Many people have told me that they have been planning a vacation for a long time to Goa which always falls through. But, because the place is so busy, I didn't have any urge to visit Goa. And, to to my surprise, my pals had booked a trip to Goa for my birthday.
So all of the planning, bookings, shopping, and other activities began. On Wednesday morning, we departed Bengaluru (KR puram railway station). The train to Goa was scheduled to depart at 11:30 a.m. The train was late as usual, and on top of that, it made a 3-hour stop in a distant location. We estimated that it would take roughly 24 hours to reach Goa at this speed!! The train was a little less packed, and every seat was vacant. So we began our games, singing, dancing, and laughing carelessly. While travelling, I believe it is a rule to play truth or dare, anthakshari, and Uno cards. Isn't it? (Feel free to suggest more games for us to test next time). We napped, we played, we ate a lot of snacks, and we spoke a lot, but the train never moved. But believe me when I say that the later part of the journey was unexpected. We felt like we were in a rocket when the train left at 4 p.m.😄.
My pals had planned a surprise for me!! They purchased my favorite sweets and made me cut them at midnight as it was my birthday. These small things which will remain as a lifetime memory. If they had just purchased some cake and thrown a celebration in Bengaluru, I believe I would have forgotten. But this one was unique.
We were quite excited to see the Dudhsagar waterfalls, which is on the way to Goa, but we arrived late at night and could only hear the sound of it. Nonetheless, we were able to recognise it.
Around 5 a.m., we arrived at the Margao intersection. You have the option of stopping in Margao or Vascodagama Junction. We took a cab from the Margao intersection to Calangute, where we were staying. There will be plenty of cabs available at all times, so don't worry. We stayed at Atlanta Beach Resorts, which is conveniently located near all of the attractions and is well-maintained.
As you may be aware, Goa is a tiny, traffic-free city. You may also go wherever you want with a hired bike or automobile. 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 freshened ourselves and prepared to enjoy our first day.