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Yes, I think you mean Baga! Never mind but one of the most scenic walks really a long time ago,with a bit of a climb is to be had there. I guess most travelers dont know about it but I happenned to do it quite accidentally. It is really breathtaking.
If you can locate Brittos on one end of Baga as a land mark, and if you face the sea with Brittos on your back, then walk towards the right for a few minutes, you will come to an estuary that meets the Sea,and in a low tide, you will wade across to the other side. You will find yourself at the base of a hillock abutting the Sea. I think there is a path leading up to it from the left. Take the path and it is a bit of a climb. Then not really at the top, but somewhere close you will come to a spot where is is really a beautiful grave that overlooks the great Arabian Sea. Somebody must have truly loved this spot to be buried here or there must be someone who loved this soul so dearly that he/or she must have really talen the pains to find it. Or most probably it must have been a couple who romanced here and had promised one another that the survivor will bury the other over here. I would like to believe the last is true and so would all who go up there . Unfortunately I did not carry a camera . But may be it was for the best.....for
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
No not really the daffodils but you know what I mean .
The climb is really beautiful, and I suggest do not climb down the way to climbed up but go down the hill the other side and you will be on Anjuna !
Now that I have shared a secret, I would like you to do this climb and click a few snaps of the view and post it on VT for me to see!
Ashwem beach - Hidden gem in North Goa
30-40minutes up from the known beaches of Calangute and Bagha, lies hidden jewel beach of Ashwem. Do go to this beach and enjoy a day.
There are very few joints, probably 3-5 places. The beach is long and relatively clean. In the evenings, you can walk 100-150 metres into the sea and go only upto the waist in water. Before we were reaching the beach in the evening, we saw all foreign tourists and very few Indian tourists coming back which means its more popular with the foreigners. Secondly, a lot of small hotels or houses had Russian signboards enroute which tells which foreigners are frequenting that part of Goa. They seem to have taken over most of Goa.
Hanging huts in silent beach
Palolem in South Extreme Goa is serene, blue water for a good relaxed sun-tanned life in the day. Assorted type of shacks all along the beach curve, serve the best of food and the accomodation is very simple - beach huts inbetween coconut groves with perfect tourist facility, at a good bargain.
This was by far the most beautiful beach we visited in Goa. The beach is clean and seemed to be easier to swim as the breaking waves were not quite so powerful as on other beaches. I loved the palm trees which fringe the beach from one end to the other. Lovely white sand and lots of shacks to eat and drink from. The sellers were not quite as numerous and annoying also, however they are everywhere so frequent interruptions are inevitable.
palolem beach huts
The idea for this trip came from a vt tip I read. I made enquiries with a travel agent in calangute and she advised us how to get there by bus. This was a great trip, the bus journey was an experience never to be forgotten. On arrival at palolem we found a beach hut to stay in and settled down to 2 days of heaven. Our hut was in a small wooded area at the south end of the beach, very quiet and with sea views. At about £5 per night and room service from the owners shack restuarant we were truly in paradise. Our hut had a toilet and shower attached, a not very comfy double bed with mosquito net and a nice little balcony to sit.
Nine Bar Vagator
The nine Bar opens before sunset and is set up on the cliffside above Vagator beach. It is a great place to sit and chill out and watch the sunset through the palm trees. There is a seated area and a bar selling drinks and they do a nice stone baked pizza aswell. All to the back drop of Goan Trance music that plays in the open air dance arena.
One last bit of paradise!
Turtle Beach or Galjabag as its locally known has got to be one of the last unspoilt beaches in South Goa. Absolutely stunning scenery. The beach is almost deserted but there are a couple of beach shacks, set well back, that can provide you drinks and eats for the day. We spent the day there and ate at one of the shacks. They had fresh mussells, locally caught from the wreck out at sea. Not usually a huge fan of mussells but they were fantastic! Done in a spicy coating and 60rps for 10! All home cooked too, Great! Lovely people, nothing too much bother for them. A lovely place to chill out and feel like you've got your own desert island!
the quality of the beaches vary in goa. the package tourist spots like calangute and baga are well to overcrowded. vagata is nice but the beach vendors will drive you insane. arambol and anjuna are nice enough but the beaches in the south are in another league. palolem is lovely but crowded as well - instead go to agonda which is near deserted (150 rps rickshaw) or patnem which you could walk to or get a 40 rps rickshaw. these two are the nicest beaches in goa.
THIS IS PARADISE!!
Take yourself away from your resort for a night or two and head for Mandrem!! Apparently during the high season Mandrem is a hot spot for ravers but during the sleepy months like in March when we went its my idea of paradise. Look up Dunes Beach huts for a great place to stay. We went for the "more expensive" (so cheap) beach hut on the water front with a private bathroom and were so happy to be there. We had a small veranda area where we watched kingfishers diving for their meals in the little stream right before us, and we could look out onto the sea just beyond the little picket bridge. A perfect place to kick back and watch the sunset. The huts are comfy and clean with running water,and you get a mossie net, which is a life saver!!Just ask your taxi driver to take you to Mandrem and collect you the next day.....its is really worth doing this!! Take a look at my pics for a better idea...
Peace & Quiet
If you are looking to just escape the hussle and bussle of the markets and the noise of the more busy northern beaches find yourself in Morjim! Also called turtle beach, this is one of the last nesting places of the oliver ridley turtles so it is well preserved and very clean....We got our taxi driver to drop us of here in the morning and collect us later that day. So all that was left to do was to soak in the beauty of the landscape...without any interruptions!! Dont worry about taking water and food, there are a few scattered beach shacks that can provide all your feeding and watering requirements.
behind coco beach
whislt we were staying at coco beach for the night we went on a loverly walk and found a wonderfull village just 15 mins away. It was mid day and very hot what a great site to see in the middle of the village was a bar well 2 so we had a few drinks talked with the villagers shared photos and really enjoy our couple of hours there there life style is just amazing
Set back one i needed the loo and was taken to a shed behind the bar with a hole in the floor as the toilet That wasnt as bad as the pigs scratching the door whilst i was trying to pee
and my husband found it most amusing
Pigs are kept for a couple of reasons as they are scavengers and have a very high tolerance to disease, they tend to eat anything left over or discarded including human waste, hope I haven’t put you of your Bacon sandwich
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Away from the beach sellers
Big Vagator beach is often overlooked by Western tourists and is mainly used by Indian families on their holidays. The beach sellers are less active on this beach so its an ideal place to escape for a few hours.
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EVEN ROCKS CANT RESIST - PART2
...... Apart from that big rock, even small rocks are not spared. You can clearly see this small black rock showing signs of erection....
Thanks to the Topless Sunbathing Angles.
BOTTOMLINE: GIRLIES ! TOUGH TIME AHEAD.
EVEN ROCKS CANT RESIST !
This Uniquely shaped rock is located at Arambol. This is what has happned to this rock by seeing topless females on the beach.
So Dear Girlies, Apart from Humans, there are some other things also Ogling at you.... :P
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