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North Goa , Goa

Often called the Queen of the Beaches and said to have been discovered by the hippies, Baga has surely taken up the character of its discoverers pretty well. Uninhibited and one of the most popular party destinations of Goa, it is an extension of the Calangute village and beach. The Baga village, once a serene little place is now one of the most raging tourist locations of all times. The Mandovi and the Zuari riven which flows on both sides of the beach is full of backwater crocodiles and dolphins which provide some unique thrill to all the visitors. Well Baga is thus definitely not for the weak hearted. Many a people visit it just to get a glimpse of a life that is absolutely footloose and fancy free. A large stretch of beach ornamented with hammocks and colourful swimwear, Baga represents everything that is the party spirit of Goa. It comes absolutely alive at night teeming with an indomitable spirit. Baga is situated north of two other famous beaches of Baga and Calangute. The nearest town to Baga is Mapusa. There are daily buses plying from Mapusa to Baga. Thivim is the closest railway station to Baga Beach and situated in Mapusa. The capital city of Panaji is around 18 km from this beach and the airport is 47 km away. Now you know where you are, in case you forget once you are in Baga. Some of the best shopping experiences, a world class tattoo parlour, some amazing cuisines you have ever had, this is one holiday whose hangover is not likely to leave you for a very long time.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 33.0°C /91.0°F 138 mm 13feet /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Crocodile and dolphin spotting

    "Are you planning to go on an adventure trip this season? How about visiting Goa in India for the same? Goa is a famous destination for vacations. It is a wonderful land boasting of a nice blend of land and sea. The beaches of Goa are stunning and the atmosphere is laid back. All in all, Goa is a paradise for people looking to relax, rejuvenate and pamper themselves. However, if you are in a mood for some adventure, then you can opt for some kind adventure sports like water walking, para sailing, wind surfing, go karting and many more. If you are looking for something more, then try the dolphin and crocodile trips in Goa.\nThere are several operators in different parts of Goa which offer tourists the opportunity to spot crocodiles and dolphins in sea. You can find out about these trips from the travel desk of your Goa hotel as well."

    Crocodile and dolphin spotting

  • Medicinal Spring

    "The exploitation of medicinal or mineral springs with curative properties has long attracted attention, first by the Romans, and more recently, particularly in Central Europe during the nineteenth century.\nThe term ' spa' for a mineral spring or curative resort (taking its name from the Belgian village of Spa, near Liege) has been in the literature since the sixteenth century.\nBalneo-geohydrology is a small and relatively new segment of geohydrology specializing in finding water sources characterized by unusual chemical composition and physical properties which can be exploited for medicinal purposes. Determination of the geological formations through which such water flows or is stored and evaluation of peloids found in some regions, such as peats, fango or muds, are other tasks of this branch of geology. In medical terminology, peloids are natural substances formed by a geological and/or biological process; they are classified according to origin, chemical composition ... [read more]"

    Medicinal Spring

  • Baga Retreat House

    "The Xavier Retreat House located on the very Picturesque peninsular end of the Calangute shore was one of four retreat houses constructed by Fr. Adrian Le Tellier S.J., a Belgian Jesuit belonging to the Province of Kolkata. The other centres are in Mumbai, Mangalore and Goa.\nConvinced that the Baga hillock was the ideal location for the Retreat House, Fr. Le Tellier made fervent appeals, coupled with public prayers and penance to convince Prof. Christovao Egypsy, who was the owner of the property, to donate the land for the purpose. He was able to start the construction of the project when providentially, his niece in Belgium joined the Carmelites and donated the money that had been assigned for her dowry (should she have married) for the building of the Retreat House. In fact, she was later permitted to visit Goa to see the fruit of her gift when it was in the process of coming up."

    Baga Retreat House

  • Baga River

    "Baga a seaside town in Bardez, Goa, India. It comes under the jurisdiction of Calangute, which is 2 km south. Baga is known for its popular beach and Baga Creek. It is visited by thousands of tourists annually.Baga Beach is a popular beach and tourist destination in North Goa.[1][2] Baga is located at the north end of the contiguous beach stretch that starts from Sinquerim, Candolim, leads to Calangute and then to Baga.\nDolphins can be located at around 1-2 km from the shoreline\nThe beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats, and at high tide the beach is narrow.[3]\nThe beach is named after the Baga Creek, which empties into the Arabian Sea at the north end of the beach.[4]\nBaga Beach is also famous for parasailing, water sports (banana ride) and dolphin cruises."

    Baga River

  • The Sea Cure

    "Standing on a Beach (titled Staring at the Sea in CD format in some countries) is a singles compilation released by the British rock band The Cure in May 1986, marking a decade since the band's founding in 1976. The album's titles are both taken from the opening lyrics of The Cure's debut single \"Killing an Arab\".\nThe \"New Voice - New Mix\" of \"Boys Don't Cry\" (released as a single little over a fortnight before Standing on a Beach) is not featured on the album; thus the album's singles span only from 1978 to 1985. The same mix has never again been released onto a compilation album."

    The Sea Cure


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