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Old 29th June 2017, 12:07   #16
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Very well written travelogue there! It might have been a short trip but you guys ended up covering quite a lot of places from Baga till Palolem and everything is between. I prefer South Goa for its laidback culture over the North Goa that is hustling and bustling all the time. Next time you might would want to venture to the North of North Goa that is Aarambol and beyond all the way to Querim beach. Thats pretty soothing as well.
Thank you so much. Even we prefer South Goa compared to North - much quieter and more scenic. Will do check out the places you mentioned, next time for sure.

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Quite frankly Baga and Calangute are over hyped and overrated, simply because they used to be good once upon a time. Its good that you both stayed in the south and gave yourselves time to explore the beaches there. In North Goa, Ashvem, Morjim and Anjuna are still a lot better than the others in that area. Overall, Palolem is my personal favourite too.
Palolem is our favorite too. Will definitely visit Ashvem, Morjim and Anjuna on our next visit to Goa.

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Loved the narration. I have been to Goa once, and that was last year, and this thread brought back vivid memories.
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Totally agreed brother. I don't even remember when was it last time I visited these beaches. I would pick Anjuna any day over other beaches in North Goa.

Next time when you want to visit Agonda or Palelom try coastal route. Trust me word heavenly will not do justice to the beauty. Especially for photographers this route is paradise.

In Goa, nature beauty is in abundance. Whatever beaches you have mentioned are more or less commercialized beaches. There are many secluded and serene beaches. One of the beaches I'll recommend is Caba-de-rama beach. It is absolute beauty (Remember John Abraham's jump in the climax of Dhoom 1). You can click Sunset pictures from the cliff or can get down to embrace waves.
Thank you for the route details and new places to explore, would definitively visit them. Already craving for GOA

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Another fantastic travelogue from you Nandita. Brilliant pictures and a fine narration to go with them. You have covered lots of familiar places and hangouts and rekindled some fond memories.

I agree with kpower11. Calangute and Baga have been going downhill for quite a while now. In fact, over the past few visits, I have kept away from these beaches completely. You have to reach the northern and southern tips of the state to get some peace. Nevertheless, Goa is still one of the best states in the country to visit - capable of cheering most people up.

The Chorla Ghat route is possibly the best to access Goa at the moment - both the drive and in terms of scenic beauty. Glad you took it.
Thanks Aditya. I personally don't like Baga and Calangute - crowded like hell. Will avoid those places next time as there are better scenic places to explore rather than go to these over hyped ones. And yes, Chorla Ghats were beautiful.

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Very nice travelogue Nandita. Surely how many times you visit, one just can't have enough of Goa. You could have perhaps stayed a night or two at Palolem, which is simply the jewel among South Goa beaches. I stayed for 3 nights a couple of years back and it was one of my more memorable Goa trips. Nowadays, Palolem too is sadly getting popular and crowded !
Thanks Venkat. Our next stay in Goa will definitely be Palolem.

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Brilliant travelogue and beautiful pics. Goa indeed is special in its own way. I read so many travel stories and yearn to drive down, but Goa trip has somehow been elusive till date. Yes, I might be one of the few souls whose Goa dream is yet to materialize.

But travelogues like yours rekindle the dream and plans start again. Thanks for treating us with those wonderful pics and a beautiful narrative. Well deserved read.
Thank you so much
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Nice narration of your travel...could you please explain how was the condition of rooms in Shangrila??
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Nice narration of your travel...could you please explain how was the condition of rooms in Shangrila??
Well, for both Atul and I, the prime importance when we book a hotel is ample space for parking along with safety for the car/bikes. Luxury is not a very big concern for us. So, going by it, Hotel Shangrila is not a luxurious hotel, a decent, neat and clean, well-maintained and friendly one. The room we booked was an AC Deluxe Room. Had enough space to park Skiddy properly for 4 days (2 days we roamed around in Goa by an Activa).

Majorda beach is less than a km and Martin's Corner is within 2 kms from Shangrila.
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Great pictures and narration and just in time. We will be travelling to Goa on Aug 12-15 from Bangalore and have booked our stay at Palolem Beach Resort. Your travelogue should help a lot in planning the same.

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Great pictures and narration and just in time. We will be travelling to Goa on Aug 12-15 from Bangalore and have booked our stay at Palolem Beach Resort. Your travelogue should help a lot in planning the same.
Thank you so much. Palolem is an amazing place to stay - I really prefer South Goa any day over North.
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