The Sweetness of #Arambol Lake, #Goa

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15th Apr 2016
Photo of The Sweetness of #Arambol Lake, #Goa by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

The party capital of India has more to offer than just clubs and crowded beaches. Arambol Beach is one destination either left unknown by the tourists or is not visited often for being too far from the hip Calungute and Baga. We discovered this hidden gem, while mingling with locals hoping to experience something different during our sixth time visit to Goa. Usually habituated to stick to only the night clubs till the early hours of dawn and laze around in shacks, being a glutton, most of the day, we needed a break from this monotony. We chose to take an hour journey in sweltering heat riding the bike covered head to toe to this unknown destination.

This place is not what you say easy to find. Carry your GPS to reach the destination, park your bike and a 30-35 mins trek will finally lead you to it. Don’t forget to keep asking for directions or taking a break, as you pass along shops and cafe's built on the narrow trekking roads.

Arambol beach overlooking the Sweet Water Lake

Photo of Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Cafe's to laze around at Arambol Beach

Photo of Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

We took a half an hour break for lunch and walked through the scorching sand thereafter. You finally start to see the thick jungle and nestled in between the Arambol Sweet Water Lake, a fresh water lagoon, overlooking the Arambol beach. One of the best beaches in Goa unexploited by tourist, and a must visit if you are looking for solitude.

The lake originates from a natural hot-spring within the Goan jungle. It is surrounded by coconut groves and green hills. You can dip your feet or bathe in the lagoon. Natural formed clay, seen around the lake is believed to have magical healing powers. Coat the clay all over on your body and wait for it to dry off and then remove it by bathing in the lake. Water will be warm as it is originates from a hot spring. We bathe and purchased some more from the locals who will grind the blocks of clay for you to take back home for a minimal price.

Photo of Arambol Sweet Water Lake, Paliyem, Goa by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

You can also meditate under the Great Banyan tree which is located inside the jungle and align your chakras within.

Dipping in the lagoon and taking in the feeling of intoxication which comes with the scenic beauty, calmness and the serenity of this magical place, this destination should be on your "to-do" list on your next visit to Goa.

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