Netto says, “Beautiful beach but crowded; This beach is so close to the Calangute beach and both these beaches are almost like the same and come in the same stretch. This beach is very clean and the water is very clear. Since the water is shallow here, you can walk into the sea and enjoy playing with water. Also, swimming is so much fun on this beach. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Calangute is a very popular beach. During the day it is packed with the sunbathers and sea bathers. This beach is a great attraction for the domestic travelers and it has all the facilities, like restaurants, cafe, bars, and the most popular tattoo parlors.”  


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Reviews (829)

Ravneet bains

Ravneet bains4.3/5

2 reviews

Perfect holiday destination

It's a perfect holiday destination the beach is close by you get all the amneties at walking distance and well located to visit other places worth visiting. I loved the shopping and getting scooters or bikes is easy although it's a bit far from the airport.

Siramdas Vamshidhar

Siramdas Vamshidhar4.3/5

1 review

Kurnoolcabs. Com with good destination

Most of the travellers visit the Calangute with kurnoolcabs which is a special thing . There is a lake which looks awesome shining and I went baslica church in north Goa which is related 400 years ago. Food is somewhat good but it is expensive there is a Goan food called ras omelete which nice and gravy .

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Calangute Overview

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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Baga Beach, Calangute

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Baga Beach, Calangute
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