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."
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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.
Entrance to Ciarans, a restaurant and beach hut. This place looked beautiful, it even had a common open air library space.
The exterior of Ciarans restaurant, which attracted us to have our dinner there in the first place. It has a stunning view and ambience from the top.
The food was delicious too. This was the fish curry with grilled fish, rice, papadom and salad. M had the chicken curry with rice and naan which he absolutely enjoyed.