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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

North Goa Beaches




Miramar Beach:This beach is nearest to the capital. It is a lovely clean beach with its golden sand attracting a lot of tourists as well as locals. Many tourists gather in the evening to get a glimpse of the beautiful sunset. We can see old and young enjoy the soft touch of the sand. There is a small park sitdown for those who would like to enjoy the cool and fresh air. There are many food stalls available. The most famous and flocked one's are the "bhelpuri" stalls. We all Indians will know very well what bhelpuri is. Buses/rickshaws ply from the city busstand to miramar. Rickshaws may charge Rs 100 or so.....the prices keep on changing!!! If we reach in the evening we may get some fresh fish too !!


From Miramar one can get a glimpse of Fort Aguada and the Raj Bhavan(Governor's residence).

Hotels nearby : Foodland, Temptations, Hotel Mariott, Goa International to name a few. Around a kilometer from miramar , there is a park for children with various activities for them. It is a well maintained park with lots of greenary and some good piece of architecture.
Arambol beach: This beach is situated around 50 kms from the capital(Panaji). It has a combination of rocky and sandy ambience. It is a quiet beach....for those who are in search of peace and calm. People can hire a cab/bike to reach this destination. Buses are a bad option though!!
At a walkable distance there is a fresh water lake as well as some sulphur springs close to the sea. There is a spectacular banyan tree adjoining to which is a stone sculpture created by an American Conceptual Jacek Tylicki. This particular sculpture is also known as the "Money Stone".

Chapora & Vagator beach: These beaches are surrounded by coconut groves. There are among the most beautiful beaches in Goa. The old Portuguese Chapora fort stands on a hill , overlooking the tiny Chapora village.Vagator beach is around 22 kms from Panaji. From the beach you can see a 500 years old Portuguese fort.If you are an art lover then this is the right place for you. You could also taste Goan delicacies like bebinca,dodol at some outlets here.

Anjuna Beach : This beach is a major hub for foreign as well as local tourists. The soft silver sands attracts everyone. Anjuna is well known for its "Flea Market" which is held every Wednesday. You could pick up trinklets, get a tattoo done, buy some materials with heavy embroidery / mirror work done or just hang around and enjoy the colourful and entertaining atmosphere.


Calangute and Baga : Like the Anjuna beach , these beaches are also a major hub for tourists. There are a lot of shacks, shops, There is a tidy fish market at Calangute which is worth a visit.


Cabs are easily available at almost all the beaches. So transport is not at all a problem!!

Sinquerim and Candolim Beach: Sinquerim is located around 13 kms from Panaji. It is a stunningly beautiful and calm beach.A lot of hotels are present nearby.There are a lot of buses that play from Mapusa to Calangute and Sinquerim.You could also visit Fort Aguada which is nearby!!


If you are tired of crowded beaches then Candolim beach is the best for you. If you want to experience some fishing activity then you could try your hand at this place. Some hotels near the beach offer yoga and meditation session in order to provide you with a sense of relief from stress and fatigue.

Dona Paula Beach : This is a quiet beach with lot of palm plantations. It is a popular picnic spot with some beach resorts and beach cottages available. One could take a ferry from here to Vasco-da-Gama , just for a ride through the splendid waters. You could even visit the Dona Paula jetty which is worth a visit. There are many water sport activities available at the jetty.


Vainguinim Beach: This is a neat and tidy stretch of silver sands with a crystal blue bay!It is very close to the Miramar and Dona Paula beach. It is surrounded by a lot of greenary. You could spot many species of birds near the plantations. This place has also proved to be trekker's delight. Star resorts are also available as means of accomodation.


So thats about the North Goa beaches! All beaches are well connected , so there is no need to worry! All you have to do is visit the beaches........ and I am sure that you would want to visit them again and again!!


See you tomorrow and Do not forget to leave comments / queries if any :) Ciao!!!!!!!!!!!!



3 comments:

  1. Hiii...
    I love goa and the pics which u took that reminds something special
    i BF gave me a beautifull gift from this market
    Thank you for sharing this pic

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  2. Hiii...
    I love goa and the pics which u took that reminds something special
    My BF gave me a beautifull gift from this market
    Thank you for sharing this pic

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very nice and informational blog post. Calangute is one the most popular beach in North Goa and is always filled with tourists and travellers. When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of hotels in Calangute available within reasonable prices.

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