TOP 10 ADVENTURE PLACES TO VISIT IN GOA

Top 10 Adventure places to visit in Goa

Sometimes, thrill defines life. Life is a bore if you face no challenges. A regular routine and peaceful life  can sometimes be disappointing. You can make this right by choosing something adventurous in life. It can get back your alertness and consciousness back to you.

It can make you live in high spirits. The sense of achievement after the completion of any sport or expedition or anything can bring you alive once again. Goa is not just for parties and beaches. It has many more. Let us see the top 10 adventurous places to visit in Goa.

Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa

Assolda Ground is in Quepem is a sub-division of South Goa district in the state of Goa , India. It is an administrative region of Goa. The village has been selected as the take-off point for the hot arir balloon rides by the Goa Tourism and development corporation.

Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa courtesy - goan travels, goa travel
Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa courtesy – goan travels, goa travel

These will your top favorite among all other adventures. You have to start this in the morning. If you start there by 6.30, it is all good. Within 30 minutes they would make you to fly in the basket of the balloon. The envelope has to be filled with air and propane burners have to be ignited. You are ready to fly now. You can explore about 900 meters from the ground. And never ever worry about safety. You are followed in the ground throughout your journey in the Hot air balloon. In this sport, you can carry sunglasses and sunscreens.

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And of course your camera! The staffs are incredibly organized, helpful and experienced and this made us feel very comfortable. You have small and large balloons that can accommodate up to 7 to 10 persons.

Anjuna Hill

In Anjuna goa, you can take joy in adventures and relax under the serene sky at your own leisure. Find out about all the things to do in Anjuna goa here and enjoy the trip with your dear ones to the fullest. Even when you are travelling solo, Anjuna goa does not let you down you at all. The place offers you plenty of sightseeing, natural attractions, historic places, etc.

Anjuna goa beckons the travellers to enter a world of fun. Take part in interesting tourism itineraries and enjoy the best of Anjuna goa. This hub of activity has many attractions and tourist places where you can spend a memorable holiday. Check out popular activities and things to do in Anjuna goa, such as club 9 bar , club cabana ,uv bar , curlies bar and restaurant , oasis etc.

Anjuna Hill - Goa, Adventure - Curtesy HelloTravel
Anjuna Hill – Goa, Adventure – HelloTravel

Anjuna is not just a beach. There is a hill in the name of the Anjuna. And again Anjuna hills are not just for sight- seeing. It is also for something adventurous. ATV biking is an exceptionally thrilling activity, where in you can ride an extremely powered bike in all the types of terrains. Be it on rocks, woods or mud, it will surely provide you with a lot of fun and enthrallment.

Quad biking in Goa helps you experience all of these! Ride over the rugged slopes, challenged the croakiness of the forests and jungles or simply roll over the muddy trails and enjoy the roaring of the engines, all you need to do is just choose the right and suitable tracks for you. One has to be above 14 years of age and should not have severe medical ailments. Also, in order to avoid the unavailability, it is always advisable to book ATV Rides beforehand.

Mandrem Beach

It is one of the small beaches in North Goa. It is a famous as a tourist spot in Pernem taluka. Sunset kayaking is the most famous adventurous activity here. You’ll be paddling through the mangrove forests in peaceful waters around along with the golden sunset. It usually starts at 4 30 pm at Bambolim Beach, Goa. There will always be people around with armed equipments with a guide and another kayak. So you have to never worry about the safety.

Mandrem Beach, Goa
National Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Mollem National Park some of the most sought after hiking destinations in Goa. The muddy trails are considered ideal for an enthralling hiking experience. You can come across some spectacular scenes and admire the beauty of the nature.

National Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries, goa - courtesy - tour my India
National Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries, goa – courtesy – tour my India

Walking sticks, proper shoes or hiking boots, water bottles, energy drinks and bars, first-aid kit, hiking poles, torch with extra pair of cells and bulbs, hats, sunscreen lotions, insect repellents and other necessary things are a must to consider before embarking on any hiking trip.

Palolem beach

This beach is another main attraction of Palolem Beach where the famous Olive Ridley turtles lay their eggs. Locals and foreigners visit here as there are lots of opportunities for fervent bird watchers. Other than parties and sea water, there is something else also in this place which you should definitely try out. It is camping. You have to never worry that camping will not have the basic facilities. There are all the basic and modern facilities. The outer infrastructure will be like huts yet inside you’ll have all the comforts needed. The soothing sand, the smell of the sea, the hymns of the waves and the chirping birds fill the ambience with bliss. A lively bonfire at night can make your day.

