As travellers, we often forget to explore our own backyard. Thankfully, I have learnt from my mistakes and try discover it all.
Less than a week after I moved to Goa, I took my scooter out and set on an unknown path. After a 30-minute aimless ride, I finally found myself in the beautiful neighbourhood of Talpona.
Talpona beach is located towards the southern end of the state and gets its name from the neighbouring Talpona River that flows across.
This river is placid and serves as a nesting ground for many birds. I saw a large number of White-throated Kingfishers, Green Bee-eaters, Brahminy Kites and Cattle Egret, amongst others.
The beach clones the river’s tranquility. It is quiet, empty and undisturbed. I’ve seen the cleanest golden sands and clearest white water here. I lost myself here while listening to the water and the breeze added company to my solitude.
On my way back, the tide appeared to be healthy for some fishing. I saw quite a few fisherman involved in their early evening fishing rituals.
I parked ahead of the bridge and stared at the river for some time. It was quiet and serene here. The meandering river and symmetrical bridge left me enchanted.