Goa in Monsoon – The Best trip of my life

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Goa is one of the most famous destination in India frequented by lakhs of people all over the world . Goa has something for every soul , backpackers , couples , families , youth . I and my hubby Amit are literally water babies . We love anything to do with water whether it is snorkeling , Para-gliding , water rafting or just snoozing for endless hours in the beach/river side.

This trip was taken in the month of August 2010 . We have visited Goa innumerable times  and in almost every season but during monsoon Goa has an altogether different aura . We had decided to drive down . There are many routes but since we were traveling with family , we had zeroed on Bangalore – Tumkur – Sira – Chitradurga – Davangere – Ranibennur –  Mirjan – Ankola – Karwar –  Palolem Beach – Madgaon – Panaji  .   If there are multiple drivers you can drive down in one day but since my son was quite young , we took a night halt in Karwar .  Next morning we proceeded towards Goa .  The drive is mesmerizing during monsoon . The green fields , quaint villages and the company of never ending clouds made the journey bewitching . From Haveri to Karwar the road snakes through idyllic villages where hardly people were visible . It was constantly drizzling

Showers of passion

Aroused the  parched earth

Myriad flowers bloom

We felt that God is constantly showering blessings on us . It was just magical . Next morning after freshening up and having scrumptious dosas at Karwar Hotel we proceeded towards North Goa. From Karwar to North Goa the drive is splendid , passing through deserted beaches and breathtaking views of the rustic life on country side . Such journey breaks the monotony of a tired city soul and  invigorates us with a renewed energy .  As soon as we enter goa , the Portuguese influence on the lifestyle becomes evident , the architecture of houses , the bay windows , the attire and the cuisine.

We are very fond of Baga-Calangute stretch which is located in north Goa . This was a long trip of five days and each day was planned to experience the different nuances of Goan life . Goa in monsoon is everything which we can dream of  the building are washed clean , the beaches and the sea rush into each other as forlorn lovers , the paddy fields are lush with greenery all around . It is never ending vista of bountiful images which just dances on our senses . The romanticism of Goa is a perfect accompaniment to the mysticism of monsoon . It is what love stories are made of the swelling seas , the lonesome chapels , the deserted churches , the glistening roads and the hugely pregnant skies. All these images conjure only one enduring truth about a lover’s plight

Lonesome lover

Waiting for eternity

Even rain is no Solace

From here on let me take you to a pictorial journey as sometimes words don’t do enough justice to the beauty of the place.Goa in Monsoon-5

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29 thoughts on “Goa in Monsoon – The Best trip of my life

  1. Thank you for the fantastic travelogue in haiku and photos. I am a traveler here in the USA. I love how you mention the villages in your story. I love the haiku about the rains of the monsoon season and that reference to the lonesome lover amidst the emptiness of the places. Very cool!

    Peace

  2. Those are some beautiful pictures and great description of the place. The thing is that Goa happens to be on my list of places to visit since I have never visited it yet…So this post makes me want to go there sooner now. Thanks

  3. Love the Haiku’s, they fit with the story. You really do make it sound like visiting Goa during the monsoons is the best time of the year to visit. The lush greens growing everywhere and the cloudy skies with rain coming down from the heavens sound wonderful. I really enjoyed the pictures. They are beautifully showing the lushness in the area and how wonderful it is during this time of year.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. And may you have a week full of many blessings and time to spend with your family.

    God bless.

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