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Finally 4 year long dream trip executed!

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by zenwalker, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

    The background story goes like 4 years back, where in i had been waiting and planning to visit the exotic place GOA. Every time a plan is made, some or the other reasons the folks used to back out or some other problems. Yes it took 4 years for this damn plan to get executed. We bangloreans do really have lousy busy life... :irked

    The start of the new year, did bring in some good luck for me :D The plan got executed. We went for 4 beaches : Vagator, anjuna, baga and condolim.

    The route suggested me was : Belgaum - amboli ghat - sawantwadi - goa. Onward journey we took Belgaum - VTU - kankumbi - surla (chorla ghat) - mapusa by inquiring with local tea shop guys at Belgaum. To our surprise, this route was much much better than sawantwadi route which was our return journey.

    Plus on this route there is no lousy RTO check post or police trouble and even the goa police check post also doesnt bother much to the travellers. I rekon this route is mostly used by the local folks than others. The traffic on this route was very very minimal. The whole Chorla ghat section which was around 50kms ODD. The road on this ghat is brand new and awesome. I loved driving in this section compared to amboli in all senses.

    Let the pics do the talk.... First trip i did not care to take enough pics ;)

    Onward journey
    Onward journey.jpg

    The onward journey road was soo good, i loved driving till Goa from Chitradurga. And the fact that its my babez (Punto), it just rushes out all the adrenaline you need :grin:

    Apparently security did not let us in to see VTU upclose as no lights were on.

    The early morning pit stop after Chorla Ghat section drive.

    Palacete Rodrigues: The lousy hotel we stayed at Anjuna beach. As per Agoda.com website, this place suppose (pics wise) had beautiful rooms, big pool and good food restaurant. Pool size is soo small that you hardly can toss around. The rooms size of 4 were lousy, the cots were bad, bed spreads dirty. The food was bad or next to horrible. I personally would rate this place 1. I heard that the couples suite costing 6+k/day is good but the ones which we stayed costed 3k, was not :(.

    Beautiful view from Fort agoda


    Curries Bar & Restaurant : Very nice place outside calangute beach area and very nice food, good prices and rooms available too. I recommend this place for any body. They have couples bedroom, family (10 member) bedrooms too and very good prices. Foods are very reasonable prices too. We loved the food though with good quality. This guy Mahesh does very clean business. Infact our next visit to goa will def choose this place.
    Address: Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Bardex, Goa 403 517. Email: write2maheshhh@gmail.com. Ph: 9822580711

    As said above, Food and drinks were at very good prices compared to others. We just loved this place. This place is outside the noisy busy streets and its surrounded by calm empty fields and crowd is less.

    Infront of Suvarna vidhana soudha, no lights were on :(

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  2. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Linea T-Jet
    Excellent write up, Zen! You must have had a blast!

    And I like your Abarth scorpion tattoo! :)
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014
  3. Parantap Chatterjee

    Parantap Chatterjee Regolare

    Linea T-Jet
    good to see you in the "flesh" :cool:
  4. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

    Trying to mix up GOA style well :D
  5. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

    Lovely pics of your Abarth & good to see you making to Goa after 4 long years.
    You too got Scorpio tattoo just like your Punto,Nice
    You have mixed up quite well with Goa style Zen:D
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
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  6. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

    KL-01/ TO
    Grande Punto 1.3
    abarth scorpion tatoo :up:dance .. is that a permanent one or temporary ?
    within a year of learning to drive to long drive to goa, all pretty quick.. going gud.. drive safe ;)
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  7. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

    Thanks mate ;) Ye my rule is "Be Like roman in Rome" ;)

    Its temporary. I hadnt fixated on the permanent tatoo design. Hence went for a temp one. I guess good confidence and better knowledge (Dos and Donts) makes any rookie getting better.

    Thanks guys. Yep safety is atmost priority. Hence a FIAT fan :D
  8. dnyanesh666


    Very well composed Zen. Looks like you and your Punto enjoyed every moment on and off the road :-D
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