Thursday, March 26, 2009
BEAUTIFUL GOA BEACHES Crismas and New Year celebrate in Goa and take enjoyment of all Goa beaches ABOUT GOAWith 131kms of coastline, Goa is a sun-soaked paradise. Known for its delicious seafood, cashew feni and beautiful beaches. Goa’s beaches are a great Place to indulge in water-sports like snorkeling, Jet skis, paragliding or simply beach relax at a shack. The real essence of Goa lies in its winding lanes, with a church at every corner. Must visitFort Agunda, Anjuna Flea market which happens every Wednesday, Ingo’s Saturday Night Market & the Party Cruise on Mandovi at night. Advnure activities like Parasailing, Jet Water-skiing around Sinquerim – Candolim -Calangute. Salim Ali bird sanctuary on Mandovi. Sri Manguesh temple, Shantadurga and many others located in south Goa. The churches of Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church & Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapel of St. Catherine, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Royal Chapel of St.Anthony & more to visit.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Colva beach is almost 2 kms north of Benaulim beach and is situated 39 kms away from Panaji. It is a part of the main stretch of southern beaches of Goa. It is one of the most popular beaches of Goa, known for its calm and serene atmosphere. Since Colva is one of the lately known beaches, therefore it is less crowded than its northern counterparts. Colva is the best place to laze around and look for interesting books.A peaceful location for spending calm and quite holidays. Thus, Colva beach maintains the title The queen of beaches in India.
HOW TO REACHAir The Dabolim airport is 68 kms away from Colva beach. Rail The nearest railway station is at Karmali, which is 40 kms away from Colva beach. Road There is a frequent bus service between Colva and Margao. One can also take a bus from Panaji, which is 33 kms ahead.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Location 15 km from Panaji , Bardez taluka Best Time to Visit November to March Attractions handicraft boutiques, water sports Between the beaches of Baga and Candolim lies the 4 mile long Queen of Beaches, Calangute.This idyllic fishing village with its beautiful coconut tree lined, pristine beach was said to have been discovered in the 1960's by the hippies. It paved the way for the many European tourists who come flocking to this place. Now the foreigners have moved further away, and the Indian tourists have taken over Calangute, making it by far the most visited beach in goa Calangute Calangute seems to be a distortion of the local vernacular word -'Koli-gutti', which means land of fishermen. Some people connect it with Kalyangutti (village of art) or Konvallo-ghott because the village is full of coconut trees. With the advent of the Portuguese, the word probably got distorted to Calangute, and has stuck till today. In a green semi-circle, the villages of Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim do their bit to enhance the divine beauty of Calangute. Calangute is Goa's flagship beach and it plays an irreplaceable role in the state's tourism sweepstakes. Stretching over an expanse of seven kilometers, Calangute beach is known by the sobriquet the Queen of Beaches for its pre-eminence among the scenic beaches that dot the Goan landscape. Due to its extreme popularity, Calangute beach beckons tourists and backpackers from all over the world. Before becoming a tourist haven, Calangute was a nondescript fishing village frequented by the hippies in the 70's and 80's. But over the years Calangute has metamorphosed into Goa's numero uno beach destination endowed with a bustling infrastructure. The beach remains choc-a-block with tourists all year around. While enjoying a day in Calangute, one is unfailingly struck by the paradox that the beach itself has nothing much to offer with sand contaminated with red soil and the beach dropping steeply into the sea.
How to ReachCalangute Beach Calangute beach is located 9 m from Mapusa while Panaji is 16 km away.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Arambol or Harmal as it is known, is situated in north Goa, 50 kms from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Situated in the quiet and friendly Arambol village, Arambol beach is a nature lover's dream destination with expansive coastal stretch and an unspoilt feel to it. The beach is a long stretch of golden sands interspersed with rocky cliffs. There are two beaches in Arambol, the main and more popular one being the Harmal beach, which is the northernmost beach in Goa. The second beach, which can only be reached on foot, is more picturesque and surrounded by steep cliffs on both sides. Arambol beach is good for swimming. Its popularity also stems from the fact that it has both rocks and sand along its beach.
How to ReachArambol Beach Air Dabolim airport is the international airport of Goa. There are direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Rail Goa has two main railway stations at Margao and Vasco Da Gama. Trains from Bangalore, Belgaum, Hospet, Hyderabad and via Miraj To Bombay, Delhi,and Agra, reach here. Road One can take buses that ply between Arambol and Mapusa and also between Arambol and Chopdem. Taxis and bikes are also available for hire. Boats can be hired to reach the nearby beaches.
