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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 – XXIV – The Palolem Beach Journey Continues

As you set out to walk further, The morning rays are just making its inroads into the sands, and the filtered light through the trees is just slowly neutralizing the morning haze and chill. And if you thought you could head straight into the sea for a morning dunk, you’d have to brave a little chill in the Arabian Sea! And you’d also realize that while the Sun is out, the Bikinis are yet to

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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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Chennai Express – Is A Full Paisa Wasool Journey

By Shwetha Kalyanasundaram All set to board the Chennai express?!? Vaango…ukkarango (read: please come…please sit)!!! Is the journey worth the ride?!? Read on. Full credits to SRK and the moviemakers to have the name of the female lead displayed over the male counterpart! This drew loud raptures from the crowd and what a way to start the two and half hour odd train journey. Back again as Rahul (naam toh suna hoga), a planned trip

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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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Exploring Goa – XIX – Tiracol Fort

Kartik Kannan, continues taking you on his Goa trail, and the next destination in the series as we go further north, is the magnificent fort-hotel by the Arabian Sea- Tiracol Fort. Once you have boarded at the Tiracol Side of the land, you need to find a way to get to Tiracol fort. There are 2 places that the boat can leave you, depending on whether it’s a public boat or a private boat. The

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Exploring Goa – XVIII

    The old world charm of going in a slow ferry, has to be experienced in Goa. You get similar ferries in the crossing between Ribandar and Divar Island, in Central Goa too. If you happen to cross over at Sunset, there’s a lovely orange that’s going to merge with the blue of your ferry to make you fall in love with nature’s colors! You have an upper deck on the ferry too, if

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