I have heard many people saying they have been making plans to goa trip and every time somehow it fails. But in my case I didn't had any desires to visit Goa, because the area is so crowded. And to my surprise, my friends planned to take me to goa on my birthday itself.
So all the planning, reservations, shopping and all went on. We left Bengaluru(KR puram railway station) on Wednesday morning. The train to Goa was at 11.30 am. As usual, the train was late and on top of it, it stopped at some remote place for about 3 hours. With this speed we thought it might take around 24 hours to reach Goa!! The train was kinda less crowded and all seats were empty. So we started our games, singing, dancing, screaming without any care. I think its a rule to play truth or dare, anthakshari and Uno in journey. Is it? (Feel free to comment some other games which we can try next time). We slept, we played, we had lot of snacks, we talked a lot, but the train was still at the same place. But trust me, the second part of journey was unexpected. The train left around 4pm and we felt we are travelling in a rocket 😄.
My friends had been geared up with a surprise!! They bought my fav sweet and made me cut it midnight as it was my birthday. These small things which will remain as a lifetime memory. I think I would have forgotten if they just bought some cake and arranged a party in Bengaluru. But this one was so special.
We were quite enthusiastic to see Dudhsagar waterfalls which is on the way to Goa, but unfortunately it was late night when we reached there and we could only hear the sound of it. But still we could able to recognize it.
We reached Margao junction around 5 in the morning. You can either stop at Margao or vascodagama junction. From the Margao junction, we took a taxi and reached our homestay which was at Calangute. There will be many taxis waiting all the time, so no worries. We stayed in a Atlanta Beach Resorts which is quite near to all the places and a well maintained home stay.
As you all know goa is a small and traffic less city. To an added advantage you can go anywhere with rented bike/car. You know, you will get that feel when you reach goa. Nobody cares what you do. Everyone knows how to mind their business. Observing this, we freshen up and got ready to enjoy our first day.