the beautiful courtyard at sunaparanta

sunaparanta – an art gallery in a beautiful portuguese home in goa

i wouldn’t have heard about sunaparanta if i didn’t have a local friend in goa. this is an art centre situated in a lovely portuguese house, in the middle of a beautiful garden with champa trees. this old house was renovated in order to given the art centre a home. expect beauty at most corners… it has old world tiled floors, big wooden doors for … Continue reading sunaparanta – an art gallery in a beautiful portuguese home in goa

central goa: velha goa & the islands of chorao and divar

in my quest to see goa beyond the beaches, we drove inland, away from the sea. and as you go away from the sea, you almost step away from the glamour that surrounds goa and the reasons why you first started going there  – the beaches! the first stop was velha goa (yes, and not goa velha, only recently i came to know that those … Continue reading central goa: velha goa & the islands of chorao and divar

casinha raibandar: a brilliant chalet near panjim, goa

just 15 mins near panjim, down the ribandar road, after the divar jetty and post the old campus of GIM (goa institute of management) you reach a gorgeous looking door to your left hand side… park your car there, or let go of the auto there. and step in… WELCOME TO CASINHA RAIBANDAR! this is a chalet (yes, i said that right, a chalet) set … Continue reading casinha raibandar: a brilliant chalet near panjim, goa

the coconut palms give way

goa without the beaches

usually a post on a holiday in goa would begin with the sea, and end with the sea and there would be many mentions of the sea in between all of that too… words about the lovely beaches, the lovely sand, the private beach which you couldn’t reach, the lounging, the shacks, ‘susegad’, the packed shacks, martin’s corner, sunset at betalbatim, interspersed with vegetarians cribbing … Continue reading goa without the beaches