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Go Local in Goa!

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville For a slice of a real Goan paradise move away from the usual beaches & crowd of Goa. Stay with a local Goan family in their ancestral home, discover the silent blue backwaters, go fishing and canoe riding, travel back in […]

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Bakers and the Makers: Goenche Poder

Growing up in Goa,we never believed in making use of alarm clocks. Our early wakeup call every morning was either in the form of yelling from our mothers or it was the sweet sound paaaaaan- poooooon, paaaaaan-poooooon ponk ponk! The horn announcing the arrival of ‘Poder’ (baker) on his bicycle. Hot hot ‘pao’ delivered to […]

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Tangled up in Green

“Making Goa a part of a multi-destination holiday in the Konkan region does not take much thought…obviously. But experiencing Goa through its villages (a random suggestion from a friend and travel enthusiast) is as unconventional as it is fascinating. Best done under the aegis of the expert, a friend and I chose to go with […]

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Unforgettable memories

There can be no better feeling other than staying at a home stay. One might wonder why should we book a home stay when we have a choice of luxurious hotels & resorts. Trust me you might want to reconsider your choices. My experience in Goa left me with such a great feeling that I […]

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Events & Festival Calender 2015-GOA

6th Jan-Feast of Three Kings  23rd Jan to 26th Jan-Grape Escapade  14th Feb to 17th Feb-Goa Carnaval 7th March-Shigmotsav/Gulalotsav Festival 2nd April to 4th April-Goa International Travel Mart  April-Goa Food and Cultural festival 23rd April-Lairai Zatra  May- Goa Cashew and Coconut Fest 24th May-Holy Spirit Feast 24th June-Sao Joao  28th July-Chikhal Kalo  22nd August-Bonderam Festival 17th Sept to […]

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Village Tales – Rough, Real, Surreal

Marriage. A sticky affair. It was a wintry afternoon in a small village called Dubepur near Allahabad. I happened to join the conversation of a group of old & wise of the village. As we were talking the wedding topic came up, I asked, “Baba at what age did people get married during those days?” […]

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