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Exploring Goa – XXVIII – Cancona Island

When the sunset show has finished over the Arabian sea, its a good time to watch over to your right and see how Cancona island looks in the backdrop of the sunset. Cancona Island, starts making you feel a bit like Robinson Crusoe. When the sun is down, make your way to the zillion shacks on the beach and perch yourself at a view where the moonlight basks over the Arabian sea. It helps create

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Exploring Goa – XXVIII – It’s Palolem Again

Between all that, you will find a few couples having a moment to themselves 🙂 As Sunset was nearing, the women packed up their sun bathing gear to get ready to bathe/have a massage and be fresh for the mayhem in the night. Too bad, they missed the best sunset! Never too far from locals who want a ‘bragging rights’ picture to show their friends, that bikini clad foreigner be-friended them! The Sunset Show is

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Exploring Goa – XXVII – Continuation of the Palolem Story

In Canacona Island, while the island is largely remote, you do have a bar operating for those who seek some seclusion. It’s a good place to relax and spend some time, while the sun shines. I decided to walk to the butterfly island across the river that flows adjacent to the little bar. One needs to drop all items and just go with your swimwear there, as the rocks are very slippery. Ideal time to cross

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Exploring Goa – XXVI – The Palolem Beach Story Continues

Don’t Fall for the scenic huts along the way! Distraction will be plenty, but you must walk quickly, before the high tides set in. The Kayaks added more color to the whole scene! And you are never far away from colorful tourists wearing the “Its Better in Goa” T shirts! A quick 30 minute saunter along the curve of the beach, takes you to the end of the beach, which has a canal. The canal

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Exploring Goa – XXV – Sunny Palolem Once Again

Flashback – Kartik’s in Sunny Palolem so far and the adventure begins now. To read his other articles on what to explore in Goa, Click here. When the sun comes out, you are the best judge to decide, whether you douse yourself in oil and layback on a beach bed, or to explore where the curve of the beach takes you to! I loved the hills in the background, and decided to walk along! I walked

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Exploring Goa – XXIII – It’s About the Palolem Beach-lings Now!

It’s tough to  not notice the colorful cottages along the beach stretch. While you catch a beer with the folks who run the shacks,  they will tell you that it costs them about 100,000 INR to set up 4 shacks. Since Goa has a rule of no permanent structures on the beach, these shacks are built every year in October, and are pulled out and stored in a nearby warehouse in April-before the monsoons. So

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Exploring Goa – XXII – The Palolem Beach

When in Palolem, get your hand on a canoe, and check on Kayaking into the sunset. You would be the center of attraction for all the people on the beach trying to zoom into the golden waters. Do  ear marked a couple of islands to visit the next morning early! That little island in the silhouette, by the way is the Canacona or Butterfly island, accessible by foot only during low tides or accessible by a

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Exploring Goa – XX – The Idyllic Palolem

From exploring the extreme North of Goa, Kartik Kannan takes us  right south to Palolem. Palolem is one of Goa’s popular beaches, for those who love sun, sand and sea. It’s a beautiful bay, surrounded by lofty headlands on either sides, resulting in a calm, idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed which allows you to walk up to 100 metres out from the beach. If Kartik were to represent Goan beaches on a Normal curve,

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