Upgrade your Goa itinerary and make sure to add these to your list-
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!