We hired bicycles in Panjim. In the morning around 7 am we started and we had an amazing experience of cycling in the beautiful Panjim city.We had a breakfast at Cafe M......,then we headed towards Varca, 50kms from Candolim.We went to see 450 year old Portuguese palace opened for visitors in recent days, Figueiredo Heritage Inn. After that we had lunch at Chef Fernando’s Nostalgia in the Raia village. Chef Fernando was the head chef at popular restaurants in Taj, Holiday Inn and many more. We tried Bombay duck, Prawns and Fish Curry-Rice.Then we checked in to Hotel Zuri White Sands in varca. It’s beautiful and one of the best hotels in Varca.We spent evening on Varca beach. We had dinner at Johncy’s Shack at Benaulim beach. This is the only shack which is open all 12 months.
Personally this is one of the most pristine beaches I have ever visited with clear blue water and white sand. The only comparable beach I have seen is the pitch black volcanic beach in the coastal town Vik in the country of Iceland. This beach has very less people and they are generally no regular shacks. The road to Varca is just exquisite in one word. A straight road with coconut trees swaying on both sides seems so enchanting that you want the road to never end as for me personally it is always about the journey and not the destination.Dudhsagar Falls: