12 Offbeat Things to Do in Goa Beyond Beaches

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“The landscapes that look as green as if they are painted freshly by a painter who brings life to its art; the cloudy sky and the dewy leaves, the terrifying sound of the Dhudhsagar waterfalls and the never-ending avenue stretching along the sandy beaches that are washed away with crazy monsoon sea waves… ” this is how the world’s favourite beach destination looks like in monsoon. And who wouldn’t wish to run away to enjoy such offbeat Goa!! Goa is unarguably much more beyond just its beaches.

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A walk through Fontainhas, A Colourful Portuguese Colony of Goa -Photostory

Fontainhas Goa

The state of Goa is certainly blessed with amazing geographic location along with variety in culture and architecture. The state was once a Portuguese colony and still has many beautiful reminiscent of the Portuguese era. One of such places is located in the capital city of Panjim. Fontainhas area, near Ourem Creek in Panjim, has the Latin quarters of the Portuguese colonists. Portuguese Architecture can thus, best be relished in Fontainhas Goa, a Portuguese Colony in Goa.  Read more

Visit these Ancient and Famous Temples in Goa

Visit these Ancient and Famous Temples in Goa

Temples?? And Goa??? Sounds quite contradictory …. Doesn’t it? But Goa is not just about Portuguese architecture, beaches, parties, and churches. The colorful temples in Goa have their own charm. Their unique architecture provides you a glimpse of Goa’s old Indian religious life. I rode on for the temple run across the Ponda region of Goa and was really amazed by its beauty and serenity.

The common feature of most of the temples is colorful interiors, kund (water tank) and Deepa Stambha ( Lamp Tower). These temples in Goa must not be missed during your offbeat trip.

Here are some beautiful and famous temples of Goa that you must Visit

 

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The Big Foot Museum in Goa – The Lost Goan Culture

The Big Foot Museum in Goa – The Lost Goan Culture

If you think Goa is just about beautiful beaches then probably you are wrong. Goa has rich culture beyond just the Portuguese and French colonies and traditions. Unfortunately the real Goa, before it was transformed by the French and Portuguese, can now only be seen in museums. One such beautiful museum showcasing the tradition and culture of Goan people is the Big-foot Museum.  Read more

Madhukeshwara Temple of Banavasi, Your Detailed Handy Guide

Madhukeshwara Temple

“Oh dear Lord, let me be born again in Banavasi, if not as a human then maybe as a honeybee. Let me over the flowery fields surrounding this beautiful land.” – Adikavi Pampa.

The Banavasi village is still a less explored place, the beauty of which has inspired the works of many ancient poets. A belief also persists that Mahakavi Kalidasa was inspired to create ‘Meghdoot’ by the beauty of Banavasi. Dramatically set around the Historic Madhukeshwara Temple, Banavasi looks like a movie set in the land where Varada River flows on both its sides.

The quiet and often misty lanes of Banavasi are flanked by old-styled and yet aesthetically neat houses. The ancient walled fort dating back to the 5th Century now lies in ruins veiled by bushes and trees. The town of Banavasi also finds its traces in the work of Claudius Ptolemy. (the one who created the first world map) Read more

12 Things to Do in Gokarna; A Detailed Guide

Things to do in Gokarna

Famously known as South Goa’s neglected cousin, Gokarna is also loved for the very same reason. Sprawling beaches, the bliss of nature, the tranquility of countryside areas and the mélange of cultures attract travelers and hippies from around the world to Gokarna. We visited Gokarna for around 3 days on a road trip from Bangalore. Though beach hopping would be the main thing to do in Gokarna, you would be startled at the list of the other interesting things that you can do in this religious town of Karnataka in India.

This page contains the list of things do in Gokarna and places to visit along with a detailed guide on cost for the same or how to reach a particular spot. Keep reading to enlist the places and activities for your exploratory trip to Gokarna.

If you have no clue about ‘what, where and why’ of Gokarna, then read this detailed guide to plan your trip to Gokarna

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10 Things to do in Udupi for an Interesting Experience

List of things to do in Udupi

The moment we hear the name ‘Udupi’ , a spiritual town image pops up in the display screen of our mind. And at the same time, our foody mind scrolls through all the possible images of Udupi sambhar, vada, idli, and dosa. But this little town has one more image of it to show you.  With a number of amazing beaches, you can prepare an unending list of places to visit and things to do in Udupi.

A few of the beaches in Udupi are as beautiful as the beaches in the islands of Andaman. In fact. the St. Mary’s Island in Udupi can definitely give you a feel of being in Andaman. Unlike the beaches of Goa and other famous tourist towns, the beaches in Udupi are clean and well maintained. In fact, while in Goa, I totally avoided the crowded beaches and instead opted for the exploration of Museums, spice plantation, Portuguese colonies and the temples of Goa.

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5 Must-do Road Trips from Bangalore – Self Drive Adventures

Road Trips from Bangalore

 

Bangalore lies at the center of a fascinating region – where green mountains blend into the arid Deccan plateau – a land of lush forests and dramatic coastlines. There are many not-so-popular destinations, known locally but seldom mentioned in the traditional itinerary. With the easy availability of self-drive cars, one can plan a weekend road trip to these unique destinations very quickly. Here are some top recommendations for the road trips from Bangalore.

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How to Afford Full-time Travel: An Answer Straight From ‘The Bhagvan’

How to Afford Full time Travel

While most travel crazy youngsters have the question ‘How to afford Full-time Travel.’, I have taken this initiative of bringing on the travel secrets of the urban nomads. These travellers have either successfully completed a gap year or are traveling by shifting their careers.

Here is the man who doesn’t hold any degree but fulfils his dream by being a wordsmith. He is a poet, an artist and spreads the magic of his talent as he travels.  Read more

How do I Afford to Travel as a Jobless Nomad

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The question came almost from all of my followers across social media and on my blog. It was interesting that some of my fellow bloggers were also surprised how could I travel so much and collaborate with International brands and tourism boards so quickly while they struggle to build-up their content. I was bombarded with a hell lot of questions after I chose to be a digital nomad for a few years of my life. However, I can more be termed as a freelancer working on the go. Read more