Activities: Water sports, fishing and shopping are some of the activities that are popular in Baga. Other activities include bush walking, cruising, canoeing and kayaking, etc. The Baga beach is a part of the 30 kms coastline stretch of northern beaches of Goa. Located 29 kms from Panaji and 10 kms west of Mapusa, it is an extension of the Calangute beach. It is one of the cleaner and pleasant beaches in Goa. It is a beach for those who want to experience nature with a peaceful atmosphere. The scenic beauty and the ultimate tranquility attracts tourists from all over.
How to reach Baga beachAir: The Dabolim airport is 29 kms away from Panaji. Rail:The nearest railway station is at Karmali, 11 kms away Panaji. Road: One can reach Baga beach within ten minutes from Mapusa and thirty minutes from state capital, Panaji. Buses are available for Panaji and Mapusa from Baga and Calangute. Mapusa is around 8 kms away from Baga.
Location Benaulim Beach is situated 41 kms away from Panaji, the state capital. Attractions: Nossa Senhora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) Church, Bull fights, The Church of St. John the Baptist. Beach Activities: Fishing, Dolphin watching and Sun bathing. Benaulim beach one of the quietest beaches in Goa, Benaulim beach begins where Colva beach ends. A famous beach for fishing, Benaulim has remained largely undiscovered by domestic tourists. It's only in the evenings and on weekends that his charming beach gets somewhat crowded. Thus, Benaulim Beach in Goa can be the perfect getaway for you to bask the day off soaking in the sun and enjoy an idyllic vacation in Goa.
How to reach Benaulim BeachAir The Dabolim airport is 29 kms away from Panaji and 70 kms from Benaulim. Rail The nearest Railway station is at Karmali, 11 kms from Panaji and Panaji is 40 kms from 41 kms. RoadBuses can be taken from Colva and Margao.
Location 8km from Vasco-da-Gama town Attractions:The Naval Aviation Museum is also a popular tourist attraction, offering in-depth information about the Indian Navy and exhibiting a variety of weapons, artilleries and other items. Bogmalo beach is clean and not overcrowded like some other beaches in north Goa. Regardless of recent developments, the village at Bogmalo still manages to retain its original essence.There is a tiny chapel in this small village that you could see. The neighbouring beaches of South Goa especially the more famous ones of Majorda, Colvaand benaulim are a must-see.
How to reach Bagmalo beachAir Easily reach Bogmalo by air as Dabolim airport is just 18 kms away from Bogmalo beach. Regular bus services are available from the airport to reach the beach. Bogmalo can also be accessed by taxi and bus from Vasco da Gama.
Location:- Canacona taluka, South Goa districtBest Time to Visit October to February Attractions Secluded beach, Cabo da Rama fort Agonda is a small fisherman's village located 37 km south of Margao and 10 km north of Chaudi. The beach falls on a detour from Palolem beach. It is known for its isolated location and a three-kilometer long stretch of sand, fringed with palm trees and casuarinas. Agonda is bounded by a large hill on its south. Due to its isolation, there are very few facilities available here but that is exactly what makes this beach very attractive.
How to reach Agonda beach
Agonda beach is not among the most accessible beaches in Goa, yet a number of buses ply from Margao and Canacona and stop at Agonda. However, the best way to reach this beach is by scooter or motor bike.
Location Located 18 kms away from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Best Time to Visit November to February Attractions Wednesday flea market, trance parties on full moon nights Albuquerque Mansion, Mascarenhas Mansion and the Chapora fort, The village of Anjuna in north Goa is a five square mile enclosure overlooking the Arabian Sea and with a hill in the background. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa situated 8 km west of Mapusa and 18 km from the capital Panaji. It has an unusual arrangement of red laterite rocks, spread across the white sands, known as the Jewel of Anjuna or Ozran. Anjuna attracts a variety of tourists and is especially popular among foreign backpackers, especially during the Christmas and New Year season.
How to Reach Anjuna BeachAir The Dabolim airport is 47 kms from Anjuna beach. Rail The Karmali railway station is 29 kms from Anjuna . Road There are buses that arrive Anjuna from Mapusa (8 kms). Buses can also be taken from Panaji, which is just 18 kms away from Anjuna. Motorcycles and Taxis are also available for hire.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
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