Palolem beach, goa - courtesy - simply offbeat
Palolem beach, goa – courtesy – simply offbeat

Monkey Island is one of the main attractions of Palolem Beach. A very isolated place to dance, sing and have fun with family. Rent a bicycle from a number of places in the village and set out whichever way your inner compass is pointing. To the North of Palolem beach is Butterfly Beach and to the South is Patnem . Cycling may be a slightly sweaty affair but there’s plenty of sea in which to cool off.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa

You have to reach the Dudhsagar Waterfalls in an adventurous way for lot of fun. If you start from your place 7 in the morning is all good then. You’ll be taken in a jeep. There is a wonderful jeep ride through the evergreen jungles of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and the rocky and uneven Mandovi River. Then you have to reach the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa, courtesy-trripraja
Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa, courtesy-trripraja

With water gushing down from a height of 310 meters, it one of the tallest cascades in India which will be the best sight for you. Enjoy a slow and steady drive to the pool of the Dudhsagar Falls with its amazing sights. Upon arriving at the pool side, you can pamper yourself by swimming and bathing in the pool. There is also another way to explore this waterfall better. It is the Railway Bridge. You can have excellent sights of the waterfall if you travel on the Railway Bridge.

Valpoi River

You have two most beautiful times to experience rafting. One is at 9 30 am and the other one is at 2 30 pm. Participants has to be over 12 years of age. There are many names for rafting that tells the range of  difficulty in the rafting. The names are ‘Big Daddy,’ ‘Giant Haystacks,’ ‘Y Fronts,’ and ‘Pipeline.’ It is a 10 km trip. It is worth getting through it.

Valpoi River, river rafting
Valpoi River, river rafting

Life jackets and Helmets are given to you and the boats carry on board safety and rescue equipment.There is no need to be scared.

Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island

Snorkeling and dolphin sighting experience can be earned in the Grand Island. You will also get the view of Aguda fort from the Grand Island. You will be starting from the Miramar Beach. You can explore the diverse marine life in natural settings. Food will be served in the cruise along with beer. You have to sit back and relax and adventurous is done by the dolphins for you to enjoy.

Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island, goa - courtesy - goa event management
Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island, goa – courtesy – goa event management

Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped breathing tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. You do NOT need to know how to swim to snorkel. You do, however, at least need to be comfortable in the water. Our catamaran had float belts, and I was the first in line to get one.

Grande Island in Goa

You have to try scuba diving after going to a water prone place like Goa. There are many beaches in Goa where water sports activities are availed for vacationers. Among the wide range of sports, water-skiing, windsurfing, ski-biscuit, parasailing, skibob, snorkeling, sports fishing, water-scooter, motorboat rides, yachting, harpoon fishing and kayaking are the most common and popularly enjoyed sports in Goa.

Grande Island in Goa, courtesy - Sk Tours
Grande Island in Goa, courtesy – Sk Tours

Well-known beaches that are involved in providing Water sports are Palolem, Anjuna, Vagator, Calangute, Mober, Baga and Miramar. It is very important to keep in mind about some of the safety measures. Always pay attention to the instructors, dress up accordingly, check with your fitness level and also make sure you are not phobic to water.

Nuvem, South Goa

Water Theme Parks is said to be an apt destination to quench your thirst for thrill and adventure in the best possible manner. Surrounded by some spectacular sights of lush green parks and overwhelming water sports, this destination is a heaven for the thrill lovers. The best activities are Climbing Wall, Paintball and Rappelling. It is open throughout the day.

Paintball is a competitive team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules (“paintballs”) that break upon impact.  A game field is scattered with natural or artificial terrain, which players use for tactical cover.

You have to wear the following. Long sleeve shirt and long pants. You have to carry Sweatshirt, sweatpants, and multiple layers if weather permits, Dark or camouflage colors, Loose fitting attire that allows activity and movement
Getting hit with a paintball on the bare skin of a sensitive body part at a high speed, close range, and direct angle would certainly hurt quite a bit. You have to wear proper clothes to avoid it.

Do not miss even one of the sports or adventurous games. You will really feel guilty. Going to such a wonderful place which has a full pack of thrill and venturous activities should never be left out of hand. Have a great time!

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