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The "Queen Of Beaches", as this Calangute beach is often called offers a lovely beauty that will be rare to find. It is Goa's busiest and most commercialized resort.The beach is about four miles long and is covered with palm trees.

It attracts many travelers and tourists who love to spend their holidays soaked in sea, sun and sand.

This beach is often crowded with people swelling towards the sea, lazing around, taking sunbath and children making sand castles. It is also a perfect place to indulge in some water sports such as parasailing, water skiing and wind surfing.A quiet walk on its sandy beach is also a perfect way to relax one's mind, body and soul.

For a change from normal beach life, one ca n also take one of the crocodile and dolphin spotting tours on the Mandovi and Zuari rivers.Crocodiles inhabit the swamps and mangroves of the area whereas dolphins play at the mouth of the Mandovi River.

Watching the sunset and sunrise at Calangute beach is a mesmerizing experience.In a green semi-circle, the villages of Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim enhance the divine beauty of Calangute.

The other places that one should not miss while at Calangute are Kerkar Art Gallery and Church of St. Alex. There is also a Tibetan market in Calangute. Kashmiri merchants also frequent Goa with carpets, embroidery, and more. This picture of a perfect tourist sanctuary is completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer to trinkets made of seashells.

Last Updated on : 2 December 2010