Top Places To Visit in Calangute
Hotels and Homestays in Calangute
Weekend Getaways from Calangute
We reached our stay late afternoon, a cosy homestay managed by an extremely warm and helpful elderly couple. Dumped our bags and headed to the streets for a nice Goan lunch to soak in the vibe.Walked to the beach post lunch and this is where I realised there was a side to Goa that nobody talks about, the infamous dark side.The approach road all the way to the beach, swarming with tonnes of people. But, this was not the problem; their mentality was.I was absolutely disgusted and dismayed by the absolute lack of character amongst such a large number of men. Men commenting and either trying not to keep their hands to themselves or walk straight into the girls around.The beach was equally crowded but we decided to ignore the scenario and spend the rest of the evening swimming and playing football.After sunset we decided to change and head to Baga for new years eve.No surprises here- the crowd had only gotten worse. Tonnes of drunk, unruly men; no room to enter any party places; bouncers loosing their mind. Walking down Baga hearing men pass lewd comments all along thinking to myself whatever happened to respect? Goa on new year's was supposed to be an electrifying atmosphere with a bit of romance of course but it was everything but that. •note to self and all of you guys reading this: plan the new year's night properly and well in advance•
How To Reach Calangute
Book Calangute Tour Package
Known as the 'Queen of Beaches', this is regarded as the most popular tourist destination of Goa. The beach is located at about 15 kilometres from the capital city of Panjim and is in the northern part of Goa. There are also a number of very good holiday resorts out here and this makes the place even more popular. Besides, the Calangute Beach has to offer to its guests and visitors the golden sands, opportunities for water sports, awesome Goan cuisine and some lovely views too. The beach is steep and is thus not very apt for swimming but it can be done still if you do not go far off.
Once Again we started riding and about half a hour later we reach Tito's Lane which is also the Downtown Area. A street full of clubs, shop and BARS. 'Loud Music All Around' After few drinks at CAPE-TOWN Cafe we decided to hit the beach which is walking distance from here. (BAGGA BEACH)
This is a restaurant cum club cum entertainment center on the shores of the baga Beach and it has now become one of the iconic locations of Goa. This place is mainly known for the party animals but had broken beyond boundaries. The uniqueness of this beach lies in the fact that only couples and women are allowed to party here. This has made it an extreme safe place in spite of the fact that alcohol is what drives the crowd here. The bold music, lights and the crowd just does not let you stay at one place. So just lift up your twinkling toes a little more and get grooving!
Eating out: I must admit Goa has gotten expensive in the past few years when it comes to food. Irrespective of the quality and authenticity, everybody seemed to be charging a premium when it came to seafood despite the supply being aplenty. Cribs aside, we figured if we were to be paying the premium prices, we’d rather visit the tried and tested institutions of food in Goa – Infantaria and Britto’s are two such places on the list you would not regret splurging at. And while all my meals at the former ended with their decadent bebinca (the famous layered Goan dessert made of flour, coconut milk and ghee), the latter was the preferred choice for a candle-lit dinner of Goan delicacies like the cafreal and the goan local bread called Sannas.
Tito's World Cafe
A very popular restaurant and club on the sides of the Baga Beach in North Goa, this is a must for everyone. Goa is a place which is in the moot of carnival and party all the time and Tito's just enhances this mood. Alcohol is no doubt their specialty apart from another signature fact. It is that only couples and women are allowed to party here. This rule has made them break what is the cliche of the society. The place is thus very safe for all women though many single men manage to lure women to get the experience of partying at such a location. the ambience here is awesome and you can enjoy here till your hearts' content.
Goa is at it's best in all seasons. Every season has its on glory. We went to Goa in the month of September and stayed in log house ( Hotel Lemon Mint) which itself was an amazing experience. If you want to enjoy night life then Baga Beach is the best place..Apart from its churches and beaches if you want to experience some adventure then do visit Dudh Sagar waterfall which is around 100 kms from Goa and is situated in the border of Goa and Karnataka. As it was monsoon so, after a point we had to hire chauffer driven bikes to reach the waterfall. The distance to waterfall from the place where he had hired the bikes was approximately 14-15 km. The bikers were  professional riders and to me the trip was once in a life time experience. It was a pure raw adventure the first 4 kms stretch is alongside a railway track with unused rail tracks, concrete pillars, huge logs of wood and not to mention some decent size stones. After that, the remaining stretch is a rocky, bumpy ride through the roads made of murrum filling in the middle of the jungle. You need to be cautious at every point do not forget the basic rule of pillion riding – a) Put your feet on the foot pegs and don’t ever put them down b) try and have complete faith in the driver and c) don’t panic…You might be asked to get down and pass a couple of water streams on foot…the water current is generally strong, but the bike riders help you in crossing it.If you are in Goa then Palolem beach in South Goa is a must visit. It is around 83Kms from the Goa town..and is a great beach to visit as it's less crowded and is very picturesque. You will also get mouth-watering Konkani food here which you can enjoy sitting in the cabanas beside the beach. You get best quality spices in Goa but buy them from govt. shops only. Goa is a must visit be it a person of any age as it has something or the other for everyone.
Dhananjay Fish Curry
Dhananjay Fish curry, Goa: Serves delicious Fish curry thali (Best home made fish curry at the least price)Relax Hotel: Well, this place is in Baga (sorry, couldn't locate the place on the maps). This tiny hotel servers best butter garlic pomfert fish. Costs about 380rs (I bet you'll fall in love with it provided you're a fan of butter garlic flavors like me).Party!! Pubs!! Dance!! Karaoke..Let me start of with my fav..