Sunday, March 31, 2013

Splashdown at Anjuna !

Thrills, Chills, Spills and Fills ! This is what Splashdown, Goa’s first water is all about to beat the heat this summer. Located in Anjuna (on the way to the famous Anjuna beach) it is a 20 minute drive from Panaji to this place.

Entry to the waterpark

Caterpillar slide
Cooling down

Last Friday, we spent the day at Splashdown and had a great time, especially daughter who enjoyed playing in the water slides.

The water pools (4 in total) are safe as the water levels are very shallow. These pools are manned by lifeguards, though the risk of drowning is negligible.
There is one big pool – Tad pool for children with 3 big water slides (one of which is named Tiger’s tail) and 3 mini slides for toddlers.
And then there are three bigger slides –which are not meant for kids but for elders (teenagers included)
Check your height

One can lounge by these pools in the shaded seating area and pick up some goodies to eat at the Splash café.

In brief Splashdown is a small, neat, less crowded and well maintained water park – a place for family and fun !

Address: Baga – Anjuna Main Road, Padre Agnel Vaddo, Anjuna.

Contact numbers: 0832-2273008; 9637424023/24

Timings: Daily 10.30 am – 6.00 pm
The biggers slides...

Tariff at the water park:

Junior below 4 feet: Rs. 290 (peakdays: Sat, Sun and holidays); Rs. 260 (Mon – Fri excluding holidays)

General – above 4 feet: Rs. 340 (peakdays: Sat, Sun and holidays); Rs.
300 (Mon – Fri excluding holidays)

Inside view

Spectator (Not allowed in the pool): 250 (peakdays: Sat, Sun and holidays); Rs. 230 (Mon – Fri excluding holidays)

Note: Outside food in not permitted inside this waterpark.

The Fun Never Stops …….
Little mermaid


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Beach Capital of India !

It’s March, and the temperature is soaring, where would you like to head for the weekend? To the cool waters of Goa – the land of Sea, Sun and Sand !

Stretched over a coastline of 106 kilometres (66 miles) Goa boasts of 32 beaches, freckled with swaying coconut palms.

It has also been called Pearl of the Orient and Rome of the East, signifying its natural beauty.

As per the legend, Goa was called Gomantakesha, created by Parshuram (an avatar of Lord Vishnu) to resemble a winnowing pan. And this was achieved by ordering the mountains to recede and the sea to advance – nature’s wonder ! It was also known as Kashi (Benaras) of the South.
Bogmalo beach

I have listed all the 32 beaches (and some more… which I need to yet confirm) of Goa below, starting from North to South Goa (my goal this year is to visit all of these beaches, as only 6 of which have been explored by me so far…. And will update you all about it)

1) Kerim beach

2) Tiracol beach

3) Mandrem beach

4) Morjim beach

5) Vagator beach

6) Anjuna beach

7) Baga beach

8) Calangute beach

9) Candolim beach

10) Sinquerim beach

11) Miramar beach

12) Donapaula beach

13) Caranzalem beach

14) Bambolim beach

15) Vaiguinim beach

16) Siridao beach

17) Cabo De Ram beach

18) Bogmalo beach

19) Velsao beach

20) Cansaulim beach

21) Majorda beach

22) Colva beach

23) Benaulim beach

24) Varca beach

25) Carmona beach

26) Cavelossim beach

27) Mobor beach

28) Betul beach

29) Agonda beach

30) Talpona beach

31) Galgibaga beach

32) Palolem beach

Wow, no wonder Goa is the Beach capital of India and the most sought after tourist destination !

It’s a small world !