Malayalam actor Aishwarya Lekshmi, the much loved Appu of Mayaanadhi, has recently posted a cute throwback photo from Goa, which is known for its pristine beaches. In the pic, a beaming Aishwarya is seen chilling in a chair seemingly inside a restaurant. The talented actor is a travel junkie and loves to hit the road whenever time permits. She had uploaded a picture clicked at Manali, a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, on Instagram last April. In that snap, the actor, clad in woollen clothes, is standing against the backdrop of snow covered Himalayan mountain ranges. That beautiful frame was captured at the region adjoining the Patalsu Peak in Himachal Pradesh. Driven by the strong desire to travel, the actor time and again shares old pics of her escapades on social media.
Aishwarya, who had donned the role of ‘Appu’ in Ashiq Abu Malayalam flick ‘Mayaanadhi’ five years ago, has turned producer with Sai Pallavi-starrer movie ‘Gargi’. Her histrionic skills could be seen in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, which is yet to hit the theatres. As Aishwarya can’t currently embark on a journey due to time constraint, she had posted the Goa snap with the caption ‘throwback memories’.
Goa is a tourist spot that attracts travellers during all seasons. According to a report of the Goa Investment Promotion & Facilitation Board, nearly 30 lakh tourists, including 5 lakh foreign travellers, visit Goa every year and the numbers are only increasing every day. Besides the picturesque beaches, Goa is well endowed by nature with mountainous regions and rustic hamlets.
When the monsoon starts in June, Goa changes inside out. There will be greenery all around and some incredible sights, which would be alien during the summer season, will pop up when the rains set in and the waterfalls will gush down with renewed intensity. Monsoon is the best time to go for trekking in the interior parts of Goa.
In a bid to promote tourism in the hinterland during monsoon season, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has introduced monsoon trekking and the four-hour trekking programme is conducted on Sundays. The tourist guides who had been trained by GTDC and the forest department would lead the travellers through the verdant forest and other regions. All security protocol would be followed and food is provided to the tourists in cooperation with the local residents.
Surprisingly, the flight charges and room rates are very low in Goa during monsoon season. All the posh resorts and high-end hotels provide accommodation at a lower rate when it starts raining in Goa.