A little beach hopping, lazing at the shacks, partying at Tito’s and few sips of Feni, that’s what covers our itinerary if we are a tourist in Goa. But if we are real travellers we won’t be satisfied with just that. To feel the beating pulses of Goa, we have to dig a little deeper and look for the places that are beyond a tourist’s perspective.
While Goa is most famous for its shacks and party vibes, we can’t restrict ourselves to party wild in Goa. There is so much more to do then just hopping from shacks to shacks. From kayaking to island hopping and from exploring the mystical caves to quenching our adrenaline rush there are so many fascinating things to do in Goa.
On our way back from the lush spice plantations of Goa we can visit the Butterfly Conservatory and see the happiest and colourful fluttering things to do in Goa. And not just stand and watch, we can feed those beautiful beings with juicy fruits and watch them cheerfully gathering nectar.
The spice plantations are some of the most offbeat places to visit in Goa. We can walk through the aromatic fresh plantation and learn about various species. Savoi plantation and Sahakar Spice Farm are the two most famous plantations that we must visit. Apart from enjoying the natural beauty and walking through the plantations, we can also play with the majestic tuskers. We can bath them or sit on their back while they splash water on us.
The Devil’s Canyon is the place to be. They say a demon used to reign at this place having control over every living creature in the area including the fishes. When a local duped the demon and stole his fishes the area was cursed. Even today when we go to the place we can feel its eerie vibes and the uncanny silence. The turbulent river flowing in a deep gorge with various rock faces are infamous for taking the lives of many swimmers.
Few people know that there are surreal caves in Goa and that they have great historical and natural importance and can also be termed as some of the most romantic places in Goa. Some of these caves are even man-made. We must check out the Arvalem Caves, the Lamgau Caves and the Rivona Caves.