Close your eyes for a minute and imagine floating over lush green fields and deep blue waters, with the wind rushing past, as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of Goa. Beautiful, isn’t it? Words don’t do justice to the thrill and excitement of this hot air balloon ride that I experienced in Goa recently.
A warm welcome
We didn’t want our holiday to start on a stressful and tiring note, hence we decided not to drive down, and instead booked flight tickets with MakeMyTrip (and scored some great deals!) from Pune to Dabolim Airport. The hotel arranged for an airport transfer and after the welcome drink and introductions, we headed out to Candolim Beach for an authentic Goan lunch. A sumptuous meal by the beach started off our vacation on an upswing note. We went back to the hotel for a siesta. The evening was spent walking around the gorgeous Fort Aguada.
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Time for cruising in a balloon
A hot air balloon ride has got to be the ultimate sky adventure sport one could undertake in a lifetime. Before we took off, we watched the balloon being prepared for the flight as we received a brief on safety. Once the balloon was ready, we set off on a ride of a lifetime! Fluffy white clouds above, deep blue waters underneath, golden beaches sparkling in the distance, and adrenaline flowing through my body; this larger than life experience will remain etched in my mind forever. We enjoyed the bird’s eye view of Goa for an hour and also witnessed a mesmerizing sunset. Later that day we headed to a shack at Bambolim beach and spent an evening full of relaxation and conversations.
Goodbyes are tough
We spent the next day relaxing and enjoying the cool vibe of Anjuna Beach and Vagator Beach, and returned to the room late in the night. The airport transfer was arranged once again, but saying goodbye to this experience was difficult. Thank you MakeMyTrip, for making this experiential holiday a memorable one.
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