Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Year End Special-Goa in Pictures


While many of my friends and colleagues are relaxing in Goa awaiting new year, I’m only recalling my June 2010 Goa visit memories and publishing some photos here. If you’re like me-not going anywhere on new year eve, enjoy a virtual tour of Goa in this post.

Self Drive Bikes in Goa…
Guess Goa and Pondy are two cities where even two wheelers can be rented on self drive :) A Honda Activa costs Rs 200 per day and Rs 200 per night (i.e about 200 Rs per 12 hour). A good option instead of renting cars or autos, which will cost in 100s per ride. Also places in Goa are far from each other. If you do not own/have a vehicle with you, renting a two wheeler is far better option than hiring a cab/auto.
self-drive-bikes-goa
You may also wish to read my other post on Self Drive Car Rentals in India

Though a small territory, Goa has good number of newspapers in circulation
goan-newspapersstatue

Yatches are also common. Of late shared ownership concept is coming up for luxury yatches-instead of spending 50lakh on an entry level yatch, you can own one for about 10 lakhs, along with 4 other owners- sort of timeshare model…
a yatchyatch

There’re enough places to lose your money- on the ground and in the water- Casino ships will be all illuminated and buzzing with activity once sun sets. Spotted many of them in Panjim harbor area.
casino-ship  casino-carnival
Churches and museums in Old Goa area: Magnificent structures. Do visit them.
church-in-old-goa old-goa-museum


Skywatch Friday-Preponed!
Publishing 2 pics of Goan sky! (Spotted near Benaulim beach)
 coconut-tree lamp-post

Accidents are very common on the narrow NH17. Narrow roads, overnight drinking, over speeding, all contribute to scenes like below. Drive safe
accidents-on-the-highway damaged-car

And last but not the least, my priced catch in Goa- Nana Patekar at Inox theatre….
Nana-Patekar 
Happy new year all, see you in 2011

11 comments:

debarpita mohapatra said...

Very nice... So what are your new year plans!!!

Pratibha The Talent said...

very nice collection of picture.

Mridula said...

So looks like you are traveling for the new year? Great!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Deb and Mridula,

Both of you didn't read the text in the post I bet... I've no plans.. at home...

Pratibha,
Thanks

:)

Arti said...

Beautiful set of pics... Loved the last one, well spotted!!

Arpana said...

lovely tour -loved the moments!happy new year!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arti and Arpana.

New yr and New decade wishes to all

Indrani said...

I remember Nana's shot.
Lucky you!

Happy New Year to you!

Sujata said...

Very cool post.... :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Sujata and Indrani...

Deb is the only male commenter for this post...

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