To celebrate my hubby’s birthday, I booked for us a short vacation to Goa in the month of February. We had an early flight from Bangalore to Goa. Check out the Flight Schedule. Early flights from Bangalore means I get to enjoy the delicious Idly-Sambar at Bangalore Airport. An hour in flight and we were in Goa.
From the airport we took a taxi to our place of stay in Calangute. We had booked a Waters Boutique Hotel, Calangute. It is a decent option for stay and is located in calm lanes but not too far from main road and the shops.
We rested for a while and then headed to Candolim beach to enjoy some sun, sand and waters. Candolim is one of clean beaches of North Goa and is not over crowded like Baga or Calangute. After roaming around the beach for a while, we hit the waters. We took a sun-bed, ordered some fries and beer and enjoyed the calmness of the place. I can stay hours together, lying on the sun-bed, watching the sea and enjoying the vibe of the place. There is a different kind of calmness I get in Goa.
After spending few hours there, we picked our rented scooty to hit Angonda Fort. The place where scenes of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ movie were shot. We watched the sun soaking into the waters of Arabian Sea.
Once the sun was set, we hit back to explore the lanes of Candolim. It was magnificent to see the lighted up lanes. There was light and music all around. We found a nice place to stop for a while and enjoy some coffee.
For dinner I love going to Baga beach. In night, if you are looking for what Goa stands for hit Baga. The spirit of the place will take you to another level. There is just so much of energy there. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Britto’s, one of the famous shacks in Baga. You can also enjoy a candle light dinner by the sea. We did that last time and it is still one of my most cherished memories.
Next day we planned to go to Island tour which included snacks, lunch and snorkeling. If you don’t want to spoil your vacation, avoid this. It was highly mismanaged event and the snorkeling, let’s just not talk about it. After 3-4 hours of disappointment we managed to come back by one of the boats, took some rest and decided to explore Calangute market.
Calangute has a nice chaat corner, you should definitely try that. Apart from that one can enjoy some shopping in the small shops across both side of the lane. We bought some souvenirs, enjoyed some vada paav and called it a day.
Next morning we started out for Bangalore again, with a promise to return soon 🙂