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Try out these 7 offbeat activities in Goa & enjoy your vacay like never before!

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Wildly popular for being the party hub of India, Goa has a lot more in store for its tourists than just the beaches and casinos! If you are someone who is planning a trip to the coastal state for the first time or somebody who frequently chills at the beautiful Goa beaches, you need to look at Goa from an all new lens this holiday season!

The state has so much to offer than the usual beach/club hopping and this list of 7 offbeat activities will help you cover all that!

Into the Unknown; Bungy Jumping

Face your fear of heights and experience the lift of being suspended in thin air at Goa's Jumpin Heights! Run by ex-Army officers, with Jump Masters extensively trained under experts from New Zealand- this place honours international standards of visitors' safety! Visit Goa's first ever Bungy station in Mayem Lake, North Goa, a 35 minute drive from the very popular Baga Beach.

Say yes to adventure sports!

If you are unconditionally in love with Goa beaches and simultaneously enjoy the rush of adrenaline, then Goa's adventure sports are just the thing for you! From kite-surfing at Morjim beach to sea bed walking at Baina Beach, experience the blood rushing through your veins with extreme sports in the state! You can also opt for eco-tourism while you are here and go kayaking on the Zuari, Mandovi, Nerul rivers and Sal backwaters, a quick alternative to the overly commercialised and crowded beaches of the coastal state!

Trudge through the Todo Waterfall Trek

Not known to many, Goa is a wonder-house of landscapes and open lush green expanses that deserve their due credit. Hike through the terrains to the Todo waterfall and absorb in the history, heritage, and thrills of the exotic Goa! Just casual advice, don't forget to carry salt and tobacco to keep the leeches away.

Visit Reis Magos Fort

If you are a sucker of scenic views and majestic archaeology then you need to visit the Reis Magos Fort located on the northern banks of the Mandovi river. Catch a break from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, clubs and casinos and hit this place to gather your thoughts in the peace and quiet of the Bardez district.

Greet the Wildlife

With its close proximity to the coast and the western ghats, Goa houses a whole host of species that can be seen during one of the bird-watching sessions! If you are someone who loves ornithology, South Goa will be your go-to location to spot the wonders of natures through a pair binoculars! Besides that, if you want to greet crocodiles from up close, you can take a boat ride to Cumbarjua Canal, where most reptiles stay. This canal connects two of the biggest rivers of Goa, the Zauri Rive and Mandovi, about half an hour from Panaji City!

​Go Goa, Go Karting

If you love thrill and speed, you need to visit the go-karting tracks in North Goa! This activity can easily find its place on your itinerary if you are vacaying in the state with your friends!

Heaven for Opacarphiles

Any trip to Goa is incomplete if you don't without witnessing the sun rushing below the horizons, casting the shore with a golden glow. Get on a luxurious cruise and watch the glitter of the setting sun on the Arabian Se with luxury yachts rides on the Zuari, Mandovi and Mapusa river!

Make sure to make the most of your trip to Goa next time you are around and tag us on Instagram if you happen to visit these places!

You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've to do is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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Tom Junod once said, "You don't have to love cooking to cook, but you have to do more than love baking to bake. You have to bake out of love." And these home bakers of Kanpur are doing exactly the same! If you believe life is too short to say no to calories and cake, read on about these dynamic bakers who are baking deliciousness out of love.

A dessert lover would understand the importance of quality baked goods and if you are one of them, we have compiled a list of some of the best home entrepreneurs in Kanpur:

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Fighting against hunger, THESE 5 NGOs are a silver lining for the needy in Lucknow!

This World Food Day, get to know about these 5 NGOs fighting against hunger in Lucknow

There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

Knock Knock

Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

Students below the age of 18 allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains

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Ushering in relief for students, the Government of Maharashtra has decided to let students under the age of 18 avail of various services in the state. As per the order issued on Thursday, students that are not eligible for vaccination will now be allowed to travel on the local trains. Apart from this, access to other facilities like entry into malls, multiplexes, temples (in certain districts), auditoriums, restaurants and wedding halls have also been granted to those who cannot take the COVID-19 vaccine yet.

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Industries in UP to use Japanese Miyawaki method of afforestation to offset carbon emissions

Reportedly, strict action will be taken against those who fail to comply with this order.

In a bid to reduce the carbon footprint in the state and counterbalance the industrial carbon emissions, the government of Uttar Pradesh has directed all the industries present across the state, to adopt the Japanese Miyawaki afforestation technique. As per the order issued on Wednesday, strict action will be taken against those who fail to comply with the order including revoking of industry's license to operate.

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​Launch of the Mumbai flight from new Sindhudurg Airport paves way for rapid development!

Now, the beaches of Ganapatipule are just 85 minutes from Mumbai.

The launch of the Sindhudurg Airport and a flight service from Mumbai, is a milestone development that has brought the two cities closer to each other. Launched as the maiden service under the RCS-UDAN scheme, the flight will be operated by Alliance Air company, read reports. The 72-seater flight covers the 530-KM distance between the two cities in just 85 minutes.

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