Last evening, I took my scooter out and went to explore my neighbourhood. The only problem was getting around since Google Maps tends not to read interior locations accurately. After a few wrong turns, I found myself on the right road. I am yet to believe the surreal view at sunset from there.


This is Chapoli Dam in Canacona (pronounced as Kan-Kon) in South Goa. Even though I am doubtful of the bird life around it, the water, the sky and the setting sun worked beautifully for me. Located approximately 5 km away from Old Bus Stand, this dam lies ahead of the Animal Rescue Centre and offers a quiet, uninhibited and picturesque escape. Next time around, I’ll allow my instincts to navigate.


Amrita Das

I have been a travel and culture independent journalist. My bylines have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic Traveller India, Lonely Planet Magazine India, The Indian Express and World Travel Magazine. A fellow of Media Ambassadors India-Germany 2019 program by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Centre for Media Competence, University of Tübingen. Currently, I am the photo editor for RoundGlass Sustain, a wildlife and conservation e-publication. I live in India.

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