A Short Trip To Goa
How many of you have a bucket list, that you want to tick off, before you get married, or before you turn X age? So many right. I also have one by the way, with so many happening things that I need to complete. One of them was a short trip to Goa.
This trip was getting delayed since 2 years now. Right from asking friends to convincing parents, planning this trip was a tough task on its own. I fear how will I plan my marriage :p Ok let’s come back to the topic.
I booked my tickets in January for the month of March, hence got quite a handsome deal. March is not one of the best months to visit Goa. It’s not humid, but definitely hot in afternoons, and it gets better in evenings.
I took a flight from Delhi at around 10:00 pm, and reached at 1:00 am in Goa. This was my first flight ever, and trust me I was scared to hell. After reaching the Dabolim Airport, we took a taxi to a nearby hotel, which was booked for a night. I don’t want to get into the details of this particular hotel, as it isn’t worth talking about.
We then moved to a fabulous hotel in Calangute, The Grand Inn Hotel. Let me tell you, the best thing about Goa is you can travel 15-20 kms in few minutes, unlike Delhi, which means the traffic conditions are not bad.
The entrance to the hotel looked quite different in the pictures though. After entering the hotel, I finally realized it’s a good hotel :p .
They had two options to offer in terms of rooms, you can either get a village view or the beach view. I opted for a village view. Long coconut trees and colorful small houses were definitely worth a shot. Head over to my YouTube, to check the hotel. The food was absolutely amazing, however, they didn’t serve any Goan dish as a part of the buffet. Of course, you can order something separately.
The hotel staff was quite helpful in terms of telling us about the places nearby.
Scooters are the best source of Transportation when you are in Goa. Zip-Zap-Zoom and you will reach your destination in minutes. The first day we went to Anjuna Beach, and the place was beautiful. Shacks on one side and beautiful waves on the other. I never thought these shacks serve alcohol at such a low price, and a cold drink at such a high price.
You will find girls roaming around offering colorful braiding, anklets etc. I got a foot massage done, oh it was heaven(just for Rs.150 by the way).
The next destination was Baga beach, again a beautiful beach with a more happening crowd. I didn’t like the food at these Shacks much, I would rather opt going out to a restaurant.
Vagator & Morjim was a complete blunder. We traveled kilometers to Morjim, and we couldn’t find anybody at the beach, it was all black, at one point it seemed scary, and I had to run away. Vagator was stinking like anything, a big NO.
The last day we went to Arambol Beach, and yes it was beautiful, so peaceful. The color of the sand changed as we went to Arambol from Anjuna.
Do not visit the forts in this weather, going to Agoda Fort was a waste of time, it was extremely hot.
Panaji had a lot to offer, especially the Fontainhas. If you are a photographer, or ever wanted to visit Spain, you must visit this place. You will find the best architecture of Goa here. Color blocking schemes made this place worth a visit. The houses were painted in such beautiful colors, I can’t even imagine Delhi in these colors. Teal green, turquoise blue, pale yellow to the bright yellow. This is the best place in Goa.
Let’s see some pictures:
I hope this blog helps you planning your Trip To Goa in a better way. Trip To Goa Part 2 , will be up soon, in which I will be telling you all about the restaurants of Goa.
Until next time