After such an immersive history lesson in Hampi, I chose to spend some lazy beach time in Goa for the next stop. Leaving Hampi, I caught a three-wheeler taxi to Hospet (the nearest train stop) and jumped on the Amaravathi Express (18047) which leaves at 06:30 AM. You pull into Vasco Da Gama station in Goa around 15:30. From there, hire a car to your lodging destination. I had a little house rented through AirBnB in Anjuna Beach. 10 minute stroll to the beach. High season was long over, the summer heat was on and population sparse. Perfect!