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Old 19th September 2014, 22:40   #61
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No, the beach adjacent to Terakol river is Terakol beach. I am very very sure of it.
Kerry beach is I think further South, beyond the hillock which you can see in the background on one of the pictures.

There is a small lagoon kind of extension also there if I am not wrong.
Probably some local Goans can throw some light
I don't think so. The ferry to Tiracol has many sign boards near the bridge across the Tiracol river saying 'way to Kerry Ferry'. So I guess it is called Kerry beach, and Querim beach might be the European name.

The beach to the south of the hillock abuts the famous 'Sweet Water Lake' which is approachable from Arambol Beach. I've been to all those places last December.

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I don't think so. The ferry to Tiracol has many sign boards near the bridge across the Tiracol river saying 'way to Kerry Ferry'. So I guess it is called Kerry beach, and Querim beach might be the European name.

The beach to the south of the hillock abuts the famous 'Sweet Water Lake' which is approachable from Arambol Beach.

Thanks for pointing out sir.

I stand corrected
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Dhanush,

You always choose off-beat places and make amazing travel diaries. I enjoyed seeing the places through your lens. Amazing captures. You really have an eye for photography, no doubt. I hope you make more TL's in the coming days.

The pink bullet looks cute, I wouldn't mind taking it for a spin.

Tambdisurla temple was jaw dropping and so was the three kings church and pictures related to that place. All in all, an amazing TL of a very fantastic place in our country.

Cheers mate!!!
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Awesome writing!! Mind blowing pics too. You were absolutely right when you said, very little do people know of such beautiful places and sadly I must confess I am one among those. Will surely make it a point to go to these places next time I visit Goa.
Expecting to read more about your future sojourns. Please do keep them coming!!

Cheers!!
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You always choose off-beat places and make amazing travel diaries. I enjoyed seeing the places through your lens. Amazing captures. You really have an eye for photography, no doubt. I hope you make more TL's in the coming days.
Thanks voyageur for your words of appreciation. I feel elated.

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The pink bullet looks cute, I wouldn't mind taking it for a spin.
The pink bullet! I almost dropped my jaw!
I really do hope that it belongs to a lady.
If no, then

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Awesome writing!! Mind blowing pics too. You were absolutely right when you said, very little do people know of such beautiful places and sadly I must confess I am one among those. Will surely make it a point to go to these places next time I visit Goa.
Expecting to read more about your future sojourns. Please do keep them coming!!
Thanks a lot Aswin.
Before anything else, CONGRATS!
By your above post, you have graduated from a newbie to a Bhpian.

The travelogue of Coorg is in pipeline.
Probably, I am gonna let my ride narrate the story, like the "Autobiography of an XUV".
TL is definitely on the anvil. Hope to upload it within a week or so

Thanks again.
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Dhanush Menon

Thanks a very nice writeup on the lesser known places in goa. 3 years ago i drove down to goa from chennai but covered a whirlwind tour of all the popular places .. I was little disappointed. But your post covers lot of hidden treasures.

I am planning to have a trip next week and this is a good checklist to have.

I really like the photo in attachement 1289578 of your car stading on the road curve on a cliff with two trees and nice backgroud of the coast. would like to visit ther e. Can you share the actual location and if possible google geo co-ordinations

Thanks in advance
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I really like the photo in attachement 1289578 of your car stading on the road curve on a cliff with two trees and nice backgroud of the coast. would like to visit ther e. Can you share the actual location and if possible google geo co-ordinations

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Thanks brahmos-3, for your words of appreciation.
The place mentioned by you is inside a restricted area in Goa and I am afraid that a visit to that place might not be possible.

By the way, your handle indicates you to be in DRDO or the like.
Or am I just running wild in my assumptions?
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Guys planning to travel to Goa on 5th of October and back on 9th from Mangalore. How are road conditions ? And suggest good beach resort for family. I have seen Ramada Caravella Beach resort and liked it. Any similar / better places. Thanks in advance.
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Guys planning to travel to Goa on 5th of October and back on 9th from Mangalore. How are road conditions ? And suggest good beach resort for family. I have seen Ramada Caravella Beach resort and liked it. Any similar / better places. Thanks in advance.
I would not be able to comment on the beach resort part.
However, I would help you with the road conditions.

