Chaudi, a bustling town, where one can get a feeling of India without being too overwhelmed by it all, is about 2k m from Patnem Beach. An easy bike road or scooter ride to get there…usually dodging a few bison or cows along the way.
Saturdays are busy market day…with farmers coming from Karnataka, the state to the south. Local vegetable sellers are found every day, however, sitting along the roadside..
Goa is a huge fishing state..and the fish market in Chaudi usually has a great selection of fish if you get there early enough.
Besides shopping, Chaudi is also important for getting cash…with about five different banks to choose from.
We also go there for the post office, hair cuts, a doctor or dentist, pharmacy, bus station or whatever else we may need.