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Baga Beach

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Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !

Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !

Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !
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Location : Mapusa, Goa

Baga Beach
baga beach  in GoaThe Baga Beach is a part of the 30km long coastline along the west coast of the Arabian sea. Situated 10 km west of the Mapusa, it is basically an extension of the Calangute beach. The beach starts from the Fort Aguda till it reaches the Vagator beach ending at the Chapor fort. The landscape and scenic beauty of this far northern end of the central Calangute Beach is ravishing and delightful.

Exotic locales surround the beach making it ideal for lying in the rocky woodlands. The beach is frequented and loved the most by the foreign travellers due to its isolated surroundings and peace full atmosphere. It is suitable for fishing and water sports. The beach, located between its two cousins Colva and Calangute, is a charming combination of land and the sea with clean brown sand. The palm grooves come fairly close to the Baga river with the sea hitting the black stones on the shores offering a pleasant picture to the on lookers. The river, the retreat house on the hill and the lack of local tourist, all create a calm environment around the beach. A newly opened Saturday market has, of late, added yet another cap to its feat of wonders.


Beach Activities
Apart from the pleasure of natural viewing of the beauty all around the cool beach, the place is a hot spot for fishing. People are generally found holding a fishing rod in their hands to catch the big cats of the sea. Also, the small fishing boats gives the pleasure of moving around for fishing in the boats. A lot of other water sports are available like skiing, para sailing and rafting, that goes on till the sunset. People can be seen paddling, walking, lying, playing, swimming on the not so risky shores of the river. Baga's nightlife comes to the liveliest when most of the travellers end up at Tito's, which has a good dance floor with heavy metal sound system. The place has a dancing floor for the couples.

Nearby Attractions
» Medicinal springs - The medicinal springs is found along the road to the beach on passing through the Bom Viagem Convent. The spring is supposed to have medicinal values and lies at Mottant. It is also an ideal spot for picnics and bathing, as the water is believed to be of therapeutic use.

» The Baga Retreat House - The Baga retreat house known as the Casa de Retiros, is situated on the peninsular end of the Calangute shore. The retreat house is ideally used for prayer and meditation and was built by Father Le Tellier.

» Kerkar Art Complex - The Art Complex is a centre for exhibitions and display of arts and crafts of local artists. It is of great attraction as the exhibition hall is on the beach. The performances of Indian classical music, dance and concerts on Thursdays and Fridays are wonderful break from the beach activities.
The St. Alex Church The Church of St. Alex is a tall structure with two beautiful towers and a stupendous dome crowned on facade. The entrance to the church displays a rich symmetry of its architecture and alluring altars. The people of Calangute celebrates the centenary of this parish church with lots of colours.

» Dolphin viewing - In the backwaters, crocodile and dolphin can be spotted down the Mandovi River to the Zuari River which is a real fest and a favorite pastime for the travellers at the Baga beach. The thickly forested banks of these rivers are filled with mangrove trees and inhabited by crocodiles in the swampy regions. Dolphins are seen at the mouth of the Mandovi River.

Accessibility
» By Air - The Dabolim airport is situated 29 kms away from Panaji, the capital city of Goa.

» By Rail - The nearest railway station is at Karmali, 11 kms away from Panaji.

» By Road - The beach can be reached within ten minutes from Mapusa and thirty minutes from the capital, Panaji. Buses are available for Panaji and Mapusa from Baga. Mapusa is around 8 kms away from Baga.






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