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Old 12th January 2013, 20:58   #196
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Day 3
1st January 2013

We reached Agonda Beach by 17:30 hours

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Palolem is behind those mountains

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The beach was peaceful with very less crowd
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Wifey decided to sit back and relax while we had fun in the water
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The place was relatively empty considering the time of the year. I loved it that way.
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I gave the camera to my wifey and plunged into the water with PPGs
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By 19:00 hours we decided to go for dinner on one of the peaceful shacks around.

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Old 12th January 2013, 21:06   #197
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Day 3
1st January 2013

We sat down at Agonda Sunset Shack
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Veg Sizzler
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Steak with chips and Salad

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Fruits

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It was yet another candle light dinner. We had a lot of Russian guests for company all around, in fact we were the only desi's there
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By 20:30 we finished dinner and started back to our resort.

Agonda has huts like these for a back packing tour. One day I must do this.
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By 22:00 hours we reached our resort and I straight away crashed to the bed.

It has been relaxing two days with nothing to do other than eat, sleep, swim, shower and sing.......
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Day 4
2nd January 2013

By 11:00AM we are done with the packing and check out.

A final look at the poolside
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By 12:00 we reached Margoa. I wanted to take the Ponda route towards Mollem to visit Bhagwan Mahaveer National park.

Just as we took the route to Ponda from Margoa, we found a Dominos.

PPGs were excited about it
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Jr. PPG brings in the pizzas
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Sr. PPG enjoys her veggie one

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This one is mine
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By 13:00 we are done with the Pizzas.


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Old 14th January 2013, 19:17   #199
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Day 4
2nd January 2013

Just as we were about to leave this Marshal caught our attention
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Doggies were happy under the Marshal, away from the harsh sun
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It was near consumer dispute redressal forum
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Also near the Sessions Court and MAT

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It was time for us to leave Goa for this time

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Day 4
2nd January 2013

By 14:00 hours we reached Bhagwan Mahavir National Park
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More details can be read here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagwan..._National_Park

I enquired about the scheme of events there. The concept is that of an open sanctuary. You can drive your vehicle around the marked trails and have sightings of wild life. High Ground Clearance vehicles are better in those kacha roads. I took directions of Tamdi Surla Temple and drove towards the temple.

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Old 14th January 2013, 19:30   #201
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WOW Goa again . Just saw the posts. Verca lucky you got the booking plus just a casual ride and you guys are in Goa . We need atleast 10 days to plan a road trip like this from Delhi. I was in Mumbai on 5th was tempted for another Goa trip, kids schedule didnt allow !

CM now has another property in verca na ?

Nice photos keep it coming.

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WOW Goa again . Just saw the posts. Verca lucky you got the booking plus just a casual ride and you guys are in Goa . We need atleast 10 days to plan a road trip like this from Delhi.

CM now has another property in verca na ?

Nice photos keep it coming.

Was in Wayanad to meet HVK, and the drive to Goa was a non stop from there

Varca has lost its charm. The guys there were overworked thanks to the demanding guests, that they were like zombies...I decided to just chill and relax and have fun at Agonda this time.. CM was just for the bed

Yes, they have one more. The New year party was at Varca, which included the guests from the other place too.
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Day 4
2nd January 2013

Enroute Tamdi Surla we stopped by a wonderful place
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Wow, nature has its unique ways
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2nd January 2013

The roads to Tamdi Surla
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Narrow roads with a lot of greenery all around



We reached the Bolkornem entry gate of the sanctuary
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By 14:30 hours we reached the temple. It was a protected monument
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Jr.PPG gets a pet, a nice doggie

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Tamdi Surla Temple
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahadev...,_Tambdi_Surla
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Some pictures of the Temple

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It is a wonderful temple, and the serenity around it is amazing.

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A few pictures inside the temple
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There is a stream flowing nearby the temple
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Crystal clear water
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By 15:30 we drove towards Mollem.

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Day 4
2nd January 2013

After filling up petrol from Mollem started our drive to Bangalore. I took the route towards Dharward. The roads were getting laid and most of it was fun to drive. But there are very treacherous sections quit often. May be it needs another 6 months to be fully done.

A click of the newly laid roads
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Video of the fun roads


By 18:00 we reached NH4 at Dharwad. By 21:30 we stopped for dinner at Kamats and restarted the drive by 22:30 hours.

Reached home in Bangalore by 00:00 hours. Well that makes it 7 hours of drive from Mollem to Bangalore. Not bad at all given the umpteeen deviation on NH4 these days.

It was a cool 20 degrees at Bangalore
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Total of 2922KMs for the drive. Civvy has done 88K by now
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Bangalore Goa and back is around 1300Kms, but then where did I go for the other 1600Kms?? Well one day I will tell that story too...

But for now it's good night time.

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First weekend of January 2013, I was invited by Lukeskywalker to an event where I met with many of my TBHP friends. While having coffee with StarVegabond and mjothi, a plan was made to be back to Goa for the long weekend that passed by (12,13 and 14th of Jan 2013).

Unfortunately I could not join them due to various constraints. But they did have a blast. Now am eagerly waiting for their Storming report on Goa
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Please find the GPS trail of the routes I have taken from Karwar to Goa and further on till Dharwad.

Goa.kml

Also shows the route to Agonda, Palolem, Varca and Tandisurla temple
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Old 11th July 2013, 13:12   #210
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I spent a day at Palolem in Jan 2010, but missed out on the boat ride to the Butterfly beach in the nearby isle. Your pics and video of the ride made up for that, Lalu. Thanks for introducing Agonda Beach, whcih looks a real nice getaway for people like me who prefer some peaceful sun bathing. Hope it is hidden from the crowds for a long time.
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