Mangalore to Kundapura- is broken in between. But not so treacherous.
Kundapura to Bhatkal- Welcome to Hell!!! Complete offroad kind of territory. I drove through at night, so the traffic was on the lower side. If you are driving through the day, then you can very well expect traffic snarls through out this 53 Kms stretch.
Bhatkal - Karwar- Roads are much better, but a little broken tarmac here and there.
Karwar- Goa- Wonderful example of how beautiful a drive can get.

The condition mentioned above is update as on 12 Sep 14.

On my return leg to Kochi, I am considering routing via Jog Falls.
I aint sure of the road conditions though.
Considering the expected traffic snarls between Bhatkal and Kundapura, I feel it is worth the detour. Even if the roads are broken in that stretch too, the traffic would still be sparse as compared to the Mangalore- Goa highway.

One request:- If you take any other route other than NH 17 (to by pass this stretch) to reach Goa from Mangalore, please do let me know of the road conditions.
I am looking at my drive back on Oct 6th or 7th

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Dhanushmenon, did you notice that they use the three Kings church in the movie 'finding fanny'? :-) I guess it'll become pretty popular now..
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Dhanushmenon, did you notice that they use the three Kings church in the movie 'finding fanny'? :-) I guess it'll become pretty popular now..
Oh! Is it?
I didn't know about it.
Actually, I didn't know about the movie also.
Sorry, I do not follow movies much.

I do hope it gets popular. It is definitely a great place.
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Thanks Dhanush Menon ..

I had a good trip from 30th to 4th and stayed in Club Mahindra , Emerald Palms.. Your tips were very useful in covering some of the places

Just reached back home. will post detailed list tomorrow.

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Thanks brahmos-3, for your words of appreciation.
The place mentioned by you is inside a restricted area in Goa and I am afraid that a visit to that place might not be possible.

By the way, your handle indicates you to be in DRDO or the like.
Or am I just running wild in my assumptions?
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Dhanush Menon

I am in IT industry . I am a fan of science and modern weapons...
When i bought the cruze , it was branded a diesel rocket. That was the time when Brahmos 2 Cruise missile became a successful mission..

So I branded my new car as "Brahmos-3" - "the land based cruze missile"...

It has been living true to its branding and already covered 85K with "push back to the seat" kick and steady cruises at 140+

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The fort was converted into a heritage hotel later.
However, this is all that remains of the hotel now.

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The fort though is maintained quite well, speck and clean.
The fort provides a majestic view of the Terekol river, the Terekol beach across the bank and also the unending stretch of white sand which stretches beyond.
When I went there in Jan 2012, the heritage hotel was still functional. Maybe that explains why the fort still looks well maintained.

I somehow did not like this "conserved" look of the fort.

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I don't think so. The ferry to Tiracol has many sign boards near the bridge across the Tiracol river saying 'way to Kerry Ferry'. So I guess it is called Kerry beach, and Querim beach might be the European name.

The beach to the south of the hillock abuts the famous 'Sweet Water Lake' which is approachable from Arambol Beach. I've been to all those places last December.
That beach is the keri/querim beach. It is pretty remote and so sees very few tourists.

Government tried to prevent erosion of the beach with a horrible concrete embankment which seems to have caused further problems. You can see this in the photo of the beach posted by Dhanush.

If you are adventurous, you can walk down from keri beach to arambol beach. There are quite a few small hidden beaches in between.

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And special thanks to my ride who took me to all the places on the second half of this report.

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Where was this photo clicked?

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Terekol Fort
Terekol Fort and Terekol Beach lies on either side of Terekol River.
Terekhol beach is the north most beach of Goa and Terekol river is the boundary of Goa.
Therefore technically, the Terekhol Fort is part of Maharashtra.
Recently had been to Terakol Fort with family, but due to time constraints could not go to the beach. Overall a nice and calm place to be at However, the heritage hotel was not functional, but we could make out there was a hotel with some rooms of the fort named as Kitchen, Restaurant and so on.

Even though the ferry ride is pretty small, it was a nice experience Also we went to Arambol beach which was quite peaceful.

When we were heading towards Panjim city, we thought of visiting Baga and Calangute but unfortunately the traffic pile up right from the outskirts made us change our mind and end of the day it was a right decision to not to be stuck in that traffic under burning sun.

Once again thanks Dhanush for this tlog, which helps many of us to visit some nice places in Goa apart from well known beaches.

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