East meets West in this sun-soaked state, where Indian culture intertwines with Portuguese influences. The beaches have long served as a magnet for the ones like me who can spend hours on a beach staring at the long end of the ocean.
The Goa’s mandatory “Dil Chahta Hai” pic still gives me the chill and thrill to leave Pune and get settled in Goa for as long as I can live. I was planning for a solo trip to Goa on my birthday earlier in September but some how the plan didn’t work out.
So I, with my bunch of friends decided to take a trip during the monsoon, as we could experience a different face of Goa from what we have heard so far, ‘sun-soaked’ as I already mentioned.
We planned our trip during the Dussehra holidays where I ditched a cousin’s wedding to be a part of long holding re-union where some of the friends joined from Bangalore and Kerala.We booked our rooms in a average looking villa next to Vagator beach which is not commercialized like Baga and Calangute beaches.
It was a trip after a long time and also outside Pune, so I was quite excited at the same time was trying to be relaxed as much as I can, and It worked out that way obviously when with friends.
The weather was at its best during our visit. As we expected with the monsoon, it was drizzling in the mornings and the climate became pleasant and chilly at the same time through out the day. There were so much greenery around which reminded me of Kerala all the time and also crowd is very less during this time of the year.
It was an exceptional beach experience. We could just sit on the beach for hours and relax with a bottle of red bull (some had beer :P) and not worry about the sun too much. We did visit some famous forts as well. Was busy performing a photographer, so couldn’t get my own pics there.
We also did a road trip to Dudhsagar falls which is near Goa-Karnataka Border which was real fun, but due to heavy rain couldn’t actually see it. So we managed it with a pic nearby.
However while coming back I got a view of it from my train’s seat’s window.
We also experimented with some tattoos, temporary ones, only to get the urge to get a permanent one soon. Also I did my first adventure sport i.e. para-sailing, first cut of my 20 in 20’s.
We stayed for 3 days and it was a wonderful trip which got over quite soon. I would only suggest to people to try Goa’s monsoon season.
So with a promise to come again soon we wished bid adieu to all time loved Goaaaaa!!!