Stay at Tambdi Surla was a pleasant one. We were happy that we could complete seven days of the trek and just the last one day left. We were still in the middle of the rain forest but was very much accessible to the prime location as there was road connectivity. The place gave a kind of satisfaction considering the ancient temple, a stream next to our campsite, a massage center in the middle of nowhere at our campsite, a hut where we all sat together the entire evening chatting non-stop. It was kind of mixed feeling as it was the last day of our trek. Day 8 was more of trekking in the jungle via an ancient Shiv mandir (temple) parallel to the stream.
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Day 8 of our Goa trek
The morning sunrise at Tambdi Surla started with our camp leader blowing whistle asking us to walk up and to have morning tea. We packed our bags and few group shots started our hike towards Tambdi Surla temple. At the entrance, we filled our water bottles and continued on the main road. After about a kilometer of walk in the tar road and crossing a village, we had taken a sharp turn to the left. We crossed the cultivated land and entered the rain forest again.
It was summer and we crossed multiple streams that were almost dry. It made a lot of noise as we walked over leaves. Continued our trek exploring the route all the way till we reached an ancient Shiv mandir. The trail is parallel to the stream and on the other side of the stream is the main road. We took a break at Shiv mandir and right next to the Shiv mandir is a stream. Camping next to a stream at almost every campsite was just amazing and fun. It was a hot summer day and we plunged into the cold stream without wasting much time. We had great fun there and soon after we had to continue after having packed lunch.
Continue hiking further for few more hours, via the jeep route and then back to forest up and down the hill, till we reached the main road. YHA had organized pickup for us from this location back to Panjim. The one-hour bus journey was fun again and we were welcomed at our Panaji YHA campsite. Spent an extra day at YHA campsite to celebrate the new year and the event was well organized by YHA.
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