13 Offbeat places in Goa you never knew about

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    Goa is all about excitement, fun, unwinding and adventure. Most of us are aware of the things one is ought to do in Goa. However, there are quite a few unusual things that are nonetheless exciting. So here is a list of all those offbeat activities that you must try out during your stay in Goa. Take a look before you book your holiday.

    1. Unusual sight seeing

    Arvalem Rock-Cut Caves

    It goes without saying that Goa is a beautiful place, and there is always so much to explore here. Abounding in Portuguese architecture, the place has beautiful churches, cathedrals and forts to see. But there are many other unexplored or lesser-known places here that must be visited such as the Arvalem caves and the spooky Devil's Canyon.

    2. Biking

    If you want to explore Goa, then there is nothing like hours and hours of Bike riding. Allowing smooth mobility, you on your bike, will be able to cruise through all the alleys as well as crowded roads.

    3. Adventurous Sports

    Parasailing

    Goa is the heaven for all the votaries of water sports. Kneeboarding, Kayaking, Scuba diving, River rafting, Parasailing and what not. Just go and give it a try.

    4. Stay at Hostels

    The best way to get a sense of the Goa cosmopolitanism would be to spend a week in a hostel. You will have co-boarders from different parts of the world and hence a substantial amount of time will be spent in culture exchange.

    5. Houseboat Sojourn

    This is a lesser-known fact about Goa. It has beautifully decorated houseboats that float on the wide blue Arabian Sea. So do not forget to explore this uncharted aspect of Goa.

    6. Spice village trip

    Goan spices

    A good camera is the primary and inevitable accessory for you here in the Spice village in Goa. The walkabout that begins from the morning will let you explore the entire process of spice cultivation - planting, harvesting and processing.

    7. Sailing trip

    For those who are not really an eager beaver towards adventure sports, a sailing trip will be a good replacement. You will be able to experience the thrill of floating on the sea as well as will love the simulated life of a sailor.

    8. Cycling

    Biking

    Cycling is another option you may try in lieu of biking. Cycling is easier in terms of mobility and expenses besides being readily available. You can easily ride it through the narrow alleys and swerve as soon as you require.

    9. A visit to Wildlife Sanctuary

    There are plenty of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa. The Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary are just some of the few celebrated wildlife refuges in Goa. And if you are an animal lover, this will be one of your favourite interests in Goa.

    10. Trip to Butterfly Conservatory

    Butterfly

    Another lesser-known fact about Goa is its Butterfly Conservatory. The place will surprise you no end with the diverse nature of this conservatory. You will be able to explore more than 133 species of butterflies here!

    11. Cruise experience

    On a cruise, as it propels through the waters, you will be unravelling new aspects of the colourful personality of Goa. This is one of the must-dos for any traveller.

    12. Massages and Meditation

    There are plenty institutes that hold mediation classes here in Goa. So when in Goa, enroll yourself into one of these classes and learn how to meditate for a better mindset and health. Also there are spa centres galore where you can get some relaxing massages for rejuvenation.

    13. Dolphin watching

    Dolphin

    If you never have seen dolphins then get ready, for in Goa you will spot more than one! You will have cruises taking you from Sinquerim, Fort Aguada or Panaji jetty that will allow you unlimited glimpses of the dolphins.

    Author : Satarupa Hajra