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North Goa (September, October 2007)

One of my laziest trips in recent times...

"Dandeli Forests" on the way to Goa
"Dandeli Forests" on the way to Goa
Dandeli Forests
Catching up with a similar bus as ours
Its a pretty long journey from Bangalore to Goa by bus, 15 hours of about 700 kms
"Misty morning"
"Misty morning"
Goa, Calangute beach
Goa, Calangute beach
Calangute beach
"Calangute beach at day break"
Calangute beach
"Calangute beach at day break"
Calangute beach
"A view of Calangute beach from the terrace"
Calangute beach
"Calangute Beach"
Calangute beach
"Calangute Beach"
The Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi
"The Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi"
The convent now houses the Archaeological Museum.
The Basilica
"The Basilica", A World Heritage Monument
Baga Beach
"Sunset at Baga Beach, where the river meets the Arabian sea"
Baga Beach
"Sunset at Baga Beach"
Calangute Beach
"Sunset at Calangute Beach"
Picture taken from "Goan Waves" a beach side restaurant in Calangute
The skies after a slight drizzle
Picture taken from "Goan Waves" a beach side restaurant in Calangute
Calangute beach
My b'day in Calangute
"Soaking up the sea, sun and sand on the last day of our stay in Goa"

Calangute beach is just a 30 minute ride up the coast from the capital Panjim; a mere 20 minute ride from there would end you up in a more scenic but crowded Baga Beach.
Baga Beach is basically an extension of the Calangute beach where the Baga river flows down to meet the sea.
Both Calangute and Baga are perfect tourist havens but I feel they are way too commercialized, not my kinda beaches...