The end of a trip can leave you craving for more such trips. It sure did that to me. I had long been planning a vacation for myself as you would all know how absolutely difficult it is for me to be a cave-person. Since I have been traveling extensively this month, I inevitably ran out of cash. This trip to South Goa happened only because I managed to convince my sister to sponsor me. Besides, another major reason was that two of my friends whom I had met while traveling a few years back insisted that I go back to Goa, and this time the onus was on them to take me to the offbeat beaches of South Goa. Last year on Diwali, I had set out to explore North Goa. Read on and I will be giving you a few reasons to help you with your decision between North and South Goa.
My friends took care of my accommodation in their campus which happened to be in Central Goa. My stay was pretty much of an illegal affair as I was using someone else's identity card!
I planned on taking a train from Bangalore to Goa. I knew that this particular route crosses plenty of canals and there's even a fair chance of getting a glimpse of the Dudhsagar waterfall (which I did!).
As you guys might have already learned, I would never leave a chance to rent a bike. The moment I arrived Vasco De Gama railway station, I rented a bike at Vasco and rode all the way to the campus and sneaked in with my friend's help. We thought of renting a car to save us from the heat and also to catch up on the major events in our life that we had missed out.
South Goa is the more serene half of the state and it attracts many travelers for this very reason. There are fewer activities and not as many bars, clubs or restaurants, but the beaches here are cleaner than and not as crowded as those in the North Goa.
At first, they took me to this old fort of Cabo de Rama which was followed by a short beach trek. The panoramic view of the Arabian Sea from the fort itself is magical.
The next beach on the list was my favorite beach in all of Goa- The one and only Cola Beach. It didn't just please me with its beautiful shacks but also the lagoon which I hadn't seen in any of the other beach destinations that I have traveled to so far.