Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Goa Cycle Club's Critical Mass Goa 1 held on 31-10-2009

The Goa Cycle Club's Critical Mass Goa-1 was held on 31-10-2009.

One more cycle, one less car on the road is the aim of the Goa Cycle Club. Reduce pollution, decongest roads and contribute towards saving the environment from the effects of global warming are the other goals.

The Goa Cycle Club in association with the Heritage Jazz is organising ‘Critical Mass Goa One’ a ride through Panaji city.


The Cycling enthusiast from all age groups took part in the event.
There were above 70 participants.

After brief instructions on the route given to the riders, the ride commenced at 5.00 pm at the Bandodkar Samadhi, Miramar, turn in at St Inez, pass the heavy flow of traffic on 18 June Road and pedal past M G Road back to Miramar

It was also decided to make this a monthly event by which would be held on the last Saturday of every month.


Congratulations and Keep up the Good Work.


Participants getting ready with their cycle's


A briefing before the start of the event


A little boy with his cycle


They are enjoying their ride


Happy Cycling at the Goa Cycle Club's Critical Mass Goa -1


Happy Cycling at the Goa Cycle Club's Critical Mass Goa -1


Superman comes on this cycle :-)


Happy Cycling


Cycling at the Goa Cycle Club's Critical Mass Goa -1


The participants in the Goa Cycle Club's Critical Mass Goa -1


The participants ride through the city


The event was supported by Heritage Jazz and Trancemedia

Friday, October 30, 2009

Plan Goa Holidays

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goa beach, Goan Beaches, Goa Tourism, Goa Hotels

Have a look at some of the Most beautiful beaches of Goa

Sinquerim Beach

Ozran Beach

Morjim Beach

Miramar Beach

Querim Beach

Dona Paula

Queg de Velim Beach

Coco Beach


Bambolim Beach


Mandrem Beach


Palolem Beach
Candolim Beach


Calangute Beach

Ashwem Beach

Baga Beach
Arambol beach


Anjuna Beach


Sridao Beach : http://www.exoticgoa.co.in/sridao-beach-goa.php

Vagator Beach : http://www.exoticgoa.co.in/vagator-beach-goa.php

Colva Beach : http://www.exoticgoa.co.in/colva-beach-goa.php

Betalbalim Beach : http://www.exoticgoa.co.in/betalbatim-beach-goa.php

Benaulim Beach : http://www.exoticgoa.co.in/benaulim-beach-goa.php

Agonda Beach : http://www.exoticgoa.co.in/agonda-beach-goa.php

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Museum of Christian Art, Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa,

Museum of Christian Art, Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa


What does your young collector collect?

The Museum Of Christian Art, Goa is inviting children ages 8 to 15 to showcase their personal treasures. Send three photographs of the collection along with a brief written description to

Museum of Christian Art, Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, or email us at museumofchristianart@rediffmail.com.

Entries are due on November 7th 2009.The young collectors will get a chance to showcase their collections on November 15th 2009 (Sunday) at the Museum.


Musuem of Christian Art


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tour from Goa to Jyotiba and back - Part IV



We took a break from our work schedules, away from the the beaches of Goa, away from home. After a lot of cancellations and postponements, our trip was finally finally finalised on 22nd Afternoon and we left Goa on the same evening at 7 p.m. We spent the night at Amboli guest house (a famous hill station). The next morning after our breakfast, we left for Kolhapur. We reached Kolhapur at noon. My friends visited the temple at Kolhapur and then some shopping there. We had our lunch at a restaurant there. Later we visited a Palace of Shahu Maharaj. It was a dip into the history of the great rulers of the land. Later in the evening we left from Kolhapur and proceed to Panhalgad. Panhalgad is 20 kilometres northwest of Kolhapur in Maharashtra. We reached Panhalgad around 6 p.m. its located at After getting to our guest house and keeping our luggage and getting fresh we relaxed there for a bit. We had our dinner at a resort there. Early next morning after breakfast we did the sight seeing in around Panhalgad . As we did not know much of the place, we took assistance of a local guide Mr. Patil, who explained to us in detail to the the history of the place. He was very helpul and had a lot of patience to bears as we kept irritating him with our clumsy questions. After finishing Panhalgad , we proceeded towards Joytiba. My friends offered prays at the temple and later we left from Kolhapur . My friends still wanted to do shopping as Kolhapur . So as they shopped we went on lookup for a nice place for lunch, as we were not happy with out last lunch in Kolhapur. We got a very good restaurant and we relished the Mutton Biryani served to us. After our lunch we left Kolhapur to return to Goa via Amboli Ghat. We had a brief halt at the Amboli waterfalls. We reached home around 9 p.m. It was a great trip which was filled with fun & laughter and fights are usual :-). Our trip from Goa to Amboli to Kolhapur to Punala to Joytiba and back to Goa Via Kolhapur and Amboli was nick named "Short Cut - Trip"

