In my opinion, it requires a full life time to completely explore India. So even though the smallest state of India, Goa too require at least a month to completely get acquainted with its multi diverse culture, cuisine, heritage, history, nightlife, wildlife and the most important, for which it is renowned the world over, its pristine beaches.
Goa becomes very beautiful in monsoon. Lush green all around and less crowded. Rains become very unpredictable. There is a continuous chase between the sun and the clouds. A game of hide and seek. Since dedicating a complete month in such a busy life of today is almost next to impossible, so I, with my wife, curtailed our excursion to Goa to a mere a week. After surfing the web extensively , we finally agreed to an itinerary. As from our city, no direct flight was available to Goa and we had only a week available, we decided to take a flight from New Delhi. As I saw the sea from my window of the plane, I was filled with excitement. During the landing, for the first time in my life, I saw a road intersecting the runway itself. We landed safely at Goa International Airport at Dabolim, Goa around 4:00 in evening. The Dabolim airport belongs to Indian Air Force, so clicking photograph was strictly prohibited, so we anyhow resisted our desire to click a few pictures, although the airport was very nice though not very big as IGI, New Delhi.