A weekend trip from New Delhi to Goa, may seem insane to many, but being the metro city workaholics that we are, a day more than just two, seemed impossible! Sharing a little scoop of our short trip to Goa. Hope this helps you plan a quick getaway to the city of sun, sand and beach.
Day1: Reached Goa in the evening and hired a cab from the Airport in South Goa to get to our hotel in North Goa. South Goa is where life is at a stand still, and all we found were miles of quiet beaches with dramatic coastlines – until we reached North Goa! Here is where we found all the backpackers and the clubs. Checked into our hotel SINQ – a sinful party place, which is highly recommend. It was late in the evening so swimming at the pool hotel seemed like an ideal POA. The fun part was, there was a party right across the pool, so the music and the water together, were a gracious kick-start to our Goa trip.
Day2: Started our day rather early. Since it was the last week of October, the taxi and bike prices were sky high, all in awe of the touristy’ season. Managed to rent a car for Rs: 1200 a day. Started our tour from Calangute where we visited some prominent spots – Miramar beach, noticed but skipped the boat ride. Also, made a quick visit to Dona Paula, Old Goa churches and Mangueshi temple. If you want to be in the middle of everything, just stay in Calangute. For less crowded and better areas to stay at, make Candolim or Baga your choice. A visit here was on our to-do-list for the following day!
Last, but Not the Least
Day3: Fort Aguada and all the beaches in North Goa. If you want a private tour then the rate starts from INR 1800 for a taxi, choice is yours. Regardless of the fact that Goa wasn’t our first trip, and a visit to the Aguada #DilChahtaHai fort definitely wasn’t the first either – this place still calls us back to just find a corner and engage into a deep conversation.
Moving on, we decided to end our trip by spending our time and money at Deltin Jack in Panjim, previously known as Casino Royale. This floating casino has three floors of gaming, with 50 tables and approximately 30 slot machines. A great place for beginners since there’s also a special ‘learners’ table so you can learn the tricks of the games. Entry fee was 2500/- per person inclusive of play coupons, unlimited buffet, drinks and entertainment.
For the food, party and shopping ideas… my heartiest suggestion would be to not go with any pre-conceived notions and just sink-in the life you meet there. Interact with the localities to get a hang about the best of places they’d recommend for food, shopping and other lifestyle fun activities. Explore, Unwind & Relax in GOA!!!