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Candolim

North Goa , Goa

South of the famous Calangute beach and in the North of Goa lies candolim offering you all the revelries in the world. The first village to be entirely converted into Christianity, this is a place which bears numerous hallmarks of a rich Indo- Portuguese culture. Beginning at the Fort Aguada and merging with the Calangute beach, this is the mid point of all the fun that you want to have in Goa. One very unique sight on the beach, other than the numerous shops and eateries, is the ship River Princess which is stuck here. Gives a very Moorish feel to the whole place. Well Candolim 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. Though a surprisingly tame night life, this is close to all the beaches that are fames for their legendary parties. You surely will not be missing out on anything here. If you are a tourist in Goa the first place that you will come to is Candolim. So enjoy the numerous shacks, the delicious food , the water sports and the incomparable feeling of being pampered in Goa. It is a party of sun , sea , sand and many interesting people and go on forever in Candolim. Located probably in the best place possible, this is a beach with has all the advantages and none of the disadvantages for any traveller. Tourists and locals alike enjoy this part of Goa fully.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 33.0°C /91.0°F 138 mm 9feet 8599.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

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    "Candolim is a census town in North Goa in the state of Goa, India. It is situated just south of the famous Calangute beach, and is popular tourist destination.During the late 16th century, Candolim became the first village to be entirely converted to Christianity in Bardez by the Franciscans.[1][2] The present Christian identity of its villagers dates back to the conversion of Santu Sinay (Shenoy), a ganvkar (Konkani: freeholder) who belonged to the nobility of his people.[2]\nSantu Sinay (1577-1640), was the son of Naru Sinay; who had earlier migrated from Loutolim, Salcette, and established himself in Candolim, where he purchased the fifth vangodd (clan) of the comunidade on 13 August 1604.[3] Naru Sinay died after 1624, and was survived by his wife, four sons--Jeronimo de Souza, Manoel de Souza, Santu Sinay, and Christovao d'Andrade, and one daughter, Quiteria de Souza.[3] Santu Sinay was converted along with the rest of his family at the age of 8, and subsequently took the name of Salvador Pinto.[3] His godfather was Fr. Manoel Pinto, a Franciscan rector of the Church of Our Lady of Hope of Candolim and the seminary of Reis Magos.[3] He was brought up in the seminary of Reis Magos, where he developed a great devotion to St. Francis Xavier.[4] Salvador Pinto was tutored by two Franciscan priests, Fr. Pinto and Fr. Simao de Nazareth; who succeeded the former as rector of Candolim parish.[3] Salvador Pinto worked zealously to spread Christianity in the village.[2] Fr. de Nazareth held great influence with the Viceroys and in recognition of Salvador Pinto's tremendous work in converting the village, obtained for him many life grants and concessions which are still held by his descendants.[4] Fr. de Nazareth, as representative of Fr. Miguel de S. Bonaventura--Custodian and General Commissioner of East Indies and Diogo Dias, syndic of St. Francis and procurator of His Holiness--granted two perpetual graves in the Candolim Church, to Salvador Pinto and his father-in-law Antonio Pereira in the transept, in front of the altar of Bom Jesus, and also to his wife and mother-in-law, Maria and Catharina Pereira in the transept; her grave located between those of two parishioners, Pedro Sequeira and Francisco de Souza.[4]\nCandolim was the focal point of the anti-Portuguese revolt of 1787, also called the \"Conspiracy of the Pintos\", because it was spearheaded by priests belonging to the village's Pinto (Shenoy) clan.[5]"

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