March 10, 2009

My travel to Kelve beach and Goa

March 10th, 2009

2009… I want this year to be travel year for me. Hence as usual I am In Search Of new destinations.

First Destination: Kelve Beach (about 100 Km from Mumbai)

To make 2009 as my travel year; I have started my travel from 1st Jan to a place called Kelve beach near to Mumbai. Well people go for one day picnic here but we were there for two days. J We choose to stay in Kelve Beach resorts where they have nicely placed eco-cottages. Each cottage has its separate swings. Out of two days I was on swing for most of the times as there is no activity other than going to beach. On both the days we stayed was low tide days hence couldn’t go in the sea but because of low tide could walk down to the ruins of a small fort which is otherwise inside the sea.

Second Destination: Goa (about 600km from Mumbai)

It was 2003 when I went to Goa for the first time for my first interpretation assignment. Since that time I always wanted to go there for Holidays. Unfortunately I couldn’t go for several years. Well that doesn’t mean that I couldn’t go to Goa at all. In last 6 years I had been there for 7-8 times but always for work. I had seen almost all places whenever I got time from my work. But still I wanted a holiday in Goa. I have seen everyone there enjoying their breaks from work when I was on work. Always felt Urayamashii… (That is Japanese term means envious).

Now its 2009; and finally I could go to Goa for holiday on my 1st anniversary. We had great time as we drove down to Goa; about 600 km from Mumbai.

Day 1 reached Goa; totally exhausted after drive for about 12hrs. Hence couldn’t go anywhere.

Day 2 like all tourist visited Dauna Paula bay, Fort Agauda and Panji town. On the same day we went to Anjuna beach where flea market is very popular on Wednesdays. There were about 600 stalls. This market was initially started by foreigners for selling their used stuff but now fully operated by Nepalis and Indians and foreigners come to buy things. It’s worth visiting this place. Then enjoyed beer sitting in a shack on the beach watching sunset.

Day 3 went to Benaulim beach in south of Goa where we had stayed. This beach is called silver sand beach. We were on beach for about 2-3 hrs. Later in the evening we left for Panji to spend our anniversary evening on cruise called Caravela which is Casino Cruise. We had great but very little time in casino as we lost all the money very soon. Well; I feel casino is the place where you have to lose all the money else you can not leave that place.
After losing money; had dinner (thanks to god as it was included in the entry charge) & came back to our hotel which was about 45 minutes drive.

Day 4 Relaxed in hotel till afternoon then went to Old Goa to see the St. Fransis Xavier Church and other churches near it. Evening we spent on our beach watching sunset with beer.
Day 5 we left Goa with promise to come back again for another holiday.

Well, Goa trip was excellent.

I have finished my search for 3rd & 4th Holiday destination. Now I am In Search Of 5th ;)


  1. Thats a very good write-up. It looks you really had a gr8 start to 2009 and many more to come. Hope you keep enjoying

  2. hey can u tell me a good hotel in Goa?? i am going in a week..i just need it for a night...after that i m staying at a friend's apt at Bagha beach....this being my first time after childhood any more exciting info is most welcome..thanks girl..