Trip to goa--here the journey is as beautiful as the destination.The last 2 hrs train journey is too good to be worded, the train passes thru dense tropical forests, tunnels and sometimes at one side u see a huge valley lush green, a pleasure to watch, then some falls also, and Dodh sagar falls is just amazing, the water falls from a great height and with so much of force that its completely white thats the reason its called so.I would recommend everybody to go to goa by train not by air:)
We had our tickets till Vasco, but the TT told me that everybody gets down at Margao(Mudgaon), so we got down there. The station has a very good restaurant with almost everything available and in very reasonable prices and its clean also.But since we had our bookings at country club,it was better for us to go till vasco, any way we took a taxi,and since the distance is quite a lot ,this is very unnecessary expenditure,he charged us 890/, actually there were other options also, like a train goes till Nuvim and from there u can take a taxi or one can go by bus, but since we were new and it was evening time, we didnt bother.Margao is south goa and country club is in north, so we had a one and a half hr journey and in a way saw whole goa, we crossed Panjim, Mapusa and then reached Anjuna-country club
At the first sight we just loved the resort,its so scenic,with swimming pool in the centre and a shack restaurant a small water lanes with ducks and all, and top of that lighting.And food there was very good,service also good.
We booked a studio, and in that 3 adults or 2 adults 2 children can accomodate. we had microwave with convection,fridge, TV, electric kettle, sofa which could be converted into extra bed, and a small dining table. all in all very comfortable./ What i liked most was we could make our own tea:)
Day-1 we went to Ajuna beach,it was 500 yards from our place.Anjuna flea market is quite famous, bus sadly it was not there as it was the off season:(
Actual beach is little far of and needs walking, so everybody goes at this place where its rocky and all sort of shops are there.since the weather is here very humid, everybody wears shorts, capris and sleevless tops and sandals.
In goa roads are very narrow but well constructed and bikes are the most popular mode of transport, everybody hires them as this is the only way u can see real Goa..There is nothing available for short distances so either one shud have strong legs::)) or love biking to explore Goa.It has vast areas of vegetation everywhere in between, very few multistoreys, and all the houses have 50% of there area left for lawns.