An Exotic Weekend at Goa

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					Goa is India's smallest state by area and the
fourth smallest by population. Located in South
West India in the region known as the Konkan.
Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama
is the largest city.

                                            Renowned for its beaches, places of worship
                                            and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited
                                            by large numbers of international and domestic
                                            tourists each year. It also has rich flora and
                                            fauna, owing to its location on the Western
                                            Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity
                                                         Calangute Beach
                                                          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.
Palolem Beach
Palolem is one of the most
beautiful beaches in all of Goa.
It is a natural bay surrounded
by lofty headlands on either
sides, resulting in a calm, idyllic
sea with a gently sloping bed
which allows you to walk up to
100 metres out from the beach.
Take a walk to Butterfly Island...
You will spot this island to your
right on entering the beach...
you can walk along the beach
and across some rocks during
low tide and reach the island.
Unfortunately Palolem has been saturated by travellers, hawkers and over priced
sellers: it is sometimes difficult to walk up the beach at high tide due to the restaurants
jutting into the cresting waves and you will certainly be asked about your plans for
dinner a few times.
                                                           Baga Beach
                                                            Baga Beach is located in North
                                                            Goa, 9 kilometers (6 miles)
                                                            from Mapusa and 16 kilometers
                                                            (10 miles) from Panaji, the
                                                            state capital. It's bordered by
                                                            Calangute Beach to the south,
                                                            and Anjuna Beach to the north
                                                            on the other side of the river.
                                                            Baga Beach starts right where
                                                            Calangute ends, although it's
                                                            hard to pinpoint exactly where.

Water sports are a huge attraction. You can go para sailing for around $25, wake
boarding for $15, windsurfing for $10, kite surfing for $45, or take a ride on a jet ski for
$12. Dolphin spotting trips are on offer for around $8 per person, and island trips for
$35. However, many people are simply content lazing on the sun lounges in front of the
beach shacks all day and feasting on a steady supply of food, beer, and cocktails.
Anjuna Beach
 Anjuna one of the Beaches of
 Goa (in India), north of Baga
 and Calangute, and close to
 the South of Vagator and
 Chapora. The nearest town is
 Mapusa a few kilometers to the
 east. Anjuna is world famous
 for its trance parties held on the
 beach during the tourist

Anjuna also hosts the famous flea market wherein you can purchase many things
ranging from fruits to jewelry, clothes and electronic devices
Se Cathedral

               Aguda Fort
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  Pleasant Weekend


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