Goa has been and will be my favorite holiday destination. I usually be here almost 2-3 times a year. Whether its for parties, fun, relaxing or just like that 🙂 , nothing beats this place and there are thousand reasons i could quote…later though :). I totally love Goa for everything .
So it was after my Varkala trip the same month(October end) i headed towards Goa for a small 3 day trip during Diwali.Nothing Diwali special in Goa as such. This time no driving, i took a bus from Mumbai to Mapusa on the evening of 28th October, 2016. Reached Goa early morning on 29th. As soon as i got down the bus, i took a long breath, as if this was the air i so desperately wanted to inhale.The freshness and the Goan affect is just an amazing feeling.
I took a scooter @inr 900 per day rental and left. Rented scooter is best for Goa commute. I already had my booking done at Ruffles @ Candolim. The place is nice with pool and small cafe inside. Candolim is my personal favorite to stay at northern part of Goa. Why Candolim ? 1st its proximity from party places – Anjuna, Baga . 2nd, its crowd is much better and lesser to other parts in northern Goa. 3rd, it houses some of the best restaurants and cafes.
The very first day, i stroll down Candolim roads, had Kings(the beer) and delicious sea food @Kisherman’s Clove – they serve mouth watering sea food. Evening i spent near Candolim beach watching the sunset, the sea at large and sipping some beer. Late night it was @ Titos, Baga and late dinner at the shacks near by.
Second day, i took the camera and started early morning to explore nearby areas-
aguada jail & fort, Sinquerium beach, some woods, private secret villas, roads that signed – private property, and a boat manufacturing workshop. This is the best part of my Goa trips – it always has enough to explore. Evening i went club hoppin – @Curlies and my best – @Shiva valley(i love tis place of all)…Late night i drove to Hill Top to attend a trance party. This was the first time that i attended a wet trance party…under the rain. It was trippy and i loved it.
Last day, got up easy and late, after a full night party. Checked out of hotel by 12 had biryani @ De Candolim Deck (must try) and went to old Goa to spend some time just driving around. Evening went to Spice Goa a small restaurant in Mapusa . They serve authentic Goan food and one who wants to try some real good Goan food should visit this place. Its far from beach and parties, but the serving is a worth. So before boarding my bus to Mumbai i got an authentic taste of Goa.
Cheers…shall visit again …soon !!!