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calangute beach - Goa's Beautiful, Crowded Beach And Famous Attraction

calangute beach

Goa's Calangute Beach, known as such "Queen of Beaches," is regarded as one of the top ten swimming beaches in the globe. One of Goa's busiest and most popular beaches, it is teeming with restaurants, shacks, and clubs offering beer, seafood, and other beverages. Water sports on the Calangute Beach include paragliding, water surfing, banana rides, and jet-skiing.

Best time to visit: Oct-To-Jan
Things to do: Jet-skiing, Paragliding, Surfing, Banana Rides


  • Flight - The primary airport for both domestic and International flights is Dabolim Airport or Goa International Airport. The journey from the Goa Airport to Calangute Beach is 40.8 kilometers. From the airport, it will take nearly 1 hour and 12 minutes to take a car or cab to Calangute Beach.
  • Road - With a distance of 14.2 km from the major city center, Calangute Beach is easily accessible from anywhere in Goa. Calangute Beach is connected to important Indian cities like Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi by a number of state-run bus routes operated by the Goa Transport Corporation. As state roads are also quite well built, you can also easily take a cab or taxi to get to Calangute beach.
  • Rail - There are a few railroad stations that are relatively near to Calangute Beach if you're traveling by rail. Calangute seashore is 18.4 kilometers from Thivim railway station, and 41 kilometers from Vasco Da Gama railway station. Therefore, you can easily get to Calangute Beach by taking a bus or taxi from any of the nearby railway stops.
  • Ferry - Travelers can use the ship services to get from Bombay to Panaji. To get to Calangute Beach from different places, however, you can choose to use boat and ferry services. To get to Calangute Beach, travelers can also choose to use boat services that depart from the airport.


  • Local Bus - The bus system, both public and private, is the most effective method to get to the beach from Panaji. There are frequent vehicles that travel from Panaji to Calangute Beach. The distance between the airport and the shore is about 40.3 kilometers. Buses are the quickest and least expensive method to get to Calangute Beach, and you can get there in about an hour and a half.
  • Rental - However, based on traffic, it might take you between 30 and 40 minutes to reach Calangute if you have a private car or vehicle.
  • Taxi - Alternatively, hiring a taxi, which will take about 40 minutes, is the quickest and most efficient way to get to Calangute from Goa International Airport.

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