Calangute Beach : Goa Directory

 

Popularly Known As The Queen Of Beaches

Calangute Beach is at a 45 minutes drive from the capital of Goa - Panaji. It is popularly called as the "Queen Of Beaches", because the panoramic view it offers is simply unmatchable.

Calangute Beach is a distortion of the Goan word "Koli-gutti" meaning land of fishermen. Some also associate it with "Kalyangutti" meaning village of art or to "Konvallo-ghott" meaning rows of coconut trees. And why not the beach is heavily fringed with tall coconut trees.

Calangute Beach is one place that actually captivates you and does not let you go anywhere else. The addictive triple combination of sun, sand and sea at the beach is arresting. The beauty of the place attracts hordes of European tourists to Goa. Calangute beach is often crowded with people, children making sand castles, colorful crowds surging towards the sea, hippies busy remembering the good old times and the young and old alike lazing on the golden sands.

Calangute Beach is also a good shopping hub in Goa. The road from the town to the beach is lined with Kashmiri-run handicraft boutiques and Tibetan stalls selling Himalayan curios and jewelry. Good quality Rajasthani, Gujarati and Karnatakan textiles can also be purchased. Above all the Calangute Beach has everything right from scenic beauty to shops to eating joints, that makes you a victim of the place.

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