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Five things to do in Goa besides beaches
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Five things to do in Goa besides beaches

Jan 9, 2023

The state of Goa, located on the western coast of India, is a favorite beach destination of people from all over the world. Every year, millions of people throng to its many beautiful beaches in search of sun, surf and fun. 

While there is no doubt that the beaches of Goa are very popular, there are still a few hidden gems in Goa that are waiting to be explored.  Below is a list of things that you can do during your holiday in Goa.

Go on a walking tour to discover the cultural heritage of Goa

While Goa may be known for its beaches, awesome parties and mouth-watering food, there is a heritage side to it that many visitors have not yet explored. The best way to discover Goa and its Portuguese heritage and culture is to take one of the many walking tours that deep dive into its history. The Fontainhas Heritage Walk of Panjim is one of the most popular walking tours that you should include in your itinerary. Lasting for an hour, the tour will transport you to a bygone era where you will visit centuries-old mansions, churches and hear a lot of interesting stories. There are a few other incredible walks besides the Fontainhas Heritage Walk that you can explore. Make sure to check with your agent about them.

Explore the Goan hinterland

In India, cities and villages co-exist side by side, each with their own distinct culture, charms and values, and Goa is no exception. As you wind your way across the Goan hinterland, you will find tiny hamlets, lush landscapes, gurgling springs, cascading waterfalls, ancient temples, cave art and many more.

Explore the Flora and Fauna of Goa

For a small state, Goa has around five wildlife sanctuaries where you will find a diverse range of flora and wild inhabitants. While it may be hard to catch a glimpse of the wild cats, you will come across many species that are indigenous to the region itself. The Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary on the island of Charao is one of the few places where you can spy a diverse species of birds; while the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary with its mini zoo is perfect for a picnic. The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, the Cotigoa Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary are the other sanctuaries that your kids will love to visit should you want to spend some time in the lap of nature.

Try Some Adventure in Goa

There are many things that one can do in Goa besides spending your time on the beach. For families and adventure enthusiasts, Goa offers a wide range of adventure activities that one can do together with family and friends. These include:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • E-bike tours
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
  • White Water rafting 
  • Trekking

If you are interested in trying any of these activities, do let your travel planner at Swosti Holidays know. They will devise a Goa Tour package that will include activities as per your requirements.

Experience Christmas in Goa

An erstwhile Portuguese colony’s Christmas is celebrated with a lot of fun and fervor throughout the state. From carols and midnight mass to beach parties and fireworks, you will find every corner of Goa engulfed in a kaleidoscope of colors and revelry. So if you want to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate Christmas in Goa with the locals, now is the best time to visit Goa.

So, reach out to your travel agent today and ask them to devise a Goa Christmas Package just for you.

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