GOA CALANGUTE BEACH
WHY GOA CALANGUTE
Why Go To Goa Calangute Beach?
Goa Calangute beach is also called the 'Queen of Beaches' because the
beauty you at find Calangute beach in Goa cannot be found elsewhere. Under
the shade of palm trees, bathes the Queen of Beaches-Calangute. Goa's
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 (strong pit of the coconut tree) 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. There are picturesque
agors (saltpans) at Agarvaddo, Maddavaddo is full of madd (coconut trees),
Dongorpur skirts a bottle-green hillock and Tivaivaddo laces the beach.
In Gauravaddo lived the gaudds or milkmen ran dairies.
Why Goa Calangute Beach is so special?
Goa Calangute beach is a haven for the hippies. It was the hippies who
discovered this beach in the late 60s. The exquisite beauty of the Calangute
beach in India's Goa soon spread around, bringing hordes of European tourists.
And this trend has still been continuing…tourists come down to this small
Indian state of Goa searching for this lovely beach. Once you reach Calangute
beach in Goa, then you can spend your vacation soaked in the serenity
of the sea, sun and sand. Goa Calangute beach is often crowded with people,
children making sand castles, colorful crowds surging towards the sea,
hippies busy remembering the good old times and the young and old alike
lazing on the golden sands. This picture of a perfect tourist haven is
completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling
everything from fried prawns and beer to trinkets made of seashells.
on Goa Calangute beach…