Discussion in 'Travelogues from West India' started by sukantasarangi, Sep 22, 2017.
Right now enjoy all these teasers, details will be posted soon...
Those are some lovely pictures. Keep 'em comin'.
great monsoon, nice weather and pictures..
was it humid?
yep.. too much... 5 mins rain, 1-2 hours sharp sun lights, making it worse....
May Month, wife and myself plans to go for a tour as last family holiday taken in durga puja time.. so what venue should we chose?? discussion goes on.. and a lot of local, and outside venues come in to mind.. suddenly i suggest why not GOA.. Wife said Goa in Monsoon and with Kids.. I say, yep Goa is not a remote area, well known tourist place and in monsoon also we can see the beauty of goa with less price.. So Finally Destination Set Goa..Then what date?? i chose end of August as usually in Goa rain start from June and last up to September, but less rain in end of August to September...Now how many days we will stay.. as my works do not allow me to take many days leave, i will say 7 days highest i can take leave. so total tour will be included to and fro, 10 days.. .i planned to stay in Goa for 4 days and 3 days in Mumbai and 3 days will be in train to and fro....I reserved train tickets, as no direct train from Rourkela to Goa, i have to make break journey at Mumbai.
I booked a homestay from airbnb for 4 nights, cost me Rs.4600...named Madeira Manson, infront of Fortune Across Regina Hotel..Homestay is Nice, big rooms, good for both family and bachelors..
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Then i booked a Hotel in Mumbai through Oyo Rooms, Hotel name is Hotel Garden Park, Kurla.. cost me Rs.4800.00for 3 days..
So Train and hotel booked.. now waiting for 25th August, as our journey will be start...
25th August 2017:
Journey started as we boarded our train Hatia-Kurla Super Fast Express at 1.30 pm at Rourkela. Train is late by 1 hour , right time is 12.30pm. We have taken lunch and dinner with us, as i always try to avoid pantry car foodings.
My Younger Daugher Shraddha ar Rourkela Station.
My Elder Daugher Sweta ar Rourkela Station.
Everything goes smoothly and we reached Kurla Station at 2.30pm on 26th August 2017. From here we have to board another train Kurla -Kochuveli Super Fast Express. Train time was 4.55pm. We took lunch in a near by restaurant and board the train at right time, Rain continues when we leave kurla station by train. On next morning, 7.30am i.e 27th August 2017, train reached margao station , already late by 3 hours.. We booked a cab , taken Rs.900, to our homestay at Candolim. We reached our homestay at 8.30am. We get refreshed, i bring the breakfast from near restaurant. After breakfast, we move to visit Candolim Beach and Sinquerium Beach, which near to our homestay. I actually thought that, beach road will be empty and no shop will be open their. but i surprised to see that shops and restaurants are open near to candolim beach. We spend quite time their and then decide to go for lunch, suddenly heavy rain started and we ran to a closed shack and stay their, after 10 mins rain stopped and bright sunlight on us. We took lunch at Sher e Punjab Hotel near to Candolim and Sinquerium Beach.
Food was Yummy at Sher e Punjab Hotel and I took Prawn their, In Goa, in maximum restaurants Prawn tastes very good. Then we back to our homestay and take some rest. Then we ready to visit nearby beaches at 4.00pm. We booked a cab just outside of our homestay, we asked the cab driver to leave us at Baga Beach, Cab charges Rs.200. Cab left us at Baga Beach, I have planned that we will keep walking nearby beach upto Candolim beach, which is 6kms from Baga Beach.
We chit chat with each others, kids build temple, houses on beach sand. Enjoy Breeze arround the beaches. Taken some evening snaxs on beach side shacks.. Shacks open in baga and calangute beach. 1st we cover Baga Beach , Then we cover Calangute Beach and then at last at 7.30pm we reached Candolim Beach. I booked a Travel Tour for next day for South Goa in nearby daily tour operator booking office, cost us Rs300 per head. Total cost Rs.900. as we 3 are adults.
Visited nearby shops for shopping and then take dinner at Fisherman Cove Restaurant. and back to homestay and sleep. End of Day 1 i.e 27th August 2017.
Nice pictures. Reminds me of last month
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