So we booked our tickets from Panvel (45 mins journey in local train from Govandi) to Goa (Madgaon) station in sleeper class in just 550/ rup per person as we thought of saving the maximum money ontrain journeys. Also, the journey is about 12 hours long, we didn't mind going by sleeper class. The train journey was as beautiful as it could get. We had a blast, we ate together, we laughed, we sang, we enjoyed the beautiful sceneries while coming closer to Goa. We reached Madgaon Station at around 8.30 in the morning. As we got down from train, we were looking for some local transport to reach our hotel at Baga beach. To our surprise, there were none. So let me tell you one thing here that, from Madgaon station you'll get nothing except prepaid taxis which is registered under government service there. But the charges were no less than a private vehicle. They charged us a whopping 1750/- for an eight seater cab till Baga beach. There were no other options available and we had luggage, so after so much of dilemma we went through that taxi till hotel.
We had booked our hotel through some contact of one of my friend's brother, so it came upto 4500 for two rooms for 2 nights and 3 days. The hotel rooms were clean, spacious and had a beach view😍.
As soon as we reached, we quickly got dressed up and left for exploring Goa (Yeyeyeyeye).
We had breakfast at a neaby restaurant which served good vegetarian stuff. We had aloo parathas, dosa, chai and other stuff which was only for some 380 bucks. After eating, we walked to Baga beach as it was very near to our hotel. We spent about half n hour at Baga as it was very very hot and the sun was blazing on our heads like anything. Although we've taken all the measures to escape from tanning and sun strokes, the sunrays were overpowering us.
After that, we inquired some autos/ Cabs which can take us to Aguada fort and other places near South Goa. They were charging very high so we changed our plan and went through public bus instead. It charged us around 20 rup per person till Aguada Fort. It was a very very beautiful Fort. We clicked a hell lot of pictures and then left for Sinquerim Beach and boating in backwaters of Goa which was nearby. We took a bus, reached there and started to walk. We saw a little office through which we can book cabs for nearby places. We managed to get a cab at 500/- which agreed to drop us at the boating place, and then took us to Sinquerim Beach.
Boating on backwaters cost us 300/- per person which included dolphin sighting and other landmarks alongside backwaters. It was a MIND-BLOWING experience. We went afterwards to Sinquerim beach which was as beautiful as it can be. We spent some time there soaking the beauty of the surroundings in our eyes. The sun was about to set. We watched a beautiful sunsent and went to eat to a nearby joint. Day 1 ended as we headed back to Baga( our hotel) as slept like anything after having some good time gossiping and chilling in the room.