History of Calangute dates back to the early third century. Calangute history is very rich and glorious. During that time Calangute was part of the Mauryan Empire. Later on, it went under the rule of the Satavahanas of Kolhapur. The kingdom of Calangute was also under the rule of the Kadambas and Shilharas.
Since India independence, Calangute is popularly known as the 'Queen of the Beaches'. It became one of the major places of hangout for the hippies. The "flower children" were the early inhabitants of this city after India was proclaimed independent. There are several historical museums in the city that have preserved ancient documents and scriptures, which tell the tale of Calangute's past.
Last Updated on 07 August 2012