Say the word ‘Goa’ and people instantaneously imagine beach, beer and a bloody good time, but there is A LOT to do and see in Goa that’s not the beach. There is so much more like the places to visit and things to do in Goa. So let’s just quickly discuss about the top 10 things to do in Goa that have been lesser known to many people. Read along without delaying!
- OCEAN TREK ON NEVATI
If you love the sound of the waves and a bit of adventure then this will be one of your favorite things to do in Goa. Go on this trek along the mountainside, overlooking the sea. You will reach a pristine beach at the end and all the sweat will be worth it.
- CAJUEIRO HOMESTEAD
Way in the interiors of Goa, in a village called Valpoi where you can be one with nature, have a tree house and explore the surrounding flora and fauna. Also, at Cajueiro Homestead, you can learn about Uraac and Feni and how it’s all made. So this is definitely one of the things to do in Goa.
- CASA MENEZES HOMESTAY VISIT AND TOUR
Casa Menezes is a heritage homestay that allows you to feel the comforts of your own home, along with pieces of history considering this is a 300-year-old ancestral home. You can also opt for a tour while you’re there to know more about other things to do in Goa.
- HERITAGE WALK IN PANJIM
There are many places to discover and many things to do in Panjim and it’s also chock full of history and culture. Take a walk through the homey lanes and soak in the sights and sounds.
- CYCLING THE BACK ROADS IN VILLAGES OF BARDEZ
If you love cycling and exploring the back roads of the villages, this experience will leave you very satisfied. This is one of the best things you can think of doing in Goa.
- HERITAGE TRAILS AND MANSION OF SOUTH GOA
Explore the rich history of South Goa and visit the beautiful mansions to get a glimpse into how the erstwhile aristocratic Goan families lived. This is a must-do for anyone even mildly interested in history and architecture.
- BIRD WATCHING IN GOA’S WETLANDS
Across the Mandovi river, in an area lined with mangroves lies the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary where you can see a wide variety of avian creatures while kayaking through the wetlands after which you can even explore the island of Chorao and Divar and look for interesting things to do in Goa.
- BACK WATER CRUISE
Although not as well-known as Kerala, Goa’s backwaters also make for a picturesque day out. You can book a small boat and cruise through the backwaters taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Backwater cruising is again one of the best things to do in Goa.
- ATTEND CULTURAL EVENTS ORGANISED BY THE FUNDAÇÃO ORIENTE
The Fundação Oriente is a cultural organization that carries out cultural and artistic activities in India but especially focused on Goa considering that it was a Portuguese colony.
- LEARN TO SAIL
You can learn to sail on a single handler boat all by yourself in Goa, all- year round except for the monsoon season. After five days, you’ll never want to get off the water. This could be one of your most exciting things to do in Goa.
Just let go of all those business class flights and those strict meetings that have taken up a lot of your time. Go for some last minute flights and make some sudden plans to this place and let yourself cross the rules that you have set for yourself. Make the most of this time and come out of your stress. Holidaying isn’t a bad thing really. You deserve it.
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