Congratulations! You must be wondering why I congratulated you! Well, because I know how the Goa plan works. You keep on planning for ages with your friends and at last to your disappointment, it gets canceled. So, if you finally have packed your bags already to explore Goa, it’s time to celebrate.
If you are not sure what will you do in Goa, this blog will help you with what exactly you should do. I am here to tell you what you can expect in Goa apart from beaches, bars, forts, and foreigners. You can’t take beaches away from Goa. So, yeah, we will include beaches in the blog too.
Go biking on this paradise island
Goa is a paradise for beach lovers. Exotic sunrise, sunset and enthralling ocean is all you need to rejuvenate yourself. And if you are willing to hire a bike or scooter or a cycle to explore the scenic beauty of internal Goa and the island, won’t it just add to your excitement?
I’d recommend you to go on a bike ride to Chorao island. You can get a ferry from Ribandar road every 15 minutes. This island is known for the Dr. Salim Ali Bird sanctuary as well as its quaint churches and old Portuguese houses. You’ll be surrounded by the lush of verdant fields and overhanging trees.
Once done, exploring the inner Goa, you can ride across the island to the jetty. It has the ferry to Divar island and from there, you can head back to the mainland via Old Goa. This experience is absolutely one of the top things do in Goa. moreover, it is also a great cycle route for adventurous cyclists with stamina.
Go on a Romantic Mandovi River Sunset Cruise
If you are on your honeymoon, impress your better half with a romantic date on a sunset cruise.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) organizes different river cruises on the Mandovi river during daytime, sunset and dusk. Depending on how much time you have on hand, you can decide of the two rides which one would you prefer. One would take you from the Panaji jetty down the Mandovi into the Zuari bay and second is up the Mandovi to Aldona and a mineral water spring. It will be an experience of a life time, chartering your own luxury cruise over Goan Paradise.
In addition to this, there are also a few private firms that offer a variety of exclusive cruises or boat tours for sunset views as well as for Crocodile or Dolphin spotting.
A walk to remember on the floor of the Arabian sea
I know what you are thinking. But let me tell you, it is fine if you don’t know swimming.
You just have to be willing to get soaked in the water. You can walk along the sea-walk platform to spot coral, marine plants and fishes.
The experience of feeling the solid sea bed under your feet as you’re surrounded by water ten feet below sea-level is just enthralling. H2O watersports in Baina beach, Vasco provides the opportunity to try this out.Pedal through the island
Treat yourself at a beach cottage
If you are looking for a quiet space to have abundant privacy and peace of mind, then Morjim Queen Beach Resort in Goa is your paradise. You will have a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural light from your comfortable balcony. This exclusive beach resort offers you the best, spacious cottages to stay, ideal for your family vacations.
You will be rewarded with a great time of recreation with perfect view of the beach and a calm surrounding.
Smile at the delightful Dolphins
Who doesn’t love to see Dolphins jumping in the sea? But not many are aware that you can spot Dolphins in Goa. Dolphin sighting is one of the most wonderfully offbeat things to do in Goa.
There are cruises that usually start from Fort Aguada, Sinquerim or Panaji Jetty. If you’re lucky, you will be allowed to take a dip in the sea and play with these lovely beings if there are adequate safety arrangements.
Explore the dark passages of the Goan caves
Only few people know that there are surreal caves in Goa and that they have great historic and natural importance. Some of these caves are man made.
Some of the most important Goan caves that you must check out are: The Arvalem Caves, The Lamgau Caves and The Rivona Caves.
Kayaking in the Goan Backwaters
So, you still think Goa is only about sea waters? You’ll have to erase that perception because there are some beautiful rivers in Goa that you can enjoy fun activities at.
If ecotourism is your thing, then kayaking with Goa Kayaking should be on your to-do list. A perfect getaway from the commercialized side of Goa is ready for you with canoeing and kayaking trips on the Zuari, Mandovi, Nerul rivers and Sal backwaters. You can enjoy the nature at its tranquil best.
Trek to Todo Waterfalls
Along with some awesome beaches, Goa comprises with the picturesque waterfalls too. The Dudhsagar falls are very popular. But, there are several other waterfalls that you can explore and trek around. One such expedition can be done at Todo waterfalls.
You can embark in this trekking expedition in Goa and get a chance to revisit history, heritage, and thrills with a twist in this region. Trek through the lush green woods and pass some small streams as you continue your trek. Enjoy the amazing sight of the waterfall and delight in a quick bath. You can get back in the evening and get some rest.
Have yourself a great vacation!
I hope these offbeat things to do in Goa gives you the real travellers experience in the beach city.