After our previous post on things you shouldn’t miss out on when in Goa, we have come up with an even more exciting list of things which are going to bring out the adventurous person in you.
Goa is known to offer some of the most fascinating terrains for trekking in India. The Dudhsagar falls or the Vagheriare peak is considered among the most adventurous trekking routes in India. There are a few routes which would take you to the Dudhsagar fall. The one that leads to a picturesque view of Devils Canyon is considered everyone’s favorite. On the way to the peak brace yourselves to get amazed by the scenic views of lush green forests, different species of flora and fauna you might have never seen before. Completing this trek should be considered as a self-achievement! Avoiding the terrains during the monsoon season is advised.
Despite Goa’s tiny size, she has as many as six wildlife sanctuaries. Along with over a hundred species of birds, the Indian bison, barking deer’s, Black Panther, Bengal tigers and leopards are just some of the spectacular animals you get to see when you visit the wildlife sanctuaries.
The wildlife sanctuaries in Goa are:
- Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
- Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and National Park
- Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
- Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Visit Ponsaimol Rock Carvings
This is something by far I have never seen mentioned in any tourist books. This is one of Goa’s most fascinating sites. Situated on the bank of river Kushawati, these engravings exhibit earliest traces of human settlement in India. These petroglyphs or rock carvings are approximately 20,000 to 30,000 years old. If you visit this place you will get to see over a hundred different rock carvings. Some of which are a dancing woman, a peacock and bulls.
Visit the temple at Tambdi Surla
This is Goa’s oldest temple, at Tambdi Surla temple, also called the Mahadev Temple. Dating back to the 13th century, it is still actively used as a place of Hindu worship. The temple is a bit isolated from the other villages in the area. It is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary area. Its seclusion makes it a place of extraordinary peace and quiet. The temple is covered in beautiful carvings, including an exquisitely detailed carved ceiling.
Take time off on your next trip to Goa and visit one of the beautiful islands we have. Bat island and Grande are two of the notable islands you can visit. Enjoy the most beautiful scenery under the sea with various water activities in this surreal place. Go fishing and be amazed with the diversity of marine creatures you can hook on to. The best part of the trip is swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the islands and watch the underwater coral and marine life.
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