A La Carte, Hotel Ajanta Sea View, Pondicherry

On one of the days during our stay in Pondicherry, we went back to White Town for a considerably late lunch. All of us wanted to eat at a rooftop or open air place. So we went exploring towards Promenade beach and discovered this restaurant with a breathtaking view.

I am not sure how this hotel is, but I loved the restaurant (probably due to the view). It has some tables on the rooftop, which overlooks the gorgeous Bay of Bengal and gets a lovely breeze.

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Candolim, Goa

This was our last evening in North Goa and we thought “you can never have enough of beaches, isn’t it” :)? And so, we went to the lovely Candolim beach.

Mum & Dad enjoying the lovely beach

This beach was less crowded than Baga and Calangute, and hence cleaner too. Waves were high here and we couldn’t go much deep into the waters. But we did have lovely walk to Fort Aguada.

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Goa diaries, Day 4

We moved to South Goa on the last day of our trip. We had booked a house in Benaulim using Airbnb, and it took us around 1.5 hours from Calangute to reach there.

As you move South in Goa, you’ll notice a steady decline in the number of eateries, pubs, shops etc. And at times, you might end up with no mobile network as well 🙂

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Goa diaries, Day 2

Beautiful sunny beaches, food, beer and wind in my hair..that’s Goa for me 🙂

After finishing breakfast at home, we walked to the beach. The main road in Calangute is lined with loads of restobars and shops to eat and shop from.

After enjoying the lovely waves and turning a few shades darker :D, we got seated at one of the shacks for beers, fries and sandwiches. Frankly, I have lost track of the amount of beer I’ve had during this week 🙂 Veg sandwich was good, and chicken sandwich was super delicious. It was cheesy and loaded with tender chunks of perfectly cooked chicken.

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Goa diaries, Day 1

We made a pit stop at Dudhsagar Spa Resort on the way to North Goa. It’s a big open place near Mollem check post, you can’t miss it. 

Service was very slow but our pakoras turned out to be fresh and tasty. We finished our snacks and started for our first destination Calangute, which took around an hour and half to reach.
We had booked a lagoon villa in Calangute Casitas on Airbnb this time, since we were staying for a longer duration and didn’t want to eat out all the time. This was first experience with Airbnb, which unfortunately didn’t turn out to be all that nice due to various reasons.

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Trip to Puri, Day 1

There is an Italian saying “Dolce far Niente”, which means “the sweetness of doing nothing”. And that’s what I was doing last week at parents’ current home in Paradip, Odisha 🙂 I have been cheating on my blog also, but actually I have been gorging on some yummy bong food(most of it being fish :D)

Dear father had received an enormous 5 kg barramundi (bhetki in Bengali) and saved it for me 😀 And yes, before you raise your eyebrows, people do gift fish in these parts of India 🙂

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