Arambol Beach In Goa

The Arambol beach is just a walking distance from the Keri beach. The Portuguese interpretation of the name of the village "Hamal" gave Arambol its present name. Apart from the usual run of activities, the beach provides options like body painting, t'ai chi and yoga.

The Arambol Beach located 50 kms from Panaji is a pristine and secluded beach in the North Goa and can be approached by a winding road through the groove of cashew trees Arambol Beach of Goa.

It is a rocky as well as sandy beach and has a fresh water lagoon which extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle Arambol Beach of Goa

The lake is fed by boiling hot springs and is lined with sulphurous mud which people love applying on their body to do wonders to their skin Arambol attractions.

The Arambol Beach extends over 16 km and consists of two beaches, more popular is the main beach (Harmal beach), the northernmost beach in Goa Arambol attractions.

The second, more picturesque beach lies beyond the rocky circlet and can only be reached on foot and is bordered by steep cliffs on both sides Arambol Beach. The main beach is long stretch of curving sand is good for swimming. It is a place perfect for people looking for peace and tranquility Arambol Beach.

The cliffs near the beaches are popular for paragliding and dolphin watching boat trips.

Adjacent to the beach a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from across Goa and India Arambol Beach.

Some good cafes along the main beach and on the headland to the north cater tasty delicacies from the cuisine of Italy, Goa and India Arambol Beach.

The large and sprung out Arambol village near the seashore Arambol is quiet and friendly, with just a few hundred local fishing men.

How to get there

A walk down the south of Keri beach takes you to Arambol. It can be reached from either Pernem to the east or Morjim to the south.

Air : Goa's international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from the capital Panaji. Indian Airlines has direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai daily.

Rail : Goa's two main stations are at Margao and Vasco da Gama.

Vasco-da-Gama and Margoa are connected by train with Bangalore, Belgaum, Hospet and Hyderabad and via Miraj to Bombay, Delhi and Agra.

Road: Goa is well connected by NH17A with Maharashtra and Karnataka state.

There are regular bus services to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hampi and other destinations from the Kadamba bus stand at Panaji.

There are buses available frequently from Panjim and Arambol every thirty minutes until noon, and every ninety minutes thereafter and between Mapusa and Arambol which takes three hours

What to experience

At a distance of just about 200m from the sea is a small freshwater lake (sweet lake) near the Waghcolomb Hill. Taking a dip in the lake after a sea bath can be a good idea, as it would wash away the salt off the body.

At the foothill, there is a small beach called Pallem.

A short walk from the Arambol junction is Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. To the north of Arambol, on the opposite shore, is Tiracol Fort. You can reach the fort by taking the ferry from Keri beach. Situated on the northernmost tip of Goa, the fort's sturdy walls offer a wonderful view of the Keri and Arambol beaches. The fort has now been converted to an upmarket hotel - Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel. The fort also houses the Church of St. Anthony.

Adventure sports

There are many adventure sports to indulge in. Among them are windsurfing, kite buggy rides, paragliding, sand speed sailing and dolphin spotting.

Safety information

Arambol beach is not considered a safe beach for swimming and the absence of lifeguards make it even more risky.

Eating Out

There are a few places here that offer great seafood. Most of these joints are located on the busy road towards the beach.

Night Out

The nightlife in Arambol is rocking with many nightbirds living here. Some option available here are Indian classical music and dance.

Accommodation

For tourists, there are hotels and guest houses. Most of the hotels here are on the north side of the beach. However, most of the accommodation options here are seasonal and basic, tailored to suit a moderate budget.

Most of the accommodation is basic, in simple houses in the woods behind the beach. Majority is empty huts but some have fully equipped kitchens and showers.

More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.

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