Speaking of Goa few things that instantly comes to mind are serene beaches, night life, rave parties, churches, sea foods, portuguese forts, booze...etc. So you either visit Goa as a bachelor or with a bunch of friends. This was my first trip to Goa ever.
So, we took the flight from Bangalore in the early morning and reached Goa Airport by 8:00 am in the morning. Quite surprisingly there was no Uber or Ola service there. However you can get lots of cabs to North Goa or South Goa. Since this was our first trip, we wanted to experience North Goa .The cab price to North Goa was Rs 1200/- which I found reasonable.
We had booked Little India Beach Cottage which is at Baga beach. The check-in time was 12:00 noon, but we reached there by 10:00 am. So we had to wait for a while at the reception. By the time our room was ready we had breakfast at their shack.
The room was good, spacious and clean. The staffs were also friendly.
We rented a two wheeler near the hotel itself which is the best way to roam around Goa. Few tips here, take a picture of the vehicle and make sure it has tubeless tyres.
Save Goa's map on your phone.
We started the day by first visiting the Aguada Fort. Its about 20 mins ride from Baga beach. Its a 16th century monument built by the Portuguese to protect their ships and trading route from the Dutch.