It is everybody’s desire to visit Goa at least once in their lifetime. The first place to pop up in students’ mind if they have to go on a college trip is Goa or maybe we all want to go on a vacation like the bunch of friends in Dil Chahta Hai. Now imagine if you could actually enjoy the scenery en-route Goa. Yes, it is possible if you choose to ride all the way to Goa. Hear the vibrations of the engine, be a part of the bigger picture, be free of stress and anxiety and ride off.
Riding a bike can be one’s passion. It does more than just help a person in reaching the destination. Riding a bike can make you self-aware. It can help you find a new perception to things. It can be a catalyst to accept the reality. It can let you be with yourself and think. Bike riding is a tradition. Now what better place to go than Goa? Get a bike for rent and speed away!
Have you ever watched How to Train Your Dragon? Isn’t it just amazing how the Vikings connect to their dragons? Or have you watched Avatar? Do you not wish you had a pet beast that could take you places like the Na’vi? What if your bike is that beast that could take you to a place like Goa and change your life? That is right! Bike rides change lives.
Imagine riding through the Western Ghats and the coastal lines to reach the beautiful state. It is around 564 km away from Bangalore. However, if you choose to travel via Hassan, Mangalore, Udupi, Gokarna, Karwar and Margoa, the distance is 700 km but these 700 km are going to be beautiful. The places are scenic and can leave you mesmerized. You would wish the journey never ended.
You can stop by the Arabian sea and stare at the infinite waves for hours. There is no hurry or rush to get somewhere or do something. No deadlines to keep up with. No targets to achieve. No more boring routines, you are just a free bird. You could be one of those people who escaped from Villette in Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho. Riding a bike can help you remember who you are. It can remind you of wonderful things like passion. Riding is like meditation, just like how a dancer would feel like she is meditating while performing her dance.
There are some people who value the journey more than the destination. Some are of quite a different opinion. Like every inconclusive debate, this one about which being more important, the journey or the endpoint is inconclusive too. It totally depends on one’s perception. For those of you who believe that destination is more important, here is why Goa is the best place for a holiday.
The innumerable beaches in Goa are breathtaking. Ride all the way till one of the beaches. Be it Baga beach or Anjuna beach, all of them are beautiful. If you could go there, get drenched in the salty water, collect the shells, watch the starfish, enjoy the sunset and realize that the waves that hit you are from the Arabian Sea, you are making a memory worth bragging about.
Goa is a peaceful city that must be visited during November. Summer is just too hot and winter is simply too cold. The region is divided into two i.e. North Goa and South Goa. One amusing to know here is that the sand in the North Goa beaches is white whereas it is yellow in the South Goa beaches. Another interesting thing is that Goa is not all about the beaches. It is also about the waterfalls, the Casinos and the Cruises. If you are in the mood to have some fun and go crazy, get dressed and hit a Casino. Casinos are very popular at Goa. Another option is to take the cruise. They are light and fun. You can sing, dance or grab a pack of chips or sandwiches at the cruise. There is water surrounding you and the lights make it a nice place to hang out.
If you have been to Goa and not seen the Dudhsagar waterfall, you have not really been to Goa after all. As the name describes it all, when water drops from a height with great force, it looks white as milk. If you take a train, the tunnel is built inside the hill in such a way that the view looks beautiful. Are you thinking of Chennai Express? Well, the view really is unbelievable and inexplicable at the same time. It leaves you awestruck.
If you truly want to explore the city, here is what you need to do. Just get a bike for rent and roam the city. Notice the trees, enjoy the weather, observe the architecture of the houses, stop at a church, go to temples, thank the gods for your experience, buy some shell jewelry and just be. Take in the city as much as possible and let it become a part of you.
It is intriguing, isn’t it? How different cities that we travel to become a part of us and how we can never be a part of them? Even if it is one’s hometown. Guess we are all a part of the city and the civilization’s life and not the other way around.
Goa is a coastal area and coastal areas call for seafood. The spicy fish curry and crispy fish fry with rice is to die for! If you plan to visit Goa in the Spring, do not forget to be a part of the Shigmo festival. This festival resembles a Brazilian carnival. It is a street festival with colors and lights where the folk men and women portray Goa’s culture on roads. The streets are also lined up with delicacies.
Are you confused if you should value the journey or the destination more now? We have a simple yet super effective solution to your problem. You can just walk into the nearest bike rental, rent a bike and ride away to Goa! That way, you will get to know the joy that thrives in you while you ride and experience the actual place. You will be a traveler and not a mere tourist.