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Best Adventure Activities in Goa

Best Adventure Activities in Goa

Goa is perhaps the most thrilling holiday destination in India.

The beautiful coastal state in the Konkani region of the nation offers something unique for everyone.

Goa has been a top tourist attraction for locals as well as international visitors ever since it got independence from the Portuguese in 1961.

Adventure tourism in Goa is growing at a rampant speed and there are numerous activities for those who seek an adrenaline rush.


The state has amazing infrastructure and there are no points for guessing that tourism is the biggest industry in the state.

The Churches and Convents of Goa are recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and attract a lot of tourist attention.

Tourist stays in Goa vary from fast 1 day tours to laidback stays that last months.

Property owners in Goa make more money than anywhere else in the country by providing accommodations to the visitors on varying terms.

Yacht ride in the Mandovi River

Yacht ride in the Mandovi River

Yacht ride in the Mandovi River

Adventure in Goa never stops; a paradise for water sports lover.

The best activity to start off your holiday in Goa would be a yacht ride down the Mandovi River exploring the backwaters of Goa heading into the ocean.

Couples can pick up cruises during the winter season of December to sunbathe and dine on the cruise which leaves at day to return at evening.

Some cruise services even stay back in the Arabian Sea waters at night giving a bright view of the stars filled above the ocean.

Fishing is allowed in the seawaters and those who know the trade can satiate their desire for catching a few fish from the boats too.

Knee-boarding is a trending water sport which can be experienced on the Candolim Beach where many trainers can be found for this particular adventure in the seawater.

 

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaks are found everywhere in the world from the polar ice to the waves of the mighty seas.

Goa is no exception to that as kayaking is a favourite among the tourists that arrive here.

The serene backwaters of Goa provide an ideal platform for kayaking enthusiasts. South Goa beaches offer numerous options for kayak rentals and tours.

There are arrangements for moonlight kayaking along with exploring the mini bays that are quiet and offer perfect kayaking conditions.

The ecosystem of Goa is that of a coastal region and hence the rainy season can cause some turbulence in the water; it is better to avoid kayaking in such conditions.

 

 

Scuba Diving at the Grand Island

Scuba Diving at the Grand Island

Scuba Diving at the Grand Island

Clear water beaches of South Goa are very good for scuba diving as the visibility under the sea is very high on sunny days. Grande Island which is not very far from South Goa is the most favoured destination for scuba diving enthusiasts in Goa.

The clear water and the shallowness in this part of the Arabian Sea give you good visibility to view the life underwater.

There are many agencies that can be contacted to rent scuba diving equipment on the Grande Island and Pigeon Island.

Under the water, locals claim visibility of more than 5 metres which makes the swim memorable as the giant reefs are quite beautiful and leave you amazed with the colours and vastness.

It is requested to all the divers to listen to the pre-diving instructions very carefully as this adventure can turn into a nightmare if the snorkel or other diving equipment are not used to precision.

 

Parasailing in Goa – A Must

Parasailing in Goa – A Must

Parasailing in Goa – A Must

The Calangute beach is the hub for all sports and adventure in Goa. Kite-surfing is a popular adventure sport which the tourists love to experience on a windy day.

The power kite is attached to the body to be controlled through manoeuvring in the winds while riding a surfboard.

Kite surfing instructors are found on the Calangute as well as famously on the Morjim beach which is another hub for adventure sports in Goa.

Parasailing at the Calangute Beach is an activity not to be missed when visiting Goa as it is an experience as good as flying in the air over the sea. The tourists can best experience parasailing during the sunset when the winds are flowing at a good speed.

In parasailing, the person doing it gets tied to a parachute like canopy which is attached to a boat which speeds in water.

The view of the Calangute beach when you are in the air and the vast sea ahead combined is possibly the best experience one can have in Goa.

 

Dolphin viewing off the Sinquerim Beach

Dolphin viewing off the Sinquerim Beach

Dolphin viewing off the Sinquerim Beach

 

Dolphins are entertaining wherever they are in the world. Near Fort Aguada (Sinquerim Beach) you can find a host to take you into a boat for watching the dolphins play in the middle of the sea.

This activity can be quite a fun if you try feeding the dolphins when they come around.

John’s Boat tours in Goa have been made famous by the experiences shared by people who have done it and reviewed on tourism blogs and web pages.

The tour offers unique opportunities for watching crocodiles as naturally as possible and fishing in lazy laidback rides through the mud flats and backwater system of Goa. The tour operates from an office on the Fort Aguada Road where advance bookings have to be made.

 

A view of the Dudhsagar Falls with the train passing

A view of the Dudhsagar Falls with the train passing

A view of the Dudhsagar Falls with the train passing

No holiday in Goa is complete without a jungle trek to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Located at a distance of 60 km approximately from the capital Panjim, these waterfalls are located inside the Mollem National Park.

The area of Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary and Mollem National Park falls under the state of Karnataka and Goa combined.

It is a must to do activity in Goa as the jungle also has temples which are marked historic by the Archaeological Survey of India belonging to the Kadamba Dynasty built between 325 and 345 AD.

The Western Ghats can be experienced inside the park as the flora and fauna is as rich any other regions in the Ghats.

Birds which are peculiar to the region include the famous Malabar Hornbills and the state bird of Goa – the Flame throated Bulbul.

 

Overall, Goa is a land of infinite opportunities for fun and adventure. Best way to explore Goa – Rent an open jeep (but, don’t drink and drive)!

 

Author Bio:

Neha Singh – A postgraduate in Mass Communications, Neha loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally.

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