Kingfisher calendar - here we come!
Trip Start Jan 25, 2012
6Trip End Jan 30, 2012
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Couple of hours north, we hit Kappad beach. This is the place where Vasco de Gama supposedly landed in India, and called it Pondicherry.
Some distance further is another great beach called bekal. We tried to find a way to the beach but instead landed at the lalit hotel. Nice property but was hard to figure out who would come this far to a lone resort. The place looked empty. There was a helicopter but apparently "for madam's personal use". Given that Ashish had loaned a ton of money to them, and Pawan had built their kitchen, I would have expected better. Isse acchha to mera Ashok nikla... Anyway, ameet did get his fill of coffee before we left.
It was about 7 now, and we figured we would park in now at a beach hotel, hopefully get a run on the beach next morning. Ameet wanted to push on to go further, and successfully managed to miss two beaches, but then finally had to cave in into the third. There was a hotel, red rock residency, that showed up on the map. No phone number. We drove in and thankfully they had a couple of rooms. Good we didn't find their number earlier - the owner said if we had called, he would have told us there was no vacancy (seems he liked Pawan's face). The place was actually great with the beach couple of hundred metres down.
We caught hold of a few beers and walked to the beach. Paradise! Carried ipod and speakers there for music. Came back, had a great dinner and poker. Ameet managed to see some "babes" at the resort, who none of rest of us could see (as babes). Distinguished taste. Slept before midnight with a 5:00 alarm (finally) for the morning run.