Posts Tagged With: goa

Cows Strolling or Patrolling!!

I have been away for more than a month, reasons are many, but to cite the important ones – my laptop busted and real bad, when finally it was up and running I had a new schedule in place (jogging in the morning and focus on Fitness) left me exhausted and I couldn’t really dedicate time to writing or anything to with blogging. And, I was also working on other ideas for my start-up. But, I missed my blog and sharing amazing experiences with readers and fellow travelers. And, so, I’m back!!

Goa, in India, is a place which never fails to surprise and excite, I have covered few of the beaches in earlier posts. This is a photo story of the Majorda Beach in South of Goa. We visited this place in the morning, so it wasn’t really bustling with crowd, there were decent number of people plus the Sun was ruthless. Here we were, enjoying the uninterrupted view under shade but not for long, cows soon caught our interest, and they were all over the beach, taking a morning walk probably, hope you enjoy the pictures 🙂

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Hope you have a rocking weekend. For more interesting write-ups on Goa, feel free to explore –

Benaulim Beach – As radiant as it can get

The Betul Beach – Where Sal meets the Sea

 

 

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The Betul Beach – Where Sal meets the Sea

Photo Tour of the beguiling Betul Beach

A series of tranquil huts ensconced near River Sal in Salcette, South Goa luxuriant with coconut grove and other fruit trees; that’s Betul village. And just across the river there is the beguiling Betul Beach. The sparkling white sandy beach is charming for more than one reasons – the River Sal meets the Sea here creating a beautiful sight, due to high tides the beach is adorned with beautiful lagoon (which will be visible in pictures) and lastly the view of hills on one side where one shall witness the ships moving towards the harbor and the villagers fishing is a sight to behold.

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On the margin of the River, Washing up it’s silver spray;  We will walk and worship ever, All the happy, golden day.

~ Tidings from the poem ‘Beautiful River’ by Robert Lowry

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The Beach was literally covered with shells of all colors and sizes one can possibly imagine! And it was too much fun to collect these with my two year old baby boy.

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The crack of Dawn at Sunset Beach!!

Let’s begin exploring Goa with the Sunset Beach in South Goa

Right from the time, the first thought of spending Diwali holidays in Goa surfaced to discussions, I couldn’t stop picturing sandy beaches, soothing dawn, fiery sunsets and vibrant nights. Mostly (actually all) holidays till now were spent back in home either in Agra or Mumbai but this time we thought let it be sweetened with Sun, Sand, Sea and Shells. So, it was planned – ‘A wandering week in Goa’! I’ll do a comprehensive post soon covering the whole road trip and a series of detailed posts about the beaches and here goes the first one 🙂

Goa is thronged by domestic as well as international tourists alike and the preferable months for the visit are October – March. You’ll find that foreign tourists share the love for beaches candidly here. In fact few of the beaches that we visited had only foreign tourists cheerfully having a great time.

Goa (Goem in Konkani) is India’s smallest state by area, formerly a Portuguese province, was annexed by the Indian Army in 1961.

How Goa welcomed us!

Our flight from New Delhi landed ahead of the scheduled time (yay!!) and we were out much before the anticipated time. We had taken a bike on rent and the guy handed over the bike to us outside the airport itself. We had booked a Home Stay in South Goa (Fatona area), which according to Google Maps was 30 – 40 minutes away, we thought that’s manageable. BUT, there was something else planned for us, right after five minutes of our drive, it began drizzling and in few minutes a heavy downpour and we were stranded!

With the little baby and the entire luggage, it was so challenging to drive. Moreover, the constant thought that baby might catch cold was making me sick. Though we had an umbrella but it was of little help. It was our first trip to Goa, we had no idea that shops begin to close by 8.30ish, restaurants also being to close early (barring select few), there were no streetlights (only few roads had some lights) and patches were luxuriant with greens. With nothing visible, our only hope and help was google map. And that too was difficult to check because of the constant rain. Finally, all drenched and distressed, we could reach the Home Stay only in 1.5 hours or more.

Waking up next morning to the beauty

The morning was beautiful and we were all pumped up to explore the beach :). The closest beach to our Home Stay was Sunset Beach and it looked something like this in the morning 🙂 The fascinating part is that this is a deserted beach, and in wee hours there was no one around not even the Lifeguard. It looked so calm with the golden sky preparing for sunrise.

Sunset Beach

 

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Have you planned your vacation yet ?

Check out these admired beach destinations !!!

Goa-beaches11) Butler Bay, Little Andaman
Located at a distance of 14kms from the Hut Bay Jetty, Butler Bay is the most surreal beach on Little Andaman. Indulge yourself in surfing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, game fishing, coral watching, sunbathing and bird watching. If you are a surfing enthusiast preferably carry your own equipment. The place has limited stay options so plan your trip well.
2) Radhanagar, Havelock Island
Situated 12kms from Havelock’s ferry pier, Radhanagar Beach has won accolade for being the ‘Asia’s best beach’ by TIME Magazine. Pristine tranquil waters, fine white sand and peace adore the beach. It houses sorts of water sports and some of the best dive centers of Andaman Islands.

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