Simply Goa!

The allure of a Mumbai to Goa road trip had not left me since I had first watched ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. The movies beautiful and fun filled depiction of the drive to Goa and Goa itself had made me want to do a similar trip for a long time. So when a group of friends planned such a trip, I happily joined in. And what a trip it was! When the feeling of being with some of your best friends combines with the festive atmosphere of Goa against the scenic backdrop that only Goa can provide, it creates a heady cocktail that can both blow your senses and sooth them. And it is the ability to cater to both these extremities that defines the Goa experience.

We spent the first half of our time in South Goa. We stayed at a resort on the Palolem Beach. South Goa is scenic and peaceful. It is an ideal place to spend a few days away from the humdrum of our usual city lives. Honeymoon island just off the Palolem beach is a beautiful spot for couples but the four of us also managed to have our fair share of fun there. We managed to even spot a school of dolphins just off Honeymoon island. North Goa, where we spent the other half is quite the opposite of South Goa. It is a place abuzz with activities and thronging crowds. The ultimate place for the party animal and pub hopper in you! However, it is not just the destination that was exciting, our drives to and from Goa added to the fun and provided awe inspiring views of the countryside and the ‘Ghats’.

What follow are pics that defined my Goa experience. Between the weather being quite warm and balmy and a near accident, we managed to have good fun.

Beautiful sunrise on the Mumbai - Pune expressway

Beautiful sunrise on the Mumbai – Pune expressway

Vada Paav at a road side eatery on the outskirts of Pune

Vada Paav at a road side eatery on the outskirts of Pune

Men at work!

Men at work!

The beautiful Palolem beach in south Goa

The beautiful Palolem beach in south Goa

Palolem beach - serene and peaceful

Palolem beach – serene and peaceful

On the boat to honeymoon island!

On the boat to honeymoon island!

A 'selfus'!

A ‘selfus’!

hard!

Trying not to push it too hard!

View from Honeymoon island

View from Honeymoon island

Coolers to beat the Goa heat!

Coolers to beat the Goa heat!

The gang having coconut milk on the way to North Goa from Palolem!

The gang having coconut milk on the way to North Goa from Palolem!

Sunset at Fort Chaprona - 'Dil Chahta Hai'

Sunset at Fort Chaprona – ‘Dil Chahta Hai’

The pool side eatery attendant and his cat enjoying a lazy afternoon

The pool side eatery attendant and his cat enjoying a lazy afternoon

View of Tito's lane in Baga

View of Tito’s lane in Baga

Dedicated clubbers at Tito's

Dedicated clubbers at Tito’s

Enjoying a sumptuous meal

Enjoying a sumptuous meal at one of the many shacks

Sunset at the Calangute beach!

Sunset at the Calangute beach!

Sunrise on the Panaji Panvel highway somewhere in the ghats near Raigad!

Sunrise on the Panaji Panvel highway somewhere in the ghats near Raigad!

2 comments to Simply Goa!

  • Esha  says:

    The way you describe thngs,place 🙂 …just Awesome Abhigya!!!!!!!!!!

    • Abhigya  says:

      🙂

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