The surreal evenings, exotic nightlife, inspiring mornings and charming beaches, the place that hypnotizes every soul and makes people fall for it. Any guesses which place it is.
Yes , the place is Party state of India : Goa.
Someone has rightly said that:
" Goa is just like that fever , which gets within you atleast for a year and you are left with an indefinable emotion . Everytime you visit this place , it will fill you with new energy and zest."
As a kid , I've always dreamt of making Disney sand castles at the beach. And at that point of life , the synonym of beach was only Goa.
As a teenager , though we've known other places where beaches can be find . But for that 14 year teenager girl , she will always dreamt of enjoying the archaeological sculptures and history behind that place.
But as a 19 year old girl , the most simplest things I always wanted to do whenever I'll be visiting Goa is to sat down on the clumsy sand by the busy beach yet with those cool breezes which will pacify us to let's just enjoy this moment at a time.
So you know the behind story of me visiting Goa. So let's just start with the journey.
I along with my siblings decided to end our June month by spending it on exploring the beaches of Goa.
So without wasting any minute, after researching all about the exotic beaches of Goa , we started our journey. Since it's our first time , so we decided to travel by bus.
Goa is approximately a journey of about 588 kms from Mumbai. We took a bus at night around 11pm , but due some technicalities , re reached Goa at 2pm ( yes , very exausted).
We actually didn't book any hotel rooms , this time due to availability of good , hygienic and affordable homestays , we choose that.
Since , we've plan to visit both north and south Goa , we decided to book our homestay in somewhere middle , so , we booked our homestay at Panjim area.
Then we checked in in our homestay. The host was very warmth and very helpful.
Then , we freshen up and decided to grab some lunch. Also plus point about that homestay was , there was many restaurants , hotels that are in association with them. So , we all have all the best restaurants nearby , and we just have to order it.
1. Cavelossim Beach:
Then at around 4 pm , we decided to head out to explore the city. The first beach we explored was of cavelossim beach . It was a ride of around 1 hr. from our place.
Special tip : It is advisable to hire a autorickshaw for a whole day and pay accordingly. Because of the monopoly of the rickshaw drivers in the state , it will be very expensive to hire autorickshaws again and again.
Luckily , the rickshaw driver we got was very good , warmth and very directional in nature.
Then , after enjoying the soothing drive of 1 hour , we are at the magnificent and beautiful cavelossim beach.
Cavelossim beach is known for its contrasting black rocks and white sand. It is ranked 19th in Asia and 5th in India .
Cavelossim Beach is a beach with white sand and black lava rocks. The beach lies in between the river Sal along the east and the Arabian sea to its west.
Being a peaceful beach, Cavelossim attracts a lot of tourists. Relaxing or swimming on the beach is one of the most enjoyable thing to do at cavelossim beach.
2. Miramar Beach:
After spending sometime there , we proceeded from there and decided to enjoy the beautiful evening at the Miramar beach , which is located in Panjim.
We also experience the delicious food at the chowpatty nearby.
Also , along on our way from Panjim to cavelossim beach , we buy ourselves the tickets of night cruise in Panjim. Approximately , it is a 30-40 minutes ride , and boy it was so worth it.
The view from the cruise was magical and so soothing and also enjoyed the inside dance performances by the locals.