By Pankaj Srivastava

Pankaj Srivastava, Food & Beverage Manager, Hyatt Centric, Candolim Goa

I hail from


The first time I came to Goa

In 1989 to (6TTR) Six Technical Training Regiment (Ponda Army Base as my father was posted there)

What made me want to settle

The simple yet energized life in Goa. The weather is beautiful with great opportunity for Hotelier’s career.

I’ve been here for

I have been in and out of Goa for studies and work. Came back in

2010 and have been here since then.

Here, I keep myself occupied with

Work and exploring Goa.

My favourite dining place in Goa is…..and why…

Kokni Kanteen for its legendary, closest to authenti c Goan food.

Ambience and service are add on.

My must visit recommendations in Goa are

St. Augusti ne Tower & Reis Magos Fort

I go for a beach bumming day to

Agonda or Mandrem

What I do every time I get a chance…

Travel to local unseen places whenever I get a chance to drive. Ghats, waterfalls, beaches and even local markets

What I would never do in Goa is…

I would never dirty a beach in Goa

My challenges of living in Goa are…

The Susegado life in Goa.

My tips to people who want to move here are

Understand how Goa works, do your research about places and

culture before you move.

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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