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Get that adrenaline pumping: Adventure activities in Goa

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While Goa has quite successfully established itself as India’s party capital, there’s more than the usual boozing and sunbathing one can do to lift up their spirit. The exhilarating combination of sandy beaches, beautiful rivers, lakes and trekking trails makes this place a haven for adventure lovers. Here, one can indulge in the most thrilling water sports, trekking, wildlife safaris and many more adventure activities.

Whether you are a first timer or an expert, Goa has something for everyone. So, let’s take you through some of the popular adventure sports that will get your adrenaline pumping in Goa.

1. Water Sports

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The exotic golden coast of Goa remains open for adventure enthusiasts throughout the year, however the best season for water sports is from October to May. With endless options for water sports, some of the most thrilling activities that are worth checking out are kneeboarding, wakeboarding, snorkelling, paddleboarding, windsurfing, water skiing and white water rafting. If you want to indulge in something more calm than heart-pumping, then Kayaking is what you must try in Goa. So pick your favourite water sport and start with your adventure already.

2. Trekking

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Get over the cliched ‘Goa is all about beaches’ phenomenon and head to the most enthralling terrains for trekking in Goa. The best time to embark on any trek in Goa is from October to December, the time when the terrains are not slippery and the sun is not shining bright over your head. The adventure excursions you can take from Goa are; a trekto the Dudhsagar Falls or the Vagheriare Peak. The former trek starts from Devil’s Canyon and Collem Railway Station (you can choose your pick), while the later from the Chorla Ghat Road leading to the high peaks.

3. Hiking

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For an offbeat experience of exploring the unexplored and walking through the challenging paths, you must enroll yourself for a hiking expedition. Some of the most sought after hiking destinations in Goa are Mollem National park, Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. As you will set on the trail, you will witness several waterfalls, wildlife species and scenic forest ranges. All these things along with the company of your friends, family or beloved will behold your senses and give you memories of a lifetime.

4. Hot-air balloon flight


Giving boost to the tourism in the state, Goa launched hot-air balloons in April 2015. Seeing an amazing response from the people last year, Goa continues to offer the best hot-air balloon flight this year as well. For those of you who are done with exploring the coastal beauty of Goa can enjoy the marvellous view of the state from ‘up above the world so high’. The flight operates in South Goa and you need to reach the venue at 6:30 am to start your tour and witness the beautiful sunrise.

5. Camping


Beach, bamboo huts, bonfire, music and the company of your friends! Can you think of something more serene and comforting than this? In my view, you can’t. Taking the camping experience to the next level, Goa offers everything fun and blissful. With the smell of the sea, sound of the waves, chirping of birds and soothing sand, Goa creates just the perfect ambience for camping. Also, you can indulge in adventure activities while staying at any of these camps on the beach.

Excited much? Tag along your friends and make way to a perfect vacation spot – Goa.

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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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