India’s smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea. Goa is internationally famous for its Beach Holidays. Goa is part of a larger cultural region known as Konkan.Northern Goa is populated and urban. South Goa is more forested. Beaches , rice fields and coconut plantations dominate the landscape.
Calangute beach is a town with population of approximately 16,000.It is situated in North Goa.It is famous for beach.This beach is largest in north Goa. Also, visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists. The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year. The May month is a distinguished time among visitors. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others . Varied cuisines, entertainment, wide accommodation options, amazing shopping experience are some activities.These activities makes small town of Calangute in Goa a tour-able one. This is the largest and most commercialized beach in Goa.
Tourists can indulge in a wide range of water sports. Water Sports include parasailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, bump rides, banana rides, catamaran sailing and wind surfing.
With varieties of sea food, the different dishes cooked in Goan style are also popular. Tourists can shop for handicrafts, brass ware, terracotta, shell work and casual garments.
Panjim is the third largest city in the state of Goa situated on the bank of the Mandovi river . The City is also known as Panaji. After the year 1960 city name was changed from Panjim to Panaji .The city is the World Heritage Site for its old churches and cathedrals. There are several natural beaches in Panjim. The nearest one to the capital being about 3 km to the western part of Panjim.The best time to visit Panaji is from late October to early April. However, December and January are the peak months for the tourists visit.
Baga is a small village.It is essentially an extension of the Calangute Village of Goa. It comes under Calangute.Beach is just 2 km south of the village. The Baga beach is known for its brown sands and the Baga Creek. The Baga beach is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the north. It is well-known for its water sports and dolphin cruises. It is situated about 10 km west of Mapsua .Maspua is considered as a secluded beach. There are several rows of shacks and fishing boats available at this beach. This beach has a grove of palm trees. Travellers can also engage in various recreational activities , including yachting, fishing and water-skiing. The Mandovi River and Zuari River flow on the sides of the beach. The Rover backwater crocodiles and dolphins attracting tourists year-round. It is a popular fishing beach. Beach has black rocks bordering the coastline. The Baga beach is also famous for its nightlife, shopping, food joints and various water and beach activities. During the monsoon season, between June and September. Swimming is prohibited at this beach. The peak tourist season comprises Christmas week and New Year’s Eve. This beach is also crowded with tourists between November and March.