– 10th December, 2016.
Goa is such a stunning place that I have ever seen in India and I love to go goa again and again.
We took our flight from Ahmedabad at 11.30 PM. and we reached at Goa airport about 1:30 PM. Then we took cab and reached our hotel calangute towers. As we went Goa in December so it was very difficult to find a good hotel so we had booked our hotel 2 months before.
I badly needed holiday for some refreshment so I, my wife dipal and other 2 couples who is our best friends went together on goa trip.
We checked in the hotel at 3 AM. Took some rest and slept.
In morning we had our breakfast. The rent for activa is about Rs.300-350 for a day, Rs.800 for an Enfield bike and Rs.1200-1400 for a car. Then we hired activa for local sightseeing at 300 INR per day. On our first day i.e. we spent most our time on Calangute and Baga Beach, Restaurants nearby. Calangute and Baga Beaches in north Goa are favorites of most travelers.
We went to old Goa, Visited St. Cathedral’s Church, Mangeshi temple, Dona Paula Beach. It’s a beautiful place with scenic view of goa’s coastline. High end shops restaurants and people as well. There is a small street food market on the stretch which has some delicious street food.
We went to Shanta Durga Temple and in evening we went to Cruise on Mandi river. Ticket price was 300 INR per person. The view of sunset from the Cruise was awesome. At evening we went Panjim church. After dinner we came back to hotel and played card games.
In morning we planned to visit candolim beach. You can take the lane beside Taj Vivanta, to reach a fort like structure. You get an awesome sunset view from here. There are steps which lead to the Candolim beach. This is by far the best beach in North goa. For lunch we went to Navtara Restaurant. Pure veg restaurant for foodies in goa. Too many options are available to eat.
In evening we went to Arambol Beach. This beach is hidden gem of goa.
It is around 20 km away from Calangute beach but very nice beach. Arambol Beach is alive, where people celebrate every evening Sunset with each other. There is a drum circle at sunset and a lot of activities every day.
We all did dancing on tunes of drums and it was amazing experience.
A lot of European & Russian people are selling there handicraft items on beach.
In morning we checked out from the hotel and we went to panjim to stay there one day just because I love casino and we have booked hotel in front of Deltine Royale Casino Jetty. After lunch we roamed around panjim market and we went to caculo mall which is only mall in Goa.
In evening we went to Deltin Royale Casino to try our luck.
This is the largest floating casino in Goa. 5 story five star ship houses three gaming platforms, restaurant and a deck. You get chips to play against your entry fee. The same are non-convertible into cash unless you play and win some in exchange. Huge gaming floor, bar counters and ample variety of tables. Truly happening place! Dance shows with live music on food court floor is a good entertainer. Veg Food is average. Beverages are unlimited. Staff is courteous.
Don’t be greedy with all the money flowing around! In first 2 hours of playing Black Jack I won almost 30k but after playing American roulette I was losing almost 15k. Then I did again played Black Jack and won 20k. I love to play casino games till I won. Rooftop Bar was also awesome.
In early morning we reached airport and come back to home with lot of precious memories.