We were 3 friends(Akash, Dinesh & Ankit), after completing our academic internship of 6 months, decided to go on a trip for refreshing our mind and getaway from our hussle bussle life (as 9 to 5 job is always boring for all). After discussions, we fixed our destination to GOA (dream of every teenager once in life). Once the destination was fixed, the next question that came to our mind was when to go there (best time to visit) NEW YEAR or VALENTINE'S DAY. As January was fixed for my brother's marriage celebration, so February was finalized for Goa, but unfortunately, seats were not available. We were disappointed and thought to drop our plan but thankfully tatkal made our dream come true.
Finally, the day came, we were very excited about our trip. We met directly at New Delhi Railway station and took our seat.
The total time taken by the train to reach Goa is around 30 hours. While spending our second day on the train, we met a guy who was also travelling to Goa and now we were 4 instead of 3. We reached Goa by 11:00 pm and took a cab to our Guest house, that was near to Calangute beach.
On reaching our guest house, we freshen up and went to the beach. It was around 4 a.m in the morning but the aura of the place made us forget all our tiredness. In the morning, Ankit received a call and we got to know that one of our friends is already in Goa with his family.
After a peaceful snooze, we took shower and went outside, hired a car and started our local sightseeing while heading towards Panjim. We decided to join the carnival that was supposed to be held on Valentine's day there. After a long fun-filled day, we went back to guest house and took some rest. Spending the night on Calangute beach with friends while enjoying the music of water waves, beer in hands, and cold breeze, gave an awesome feeling!!
The 4th day was the best of all. After enjoying our sumptuous breakfast we went for water sports. When we reached there, my friend with family was waiting for us. After reaching there we started doing water sports, water boat ride, water skiing, parasailing and jet skiing but the best one was the Banana ride. After finishing of water sports, we felt tired and took lunch and went to guest house for rest. After taking some rest, we again went to a beach and take photographs. Varun Dhawan was also coming on the same day in Goa. In the night we went to see him and with this our day is over.
The 5th day starts with planning. Where we will go? We have many places to go but fewer days to visit, so we decided to go Anjuna Beach. After reaching Anjuna Beach we spent some time there. After Anjuna Beach, we did local sight seeing and went to our guest house and went to Baga beach and sat there for some time.
Finally, the day came. Valentine's day, we woke up early in the morning and left to Panjim for the carnival. After 30-45 minutes we reached Panjim and joined the carnival. Many groups were performing at that carnival, it was something that I can't forget in my life. Well planned, well coordinated. An awesome performance was given by the groups and members who participated in that Carnival. We spent our whole day in that carnival and we enjoyed to the maximum.
This day, the 7th, was our last day and we had to leave for Delhi in the evening. We decided to go to Old Goa and did sight seeing. After that, we took a bus to Vasco da Gama Railway Station. Some buyed feeni for their fathers and relatives. While returning from Goa we meet some Kashmiri guys they spent the full journey from Goa to Delhi with us only.