Adventure Activities in Goa
Waking up in the morning in a new place and looking out of the window at a hypnotic sunrise, walking outdoors and breathing the fresh morning air makes one thankful just for being alive to experience these sensory experiences. Travel is the Aladdin’s lamp which materializes these kinds of ethereal experiences. There are many places in the world where a zillion currents of bliss envelop you simply by setting foot on the land. One such place is Goa, whenever I set foot on this beautiful land, a divine symphony seems to play in my mind as the eyes caress the soft sands gently merging into the turquoise waters of the sea and look wistfully at the swaying palms.
That is why I return again and again to Goa, like a puppet drawn by its strings. I have woken up in the best hotels in Goa, thanking my stars for blessing me again and again with the experience called Goa.
This is what Goa means for most people, but there is so much more to Goa. Goa is a veritable treasure trove of sensory experiences that will bowl you over and take you on a voyage of discovery that would leave you yearning for more. We present here the adventurous face of Goa through a list of 5 action-packed adventure activities in Goa that are guaranteed to thrill and also give you an immersive experience which will bring you closer to the spirit of Goa.
Goa is indeed an ideal holiday destination. Check out the top 5 outdoor adventure activities in Goa that one should experience which will recharge your mind, body, and spirit.
Cycling in Goa
Pushing the pedals in gay abandon as you cycle on a coconut tree-flanked road that seems to merge into infinity in the horizon is the stuff that dreams are made of. The scene from the Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt starrer, Dear Zindagi brings alive these kinds of cycling moments so well. Goa is a great place to cycle. The coastal villages, roads serenaded by the sea, old forts, majestic churches, lighthouses, quaint fishing villages, and verdant green forests present an ideal and panoramic theater to some thrilling cycling tours. Though the entire land of Goa is like a natural velodrome to indulge in your passion for cycling as you revel in its natural beauty, cycling in the environs of Calangute, Candolim and Baga is an experience which is sure to leave an indelible mark and make for some fantastic memories. It is one of the adventure activities in Goa that is guaranteed to give a high. Some of the best hotels in Goa are in the vicinity to ensure that you are near the start of your cycling experience.
Sea Bed Walking in Goa
This is one of the unique adventure activities in Goa that is available at Baina Beach in South Goa. Within minutes you descend into another world, a world of strange and myriad colors, a world of different shapes, a world so different and yet so beautiful. The world under the sea is sure to enthrall as fishes brush past you as you walk the seabed. The Sea bed walk does not ever require that you know swimming and hence it is an underwater adventure that is available to all. It is 20 minutes of pure ecstasy beneath the sea. Safety precautions and trained staff ensure to make the adventure completely safe. Also as Goa is a place where you are never at a loss in terms of accommodation, the place is quite near to some of the best hotels in Goa where one can set up digs before venturing to explore the mysteries beneath the sea.
Kayaking in Goa
Goa is indeed a paradise for Kayaking lovers. This is one of the thrilling adventure activities in Goa. Its innumerable beaches, some of them which are really secluded and the backwaters combine with the rivers that course through it to form the perfect venue for Kayaking bliss. Candolim, Calangute, Margao, Nerul Bridge and Bambolim beach are some of the favorite haunts for Kayakers. Kayaking in the serene waters and enjoying a sunrise or sunset will surely rank as a divine experience.
Trekking in Goa
Goa’s landscapes are like a painting that has been painted by the hand of God. As you move away from a seductive grip of its famous beaches, you will be enthralled by the sheer beauty of its forests, rivers, waterfalls and hills. Trekking is an ideal means to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of Goa and get close and personal with the lovely land. There are scintillating trekking trails in and around Goa that are sure to set ones’ adrenaline rushing. The Jungle trails, wildlife sanctuaries and cascading waterfalls that grace Goa are indeed a trekker’s delight. Trekking ranks high among the adventure activities in Goa. Some of the enticing treks that one must embark on in Goa are Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek, Trek to Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and Trek to Neuti Beach.
Surfing in Goa
Surfing is one of the adventure activities in Goa that is guaranteed to give an adrenalin rush. The summer months of May and June is the time when surfing enthusiasts can surf to their heart’s content in Goa. This is the time when the surf rises between 5 to 10 feet. There are surfing schools which teach the basics of surfing as well as hire out the boards. Arambol is one of the favorite haunts for surfers. In case one is heading out to Goa, other than the summer months, depending on the tide the surf may not be really exciting, But at about 2-3 feet, it would be ideal for beginners to learn the ropes in the placid waters.
The Goan odyssey is something that never seems to end. There are many things to do in Goa. Just when you think that you have seen and savored everything that Goa has to offer, out tumbles an unknown, unsung and unheard of gem. Goa’s eternal charm keeps working its charm perpetually and one has no option but to return to its fold again and again. We are sure to return back soon to discover and experience some more adventure activities in Goa.
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