The Miami of India – Goa is one of the most sought-after destinations, courtesy its coastline that stretches for miles, shacks and exquisite beaches, fun-filled party-scenes and a plethora of drinking and dining options. But, Goa is not limited to just that. It has myriad options for those looking for an adrenaline rush too. Remember to add these five fun-filled activities to your itinerary, the next time you are in Goa.
Sailing is a popular activity in Goa. Choose from a variety of boats that are meant for beginners, novices and those with some experience of the seas. It is open from October to May. People from all age groups can enjoy this activity with a trainer or on their own. Check for Goa beach resorts that make reservations online or ask your hotel in Goa to make bookings for you.
Relatively new, flyboarding is an exhilarating action sport for adrenaline junkies that is taking the country by storm. Flyboarding began first at the Chapora River near Vagator Beach. You can indulge in it at the beautiful Chopdem Jetty of Chapora from the month of October to May. You can also try flyboarding at the Mobor Beach in South Goa, and Dona Paula in North Goa.
There are many breathtaking and challenging trekking trails in Goa. Amongst them, one of the best hikes has to be the Dudhsagar Falls trek along the route originating from Devil's Canyon. The Dudhsagar is the highest waterfall in Goa at 310 metres. The Vagheri Peak, with its rugged terrains, is a favourite among the trekkers. Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem National Park and Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary are other good destinations for hiking which offer a spectacular view of the surroundings. You can ask the beach resorts in Goa that you are staying at, to make arrangements for trekking while making reservations.
Scuba diving is a one-of-its-kind experience that lets you witness marine life and the enchanting underwater world. You can dive to a depth of about 10 to12 meters to witness colourful corals, lobsters, fishes and other marine plants and animals. It is a marvellous sport for brave-hearts that offers you an opportunity to witness the wonders of the ocean up close. You will have to undergo a short training session with a certified trainer before you dive into the waters. The trainer then accompanies you along with a group for a dive. The best time for scuba diving is between October to May when the seas are not rough. Grande Island, Agatti Island, Pigeon Island are amongst the popular places that offer Scuba diving in Goa. Angria Bank, located at a distance of 120 km from Goa, is also a spectacular diving site. There are several 5 star resorts in Goa that offer Scuba diving as a part of the stay package.
When in Goa, stay at The Leela Palace Goa, a beachside and river resort that is one of the safe 5 star resorts in Goa. The five star hotel in Goa offers state-of-the-art stay options, along with a plethora of amenities for entertainment and leisure.