Goa and beaches seem to have become pretty much synonymous with each other. So much so that its almost a bad thing. Be it Calangute, Baga, Vagator or Trinity. Often times travelers simply miss out on a whole lot of Goa as a lot of them simply don’t want to go beyond the state’s awesomely beautiful beaches.
However, if you are feeling adventurous and want some fun activities to do in Goa that does not involve beaches then you have most certainly come to the right place. From the peacefully quiet to the almost terrifyingly jaw-dropping. Here are 5 super fun things to do in Goa that’ll help you get away from the beach.
Check out local events
If your planning to stay in Panjim then it pretty much guarantees you a plethora of events around the year. Be it The International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2019), Goa Food and Culture Festival, Carnaval, Shigmo and perhaps even a grand Church feast. In fact, Panjim is always lively with something or the other going down on a weekly basis.
If you want some fun activities to do in Goa outside Panjim then be sure to not miss out on Carnival that happens all over Goa once a year. Sure it’s not as massive as its South American counterpart but nevertheless, it’s nothing like anything in Asia.
Bird Watching in Goa
Named after India’s best-known ornithologist. The Salim Ali Bird sanctuary on Chorao Island is home to some to some Goa’s most beautiful migratory birds. If you’re looking for activities to do in Goa that involve these feathery flying munchkins. Then this is the place to be. The best part about birdwatching at Salim Ali is that this island is easily accessible by ferry and well connected by roads on the inside. The bird sanctuary is free for anyone to enjoy at a tiny entry fee.
A walk along the muddy trail is a great way to catch a glimpse of exotic birds in Goa.
Don’t forget your binoculars and of course – the camera.
Have a photoshoot session in Goa
With so much to look it, it’s almost certain that you won’t remember it all. So why not have some professional photos that’ll make your trip memorable. Not just for you. But also friends and family back home. A professional team of photographers is highly recommended so you can focus on being you instead of the camera.
Hit the sky
Who said parties in Goa are the only way to reach cloud 9. There are far more relaxing ways instead. And riding a hot air balloon is certainly something you ought to consider having a go in.
A hot air balloon flight in Goa is a wonderful experience for absolutely everyone. Provided of course you aren’t afraid of heights. You don’t have to be an adrenaline-lover, balloon flights are in fact very calming experiences known for allowing passengers to relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
Visit the tiny islands in Goa
It’s no surprise that Goa, with its massive coast, has no shortage of islands. Unfortunately, a lot of tourists leave them out as they don’t know how to get there. Don’t sweat it. Most of the islands can simply be visited by renting a chartered boat in Goa. Some are connected via bridges too. (St Jacinto island of Goa for instance).
So if you want some peace of mind without a lot of the mainstream stuff. An island in Goa is the way to go.
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