We had booked 2 tier sleeper bus tickets and reached Panjim at 8 in the morning. From there, we took a bus to Calangute which took around 40 minutes to reach. We booked two rooms at a hotel near the beach for 1200 a day. It had two big beds, a nice and clean bathroom and a balcony! We anyway needed the room just to crash at night! We spent that day chilling at the beach, drinking beer and eating goan food at one of the beach shacks.
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Known as the 'Queen of Beaches', this is regarded as the most popular tourist destination of Goa. The beach is located at about 15 kilometres from the capital city of Panjim and is in the northern part of Goa. There are also a number of very good holiday resorts out here and this makes the place even more popular. Besides, the Calangute Beach has to offer to its guests and visitors the golden sands, opportunities for water sports, awesome Goan cuisine and some lovely views too. The beach is steep and is thus not very apt for swimming but it can be done still if you do not go far off.
This is a restaurant cum club cum entertainment center on the shores of the baga Beach and it has now become one of the iconic locations of Goa. This place is mainly known for the party animals but had broken beyond boundaries. The uniqueness of this beach lies in the fact that only couples and women are allowed to party here. This has made it an extreme safe place in spite of the fact that alcohol is what drives the crowd here. The bold music, lights and the crowd just does not let you stay at one place. So just lift up your twinkling toes a little more and get grooving!
Everytime I have set foot in Goa, have never missed this Lane. You will find Resto, Spa, Clubs, Stay, Shops and the best part is end of the lane is Baga Beach and Shacks.During season time, dont even think of driving on this lane, or you will be stuck forever. Park your vehicle and take a walk. Cape Town, Kamaki and Mambos are my Favorites among the Clubs. Julma is a decent stay.
The morning of 25th December, when we came back from partying at 6 in the morning. 2 guitars and a full music session of 3 hours, with every body trying to sing but duet session of Abhinav and Aditya that mesmerized everyone. That morning everybody just lazed around. In the evening, an amazing buffet organised by Zostel along with cakes for everyone. And I had a 2 hours long discussion on films with a method acting teacher from Chennai- Jack.
Eating out: I must admit Goa has gotten expensive in the past few years when it comes to food. Irrespective of the quality and authenticity, everybody seemed to be charging a premium when it came to seafood despite the supply being aplenty. Cribs aside, we figured if we were to be paying the premium prices, we’d rather visit the tried and tested institutions of food in Goa – Infantaria and Britto’s are two such places on the list you would not regret splurging at. And while all my meals at the former ended with their decadent bebinca (the famous layered Goan dessert made of flour, coconut milk and ghee), the latter was the preferred choice for a candle-lit dinner of Goan delicacies like the cafreal and the goan local bread called Sannas.
Tito's World Cafe
A very popular restaurant and club on the sides of the Baga Beach in North Goa, this is a must for everyone. Goa is a place which is in the moot of carnival and party all the time and Tito's just enhances this mood. Alcohol is no doubt their specialty apart from another signature fact. It is that only couples and women are allowed to party here. This rule has made them break what is the cliche of the society. The place is thus very safe for all women though many single men manage to lure women to get the experience of partying at such a location. the ambience here is awesome and you can enjoy here till your hearts' content.