I will probably judge you by the beaches you love

I will probably judge you by the beaches you love

I have been going to Goa every year since 2013. I don’t know if it’s the beautiful beaches or the lovely people which keeps calling me back every year.

Every-time I went to Goa I have had a different experience and trust me I have still not had enough of Goa! 🙂

From the partying all night all LPK to waking up early to watch the Sunrise sitting at Ashvaim beach I have experienced it all.

The first few times when I went to Goa it was all about the parties  to me but then eventually I realised that there is more to Goa!

This blog is about my this year visit to Goa which was most different and special to me.

I went there on a long weekend and still I was able to stay away from the crowd which was a big big thing for me because I never fancy crowded places, no one does for that matter! 🙂

So I took a train from Mumbai at night around 10 PM and reached Goa in the morning at 9AM.

I stayed in Siolim and I had booked an Airbnb for my stay this time. Since this was my first time I was bit skeptical about Airbnb in India but to my amazement this was by far the best stay I have ever had.

From Madgaon station I took a cab to my Airbnb and met the flat owners who were very generous and gave me all the required information and even helped with the nearby places. The flat was very well kept, neat and had very pretty interiors which gave a different kind of feel.They had AC’s everywhere, modular kitchen(in-case you like to cook on your vacations), TV, washing machine and everything you could think of! The flat security system was worth appreciating and you could actually see who is knocking the door by just sitting inside. The pool was open to all from 8 AM to 8 PM and there are just 2 flats in a block so no crowd and mostly swimming pool is all yours! 🙂 Inserting some images from my Airbnb here:

So for the first evening I went to Morjhim beach. Since it was October there were no shacks at the beach and hence no crowd. 🙂 I walked a good 3-4 kms by the beach to a point from where the sunset looked resplendant. Spent my evening gazing the sun go down with some nice music playing in the background. After the sunset I walked back the 3-4kms in moonlight and then went to Amancio Classic for dinner.

I have been to Goa many times but this was the first time I visited this restaurant. Amancio Classic is a restaurant situated in Siolim. This restaurant is not very famous amongst the Indian tourists but many locales and foreigners can be seen enjoying their meal and drinks here. The ambience of the restaurant is very much different from what you generally get to see in other restaurants and you can enjoy your meal at peace. I tried their fishes, crabs and squid and trust me everything tasted so good and were made in their authentic gravy. You can feel the freshness of the sea food they serve. All of their sea food are pocket friendly which is very unusual! Also they serve matka kulfis which is worth a try. Next time when you are in Goa do give this amazing place a visit and trust me you are not going to regret it. I was in Goa for 4 days and on the first night I went there for dinner and eventually I was there for dinner at other nights too and my trip ended by having a fantastic lunch at this place! ? PS: Sorry for such bad food pictures, I get very impatient when there’s food infront of me and it results in such bad pictures. . . . . . #indiaclicks #theindianroute #streetphotographyindia #indiantravelgram #INDIAPICTURES #photographers_of_india #MyPixelDiary #indianphotography #indiaphotographyclub #_soi #indiaview #India_Undiscovered #NGTIndia #Goa #seafood #amancio #ambience #tasty #food #foodie #foodiesoul #travelingpost #travelblogger #travelblogging #wanderlust #wanderer #teampixel #myphonebygoogle #followforfollow

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Next morning I got up early went to Ozaram beach to see the Sunrise and from there went to “The Mango Tree” cafe and had burgers over there which were amazing.

In the evening I went to Arambol and had candle light dinner by the sea. Candle light dinners are pretty famous in Armabol and the view of hundreds of candles lit up together is just breathtaking.

Next morning I got up and went swimming and then to Mandrim beach and spent some time reading a book there. In the evening I went to  Arambol again but to the Sweet Water Lake.

A 20 minute walk from the Arambol Beach takes you to this secluded lake known as “Sweet Water Lake”. A small strip of the beach separates the lake from the sea. We went there during sunset and this was probably the best part of my trip! Even on a long weekend when Goa was badly crowded we had the entire lake to ourselves. My camera couldn’t capture the beauty of the place but trust me this was something out of the world! When you visit Goa next then do consider this place and you don’t need to thank me for this. ? Oh and also I enjoyed the live comedy session here and I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard! Thanks to Moosa. ? . . . . . #indiaclicks #theindianroute #streetphotographyindia #indiantravelgram #INDIAPICTURES #photographers_of_india #MyPixelDiary #indianphotography #indiaphotographyclub #_soi #indiaview #India_Undiscovered #NGTIndia #beach #beachlife #tan #beachday #teampixel #myphonebygoogle #happiness #wanderlust #wanderer #travellife #travelingpost #travel #backpacking #weekend #view #lake #scenic

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I had my dinner at Cocks Town Shack in Arambol(They are in Manali too). I tried King Fish and for the dessert they served “Hello to the Queen” which was their special thing according to them. It was something which I have never had before and couldn’t even makeout the contents even after having it but it was very delicious and next time you are around Arambol you should definitely try it out.

Next was my last day in Goa so I finally went down for swimming which was due since 3 days. I checked out of my Airbnb at 1 and then went for my lunch at Amancio again.

Then I had my bus for Mumbai at 6pm from . the cabs were charging 500 bucks to go there so I tried the Local Goa Bus trabsport and I made it to the bus stop in just 20 bucks! If you ever go to Goa you can consider travelling by the local bus transport which are quiet smooth and you’ll have a good and pocket friendly ride.

This was my first visit to Goa during October and I got to see so much Greenery which was very soothing. It usually drizzled during night and there was no rains during the daytime which saved my trip. If you have always been to Goa during the December and the New Years then you must consider going there between September end and mid October. Obviously there are not many shacks during this season but as I said there is more to Goa then parties, pubs and shacks! 🙂

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