This Road trip from Arambol to Palolim made me realize there is beauty and calm beyond the noise in Goa. Like most of us, Goa used to be a party destination for me; food and booze, get lazy and chill at the beach side shacks for hrs together....Not anymore!
NH66 alone will get you excited with the landscape changing every minute. Riding through small cozy villages, to riding along the sea followed by the Ghats. There is a surprise in every turn you take (literally!)... The same coastal line has so much variance on its own. It gives you a dose of both nature and history which has made me pull out my phone and Google up stuff more than a few times at least!:P. The further we got away from the usual North Goa crowd, the nicer and kinder people were. Everyone has a story to share over a drink.
I have new found love for South Goa, between Colva to Palolim there is this amazing peace and quiet that can be felt. There is so much to Goa and so many hidden away places and beaches.
Although monsoon is not known as the “season” for a trip to Goa, in my opinion Monsoon is the best time for a road trip across Goa. Its Green, Its cool and its simply mesmerizing. There is a violent charm of the water which comes crashing against the rocks. Most of the beaches will not be accessible due to alarming water levels however its gives you a chance to explore the land of Goa.
With a distance 411.6 km in 5 days, 19 beaches and 1 unknown water fall, 2 girls, 1 bike and crazy monsoon rains, this sums up our trip this yr. It felt different and refreshing from the usual. 1st of many road trips to come. Goa makes me want to keep coming back every year with a promise of finding some place new.
Thanks Uditi, your article on Tripoto has inspired me to create this trip of my own. And most importantly... Thank you Google for the accuracy of your maps... You saved our lives time and again! :0)
Breaches covered: Arambol,Ashwim,Mandrem,Morjim,Chapora,Vagator,Anjuna,Candolim,Siridao,Bogmarlo,Cansaulim,Majorda,Betalbatim,Colva,Benaulim,Cavelossim,Agonda,Palolem and Petnem,
All said and done... Life will not be the same again. I have taken to #Wanderlust..