After a hectic work month and a hectic business trip, all I wanted was a vacation to relax and spend time with my family. Not too much to ask for, huh! Planning a vacation is not that easy especially when you are planning a trip with your family. You would want to make sure that everything is taken care of so that there are no unwanted surprises. It has been almost 5 years since my last Goa trip and Laks agreed to it instantly. Destination Goa story starts here:)
7 Minute Booking:
What I normally do is as soon as I am sure about the destination, I book the flight tickets because the earlier you book you get cheaper fare but tickets which are refundable or changeable at a cost. Without a second thought, I opened Yatra and started my hunt. Well, it was pretty simple because they show you the best fares of airlines and dates for a route you have chosen. That is what I wanted, a simple and easy booking. I checked for the Flight schedules and booked my New Delhi- Goa- New Delhi in 5 minutes flat, yes that simple 🙂 The plan was to fly on a Tuesday and fly back on Saturday evening so that we have a day to come out of the Goa feeling and get back to the daily life.
The 5Minute Plan:
Living in Delhi had taken away my fear for summers and this gave me the boost for a Goa vacation in April. I love Goa and I prefer going there during summer because this is the best time from crowd perspective and cost perspective. Beaches won’t be much crowded; you get enough and more time to spend at your favorite food joints, shacks basically. The evenings with your loved ones at one of the shacks on the beach with a mug of beer in hand and no tensions in your mind, the ideal vacation evening for me is that simple, some Goan food to make it spicy 🙂 4 days in Goa with no big plan other than relaxing, beaches, beaches and more beaches and a bit of sightseeing when the sun is not at his peak.
Quick Hotel Bookings:
I was clear about where I want to stay and so I looked for hotel options in Baga area. I got plenty of options at a very decent price; in fact some great deals. The tricky part is to choose the best deal, especially considering that you are not going there to sleep at 9 pm and you want to stay late, almost all the way till morning because of the awesome party scenes around. I had searched for hotels around Baga a couple of days back and it was there in the recent searches on the booking page. All I had to do was to choose the best deal from a Hotel which is a new property with awesome ambiance with a well-known 24hrs open restaurant and at a distance of almost 1km from Baga beach and Mambos. We booked De Baga Deck Comforts Calangute Goa(Read our review here)
The most important part of our itinerary is done 1) Flight booking and 2) Hotel Booking.
Now, all we need to do was pack the bags and be on time to catch the flight and enjoy. We had one of the best vacation since a long time. Like we planned, we started our vacation with some awesome Goan food from De Baga Deck hotel and headed to the beach to see the beautiful sunset sipping a cold beer and a smile on our faces. The following days we spend most of the time at the beach and we do make it a point to check out the Goan cuisine at the small joints nearby. And what better than spending the last night at Goa partying at the mighty Mambo’s Club. When we boarded the flight on Saturday we had sweet memories of an awesome vacation and a question in mind, When are we coming back?