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Candolim Beach Fast Facts
- State: Goa
- District: Panjim
- Famous for/as: Beach
- Population: 8,599 (2001)
- Religions: Hindus, Muslims, Christians
- Language: Konkani, Hindi, English
- Best Season: December to Feburary
- Local Transport: Rail, Bus, Taxi, Ship
- Pincode: 403515
- STDCode: 0832
Candolim Beach Info
Government of Goa
Purshottam Bhagwan Building
Dr. Atmaram Borkar Road, Opp. Hotel Nova Goa,
Panaji, Goa- 403 001
Tel: 0832 - 2438750/51/52
Email: goatourism @ dataone.in
Candolim Beach, India Overview
Candolim is one the best beaches of North Goa district sprawled with white sand. After driving fifteen kilometers from Panjim, Capital of Goa, the delicacy and beauty of the beach can be seen. As you move towards Candolim, first you will aware with Fort Aguada, which merges with Calangute beach. It is one of the longest beach of Goa.
Many shops are packed both the roadsides of main road Candolim. Very quit and calm village the life is not much cluster. Do not worry about accommodations in Candolim beach, many shacks and restaurants offer fooding and lodging facilities. Some inns offer lodging facility on reasonable price.
Candolim is also famous for the birthplace of Adda Faria, the freedom fighter of Goan and the Father of Hypnotism.
Activities on Candolim Beach, Goa
It is recommended to check out the relish of Feni, which is popular beverage of Goa. Many interesting activities can be performed here. Main attractions are water sports. Along with this activity, fishing, Jet-skiing, bump rides, banana rides, catamaran sailing, wind surfing, parasailing, strolling, beach seeing, evening walking on seacoast side, full moonlight dinning, DJs music dancing, eating seafood in shacks are the activities of the beaches.
There is a fort Aguada, which is palace of interest. Portuguese built Aguada Fort in 1612 for defense against Dutch and Maratha invaders. Other places lighthouse, Church, barracks are the tourist attraction places of Candolim beach.
Sunburn festival adds its delicacy. In India, it is the biggest electronic festival. Thousands of tourist participate form country and across the worldwide.
Best season to go for Candolim beach, Goa
Best time to visit Candolim is November to March. In fact, Candolim offers a smooth and constant climate throughout the year. In rainy season from June to October decreases the visitor’s crowd.
Shopping on Candolim beach, Goa
Candolim shops offer local antiques, artifacts and handicrafts. You can buy handbags and clothes form trinket stalls.
Accommodations and Packages for Candolim beach, Goa
Most of the resorts and hotels are located some distance form Candolim beach. Some famous resorts of Candolim or near Candolim are Taj fort Aguada beach Resort, Taj Hermitage, Taj Holiday village, Coqueral Holiday home, De Mello’s Guest House.
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Candolim Beach, India History
During the late 16th century, Candolim became the first village to be entirely converted to Christianity in Bardez by the Franciscans. 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.
Santu 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. Naru Sinay died after 1624, and was survived by his wife, four sons - Jeronimo de Souza, Manoel de Souza, Santu Sinay, and Christovão d'Andrade, and one daughter, Quiteria de Souza. Santu Sinay was converted along with the rest of his family at the age of 8, and subsequently took the name of Salvador Pinto. 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. He was brought up in the seminary of Reis Magos, where he developed a great devotion to St. Francis Xavier. Salvador Pinto was tutored by two Franciscan priests, Fr. Pinto and Fr. Simão de Nazareth; who succeeded the former as rector of Candolim parish. Salvador Pinto worked zealously to spread Christianity in the village. 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. 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 António 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.
Candolim 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.