Arambol Beach attracts many international and national tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March. Arambol Beach has a distinct bohemian feel which is no longer found in other areas, such as Calangute Beach and this inevitably attracts many alternative travellers.
Arambol beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, amongst many other popular locations including Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach and Palolem Beach. Arambol Beach borders north on Keri Beach and south on Mandrem Beach of Goa.
The majority of the local residents are Hindu, then comes a percentage of people subscribing to the Christian faith and a minority of Muslims. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel serves the religious interests of the many Catholics in the area. Mother Mary is referred to as Saibinn Mai in Konkani language.
A short walk through the north of the main beach of Arambol is the cynosure among the national and international level tourists. This is a smaller beach with a "fresh water lake" close to the sea which has invigorating hot thermals, making it the perfect place to relax. The water here is a mixture of fresh water and sea water. The jungle valley is enclosed between low hills hide a spectacular Banyan tree, which carries the mythological stories and now acts as pilgrimage spot among the international tourists. Arambol Beach is the dwelling place to prosperous live melody scenes, dominated by gypsie-fusion bands of Goa, which are famous for Goa trance.
Yoga, meditation, live music, dance of many different styles and a variety of healing arts are part of the vibrant scene that attracts travellers from all walks of life. Arambol Beach is expanding at an exceedingly fast pace and prices are rising for real estate, rent, foods and services. With all, Arambol Beach serves as a pilgrimage tourism site, nature tourism site and leisure tourism site of Goa.
(Last Updated on : 01-08-2014)
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