Friday, September 19, 2014

Go Goa Going :)

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PROJECT GOA: Synopsis ;)

Duration: 5days, Oct 1-Oct 5

Oct 1: 425KMS

Blore-Hassan(10am)-BaleHonnur(Lunch)-Sringeri(Visit)-Agumbe(Sunset)-Kundapura (Halt-Hotel)

Oct 2: 280Kms
Kundapur- (Petrol )-Murudeshwar -Apsara Konda-Honnavar-Karwar-Palolem Beach-Cabo De Rama Fort-Cavelossim Beach-Colva (Halt in some Beach cottage in Palolem/buget hotel in Colva)

Oct 3: (max 100kms): Colva- Panjim(Full Tank Petrol)-Fort Aguada-Candolim Beach(WaterSports)-Calangute-Baga Beach (Food/Drink/Accomodation)-Mandrem Beach-Arambol Beach

*Halt in a Beach Shack/near Beach @ Calangute/Arambol /Mandrem

Oct 4: max 100kms

Option A- Start early, explore Beaches -Arambol/Ashwem/Morjim/Vagator/Anjuna, Other Places -Church/Temple/Bhagwan Mahaveer WildLife Sanctuary & Mollem National Park, Halt at Mollem.

Option B- Start early, Visit Dudhsagar Falls & Halt at Mollem.
Halt at Mollem to reduce the kms on return journey.

Oct 5: 532Kms
Mollem-Bangalore: Leave at 7am, reach Bangalore by evening 6pm, provided it doesn't rain heavily and there's no heavy traffic on Tumkur road 

Need to book our stays in advance(at least for Day 1, 2 & 4)

Literature Survey:

Pristine -Scenic/Best Beaches of Goa
Agonda, Cavelossim, Varca, Palolem - South
Mandrem, Baga, Candolim- North
Bogmalo Beach- Central

Ashwem Beach(can Take Bike to Beach)

WaterSports @ Calangute(SunBeds if you buy drink), Baga, Candolim 
Get a deal- 4 sports for max Rs.1200
-Jet Ski, 
-Para Sailing( try before 10am for better rates @ Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Vagator Beach, Majorda Beach & Anjuna Beach)
-Ring Ride
-Banana Ride
-Water Skiing

Food on Beaches: Baga(Britos), Candolim, Calangute

Wild Life Sanctuaries:
1. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary 
2. Mollem National Park near Panjim
2. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary near Margoa.

Aguada Fort (Best)
Chapora Fort near Vagator Beach(Dil Chahta Hai)
Sinquerim Fort: overlooking the beach

List of Beach Shacks:
Palolem in South, Baga/Calangute in North

List of Budget Hotels

Budget Cottage near Beach

Beaches in South Goa:

1.) Agonda Beach: Quiet, uncrowded. Relaxing 43kms from Margao
2.) Benaulim Beach: south of Colva Beach, 8kms from Margao (Water Sports)
3.) Colva Beach: Indian tourists, busy in October. plenty of budget hotels, beach shacks, food stalls, and small restaurants and bars. 8 kms from Margao and 40 kms from Panaji.
4.) Palolem Beach: Picturesque, a semi-circle shaped beach with shady palm trees and soft sand. Temporary, coco huts. 43kms from Margao
5.) Patnem Beach: stay on the Beach. 45 kms from Margao
6.) Varca, Cavelossim, Morbor: pristine, clean and white Sand, 8 kms from Margao

Beaches in North Goa:

1.) Anjuna Beach: 8kms from Mapusa, 18kms from Panaji (old hippies)
2.) Arambol Beach: 32kms form Mapusa, 50kms from Panaji (new hippies)
3.) Calangute & Baga Beach: busiest & commercial (foreigners)
Baga Beach starts where Calangute ends. (Watersports) 16kms from Panaji, 9 from Mapusa
4.) Candolum & Sinquerim Beach: 10 kms from Mapusa, 13 kms from Panaji. 
5.) Mandrem, Morjim, Ashwem: Hippy and Trendy. 15 kms frm Mapusa (Russians), Turtle
6.) Vagator: for Parties, 9 kms from Mapusa and 22 kms from Panaji. Inland accomodations

Other Attractions:

1. Boat Ride on River Mandovi 
2. Arvalem, Lamgau, Rivona Caves 
3. Churches: Se Cathedral, Chapel Of St. Francis Xavier
4. Naval Aviation Museum
etc etc etc

The Preparation Begins:

1. Shell Ultra 4T FS 10w40 Engine Oil- Rs. 827

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