Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Welcome to the Blog of the Romance beach huts,


Goa Tourism





Welcome to the Blog of the Romance beach huts,
 sea facing beach huts located at Agonda beach, Goa. There are numerous cottages and shacks on the southern beach coastline in Goa.Romance coco huts however is different from the rest being located at a quiet isolated place along one side of the beach, beautiful ambience and peaceful fun loving tourists.


A poet once described the physical shape of Goa as one half of a heart, the other half being carried in the very heart of every Goan. The Sahyadari Ghats hover protectively to the east of Goa where the height of this coastal state rises to 1022 mt above sea level. The Arabian Sea laps at Goa's long Western coastline. Several rivers crisscross the state and empty into the Arabian Sea. To the North of Goa lies Maharashtra and to the South and East lies Karnataka.








Area - 3702 sq km


Population - Almost 15 lakh people (1.5 million)


Altitude - Sea Level to 1022 mts


Location - Between Latitudes 15 48'00" N and 14 53'54" N and Longitudes 74 20'13" E and 73 40'33" E


Neighbouring Cities - Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra towards the North, Belgaum to the East, Karwar district of Karnataka to the South and the Arabian Sea to the Wes.


Major Rivers -Tiracol, Chapora, Mandovi, Zuari, Sal and Talpon.


Main Beaches - Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Sinquerim, Miramar are major beaches in the North with Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim and Palolem in the south.


Wildlife Sanctuaries - Bondla, Mollem lie in the eastern forested hilly areas of the state






Religion




In a secular state like India, several religions have thrived — and, so is the case with Goa. In Goa, the more important religions followed by its population are: Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Buddhists.























By and large, Hindus and Christians form more than 95% of the State's population while the other religions comprise the remaining segment of Goa's population. In terms of the Census 1971, the decadal growth rate in 1960-71 and the percentage of each religious community to the total population makes interesting reading .


From the Provisional Population Totals relating to the Census 1991, Goa's growth rate had declined sharply from 26.74% in 1971-81 to 15.96% in 1981-91: this could lead to an inference that the first two leading religious communities and also the third have retained their respective ranks in regard to Goa's total population i.e. Hindus occupying the No. 1 position, followed by Christians and quite some distance below, the Muslims (at the 3rd place) among Goa's 1991 population of 1,168,622 persons.


GOA BEACHES






CRESCENT BEACHES


Shaped like the new moon, Goa’s beaches are known the world over. Fringed by swaying palm and coconut trees with cool and comfortable shacks offering a variety of refreshments, Goa’s 103 km coastline is blessed with the most enchanting beaches lapped by the Arabian Sea.. And almost all of them are swimmer friendly with the assured presence of lifeguards on all the popular beaches.





NORTH GOA
CALANGUTE 


Calangute is the most popular beach with thousands thronging it in both the peak and off-season. The waves rise high above as you wash away your city blues, though swimmer need to be a trifle cautious because of the sudden drop and the rising waves. Experienced swimmers will, however, revel in the seas here.. The beach is fringed with popular restaurants and hotels, including the Calangute Residency operated by GTDC. This long, seven-km sweep of sand located 15 kms from Panaji, is called the 'Queen of Beaches'. All the travel agencies and tour operators have a base here from where bookings are done for most of the other beaches.
Parasailing at calangute beach  (click here for photo)


Years of tourism has brought in a tremendous change in the scenario. Hotels and guesthouses stretch uninterrupted from Calangute to Baga. The village of Calangute has all basic facilities like post office, banks, foreign exchange offices, resort companies, all kind of bars and restaurants, besides medical facilities. The number of internet cafes in Calangute might even exceed that of the entire city of Panaji.


Huge showrooms filled with exquisite handicrafts from Kashmir, Tibet, Indonesia, Rajasthan and other exotic places, line up the main road running towards Anjuna.


BAGA  


A few kms down the beach is another—Baga.-- part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa which begins at Fort Aguada, continues as Sinquerim Beach, moves on to Candolim which merges into Calangute Beach and then stretches on to Baga, Anjuna and on to Vagator, finally ending at Chapora beach. Truly a veritable feast of beaches.


Compared to Calangute, Baga is quieter and also more isolated. Its scenic beauty, with the creek, the Retreat House perched on the hill and the fewer tourist buses all have contributed to its unique beauty. It is more popular with western tourists who love to use it as a base for water sports and fishing in the area.




VAGATOR 


This most photographed beach of Goa forms a bay that curves from the headland to the hillock crowned by the Chapora Fort.


This beautiful arc of sand is located about 22 kms from Panaji and is part of the 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa.


                         Adjoining Anjuna, Vagator is secluded, crescent shaped and situated on the Caisua bay along the Chapora river basin in the shadow of Chapora Fort. During the tourist season, it is a favorite venue for midnight parties. There are a number of buses that run from Mapusa and Calangute beach to Vagator. The nearest interstate bus station is at Mapusa.






ANJUNA  

Anjuna was made famous by the ‘flower power and peace’ generation of the sixties and early seventies. And later by the ‘trance’ parties. Located about 18 kms from Panaji, the beach is known for its breeze-catching palms, soft sand, and the unusual rocky formation overlying a cove of whitish sand.and black rock that juts into the sea. It is now famous for its weekly Flea Market, which draws legions of visitors every Wednesday and bargains can be had on apparel, footwear, jewellery, footwear, chess sets—and yak cheese.

The village of Anjuna is a five square mile enclosure nestling between the Arabian Sea and the Hill overlooking the beach.
                  

SINQUERIM            

With its magnificent 17th century fort which has now been converted into a prison, Sinquerim is one of the finest beaches in Goa, offering international class facilities for water-skiing, parasailing, fishing, scuba-diving and wind-surfing.

Home to the Taj Hotel Group, which dominates the headland around the historic Fort Aguada, Sinquerim is located some 13 kms from Panaji. The uninterrupted stretch of firm sand stretches all the way north to Baga, offering visitors a temptingly long walk along the beach.



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