Trying to meditate

The temple being cleaned by the temple priests


Anand, Gaurish, Amit, Pandurang and Tulshidas while entering the temple


Gaurish and Pandurang coming out of the temple with holy prasad

That's me feeding the holy elephant with some grass

Tulshi, Amit and Azavedo feeding the holy elephant

That's a few kids that were playing around the temple



Assorted pic on our travel : A lady with a goat

Assorted pic on our travel : Jowar fields


Assorted pic on our travel : a butterfly gathering nectar from a flower


Assorted pic on our travel : A old man with his traditional wear, walking on the edge of a dug road

Assorted pic on our travel : Side glass of our Jeep


Assorted pic on our travel : Dangerously filled in passengers in a jeep on the super fast highway

Assorted pic on our travel : Sunflower fields

Sunset over a small bridge between Kolhapur and Panhalgad

Tour from Goa to Panhalgad, Jyotiba and back - Part III


We took a break from our work schedules, away from the the beaches of Goa, away from home. After a lot of cancellations and postponements, our trip was finally finally finalised on 22nd Afternoon and we left Goa on the same evening at 7 p.m. We spent the night at Amboli guest house (a famous hill station). The next morning after our breakfast, we left for Kolhapur. We reached Kolhapur at noon. My friends visited the temple at Kolhapur and then some shopping there. We had our lunch at a restaurant there. Later we visited a Palace of Shahu Maharaj. It was a dip into the history of the great rulers of the land. Later in the evening we left from Kolhapur and proceed to Panhalgad. Panhalgad is 20 kilometres northwest of Kolhapur in Maharashtra. We reached Panhalgad around 6 p.m. its located at After getting to our guest house and keeping our luggage and getting fresh we relaxed there for a bit. We had our dinner at a resort there. Early next morning after breakfast we did the sight seeing in around Panhalgad . As we did not know much of the place, we took assistance of a local guide Mr. Patil, who explained to us in detail to the the history of the place. He was very helpul and had a lot of patience to bears as we kept irritating him with our clumsy questions. After finishing Panhalgad , we proceeded towards Joytiba. My friends offered prays at the temple and later we left from Kolhapur . My friends still wanted to do shopping as Kolhapur . So as they shopped we went on lookup for a nice place for lunch, as we were not happy with out last lunch in Kolhapur. We got a very good restaurant and we relished the Mutton Biryani served to us. After our lunch we left Kolhapur to return to Goa via Amboli Ghat. We had a brief halt at the Amboli waterfalls. We reached home around 9 p.m. It was a great trip which was filled with fun & laughter and fights are usual :-). Our trip from Goa to Amboli to Kolhapur to Punala to Joytiba and back to Goa Via Kolhapur and Amboli was nick named "Short Cut - Trip"

Emblem at Panhalgad fort

The view from Panhalgad

The strong walls of Panhalgad

One of the walls of Panhalgad fort

and that's Raje :-)



Early morning cup of tea


The emblem


Ambarkhana

the three barns(granaries) called Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati

A giant millipede spotted in one of the barns


Arhces of Ambarkhana


Arhces of Ambarkhana


The relics of Jakhubai Telin, infront of the Ambarkhana

Pandurang trying his hand at preparation of masala dahi

Gaurish and Tulhis preparing the jawar ki roti

The gun powder storage room near Sajja Kothi (Sader-e-Mahal)




Sajja Kothi, built in stone and lime 36ft x 36 ft double storey building its heigh is 72 ft.

View from Sajja Kothi




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