Goa, India, Offbeat, Photo Essays
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In Photos: Goa in The Monsoons.

A few days ago, I reluctantly bid adieu to Goa, and followed my heart to Kumaon. As I snuggle up in a cosy room in what was once a hippie town near Binsar, I reminisce about my time in the hinterlands of Goa. Whizzing around the lush green landscapes of Aldona, the cool breeze in my hair, a light drizzle splashing off my face, the salty aroma of the sea breeze, Goa made me feel a sense of liberation that I’ve tried to capture in this photo essay.

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1. WHIZZING AROUND GOA ON MY BIKE 
with the wind in my hair, and lush green fields swaying in the backdrop.

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2. SOAKING IN THE SERENITY OF GOA’s BACKWATERS
watching men fish, smoke and socialize.

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3. CRUISING THROUGH GOA’S RIVERINE BACKWATERS 
on a speed boat; definitely Goa’s best kept secret!

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4. CHILLIN’ LIKE A VILLAIN, MR CROC! 
As our speed boat came closer, he gently got up and slipped into the water. I was too mesmerized to capture that moment.

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5. CHASING THE MONSOONS IN GOA 
with the ominous clouds pouring on the other side of the vast wilderness.

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6. AN UNEXPECTED SUNSET IN THE GREY GOAN SKIES
Moments that make you want to stay here forever.

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7. SOLITUDE BY THE ARABIAN SEA
in Panjim, Goa’s charming capital city, on a monsoon evening.

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8. AND BY THE BACKWATERS OF ALDONA
where such is the pace of life on any given day.

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9. EXPERIENCING LIFE IN THE HINTERLANDS 
of North Goa, in the small town of Thivim, where families dwell by the backwaters.

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10. TODAY ME, TOMORROW YOU 
A captivating message on the cemetery of Aldona – in life, and perhaps in travel too?

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Would you like to experience Goa in the monsoon, away from the beaches and the crowds? 

Note: Part of my trip to Goa was sponsored by Goa Tourism. Lucky me!

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Over 3 years ago, I gave up my home, sold most of my stuff, stored some in the boot of a friend's car, and started calling the road home. Thanks for coming along virtually on my adventures! I'm always eager to hear your thoughts; leave me a comment and let me know how your travel dreams are shaping up and what you'd like to hear about more on my blog. Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.

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    • That’s awesome Ajeet! It was still raining when I left, so hopefully you’ll catch a bit of the monsoon too. This is all in North Goa. Rent a bike, drive from Panjim towards Aldona along the river – you’ll see stretches of the backwaters and the vast fields. Within Aldona, drive to the end of Quitla, and you’ll see more awesomeness 🙂

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  1. Western coast is really worth looking forward to. This is Goa at its best. But I guess, you missed out on the train journey through the Konkan route- from Kerala to Northern Goa, it takes you to a different world- where there is so much romance between Nature and Man!

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    • Make that 2 crocodiles, a monitor lizard, and peacocks. The backwaters are a whole other world in Goa, I tell you!

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  2. How lucky to be in Goa during the monsoon. Long years back I shot segments in Goa for a film called “Chasing the Monsoon” , based on the books by Alexander Fratter.

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  3. Being a goan myself, this post is so much relief to me! For once i have not heard someone talk about silly beach (while they are beautiful too). One needs to explore places beyond the usual and Shivya you have done exactly that. Aldona is really beautiful, may be next time you can explore Ponda-Cancona-Valpoi-Chorla. These are wildernest hubs and less explored.

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  11. Hey Shivya. Loved your photos – whizzing around Goa on my bike is also one of this things that I most enjoy although I haven’t explored the backwaters of Goa yet – Kerala of course but not in Goa! I’ll have to look forward to doing this when I get back.

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  12. Nikhil says

    nice pics dear . . . . by looking at your pics I must say that its like UNSEEN GOA. love to see the goa the way you do .

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  13. Sunil Chawla says

    Lovely Post on Monsoon In Goa
    I will be in Goa this August and wish to see the places shown by you
    Thanks

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