Arambol Beach, North Goa

A 16 km long unexplored beach surrounded by cliffs on two sides, with a Fresh Water lake and chirpy markets nearby, Arambol is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa. This cove like beach is a traditional fisherman village with a distinct bohemian feel which attracts many international tourists and alternative travellers. A short walk to the north takes you to several attractive bays, the most famous among which is thesweet water lake at Paliem Beach (also referred to as Kalacha). This lake is fed by  hot springs and lined with sulphurous mud which is believed to be have healing properties and is a favorite among the hippie crowd who take mud baths here. Beyond the lake, is a spectacular Banyan Tree with a stone sculpture at it’s base created by a famous artist which has become an attraction in its own right. The beach also hosts night parties, has a rich music scene  and is dubbed to be the capital of hippie culture in Goa. The ‘Glastonbury Street’ leading to the beach is chock full of boutiques selling a bizarre and wonderful array of knick-knacks. This places is also good forparagliding and Kite Surfing making it one of the best beaches in Goa. Arambol beach is located  50 km north of Panaji


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