Arambol (Harmal), a pleasant corner of Goa, is a perfect tourist destination with the magnificent cliffs and mellow beaches. Whether you want to have a relaxed beach vacation or a fun filled adventurous trip, Arambol is a complete package.
Arambol is a cove like beach that is perfect for swimming,. On the northern side of Arambol Beach, there are cliffs perfect for paragliding. Arambol Paragliding School and Harmal Hammocks provide flights in partnership during the season. You can get information about it here. There are dolphin watching boat trips too.
If you want to go swimming, Kalacha beach here that merges with the sweet water lake is a good option. The lake is fed by boiling hot springs and is lined with sulphurous mud which when appllied to the bosy can do wonders to the skin. To reach there, you have to follow the cliff path in the northern part of here.
Another popular adventure sport in here is kite surfing. You get many operators who give training regarding the same. Equipments are available on hire from the stores to the south of Arambol Beach. Noticeboards are also put up for tourist information regarding the renting stuff.
You can even take up yoga classes and courses. The famed Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center has a center in Arambol and is the winter destination for the world renowned yoga center of Dharamsala. You can avail five day courses on Yoga, that begin every Fridays during November to March.
Where to Stay
There are numerous accommodation options available at Arambol. There are many basic huts and guesthouses by the sea for a stay. Then there are magnificent sea view hotel rooms would totally pay off your visit to here. Make sure you taste the cookies, chocolate biscuit cake and lemon cheese pie at German Bakery. Tiramisu, Goan dishes and seafood at the shacks and shops by the beach are a must try at here.
How to Reach Arambol
Vasco da Gama, Thivim and Madgaon are the main railheads near Arambol at a distance of 60, 35 and 70 kilometers respectively. If you are traveling by flight, Harmal is easily accessible from Dabolim Airport. Buses are available from the village of Arambol to reach Mapusa. It is around 1.5 kilometers only from the beach area. There are several places in Arambol from where you get scooters or motorbikes on hire.
Sipping chilled beer or cocktail with awesome seafood by a peaceful and tranquil beach sounds a great idea, doesn’t it? Well, if you like the idea, Harmal is the destination for you.