Goa on Royal Enfield!

Tripoto
20th May 2019
Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

Though it was my nth time visit to Goa, as I'm a neighbour of Goa. My friend Vishnu and I had decided to make this visit a different one from the previous ones. I had put up both offbeat and hot spots on my list.

So here I am going to tell my Goan story with my bike, lens and poetry.

Day 1

We started around 8:30 Am from my place ANKOLA (another beautiful coastal town). First pitstop was to sip some lemons and to keep ourselves hydrated for another 3 hours of continuous ride from from Karwar to Panjim (110 kms approx.)

This place serves me best ever lemon soda at the affordable price of 20 rupees. Please do have it here if you're in Karwar, located right behind district commissioner office Karwar.

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

I rode for continuous 2 hours from Karwar to Margaon until we stopped for a sugarcane juice next to the road. It was much relaxing to cool ourselves from the scorching heat. Sugarcane acted as an aid.

Beautiful sight of palms on our way to Margaon. Shot this beautiful sight at a place called Poiguinim, Goa.

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

Evergreen goan roads.

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

Sugarcane pitstop on the outskirts of Margaon.

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

By the time I reached Panjim it was already 12 in the noon. We had booked a stay in FONTAINHAS (will be describing about it more in detail further). Our stay for the day was Gracious studio, a renovated house since 1800s. It took us back in time for real. Loved the ambience of the place.

Interiors of the house.

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

Night View of the gorgeous building.

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

We started our day around 4 pm after having a quick shower and lunch. We headed towards beautiful streets of Fontainhas. Parked my bike in front of Geetanjali Art Gallery and decided to stroll around beautiful Fontainhas.

Holy Church!

Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Felt Portugal for a while being here.

Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik
Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Fairy tale scene.

Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

COLOUR CONTRAST Game stronger????

Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

But I'm the sea bird, you are the ocean.

Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Streets of Fontainhas ????

Photo of Fontainhas, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

We headed towards 'Our lady of immaculate Conception' after exploring the streets of Fontainhas. It was already 6 in the evening.

The colonial Portuguese Baroque style church was first built in 1541 as a chapel on a hill side overlooking the city of Panjim.

This church conducts Mass everyday in Konkani, English and Portuguese.

White beauty of Panjim ❤️

Photo of Our Lady of immaculate Conception Church, Moira, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

We were all excited for an evening cruise in Mandovi. At an entry fee of 500 rupees per person we got into sunset cruise. The cruise which we got in was Paradise. It was all together a different experience watching sunset amidst the Mandovi and also getting a sight of Panjim City lights.

Sight of newly opened bridge 'Atal Setu' over Mandovi River.

Photo of Mandovi River, Goa by Pranam Naik

Cruise carnival where different local performances take place to entertain the audience.

Photo of Mandovi River, Goa by Pranam Naik

Sunset view from the cruise.

Photo of Mandovi River, Goa by Pranam Naik

And that's Big Daddy! Heaven for casino lovers and gamblers ????

Photo of Mandovi River, Goa by Pranam Naik

People going crazy over the beats of DJ.

Photo of Mandovi River, Goa by Pranam Naik

If you're in Panjim and wanna try authentic Goan cuisine then KOKNI KANTEEN is the right place. It has got the Old-World Goan Charm and delish fish Thalis. Being a Konkani, I loved my Sungta Xucatti and Basmati City here. Konkani cuisine lovers try it out here to get your tongues ticked with our spices.

Sungta Xucatti ani Basmati Xitt! Mouth watering ????

Photo of Kokni Kanteen, Doctor .Dada Vaidya Road, Near Mahalaxmi Temple, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Old-World Goan Charm ❤️

Photo of Kokni Kanteen, Doctor .Dada Vaidya Road, Near Mahalaxmi Temple, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

That's a wrap to my first day at Goa. See you soon in PARRA ❤️

Day 2

Jaane de, jaane do
dil se chale jaane do
kehdo ghabraahaT ko
bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye...

LOVE YOU ZINDAGI! Yes, my love for Zindagi took to me all the way to PARRA from Panjim. Parra is the place where Shahrukh and Alia rode their cycles between the palms. It is a fairly tale stretch of around 500 metres surrounded by palms. It was 10 in the morning when we reached here.

