Saturday, October 07, 2006
It was all decided in the September monthly meet. We all wanted to go somewhere out of Bangalore. Proposals came in for Kanyakumari and it was almost decided. We were 16 and could not get train reservation, as the we did not have much lead time. Then plan was changed to go to Goa. The plan was to have the trip during Dussera holidays. As some of them had to attend office Ayudha pooja on 30th Sep Sat, we had leave Bangalore on Saturday evening and come back on 4th Oct, Wednesday. Monday was public holiday for Vijayadashami and we had to apply leave only for 3rd Oct.
We did not get through train till Panaji. The itinerary was something like this:
Bangalore to Londa - Rani chennamma Express
Londa to Madagao - Pune-Ernakulam Express
Madagao to Panaji - Cabs
We all had home made dinner in the train. Everyone had prepared delicious food items. Once train took off with full speed towards Londa we placed ourselves in berths and had peaceful sleep.
We did not any booking from Londa to Madagao/ Panaji.
It was too tiresome when we reached Londa at around 7 AM. Had home made breakfast while we waited for Next train Pune-Ernakulam express. It was sceduled to depart Londa at 9:30 AM towards Ernakulam. It reached Madgao at around 2PM. From there we went to Panaji. We had our accomodation booked in Hotel called Nova Goa.
Nova Goa is in mid of Panaji City and its a 3 start hotel with facilities like Swimming pool, pickup and drop from Bus / Train station, Airports. They also provide complementary breakfast and a free half a day sight seeying tour. It was pleasant staying there.
I will continue the post tomorrow..