Goa. The official party capital of India. Beautiful beaches, happening night life, casinos, sun burn, and the list goes on. This tiny state has an incredible number of things to offer. Goa is on the list of every person I have ever met.
A little bit about Goa
Goa has well over 25 amazing beaches ranging from the full-of-life party destinations to the serene and peaceful ones. North Goa offers beaches like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Arambol, that necklace the northern coastline with tons of shacks buzzing with life, serving lip-smacking delicacies from the Konkan cuisine with cocktails and mocktails to go along; Goa’s beaches make your holiday experience complete.
South Goa is rather mellow, with serene beaches like Colva, Palolem and Galgibaga (famous as a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles) which are cut off from the world, but really worth paying a visit if you are looking for some peace and quiet.
Arambol (also known as Harmal) is the most northerly of Goa’s developed beach resorts and is still considered the beach of choice for many long-staying budget-minded travelers in the north.Arambol first emerged in the 1960s as a mellow paradise for long-haired long-stayers escaping the scene at Calangute.
More about Arambol
Today things are still cheap and cheerful, with budget accommodation in little huts clinging to the cliffsides, though the main beach is now an uninterrupted string of beach shacks, many with beach-hut operations stacked behind.The main beach is gently curved and safe for swimming but often crowded – head south towards Mandrem for a quieter beach scene. A short walk around the northern headland brings you to little Kalacha Beach, another popular place thanks to the ‘Sweetwater Lake’ back from the beach. The headland above here is the best place in Goa for paragliding and related activities.
Why would I recommend Arambol to everyone planning a trip to Goa?
Arambol is undoubtedly the most picturesque and serene beach, I have visited. Lively shacks and delicious food would make you fall in love with this place. Another element that adds to the beauty of this beach is the Crowd. This beach is less crowded as compared to commercial beaches like Baga. So the crowd is filtered and awesome. Arambol is unspoilt and pristine owing to the villagers. The place is a paradise for those looking for some tranquillity and solitude. All in all, this beach is a must visit when planning a trip to Goa.