Goa 2019

There a lot of Blogs about Goa,but this time when I really needed to plan something affordable for Goa I was really looking everywhere frantically. So here I have basically summed up good places to stay,visit,best beaches and a short guide for a North Goa trip.

Beaches in North Goa

  1. Miramar Beach- Situated at the distance of 3 km from the Panaji, a lovely and enchanting golden beach of soft sand covered with palm trees facing the blue Arabian Sea is the Miramar beach. This beach was originally popular as the ‘Gasper Dias Beach’ and it is the point where Mandovi River merges with the Arabian Sea.If you are visiting in and around Panaji, visiting the city and want to spend some dime and time in the casinos you can go here.I personally do not visit this beach a lot as its quite far away.img_6167
  2. Sinquerim Beach-This beach is a must visit for a swim. Just adjacent to fort Aguada and Taj Exotica Sinquerim.Clean sand and  super Blue water where the waves are not too high, I love this beach. There are numerous shacks on the beach and I personally prefer to spend whole days on this beach.Just along the stretch are the Vaddo beaches also and they all can be accessed from Candolim. Candolim Houses all the fun jazz outlets ,bars and pubs.You can stay around Candolim to visit these bars which have live music until midnight. Must visit Pubs: Fisherman’s Cove
  3. Calangute Beach-always crowded by  thousands in both peak and off-season, is one of the enchanting beaches in Goa. The beach is loaded with shacks and water sports vendors. I like to visit this place only at night.However keep in mind,this beach is not meant for walking barefoot.
  4. Baga-another favorite with the locals and tourists, is located about 30km from Panaji, and lies in close proximity to the Calangute Beach. In fact, you can walk and reach Baga from Calangute. This beach offers mesmeric views of sunsets and sunrise. The sand is clean and the water is blue.However, the main attraction of this place is some of the most famous clubs like Titos, Brittos and Mambos.During the evenings, the shacks here come to life with foot-tapping music, dance and a general scene of merrymaking. Besides partying and celebrating, this beach is also the hub for various adventure and water sports.
  5. Vagator and Ozran Beach- These beaches have tiny hillocks on the beaches,Ozran has a few shacks who play awesome trance and electronic music the whole day.Best places to take a tip and chill on the bath beds. At night there are clubs which play trance music the whole night until sunrise.

Places to stay

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The Broken Nest – Part 2- Hey stranger!

My lawyer doesn’t look that smart. I don’t know if she is here to help or damage my case.Me, being the man, I was the biggest suspect. Nobody wasn’t even interested in listening to my side of the story. And my lawyer, her repetitive questions, the non-stop interrogation, I was beginning to doubt the whole process. Her name is Gunjan Jain. That’s the only thing I seem to know about her. She has been trying to get in my head since yesterday.

Gunjan: Since when and how do you know Isha-the woman who died?

My whole life flashed is front of me in one second. How good it was! Everything was perfect a few years ago.”Isha is my girlfriend since college. It has been six years I know her.” So,is Isha really dead?I felt confused. A part of me felt happy,just realizing that the everyday fights have finally ended. She used to cry a lot, repent on the decision of choosing me as her partner. She must be really happy now. That she is finally free of me. I missed her.Her touch,the smell of her hair.

“It was good 6 years ago. In fact, we started having regular fights around 2 years ago”

Gunjan: What did you guys fight about?

“Isha had started nagging and whining. Yes we went on dates and dinners,but somehow every night ended with an argument.”

Gunjan: Did you try therapy?Why didn’t you guys separate if it was so hard?

“I don’t know about her,but I could not imagine my life without her. I was used to having her around,getting back to home,to her. The arguments,the fights,I wanted to think that may be we had evolved into this,and this is a phase. I saw a lot of couples around having arguments. Which couple doesn’t quarrel?”

Gunjan: Well, I am sure there are no deaths involved!

(Pause)

Gunjan Continues :See, you have to understand that being your lawyer, I don’t want to know whether you killed her or not.However, to protect you I need to know the dynamics of your relationship. The prosecution will have a lot of things in their hand, and they will try to prove that it was you who murdered her in cold blood.So I need to know the whole thing to protect you.How was your relationship like?

“Just like any other couple. We had love,passion,hatred,cringed each other when we had each other around,missed each other when not around, embarrassed ourselves again and again.This is normal. Isn’t It?”

I paused for a moment and wondered if Isha felt the same. Or did she really hate me?Did she want to get rid of me?Did she finally fall out of love?

The Broken Nest-Part 1- What did you do?

She lay there,dead. Lifeless. I wondered where did I go wrong. She fell free for 14 floors and landed with a thud on the ground, all before my eyes, a few seconds ago. Could I have saved her?

What else could I have done to make it better?

Why did she do this to me?

Was I that bad as a man?As a partner?

I felt a rush to wake her up and talk to her for the last time. I had questions in my mind. A lot of unanswered questions. A lot of anger. A lot of things which I had wanted to share but was hesitant. How unfortunate it is to feel like this,at this moment. Her body lying motionless,her eyes looking away from me. Blood everywhere, her soft manicured hands lying still on the ground. It was a mess in my head and heart. Anger,shame, guilt, disgust,love-all the emotions together made my blood rush in my body at light speed. I was holding the terrace railing tight, wondering if I could rewind it all back to a few minutes ago.

There was loud bang on the terrace entrance. The policemen came running, and put handcuffs on me. They kept asking me something. It was all a blur. My ears started ringing. They were taking me away. I was busy thinking what if she could wake back up. Just move her head and look towards the terrace. No way, that would be a disaster. It just scares the hell out of me just imagining that she with her skull bleeding would look back at me with her blank eyes. It’s better if things done are not undone now.

So much crowd around. Everyone whispering, murmuring, talking,I don’t know about what. Strange looks, strange stares. I know these people. This is a different look. Do they think I killed her? It’s better I look at the ground. I was not in a state to utter a word. While I was busy imagining and thinking about a lot of things, events, emotional memories, the last words she spoke, the police jeep reached the local Thana. They locked me up. I was innocent. I hadn’t done anything. I suddenly realised they all thought that I am the killer, that I killed my girlfriend. I got my voice back. I started shouting “I didn’t kill her,It wasn’t me!She jumped off the terrace. Get me out. It was a suicide. I need a lawyer!I didn’t kill her!I didn’t kill her!!”

To be continued…..