Palolem beach is just next to Patnem so we thought we should have a brief visit. It only costed us 60 rupees per ride on the auto rickshaw which was divided by three of us which means we only paid 20 rupees each (about 1/4 of a sterling pound)!! Just remember that the price doubles up late at night. Like the local rickshawman said, “We are the night riders. The day riders have gone home to sleep.”
As we arrived at Palolem after a short ride on the rickshaw, we noticed how different it was from Patnem. It was busier, with more people and more shops. One of our friend whom we accidentally bumped into on Patnem beach, told us that Palolem used to be as quiet as Patnem beach. Not anymore, it seems. It was busy and vibrant.
As we walked along the beach until the end, we found Magic Tree tucked in the corner, almost hidden. It is a beach accommodation with a cafe. The name itself sounds like fun. We sat on those two seats and had our cold lassi with a nice view of the sea and sound of peaceful nothing. Pretty serene.