Visiting Goa between 8th - 13th July 2012 - Need some info

#1 Jun 22nd, 2012, 16:59
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Hi All ,

I am planning to visit Goa between 8th to 13th of July 2012 . I know its the Monsoon season and most of the beach shacks , water sports , night life will be out , but I am still planning to go there

I have gone through many threads and collected info about Monsoon period in Goa , but I needed some more info regarding

1. Visit to DudhSagar falls ( How to reach there - Any direct buses ? How much would a taxi cost ? Do I have to trek along to reach it ? If yes , how far ? Looking for answers from 'BEEN THERE DONE THAT' guys )

2. Best way to travel to South Goa while staying in North Goa ( Distance between NG and SG is 55 KM . Travelling via bike will be very tiring , so looking for some means of public transport )

3. One of the best things in Goa are the Beach Shacks . Is there any way atleast one of the beach shacks might be open during Monsoon (In North Goa) ?

4. Any specific Goan dishes that I HAVE to try before leaving Goa


And finally if there is someone who is planning to visit Goa during this time , kindly let me know

Warm Regards
Rocky
#2 Jun 25th, 2012, 08:16
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Originally Posted by rocky84 View Post
1. Visit to DudhSagar falls

2. Best way to travel to South Goa while staying in North Goa ...some means of public transport

3. One of the best things in Goa are the Beach Shacks . Is there any way atleast one of the beach shacks might be open during Monsoon (In North Goa) ?

4. Any specific Goan dishes that I HAVE to try before leaving Goa

1.Have not been to Dudsagar falls, but here is a link with info about getting to the Dudsagar falls.
http://www.goaeasy.com/waterfalls-in...ll-in-goa.html

2. Public transport buses in Goa are run by KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation). They may not be very comfortable but they are inexpensive. For travel to South Goa from North Goa (Calangute, Anjuna, Mapusa etc.) you will first need to take a bus to the central Kadamba bus stand in Panjim and from there you can take buses to various points in South Goa.

3. The shacks right on the beach are temporary structures and they are setup for the tourist season usually some time in October and most of them are dismantled by the time monsoons arrive in June and I have not heard that any beach shack stays operational during the monsoon rains. But have no worries, there are plenty of permanent structure bars and restaurants everywhere in Goa to keep you well fed and happy.

4. Just add Feni (local Goan drink made from Cashews) to any dish and it will become a Goan dish !
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Originally Posted by torontomm View Post 1.Have not been to Dudsagar falls, but here is a link with info about getting to the Dudsagar falls.
http://www.goaeasy.com/waterfalls-in...ll-in-goa.html

2. Public transport buses in Goa are run by KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation). They may not be very comfortable but they are inexpensive. For travel to South Goa from North Goa (Calangute, Anjuna, Mapusa etc.) you will first need to take a bus to the central Kadamba bus stand in Panjim and from there you can take buses to various points in South Goa.

3. The shacks right on the beach are temporary structures and they are setup for the tourist season usually some time in October and most of them are dismantled by the time monsoons arrive in June and I have not heard that any beach shack stays operational during the monsoon rains. But have no worries, there are plenty of permanent structure bars and restaurants everywhere in Goa to keep you well fed and happy.

4. Just add Feni (local Goan drink made from Cashews) to any dish and it will become a Goan dish !
Thank you for your valuable advice , will definitely go through the link and get bacj if I have any further clarifications
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Reached Goa today at about 2:15 PM in the afternoon , its been quite sunny with a couple of small drizzles not extending beyond 2 - 3 min. There was daylight till about 7 PM today.

The shacks have been taken out and the tides are high , but still there are a lot of tourists going around in Goa.
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acouple of days more to go... hope you are having fun.

Reg Goan food: chicken xacuti, shinaanyo , squid chilly fry, sanna (look like fluffy idlis but is some kind of a rice-cake made from a batter of ground rice, toddy, coconut and sugar which is then steamed) & sorpotel (a pork curry). also pls dont miss the classic good ol' fish curry & rice, ambot-tik, fried fish & prawns which are fried with a tinge of rechaad masala (taste so amazing), vindaloo, beef & potato curry, saamaarya corrie (the catholic pronunciation)- its actually prawn curry made in a catholic way & which tastes awesome!! To wash it down, you can opt for some home-made wine (ask locals) or the local cashew feni (tastes & smells Uggh! but is very potent stuff & hits faster than you can say "high"!)... try some fresh bebinca or the caramel custard for dessert. If on a budget, pls opt for the carts which are put up after 3 pm on the street side serving pakodas and egg dishes. the ras- omlette pav tastes amazing & is very popular among tourists & localites. The cart at Sangolda (Chogm Rd) when you are on your way from Calangute to Porvorim - the cart will be on your left hand side ( near the sangolda village panchayat).


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Originally Posted by rocky84 View Post Reached Goa today at about 2:15 PM in the afternoon , its been quite sunny with a couple of small drizzles not extending beyond 2 - 3 min. There was daylight till about 7 PM today.

The shacks have been taken out and the tides are high , but still there are a lot of tourists going around in Goa.
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saamaarya corrie (the catholic pronunciation)- its actually prawn curry made in a catholic way & which tastes awesome!!
Just curious, how is the catholic way of cooking different ?
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Originally Posted by torontomm View Post Just curious, how is the catholic way of cooking different ?
I can't see that either. Any prawn curry I've had, has contained a lot of grated coconut. But that's just typically Goan.

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