Travel is fun. Traveling makes me happy. Travel brings love back into life. Travel calms me down. Goa to me has been a yearly ritual. A place that has seen my bungled teenage years to the diaper changing trips with my family. I have been coming back here every single year since I was 18. I am 37 now. Invariably there is a lot of research I have put in over the years and have been the source for friends and family.
Traveling to Goa is always an exciting proposition – the sandy beaches coupled with the cool breeze and the uber-cool atmosphere makes is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the country. Planning a trip to the city that seems to be on a vacation all-year-round can get infuriating – especially if it is a road trip with a family, friends and kids.
It has infuriated me that there has always been a lack of honest and exhaustive travel information, routes that I have had to learn about from scouring multiple resources and most importantly things I could have avoided if I had known better. One is often bewildered by the choices of places to stay, the must-visits, the best bargains, the routes to avoid, details about hidden, largely unseen beaches, places to stop en-route or picking the time during the year for the best discounts at the top resorts.
This is the one book you will ever need to plan a road-trip from Bengaluru to Goa ever again. Apart from detailed reviews of less known places and route options, this includes a complete 7-day prioritized itinerary that you can use as a template to tweak around to plan your time off. This book is the first in the series of travel guides that serves to share what I am passionate about so that you enjoy a hassle-free vacation. One destination at a time.