An escapade in Goa

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Photo of An escapade in Goa by Niviya Vas

Goa is an oceanic haven; I’m pretty sure everyone would agree. North Goa is considered to be more of a commercial tourist spot as compared to its southern counterpart, and with reason. We decided to give the beaches of Baga and Calangute a miss this time, and explore the lesser visited and more peaceful locales of South Goa.

Cansaulim Monte

Photo of Cansaulim Monte by Niviya Vas

Cansaulim Monte

Photo of Cansaulim Monte by Niviya Vas

Lunch at A Lua, Verna

Photo of Lunch at A Lua, Verna by Niviya Vas

English breakfasts, seafood, croquettes, visits to secret beaches and shacks- the delightful cycle of events continued to be the same, as with every visit of mine to Goa. We were driving around for a while, so tired ol’ me decided that it was time for a siesta. Soon, I was woken up by my friend’s excited announcement – We’ve reached!

Photo of An escapade in Goa by Niviya Vas
Photo of An escapade in Goa by Niviya Vas

We hadn’t really reached; a short walk and a climb later was when we actually made it. Where, you ask?

Photo of Bogmalo Beach, Bogmalo, Goa, India by Niviya Vas

View from the top

Photo of View from the top by Niviya Vas

Heart-shaped lake, Bogmalo, Goa

Photo of Heart-shaped lake, Bogmalo, Goa by Niviya Vas

The heart-shaped lake filled with clear turquoise coloured water, flanked by a cliff on one side and the Bogmalo beach on the other, was a spectacle to behold! The breeze was quite strong – a welcome respite from the humidity and the heat.

Photo of An escapade in Goa by Niviya Vas
Photo of An escapade in Goa by Niviya Vas

I don’t really know as to what the source of the lake water could be. My guess is that the lake fills up during the Monsoon season; the water appears pristine – more mint than blue, that adds translucence to the body. The surrounding cliffs and beach are a testimony to the area being a geological marvel.

Photo of An escapade in Goa by Niviya Vas

There was what appeared to be a little seat – a rocky structure at the very edge of the lake – which formed the perfect spot to enjoy the lake from. My feet in the cool waters, the swaying breeze in my hair and the buzz of friendly dragonflies hovering over tiny waves compelled me to spend an hour at the lake and soak in the enticing view.

Heart-shaped lake, Bogmalo, Goa

Photo of Heart-shaped lake, Bogmalo, Goa by Niviya Vas

(Originally featured on The Happy Pedestrian)