My Goa Trip
with my family went to Goa for a holiday this January.
When my father first told us we were going to Goa, I jumped
with excitement. We started packing our bags two days before
the journey. I packed my favorite clothes and took my swimming
suit also. I also bought a beautiful Barbie sunglass. Then,
on 22nd we went to Goa on a Volvo Bus and we were to board
the bus at Thane near Teen Hath Naka. The bus came a little
late, but I was not disheartened. Behind our seat, an old
lady was sitting. During the middle of the night when the
bus was moving over the hills, she started feeling sick. We
felt sorry for her. My mother gave her a piece of lemon and
she began to feel better. The road which took us to Goa was
very beautiful. The roads were covered with green trees full
with flowers of different colors.
The place we arrived
in Goa was known as Mapusa. I was astonished when I saw the
city. It was a beautiful city and the sun was also shining brightly.
We took a taxi to take us to the resort. We reached there after
10 minutes. My father went to the reception for the keys, but the
manager said that their resort is overbooked since some of the foreigners
had not checked out. They took us to another resort named Aguada
Anchorage situated in Sinquirium Beach. The resort was very
beautiful and had villas with 3 or 5 rooms. There were lots of trees
specially coconut trees and 2 swimming pools inside the resort.
This was the place were the reality TV show “PATI PATNI AUR WHO”
They allotted us a
3 room Villa. I was very happy. The name of our villa was Casa
De Kapila. It was a very beautiful villa from inside. After
sometime, we took a bath. I bathed with my sister Aishi in the bathtub
and felt refreshed. I took a detailed look at the house, we had
everything needed, it had a well equipped kitchen, washing machine,
sitting room with TV, DVD etc. We then went to the restaurant for
lunch. The name of the restaurant was Schooner and it was
situated beside a swimming pool. In the menu they got a variety
of food. My dad ordered some of my favorite dishes. The taste of
the food was delicious. After the meal we went to our villa and
had a small nap. In the afternoon we went to the nearby beach
called Siniquerium. I liked the beach very much. There were
lots of fun activities going on like water scooter, parachute, speed
My dad allowed me
and my mother to have a ride on the water scooter. At first,
I was very nervous but soon I started liking it. After this, we
all took a speed boat and it took us to another beach called
Candolim. It was a long white sand beach and we started walking.
The sun was setting and sea was crimson red with the setting sun
rays. We walked till the beach called Calangute. This beach
was quite crowded. From there we took a taxi and went back to our
The next day
we went out at around 10.00 in the morning. When we came out
of our resort, one man came and told us that he worked with
a club and it was the 17th anniversary of the Club and they
are keeping a contest. He gave us 2 coupons and asked me to
open the same for prizes. And Presto! I was the winner. He
took us to the resort where the club people gave my Dad a
presentation on the club for 45 minutes. After that they scratched
the card and I won a prize on a free holiday trip to any
one of their clubs in India.
Same day, in
the afternoon we took a South Goa package tour. We
went to a village called 'Mangeshwar' where there is
a famous Shiv Temple. It is also the native village of legendary
singer Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosale. Then we went to the
famous churches of Goa. The churches were silent though there
were many people. Our next spot was to a market where cashew
and alcohol are famous. We bought some cashew and they were
very tasty. Next we went to a beach called Miramal.
We also had
a cruise trip on the river Mandovi. It was a fun filled trip
and they had everything for entertainment inside the ship.
A group of people were singing and dancing on the ship. We
also sang along with them. We returned at our resort after
the cruise trip.
The next day
we first went to the Calangute beach. The waves were very
big. We all had a great bath in the sea. We played with the
waves and swam along them. My sister was scared of the waves
and she remained in the beach playing with sand. We also went
for a boat ride to see Dolphins. Next, we hired a taxi
to see all the famous north Goa beaches. First we went to
the Vagator Beach. The sand was white in color and
there was a hill descending to the sea. There were lots of
coconut trees in the hill and as well as on the beach, It
is one of the best beaches I have seen. We had a great bath
and swimming in the sea. From there we then went to a beach
It was a rocky beach
and we stayed there for 10 minutes. After that, we went to a beach
called Baga. It was a beautiful beach. The water was also deep.
There were lots of people bathing in the sea. We hired an Umbrella
and sat under it for a while and watched the sea and the crowd.
We liked the Baga beach so much that in the evening we came here
again .The breeze flowing was very pleasant. The small sea side
restaurants called shacks were beautifully lit and were crowded.
Many people were singing and dancing there. We also had some snacks.
It was a pleasant experience spending the evening there.
The next day we were
leaving for Bombay. The Bus was to start from Madgao in the evening.
But before leaving we were planning to go to a beach called Palolem
in South Goa. We checked out from our resort in the morning
and hired a taxi. We reached Palolem at about 10.00 am. I can't
explain how beautiful Palolem was. It was a quite and calm beach
with golden white sand and full of coconut trees. There were hills
on both sides of the beach. There was also a small beautiful island
across the sea. The water was clear blue and calm. There were lots
of foreigners in the beach and swimming in the sea. Myself and my
dad had a great swim in the sea and I collected more than hundred
shells from inside the water.
After lunch we left for the bus stop at Madgao. I was feeling
bad because I was leaving Goa. The next day by 5.00 am we reached
Vashi. I would like to say everyone that whoever goes to Goa does
not return without pleasant experiences...... See you again! Goa
Contributing Writer: OINDREE
CHAKRABORTY, 9 yrs, Class-IV, Hiranandani Foundation School,
Hiranandani Estate, Thane