If you’re planning a trip to Goa this year, make sure to visit the beautiful Calangute Beach. This beautiful area has much to offer beyond the beach itself. There are a plethora of places to visit near Calangute Beach that will make your Goa visit a memorable experience. Explore these wonderful sites below.
Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
If you are a nature lover and love bird watching then you must head to Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which is located in Charao Island along the Mandovi River. Often regarded as the “paradise of the bird watcher” this bird sanctuary is always on the must-visit list of nature lovers flocking to Goa. A huge variety of migratory birds visit this sanctuary every season.
State Archeology Museum
If you want to experience something different yet exotic then make sure you go to the State Archeology Museum in Panaji. This edifice was constructed in 1977 and has 7 distinct galleries that house some of the best antiques of the world.
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St. Alex Church
Another souvenir of the rich Portuguese era in Goa, is St. Alex Church. This church is a favorite destinations of tourists from across the globe. It is situated between Candolim and Calangute and is comprised of one splendid dome and two towers with seven altars.
A location that always remains a top destination for beach lovers is Baga Beach — one of the coolest beaches of Goa. With plenty of water sports, Baga Beach is one of the most commercial beaches of Goa. The golden sands and sparkling sun matched with amazing food, make this a must see destination.
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Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary is filled with a beautiful array Goa’s rich flora and fauna. If nature is your calling then dash towards this amazing place see various plants, trees, birds and animals.
Calangute is very connected to other parts of Goa by roads, buses, and train. The railway station closest to Calangute is Thivim which is only 20 minutes away. With easy access and so much to do, don’t miss Calangute beach on your next Goa adventure.