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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 !
Goa Travel Guide Goa Travel Guide
Location : Goa, India.

Anjuna BeachesThe enchanting state of Goa was a Portuguese colony till 1962, hence, it is well known for its Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture. Goa's beaches reflect its colourful picture of history from the time of the hippies. The state of seven rivers and estuaries, coloured green with hills and lush green vegetation stretches to a total coastline of 125 km beach land divided in parts along the Arabian sea.

The beaches of Goa are fun filled and popular than the other beaches in India. The sea foods, water sports, glittering sand in the sunlight, shadows from the coconut and the palm trees, fishing extravaganza, music and nightlife, dance and merry making around bon -fires - all give Goa a special place in the heart of the tourists coming to view its haven of attractions.

From an unbroken crescent of sun heated sand, begins the twin beaches of Candolim and Calangute north of Panaji. Calangute had been a tourist's hotshot since the 60's and referred to as the Queen of Goa. Then comes the refreshing and relaxed Baga beach while the southern side of Goa preserves the innocent looking fresh Colva and the Benaulim beaches. In addition are found the Vagator with the Chapora beaches which are worth visiting.

Beaches of Goa
» Anjuna Beach - The Anjuna Beach is one of the major beach attraction of Goa full of the painted palm trees under which is held the long parties generally covering the whole night. A very mesmerising view of the Chapora Fort and the Vagator can be had from the banks of the Anjuna beach. The beach is frequented from 1970 and till now has attracted millions of travellers ranging from the honey mooners to the leisure lovers. Different water sports are available that includes water skiing, wind surfing, yachting and rafting along the beach waters of the Arabian sea.

Vagator Beach » Vagator Beach - The Vagator beach is covered with soft white coloured sands, black lava rocks enticed by the swinging coconut trees and the palms in the lush green landscape. It is the place where nature abounds in its own music and the sea can be seen changing colours from aquamarine to emerald green. The beach being close to the fishing village of Vagator is rich with its rural life and. The sandy beach is a dream come true for the travellers who would like to walk the banks of the beach bare footed watching the silvery shimmering of the sea waves hitting the shores.

» Calangute Beach - The Calangute Beach is the busiest beach in Goa commonly known as the Queen of the beaches. It got its name from koli-guti meaning land of the fisherman. The beach is today a wonder in terms of beach pleasure and natural scenery around. It stretches about four miles all along the coast and is filled with palm trees with pristine beauty coloured with the golden sand. The sight of fisherman hauling their nets in the sea to catch fishes for selling in the evening markets or little fishing hooks tack under bamboo sun shakes are mesmerising.

» Baga Beach - Part of the 30km long coastline along the west coast of the Arabian sea, the Baga beach is basically an extension of the Calangute beach. The beach starts from the Fort Aguda till it reaches the Vagator beach ending at the Chapora fort. Exotic locales surround the beach suitable for lying in the rocky woodlands. The beach is suitable for fishing and various water sports.

» Colva Beach - The longest beach in Goa stretches a distance of twelve miles covered with white sand on the Arabian Sea. It has the reputation of being the most romantic beach in Goa. The brightness of the moon draws the ocean to its glowing fullness, while the winds beat the waves along the beach which turns out to be the fisherman's feast during the full moon. Tourists coming to the Colva beach can have the pleasure of watching the fisher man laying out the mackerels out on the beach for drying. The small fishing boats on the shores and in the sea hunting for the fishes are a sight to be remembered for ever. Sundays are meant for merry making accompanied by dance.




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