- Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary:
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park is a 240 square kilometers protected area located in the Western Ghats of South India.Though Goa's rich wildlife diversity may not be as famed as it beaches, Goa also has sanctuaries such as the Bhondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.The Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Though there is a number of beaches to name it, few of the beaches are notable like Baga beach which is most populated by tourist and you can take part in various activities like Banana Ride, Parasailing, Jet skiing which all are available in Baga beach and this also a good place to do shopping.But I personally suggest you try kayaking in Bambolim beach in the evening.That was an amazing experience with a stunning sunset.Anjuna beach is also a popular beach.If you want all solitude means then try out south goa beaches like Agonda and PALOLEM. Butterfly beach is like out the Hollywood movie which is like a stranded Island, you can get there by ferry or hike through the forest but there are chances you get lost if you try to hike on your own to butterfly beach.
The best way to travel around the Goa is to rent a bike that would cost you few bucks around 300 Rs/day.Make sure you had your tank filled when you choose to go longer distance because petrol bunks are not very frequent even though you can get petrol in a bottle in nearby stores but that would cost you extra 20 bucks.
Let me come to the point why this trip turns out a huge disappointment for me.I always travel on a budget so this time I opted to try Couchsurfing as a host accepted my request.But when I started from Chennai I got a message from my host that he is in some kind of emergency that he is traveling to his hometown so that he cannot host me. which means I have to spend thousand and two hundred rupees for accommodation, this is the first cause because money plays a role :P.
The second one is Dudhsagar waterfalls, when my train passes through this falls all my imagination and plans to make a one-day trek to the falls shattered when I saw very little flow :(. My Camera got exhausted on the second day of my trip and not charging that means I should take the pictures on mobile which specs are 5 Mp on the back and 2 MP on the front, I guess you got my frustration. and the next one is planned to spend a night under the sky in my tent at Agonda beach on day 3 but fate has other ideas.i got allergic to something that causes a continuous sneezing throughout the day made me impossible to move my ass in the eve so, I have to call it off.And another blunder I did is to visit the Naval aviation museum on Monday which is Holiday for that museum.Even though all these a single kayaking experience for three hours in the sea on my own made up for every disappointment I had.This made my Goa trip remarkable.But When I got the pics which were taken during the kayaking by my trainer made me feel unfortunate because those pictures were pathetic ????
But yes the disappointments are all on my perspectives. Hope you will have the best holiday ????
This post was originally published on Yogi On Path Less Taken.