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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Trip to colva beach, Goa

Colva is a beautiful beach village in South goa and its beach stretches for about 2.5 KMs. Colva is known its white sandy beaches, spa and for its water sports activities. Tourism is well developed in Colva and there are lots of restaurants, handicrafts shops, bars and other shops. The beach is crowded during the evenings and if you are a person who loves action, this is the place to be in.

I stayed in majorda during the goa trip and it was about 7 kms from colva beach. I rented a scooter and drove down via the paddy fields with my family to colva beach. Evenings are cool and the drive was very pleasant.

Some of the highlights of the trip to colva:

1. Ayurvedic massages and spa are available in reasonable rates. 
2. I tried out evening snacks in vegetarian restaurant (udupi) and it was good. Rates were cheap. Filter coffee though was lacking flavour completely.
3. Water sports was very enjoyable but felt was a tad costlier for the time you get to spend on the sport actually.
4. Paragliding is available in two flavors - one which takes you from beach and the one in which you go some distance into sea and take off in parachute from there. Both of them cost about 700 bucks per person. Obviously, I chose for the later. Once they take you into the sea in a connecting boat, they normally ask you for 300 more per person to get some more thrills like dipping in sea and a few more minutes in the sky. The ride lasted for about 15-20 mins totally and the paragliding was for 5 mins. The first few moments were tense given that it was my first time but then it was such a pleasant experience flying and to be with the birds and seeing only sea around you.
5. Water scooter charged about 500 rupees and the drive in a jumpy sea was amazing.