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Goa has all the swaying palms and white-sand beaches you could ever want, but go beyond the beach and you'll find hidden delights : Portuguese mansions and Hindu temples, bike rides among shimmering rice paddies and walks through lush spice plantations. Discover the tropical indulgences of India's most laid-back region with this essential guide. * tips on how to choose your perfect beach * where to find the best food and the most atmospheric accommodation * the latest on Goa's ever-changing party scene * coverage of gateway cities - Mumbai and Chennai * how to haggle and what to buy * 33 detailed mapsWhich Bike? At the bottom end of the scale are the most popular rental bikes - gearless scooters like the 100cc Honda Kinetics or Bajaj scooters. ... The age and condition of the bike will also be a factor in the cost. ... The downside is that your bike is likely to be a real curiosity and subject to much pushing, pulling, probing and possibly theft. Bring spare tyres, tubes, patch kits, chassis, cables, freewheels, a pump with the necessary connection and spokes, tools and a repair manual.

Author:Paul Harding
Publisher:Lonely Planet - 2003


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