Offbeat travel in Goa
So the trip to Goa is cancelled for this year. Covid has ensured it will not happen. In March we thought July is a long time later and things will get settled. Not so easy. Instead I will be holed up in Delhi. As I look back to this former post of recommendations from Goa, I miss out the monsoons and greenery of Goa coupled with food and bars most longingly. A friend messaged a few days back on Dudhsagar which I was looking forward to trek this year. Last year we took a train from Goa to Bangalore that passed through Dudhsagar waterfalls enroute. It perhaps was the most scenic train journey I have ever done in India. I would credit mostly Prashant Ji for this change of perspective and showing us true Goa. And I totally recommend Goa during monsoons. It is not just about offbeat travel in Goa, but about seeing real Goa.
Along with going up to Dudhsagar Waterfalls, I wanted to take the ferry across the river and visit villages in North Goa. Since we have stayed mostly in South Goa, this time we would have split our time between South Goa and North Goa. Also visit Aldona, Curotim, Lutolim in much depth. And stay at our friend’s place in North Goa. I am sure Aman too has plenty of tips from Goa considering he has now shifted from Delhi to Goa. A wise decision.
Images from Goa taken during our honeymoon and Jasraman’s first time ever visit to a beach. Many years later we would revisit the land and this time it would be Meher’s, our daughter, first visit to a beach. If you are the type of person who avoids touristy stuff and throngs of crowd then visiting Goa during monsoons is a must.