Candolim Tourist Attractions

CandolimCandolim Tourist Attractions
CandolimCandolim Tourist Attractions
CandolimCandolim Tourist Attractions
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Candolim is located 14 km north of Panaji. the Candolim Beach is a part of a long extension of beach coastline along the Arabian Sea that begins at Fort Aguada and ends at Chapora Beach. The sand at Candolim beach is white in colour and is one of the things that attracts people to this beach.  The white sands is even more beautified by the scrub-covered dunes and draws a lot of tourists. Candolim beach is one that offers many activities to tourists. Candolim beach offers various water-sports activities-right from parasailing to water-skiing, wind surfing and so on. Since Candolim is a beach that remains peaceful for the most part activities like Fishing as well as Yoga & meditation have gained popularity here because of the idyllic atmosphere. There are beach excursions that take tourists to see the fantastic sunset.  The nightlife in Candolim is comparatively peaceful than other beaches in Goa. There are quite a few shacks along the beaches that offer the local alcoholic beverage called Feni, which is made from the fermented juice of the cashew fruit. There are several tourist attractions in and around Candolim. The Fort Aguada, Calangute beach, Candolim Beach etc are some of the attractions. Along with the fort the church, lighthouse and the garrison of the Aguada Jail have also been a part of tourist attractions. Candolim is a beautiful beach for those who wish to stay away from hectic tourist activity. They can just laze around on the beach and just enjoy every minute of heir holiday on the beautiful white sands of Candolim.
How to reach Candolim:
By Air:  Candolim does not have an airport. There is an airport in Dabolim which is an international airport. This airport is well connected to all other airports in India and to several important cities in the world. You could take the cabs or buses that ply from Dabolim to Candolim.
By Rail: The most important railway station in Goa is in Madgaon Junction. Since this is a main junction on the Konkan railway, all trains stop here, You could take a taxi or buses that ply from Madgaon to reach Candolim.
By Road: Candolim is well connected by road to all parts of the state and country. There are national highways that pass through the state. There are frequent buses services and taxis are aplenty.
Best time to visit Candolim:
The best time to visit Candolim is between late October and early April. This is when Goa is at its most pleasant.
Main sightseeing attractions in Candolim:
There are several tourist attractions in and around Candolim. Some of them are Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Fort Aguada, Vagator Beach, Morjim Beach, The Secretariat, Reis Magos Fort, Chapel of St. Lawrence, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Basilica de Bom Jesus, Candolim Church and Viceroy's Arch.
Calangute Beach: the Calangute beach is known as the queen of beaches in Goa. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa and attracts a large number of tourists every year. The beach in Calangute is also the perfect tourist haven, completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer, to trinkets made of seashells.
Fort Aguada: Fort Aguada is a 17th century fort that has been very well preserved. This fort and the lighthouse used to be a reference point for the ships that used to come from Europe. There used to be a freshwater spring in the fort that supplied water to the ships that came stopping by. That is how the place got its name; `agua` meaning water. The light house is the oldest of its kind in Asia. It was the most prized fort of the Portuguese and it still stands strong today. It overlooks a splendid beach.
Morjim Beach: the Morjim Beach  is situated at the mouth of the Zuari River that joins the Arabian Sea. The beach is saved from too much commercialization and hence remains secluded for the most part. It is known for being a breeding and nesting ground for the protected Olive Ridley Turtles the beach and is popular among naturalists & tourists alike. This fantastic palm fringed beach with silver sand and crystal clear waters is a beach lover`s dream come true.
Salim ali bird sanctuary: this bird sanctuary is named after one of the most famous ornithologists in the world, Dr Salim Ali. It is located on the western tip of the island of Chorao. This is Goa's only bird sanctuary, 1.8 Sq Km in area. A variety of local and migratory birds can be found on this island. This Sanctuary is criss-crossed with a network of water channels.
Basilica de Bom Jesus: the Basilica de Bom Jesus is Goa`s most famous church. It is a fine example of Jesuit architecture. It is located in Old Goa, 10 Km east of Panaji. The church is more than 50 years old and still stands as a testament to the ability of the architects and builders. The three-storeyed facade of the Church shows Ionic, Doric and Corinthian Orders. The sacred relics of the body of St. Francis Xavier are kept here.
Vagator Beach: the Vagator Beach is close to the Anjuna Beach. The beach is characterized by the red cliffs that look down on the shore and where two fresh water springs exist within a stone's throw of the sea. Vagator beach is essentially in two parts. One part has lots of shops that sell curios and the other part is the Ozran Beach. There is a little flea market held on Wednesdays on the Anjuna Beach and this is a very popular event that attracts tourists.

Hotels and accommodation in and around Candolim:
There are several hotels and resorts in and around Candolim that suite every preference and budget. They are Bougainvillea Guest House Goa, Casa Candolim, Santana Beach Resort
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Casablanca
Golden Tulip Goa, Aldeia Santa Rita, Whispering Palms Beach Resort, Fortune Select Regina
Sonesta Inns, Aashyana Lakhanpal and The O Hotel, Goa.
Santana Beach Resort: this is located at Candolim. The hotel is family run and is set in the middle of lush tropical gardens. The rooms are well appointed with modern amenities and the food is also very good. The resort is just 30 mins drive from the Dabolim airport.
Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort: this is also located at Candolim. The resort is in close proximity to an array of shacks, souvenir and curio shops in the area. The hotel also has a well equipped gym and spa. The rooms are well appointed with modern amenities and the food served is also very good.
Whispering Palms Beach Resort: this is located just 1.5 kms from Candolim. Whispering Palms Beach Resort is situated in a very peaceful and serene surrounding. It is often described as an Island onto itself and is an all-inclusive resort comprises of 106 well-appointed, air-conditioned accommodation units with advanced facilities.
Golden Tulip: this is located just 500 mts from Candolim and is a wonderful place. It is an extravagant property and the modern and stylish rooms at the hotel are decorated in lavish style and feature comfortable furnishing, high speed Internet access and a television with satellite channels.
Banyan Soul: the Banyan Soul is a boutique hotel for the chosen few in the lap of nature. It is a wonderful property that is located in the heart of Anjuna and basking in the shade of a great big Banyan tree. The rooms are well appointed and the food is also very good.
Annapurna Vishram Dham: this is a state of the art hotel with luxurious rooms and excellent facilities. The rooms are well appointed with all modern amenities and the food that is served is multicuisine.

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    Nice Candolim beach Aug 13, 2013 by Jeff Castle
    I always loves beach. I visited to many beach in my life and in that one of the unforgettable beach is Candolim beach. Candolim is located in Panaji. The main attraction of this beach is its sand color, sands of this beach is somewhat white. I saw many people doing yoga and meditation in the sea... More
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Candolim Tourist Attractions 3 out of 10 3 user reviews. Candolim is located 14 km north of Panaji. the Candolim Beach is a part of a long extension of beach coastline along the Arabian Sea that begins at Fort Aguada ..