The gang is at it again! They’ve been going crazy with all the beach vacations and decided that third time’s the charm. This time they decided to hit the sunny beaches of Goa, India!
As usual there was a little something that each girl wanted to do, Mahira with her sports, Gayathri wanted some culture, and Rachita and Asmita needed a shopping spree.
Scuba Grandeur at Grand Island
Mahira being a certified Scuba Diver insisted that the girls make this a part of their itinerary for the trip. After a lot of struggle, the girls finally relented. But they were glad they did. Life below the surface truly is better. The girls did what is known as a fun dive where after a little preparation the girls were ready to do a deep dive with their instructor. They saw umpteen amounts of corals, colourful fish and various types of marine life. And once they were done they were craving for more. They spent a lot of time post the dive, in snorkeling around the area. They truly soaked in the beauty of the underwater world and got a good dose of vitamin sea!
The Portuguese Colony
For about 450 years, Goa was under Portuguese rule. This meant that were many cultural sites for the girls to explore during their time in Goa. They spent one lazy afternoon exploring Old Goa at their own pace. Having never been to the cultural part of Goa, exploring the various churches and convents, especially the Bom Jesus Basilica was a very different experience for them. The remains of St. Francis Xavier left them in awe. They also spent time checking out a few forts and finished their day with a cultural evening in a local restaurant. This was a day that will surely be etched in their memory for a long time.
You cannot come to Goa and not visit one of their numerous markets. From hippie clothing, junk jewelry, different types of cashew nuts to Feni, Goa has it all! The girls made sure they visited all the must- do shopping sites in Goa. Out of all the markets-night,street.local, and traditional- in Goa, Mapusa was the girls' favourite. It was the perfect way to experience local Goan culture. Here the traders sell everything from spices, to clothes and all kinds of fruits nuts and alcohol.
Apart from this they also picked up some beautiful tile art work that is native to Goa!
All in all, it was the perfect mix of a holiday!
As per usual! ;)