A little bit of beach hopping, lazing around at the shacks, a few sips of Feni and partying around at Tito’s – that’s about what covers your itinerary when you think yourself to be a tourist in Goa. But in case you think you’re not a tourist but a traveler, you would definitely not be satiated with all these. Goa is an amazing place and if you want to get the experience of beating pulses in Goa, you’ve got to dig a little bit deeper and take a look at different places which are beyond the perspective of the tourists.
Therefore, here we at BongYatra list down some of the most offbeat places to visit in Goa and things to do which you’re going to remember throughout your lifetime. Read on.
#1: Visit the Ponda butterfly conservatory
While on your way back from the green spice plantations in Goa, you should also visit the Butterfly conservatory and be a witness to some of the most beautiful and fluttering species in the entire world. No, you don’t just need to stand and watch them as you can also feed them with juicy fruits and watch them gathering all the nectar.
#2: Have a good time with elephants and walk through the spice plantation
Very few people visit the spice plantations when they visit Goa but if you think yourself to be a traveler, don’t miss this. Stroll through the aromatic plantations and know about some of the best spices. Sahakar Spice Farm and Savoi plantations are 2 of the most popular plantations which you should definitely visit. You can also play around with the mammoth tuskers, give them a bath and sit on their back while they splash water on you.
#3: Go on a stimulating trip to catch crabs
If you think that crab catching is a child’s play, then you’re mistaken! Would you want to get your hands dirty in catching crabs? In case you’re scared about getting a little snap here or there, then it’s not going to be your cup of tea. You can design homemade nets called Kobblem with which you can set a trap for crabs and catch them on the backwaters of Goa. You can also join crab catching tours which take place in Goa.
#4: Play around with delightful dolphins
Sights of dolphins are one of the most amazingly offbeat things that you can do in Goa. The cruise journey usually starts from Fort Aguada, Panaji Jetty and Sinquerim. If you’re allowed to do so, you can even take a quick dip in the sea and play around with such lovely creatures but only when there are sufficient safety arrangements available there.
#5: Go Kayaking in the Goan backwaters
There is nothing more adventurous like rowing across the charming backwaters across the villages of Northern Goa. If you want to enjoy Goa at its tranquil best, this is the place to go kayaking and create some beautiful memories.
Therefore, if you’ve gone to Goa a number of times and yet you didn’t do the above mentioned things, you need to arrange yet another plan. So, what are you waiting for? Get set go and fly off to Goa to create some more memories.