Goa - The smallest state of present India, situated on the Western Coast of India, was once a major trade centre for pre-historic India, which is now famous for its beaches, with clear waters and the churches, whose history boasts of the Portuguese Architecture. It is also know as Rome of the East, and is everyone's choice for a perfect vacation destination, may be it teenagers/youngsters or a newly wed couple.
Me, belonging to the city which is known as Diamond Capital or the Textile Capital of the country, Surat, like everyone, had a dream of visiting Goa and cherish its rich Portuguese culture and enjoy its much talked off Nightlife. So, after much planning and scheduling, me, along with my wife, were finally set to embark a memorable journey to the land of beaches and churches, Goa.
I chose to travel by train, from Surat to Madgaon, a railway junction in the state of Goa. We started our journey from Surat at 5:00 in the evening, boarding Veraval Trivandrum Express.
The reason I chose train over flight are:
1. They are the safest mode of transport (as I have been informed)
2. I can always carry more luggage (even though I didn't have more than 2 luggage)
3. It is lot more cheaper than flight (Budget always plays a crucial role in a off-station trip)
4. I get an opportunity to other things, like watching the landscapes passing by the route, talking with co-passengers and obviously, spending some time with the one you're travelling with (which in my case is my wife)