Gotcha Goa

Gotcha Goa

Gotcha goa: what can I say? Just Idyllic beauty (Part1)

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Hello Friends,

So much has been said and written about Goa, that I wondered what I would write. But the idyllic beauty of Goa that I saw had to be conveyed through my own words and pictures and so here I – Go Goa.

Goa Facts: Courtesy Wikepedia

I quite liked the Goa Airport itself (Dabolim near Vasco da Gama), large and spacious with attractive wall art and lovely little shops very convenient for last minute shopping.

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Airport lounge

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Wall Art

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Airport Shops

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Airport Shops

River Zuari:

My drive from the Airport to the hotel was mixed with city normal views and loads of fabulous scenic views of – paddy fields, rivers and abundant coconut trees. I figured that this is why rice and fish curry is such a goan delicacy.

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The Zuari river separates North Goa from the South and the Zuari bridge on the river is a beautiful spot that links the capital city of Panaji in North Goa with Vasco da Gama and the Marmagao port in South Goa. It is also considered a major link for two important districts of Goa and has a train track (Konkan Railway) as well. That is the first spot that I get to see.

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River Zuari

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Map of Goa

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Map of Goa

Aquada Fortress:

Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea.

The walk up to the fortress is on a slightly rocky terrain on red mud roads and you need to walk a few minutes to enjoy the view up there. Once on top, the huge fortress standing tall and mighty is indeed amazing.  And the view of the beach below and the Arabian Sea needs to be experienced.  You really feel so small in that vast expanse of sea, plunging views and mountain.

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Red mud walk away

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The central building overlooking the Arabian Sea

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The entire expanse of Aquada Fortress

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Aquada Fortress Facts

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Breathtaking view from the fortress

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Another view from the fortress top

 Useful Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa

https://www.goa.gov.in/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuari_River

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Aguada

All pictures were shot exclusively for this blog.

 

Cheers

Bhuvana Rajaram

bhuvanarajaram9@gmail.com

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