January 5, 2011

Christmas in Goa

Christmas season in Goa is said to be real fun. The festivities and decorations are maximum, and its one of the few places where I have seen stars being hung up outside the house. Hence we decided it would be best to go there for our first anniversary and relax ourselves after all the running around. We decided to make it a short trip and by train to make it least hectic. We even got a First class coupe for the return journey which just made the trip perfect!

We reached Goa on christmas day, and stayed for just 2 nights at the Mahindra Varca Resort. The resort is lovely, with direct access to the beach and the beach is relatively empty making it very easy to spend time on the beach without fighting for space. The beach is also way more cleaner than Calanguate/Baga, with fewer masseurs and water sports operators hounding you. 

We went to Morbor beach for lunch one of the days and had an amazing lunch at one of the shacks on the beach. We were planning a lunch at Leela, but  being a full season, they were not allowing any outside guests! 

Here are some photos... not too many, but then no Goa trip is complete without relaxing and sleeping on the beach.

Birds at Sunset at Mobor Beach

Mahindra Resort, Varca

Christmas tree decorations

The resort

Christmas decorations

Resort deco

Mobor beach umbrellas

Mobor Beach


  1. The resort looks good, Aathira... and the beaches were less crowded! That's really something! :D

    Sounds like a lovely Christmas vacation! Wish you and hubby a wonderful new year! Hugs.

  2. babe!

    We jus came from Mahindra, Varca 2 days back! :)


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