GOA: Dream trip come true!

The background story goes like 4 years back, where in i had been waiting and planning to visit the exotic place GOA. Every time a plan is made, some or the other reasons the folks used to back out or some other problems. Yes it took 4 years for this damn plan to get executed. We bangloreans do really have lousy busy life… :|

The start of the new year, did bring in some good luck for me :) The plan got executed. We went for 5 beaches : Vagator, calangute, anjuna, baga and condolim.

The route suggested to me was : Belgaum – amboli ghat – sawantwadi – goa. Onward journey we took Belgaum – VTU – kankumbi – surla (chorla ghat) – mapusa by inquiring with local tea shop guys at Belgaum. To our surprise, this route was much much better than sawantwadi route which was our return journey.

On this route there is no lousy RTO check post or police trouble and even the goa police check post also doesnt bother much to the travellers. I rekon this route is mostly used by the local folks than others. The traffic on this route was very very minimal. The whole Chorla ghat section is around 50kms ODD. The road conditions on this ghat is brand new and awesome. I loved driving in this section compared to amboli in all senses.

Let pics do the talk…. First trip i did not care to take enough pics…

Onward journey

The onward journey road was soo good, i loved driving till Goa from Chitradurga. And the fact that its my babez (Punto), it just rushes out all the adrenaline you need :)

Apparently security did not let us in to see VTU upclose as no lights were on.

The early morning pit stop after Chorla Ghat section drive.

Palacete Rodrigues: The lousy hotel we stayed at Anjuna beach. As per Agoda.com website, this place suppose (pics wise) to have beautiful rooms, big pool and good food restaurant. Pool size is soo small that you hardly can toss around. The rooms size of 4 were lousy, the cots were bad, bed spreads dirty. The food was bad or next to horrible. I personally would rate this place 1. I heard that the couples suite costing 6+k/day is good but the ones which we stayed costed 3k, was not

Lovely view from Agoda Fort

Thats the agoda forts light house.

Sinquerim Rocks, Condolim beach. Beware there is not enough parking space here.

If lit well, Suvarna vidhana soudha should have been visible :(

Curries Bar & Restaurant : Very nice place outside calangute beach area and very nice food, good prices and rooms available too. I recommend this place for any body. They have couples bedroom, family (10 member) bedrooms too and very good prices. Foods are very reasonable prices too. We loved the food though with good quality. This guy Mahesh does very clean business. Infact our next visit to goa will def choose this place.
Address: Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Bardex, Goa 403 517. Email: write2maheshhh@gmail.com. Ph: 9822580711

Loved the food and stuffs here.


  1. Chai a Cup of Life · January 14, 2014

    Nice to hear that you finally can tick Goa off the list. I also loved travelling there too! I wrote about it here you can check out: http://www.chaiacupoflife.com/family-holiday-to-goa

    • Zenwalker · January 14, 2014

      Yes amelia, it was a long standing item on TO DO list. Though we could not spend more days, but i am eager to visit again. Hope i would get a good company like you who has a good taste of GOA! :)

      Btw, thanks for reading my blog.

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