Best Things To Do In Arambol, India - Updated 2022

things to do in arambol india

You can reach Arambol within an hour by car from Goa’s Dabolim Airport. It is a small, traditional and beautiful fisherman’s village in Northern Goa’s Pernem administrative region. Arambol’s pristine beach draws tourists from all over India as well as from abroad. The inflow of international visitors is mainly during the winters, between the months of November and March every year, when the weather outside is cool and pleasant. Many people refer to Arambol as Harmal and it is one of the most developed resorts in Goa. Budget-minded and long-staying tourists simply love this beach in the North. It was in the 1960s when the emergence of Arambol took place. Since then it has been a paradise for the visitors who want to escape the crowd at Calangute. Even today, things here are reasonably priced and cheerful. If you are looking out for a budget beach holiday, then this is just the place for you. Check out our list for the best things to do in Arambol!

1. Enjoy Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach Rocky Side
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You will find that the main beach here is safe for swimming and is gently curved. It is also a crowded beach, so if you are looking for a secluded beach scene, you can proceed southwards to Mandrem. When you take a brief walk towards the northern headland, you will come across the tiny Kalacha Beach. This is another well-known beach due to the proximity it shares with the famous ‘Sweetwater Lake’. If you are into adventure sports and love paragliding, then this is the most appropriate place in Goa for you.

Arambol Beach

Address: Arambol, Goa 403519

2. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Chapel at Harmal (Arambol)
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This famous church in Arambol is fondly referred to as “The Arambol Church”. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was originally constructed in 1780. This church was built in honor of St John the Baptist and it was the first church to be built in Pernem, Goa.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Address: Arambol, Goa 403524

3. Surf Wala: get some surfing lessons

Goa Arambol Beach
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Surf Wala operates from the famous Surf Club, which is located on Arambol Beach. The institute has all the necessary expertise and equipment to make sure that all visitors need to do, is just drop by and start learning the surfing skills! Surf Wala consists of a team of international surfers who live in Goa. This group of experts are dedicated to their endeavor to facilitate and promote surfing in Goa.

Surf Wala

Address: Near Surf Club, Bag Dando Rd, Arambol, Goa 403527

Website: Surf Wala

4. Visit Arambol Mountain and enjoy a beautiful sunset

Arambol beach - panoramio
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The Arambol Mountain is an amazing site. You can easily access it from the Arambol Beach. If you are fond of paragliding, you can do it from Arambol Mountain’s top! Now that would be a memorable experience.

Arambol Mountain

Address: Arambol, Goa 403524

5. Paliem Beach

Kalacha Beach, Arambol, North Goa, India
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This beach is also known as Kalacha Beach. It is a small cove, nestled between the Arambol Beach in the South and Keri Beach to its north. You can access this beach by walking, though it takes a slightly longer time to reach here from Keri and perhaps is a bit more challenging. It is a peaceful and completely secluded beach and cannot be accessed by road.

Paliem Beach

Address: Between North Goa’s Arambol and Kerin beaches

6. Enjoy a delicious meal in Rice Bowl Restaurant

Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta 01
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The Rice Bowl Restaurant, Arambol is one of the most popular eating joints in this locality. While there are so many things to do and places to visit while you are in Arambol, who would not like to have a scrumptious meal in between sightseeing? This restaurant has a unique charm and there are innumerable visitors who just cannot stop praising the place. In other words, you can be certain that a visit to this restaurant will always occupy a special place in your memory for its culinary delights. This multi-cuisine restaurant is Eco-friendly and buzzing, and serves lip-smacking seafood, fast food, and Asian cuisines.

Rice Bowl Restaurant

Address: Khalcha Vaddo, Arambol Beach, North Goa, Pernem, Arambol, Goa 403001

7. Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center

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This yoga center in Arambol was established along with the one in Dharamkot center, back in 1985. The Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center offers different types of meditation and yoga courses to suit the varying time limitations and needs of the students. The center also holds yoga classes on a weekly basis for its fresh and continuing students. Other prominent training courses include yoga for females and kids, different types of yoga courses for teachers’ training and in-depth yoga teacher training courses.

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center

Address: Madhlo Vaddo, Arambol, North Goa 403524

Website: Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center

8. Paliem Lake, sweet water lake in Arambol

Mayem lake
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People who visit Goa are familiar with the attractions of this lake. Paliem Lake is a fresh water (sweet) lake. It is also famous for its “cleansing sulfurous mud,” which is found near the lake. However, contrary to a few decades back when undressed hippies covered with this yellow mud was a common sight, today’s visitors need to pay for such an experience or get a hold of whatever they can from the small stream’s banks in the neighboring woods.

Paliem Lake

Address: Arambol Sweet Water Lake, Paliyem, Goa 403519

9. Paji's, the best lounge cum bar in Arambol

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This is one of Arambol’s finest bars. Pani’s should definitely be on your must-visit list while you are in Arambol, especially if you want to party. The place serves delicious snacks with a decent menu for its well-stocked bar, which you can relish with your family or friends. Visitors recommend Paji’s very highly for its friendly waiters, Italian bakery, multi cuisine dishes and great cafe.


Address: Near Kokoloko Beach, Arambol, Goa 403524

10. Keri Beach: be at peace

(1) Querim beach Goa India 2013
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Visit this peaceful and pretty beach, away from the maddening crowds of many places. Sit back and relax under the shade of its pine trees and watch some remarkable Goan edifices. Keri Beach is also known as Querim Beach. Since it is a secluded beach, visitors who are looking for quietness come here. As a result, you will find that the beach has fewer vendors as opposed to the other beaches in Goa. To make your trip even more memorable, you can visit some historic Goan buildings, an ancient fort, and an old temple, both near here. The beach boasts of golden sand and has some rock outcrops, a river inlet, and rows of tall trees. Try to visit this beach in the early morning and take pictures of its shoreline while the beach is deserted.

Keri Beach

Address: Arambol, Goa 403519

Unwind yourself

Here is a city that appears to have been especially designed to provide you with a relaxed retreat and spiritual gratification. Arambol demonstrates the goodness and the wellness India has in store for its visitors. For more accommodation options, do check out the best huts on Arambol Beach as well!

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