Dear Zindagi : I love you ❤️

Photo of Ambarkodla Rd, Ankola, Karnataka 581314, India by Pranam Naik

Fairy tales ????

Photo of Ambarkodla Rd, Ankola, Karnataka 581314, India by Pranam Naik

After spending ample amount of time here, headed towards TITOS Lane, BAGA where we had booked our stay for next two days. As soon as we reached there, we rushed towards ANJUNA in the afternoon after our lunch.

Anjuna Skies ????

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

Spent some time there under the beach shacks until it was evening.

Dil Chahta Hai Kabhi Na Beete Chamkile Din
Dil Chahta Hai Hum Na Rahey Kabhi Yaaro Ke Bin

'Dil chahta hai' Fort. Yes, you read it right. Chapora Fort is famously known as Dil chahta hai after Amir set the trademark of friendship here. Trust me it is the best place to watch sunset when you're in Goa. So please do not miss out on it, next time when you are here.

Panaromic view of CHAPORA Fort where you get the sight of Vagator beach and Chapora beach.

Photo of Chapora Fort, Chapora, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Dil Chahta Hai Kabhi Na Beete Chamkile Din Dil Chahta Hai Hum Na Rahey Kabhi Yaaro Ke Bin ❤️

Photo of Chapora Fort, Chapora, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Beautiful sunset ????

Photo of Chapora Fort, Chapora, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

AND this place is the main highlight of my trip. It is a garage cafe next to a showroom. The owner of this venture have come up with a great idea to gather all the bikers ( Royal Enfield) and run his show. It is a beautiful cafe serving all kind of cuisines. Wide variety of options available for both bikers and foodies. You can also enjoy a soothing live music concert while sipping your coffee like I did. All that I can say is it's a heaven for Royal Enfield lovers.

My beast and the cafe ❤️

Photo of Royal Enfield, Baga, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Sip your coffee enjoying the ambience.

Photo of Royal Enfield, Baga, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Parking space looks insane.

Photo of Royal Enfield, Baga, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

So here I am wrapping my second day saying adios to Royal Enfield cafe. One of its kind in our Country.

Day 3

Third day was supposed to be lazy as we started our day late around 2 pm. We had one hell of a previous night as we were partying until 3 in the morning around TITOS, BAGA and CALANGUTE doing pub hopping.

So we started our third day with a heavy lunch or brunch at Brittos, BAGA. It was delightful to have food facing the sea, sun and the shacks.

Infamous titos Lane ????

Photo of Britto's, Calangute - Baga Road, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

Food, snacks and the beach. What more you could ask for?

Photo of Britto's, Calangute - Baga Road, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

After our lunch, rested for a while until evening. And then i had a challenge to chase the sunset. We started from BAGA around 6 pm and had to make it to the sunset in ARAMBOL at 6:40 pm. ARAMBOL is 23 kms away from BAGA towards North. Guess what? I  made it to the sunset on time through the busy narrow goan streets. Thanks to my bae, bike I mean. On the way to ARAMBOL we get another beach i.e MANDREM beach.

It's sandwiched between two beaches ARAMBOL in the North and Ashvem beach in the south. It is one of the 'Instagram famous' places of Goa. You can click most beautiful sunset pictures here.

Isn't it beautiful?

Photo of Mandrem, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

5 minutes from Mandrem we were in ARAMBOL already for witnessing the pretty sunset among the white sands of ARAMBOL.

White sands of ARAMBOL ❤️

Photo of Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa by Pranam Naik

On our way back to BAGA from ARAMBOL we got to witness one of the beautiful churches of Goa in Siolim. Siolim is Goa's one of the most enchanting villages.

St Anthony's Church

Photo of Siolim Church, Near St. Anthony Church, Siolim, Goa, India by Pranam Naik

We called off our day here.

Day 4

Time to pack our bags back had come finally. We had breakfast in BAGA around 10 in the morning and headed towards my home Ankola. Had few pitstops to refuel ourselves and the bike on our way until we reached home.

That's a wrap to my goa trip on Royal Enfield.

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Goan evergreen forests near Cotigao

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik

Kali River Karwar

Photo of Goa on Royal Enfield! by Pranam Naik
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