Arambol

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Arambol
Beach
Arambol 2022-01-04-2.jpg
Arambol is located in Goa
Arambol
Arambol
Coordinates: 15°42′N 73°42′E / 15.700°N 73.700°E / 15.700; 73.700
Beach Shacks in Arambol
Sweet Water Lake in Arambol
The "money stone" sculpture at the banyan tree

Arambol is a traditional fisherman village, located approximately a 90 minutes drive from Dabolim Airport (GOI) within the Pernem administrative region of North Goa, India. The beach attracts many international tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March.[1] Arambol beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, bordering Keri Beach to the north and Mandrem Beach to the south.[2] Located 43 km (27 mi) north of Goa's capital city of Panaji, Arambol has a population of around 5,300.[3][4]

Weather[edit]

  • Rainfall: 3117 mm
  • Maximum temperature: 34 °C
  • Minimum temperature: 23 °C

Arambol's warmest month of the year is usually April with an average high of 34 °C. The sunniest months are January, February, April, May and December with around 10 hours of sunshine per day. The dry period in Arambol corresponds with its main tourist season, from December to April, which normally doesn't see any rain. The warmest sea temperature is between April and June with an average high of 29 °C.[5]

Utilities and services[edit]

Sanitation and drinking water[edit]

The town has an open drainage system. Water is supplied from a service reservoir. The town gets it water as tap water from a treated source. The capacity of the water supply system is 650 kilo-litres. The nearest fire fighting service is at Pernem (13 km).

Manufacturing[edit]

Arambol (CT) is engaged in the manufacturing of following items (in decreasing order of importance): country liquor, chili products, dry fish[citation needed]

Market and banking[edit]

Every Wednesday, a weekly market takes place at the Arambol Bus Stand area, where local vegetable vendors sell their products such as Green Leafy Vegetables, Potatoes, Spices, Fruits and similar edible products. There are few supermarkets on the Arambol Street that caters to all the basic kitchen needs and supplies.

There is a branch of Bank of India, State Bank of India and HDFC Bank near the Arambol Bus Stand area. There are 3 banking cooperative societies also.

Religion[edit]

The majority of the Indian residents are Hindu. Christian and Muslim minorities are also present. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel serves the religious interests of the many Catholics in the area.

Sports[edit]

As in many other parts of Goa, both football and cricket are popular sports with the people of this area.

Attractions[edit]

Sunset party

A short walk north off the main beach is a smaller beach with a "fresh water lake" close to the sea. The jungle valley, enclosed between low hills, hides a banyan tree. Adjoining the banyan tree there is a stone sculpture created by an American conceptual and land art artist, Jacek Tylicki, titled Give if you can - Take if you have to (also called The Money Stone).[citation needed] It has become a pilgrimage destination.

Another attraction is Arambol Drum Circle & Sunset Beach Market[6], one of the most unique flea markets in Goa. It starts a few hours before the sunset where travelers from all over the world sell their hand made creations. More than just a market, it is a party on the beach where people bring their drums, hand-pans, Didgeridoo (didgeridoo) and meet here everyday to make music as the sun sets. It is common to see performers at this time with their juggling balls, hula hoops, poi and many other props. With things like handmade clothes, food, jewelry, glass pipes – this market looks like it is right out of a music festival.

Due to the composition of both national and international musicians, Arambol is home to a rich live music scene, dominated by Gypsie-Fusion bands.[citation needed]

Activities[edit]

Paragliding in Arambol

Strong winds during the main season make it a significant location for leisure sports, like paragliding and kite surfing.[7] Every evening during the peak tourist season, there are sunset parties on Arambol beach.[8] A variety of practitioners in Alternative medicine and Wellness (alternative medicine) offer courses in Yoga, meditation, Odissi dance, and musical instruments (like Tabla, Sitar and other traditional Indian as well as Western instruments).[9]

Events[edit]

The Tribal Dance Festival and the Indian Juggling Convention take place in Arambol.[10][not specific enough to verify] The Goa Contact Festival and In-Touch Festival both offer Contact Improvisation Dance and Somatics.[citation needed] All are scheduled for late January/early February.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Time to Visit Arambol Beach". Indiamarks. 30 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Best beaches in Goa: 22 stunning beaches in Goa you must visit".
  4. ^ "Census of India 2011" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Arambol Beach Weather Averages for Planning Holidays, Goa". Weather2Travel.com.
  6. ^ Planet, Drifter (29 December 2016). "Shopping in Goa - 7 Colorful Flea Markets of Goa". Drifter Planet. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  7. ^ "TravelHi5 - Your Guide To Travelling In Dubai". TravelHi5.
  8. ^ "How to Experience the Arambol Beach Party in Goa". Backpacking Bella. 21 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Home". www.magicpark.info.
  10. ^ "InJuCo". Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Arambol at Wikimedia Commons
  • Arambol travel guide from Wikivoyage