Five Offbeat Things to Try Out in GOA

by Althaf M Yoonus Digital Marketing Executive

As fall is in the air, everyone is busy planning trips to different places around. International airline tickets are on new seasonal now. India offers many vacation destinations of which Goa being one of the most favored.

Peak season or offseason, Goa treats you well! Whether you are travelling alone or with your friends or on a budget, this place accommodates everyone to its happiness. Goa is not always beach and parties. For travellers searching for Indian tour packages, Goa offers much more than beach and nightlife. Here we list 5 offbeat things you can try in Goa. Try adding these itineraries in your Indian tour packages on your next Indian tour.

Island Hoping and Rural Goa

Start your south Indian tour from Goa. Away from the crowds and party, from beach and camps rests the beautiful rural villages of Goa with life exploding in every corner. You need to take a few ferries to reach these villages to explore it. You can see the old Portuguese-style houses occupying spaces between lush green nature. The villagers will welcome you warmly and serve you tempting bakeries to arouse your taste buds.

Forts and Churches

South Indian tour isn’t complete without visiting some of the magnificent monuments of time. Goa isn’t exception, but a land of history. Head to Chapora or Shahpura fort, it gives you a beautiful view of Vagator beach.  The Aguada fort facing the sea is an old Portuguese marvel that shouldn't be missed. Another fort you need to check out is the Cabo fort. A myth about this fort says, Lord Rama and Sita were hiding in this fort during their exile.


Goa is also known for churches like St Francis of Assisi and Se Cathedral. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of the famous UNESCO World Heritage site is worth your time. The site is at Panjim and the Basilica holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier.

The ages-old Shri Mangueshi temple at Priol, Ponda taluk is a shouldn't and mustn't miss destination in Goa.


Devil’s Canyon

Known also as 'Devcharacho kond' in Konkani, this place brings shivers over your spine. The place is spooky and involves a bit of fear. The myth says that a demon used to live here and had control over every creature living near the canyon. But one day a villager duped the demon and stole all the fishes. The place is thus believed to be cursed. The scary silence and the eerie vibes give you a bit of fear. The infamous river flowing through the rocks had consumed few lives in the past. So, if you are into horror genre, then this place is a definite try out.


Butterfly Conservatory, Ponda

Who doesn't love butterflies? Visit the butterfly conservatory at Ponda and experience moments in between flattering colours. You can feed butterflies with fruit juices and also watch them having the nectar.


The carnival

The Goan carnival happens in the month of February. The Portuguese first introduced this festival during the early 18th century and the celebration still continues as a tradition of the land. Dancers, bands, performers fill the street during the time of the carnival. The event lasts for 3 days and on the concluding day there is a final dance, performers dressed in red and black entrain the crowd with a magnificent performance. 

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About Althaf M Yoonus Advanced   Digital Marketing Executive

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