Some Interesting and Mesmerizing Places of Goa other than Beaches
Goa is the dream place for every Indians and famous for its beaches but the fact is that only beaches are not the treasure of Goa, in fact Goa is having many more things to explore from nature’s to thrilling adventure and from happy shopping to delicious food that will enlighten your taste-buds.
Hot Air Balloon
Hot air ballooning give you an unforgettable experience in the sky. Hot air balloon reach a height up to 900ft and give you a 360 degree view of Goa. Ride on balloon starts on early morning or late evening depending on the weather. Trip duration is approx. 1 hour.
Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India’s tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 m. The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park among the Western Ghats.
How to reach– There are two routes to reach there. One is starting the trek from Kulem and follow the jeep trail until the bottom of the waterfall. The second option is via the railway track which is roughly around 11 km.
LocationSonaulim, Goa 403410
Agauda fort is the Portuguese fort located on the sinquerim beach. The lighthouse of this fort is the major tourist attraction as it is the only lighthouse of its kind in Asia.
Devil’s Canyon-A Cursed Place
It is situated in the premise of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctary. This place is known for its erosive rock formations. The place is a local version of the Grand Canyon in America. It is one of the most popular for hiking trails.
LocationCaranzol, Goa 403410
Gambling in Casino
Head to the casino for having out of the world experience. So roll your dice and check your luck! Goa is the only place in India where gambling is legal. You can try your luck at roulette, black jack, Indian Flush, poker, baccarat, slots machines and other games. There is live music and dancing, stand-up comedy shows, Russian dancers and separate entertainment zones for the kids as well. For better experience go for floating casino i.e. casino on ships.
Shopping in Arambol
Head to the Arambol for the best shopping experience.Explore the Portuguese culture and local’s and buy Goa local wine “Feni”. You can shop here clothes, jewellery, fancy items,lampshades, music CD’s, scenery, and many more items.
Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary is a 240 square kilometres, largest wildlife sanctuary in Goa. The sanctuary is also home to 722 species of flowering plants and 128 species of plant that are endemic to the Western Ghats. Besides plants, having variety of animals such as Leopard, Tiger, etc. with 120 species of bird which makes it heaven for bird watchers (Ornithologist)
Fishermans Cove Restaurant
The vibrant restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food. Fishermans Cove is the recommending restaurant for having best varieties of fishes. Here the best fisg is King fish which cost INR 3000.
The Fishermans Wharf
The Fishermans Wharf located on the bank of River Sal, makes it best restaurant for romantic dinner.The Fishermans Wharf, Rustic, shack-style riverside restaurant s erving Goan-style seafood with entertainment. The Fishermans Wharf in Goa is similar to the San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. This restaurant has various branches in Goa but I will recommend Salcette, South Goa branch.