6. Go to Cabo de Rama Beach - Close to the Cabo de Rama fort is the Cabo de Rama beach. Ask a local on how to find it. Getting to the beach involves getting down roughly carved steps in a hill. The beach has a small freshwater stream flowing into the sea and it's fun wading in it.
While traveling solo, one is on a different plane of consciousness. On one hand the thought of not having to share mind space with anyone is satisfying to an introvert like me. But the reality takes a whole new dimension which is known as 'outside of comfort zone'.You mindfully organize your stuff thinking of nobody having your back and start off the journey with a rollercoaster of emotions, anxiety along with a lot of self doubt and thinking about reversing the decision. Surely you miss the company of dear ones but this is exactly why you chose to venture alone. You get off from transport as you enter a new land and this sense of being 'unsafe' catches up. Now on the outside, everything is perfect and mesmerizing just like those pictures. The conditions weather, colours are different and waiting to be explored. But being a loner, choosing remote places has its own practical complications like lack of services of transportation, telecommunication and ATM. On the inside the scenario is totally opposite to the outside. This is where the inner journey begins. In this moment of despair you choose to discard your instincts .Slowly you start observing and watching your own mind. You start opening up with local people. While interacting you discover how small their ego is. Once you realize this you light up your compassion and start feeling a connection with them. You learn a thing or two about hospitality industry and how it thrives on compassion apart from services. If you take up a homestay ,generally the hosts will accommodate you along with their family. Your anxiety vanishes away once you choose to trust a stranger who provides you with all material services as well as mental and emotional comfort. You explore places around and may have experiences and perspectives that are wonderful but are also unique to others which makes you feel grateful. Not sharing mindspace with anyone, spending the quality alone time you were craving for so long along with such dope views opens you up to all that is temporary and illusion. You travel alone not to find an escape from reality but to remain grounded, bashing our own ego, and a practical contemplation of life ahead.
The specialty of this place is the cliff view of ocean. Only other place where I have seen such views is Gokarna and that too in the best of it's season. On reaching there you'll have to off-road a little (about 1 km). You can park your bikes/cars before the off roading section too and walk the way. The off roading is a little dangerous as the surface is rocky and it might mess up the chain sprocket of your bikes. We were lucky not to encounter any such problem.
41. Cabo de Rama BeachOne of the most beautiful beaches of Goa, this beach provides a picture perfect view from Cabo de Rama fort. Though a little trekking is required to reach here, every step is worth viewing this splendid beauty.
A set of crude steps lead down to the Cabo De Rama beach. The beach is fairly secluded owning to its distance from major towns and cities and is not particularly crowded. The beach can only be reached by private transport. There are no shacks on this beach but on my way from the Fort I found a little place which served a delicious Goan thali consisting of rice, fish curry, fried fish and salad. What better than an authentic Goan lunch when in Goa!