Whoever said that Goa is just famous for its serene beaches and night life then it is wrong, they are surely unaware of the vast range of activities available here. Besides just enjoying night party, one can explore the humble Goan culture, food, tradition, etc. From cooking Goan food to water sports to practising yoga on the beaches of Goa. Below are some must try activities in Goa in November & December!
1. Go for a Butterfly Trail in Goa!
Besides Wildlife sanctuaries and zoos Goa also has butterfly Conservatory Park which is located at Quarti village of Ponda taluka. Many tourist visit this place specially nature lover. Initially only 25 species of butterflies were present in the conservatory. However, at present the number has risen to 133. Optimum soil and air temperatures have been provided in order to promote breeding and growth in population.
This place is designed in the form of park. You can observe different species of butterfly and discover nature close enough in Goa. If you want quite and peace and just want to relax with nature then do visit this amazing Butterfly Conservatory in Ponda.
Number & Notes: Ponda is just 19 km from Margao railway station. You can easily rent a bike in Madgaon with www.patrao.in and get free helmet with booking rental bike online.
2. Unleash the shopaholic in you!
Anjuna is a beautiful village in Goa and is best known for its scenic beauty and splendid churches. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Goa. The place is best known for its cheap and attractive items and trance parties which are held during the tourist season.
The flea market at this seashore originated when hippies in the earlier days used it as a market to sell second hand things for money. The market offers a wide range of items such as jewellery, clothes, second hand bikes, cell phones, cameras etc.
The flea market is the perfect place for shopaholics. There are several other flea markets too in Goa such as the Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar and the Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar.
3. Beat the stress and attain Nirvana in Goa!
Yoga has become quite popular with people today as it is an important and effective tool in fighting stress. If you are planning a trip to Goa to beat stress, a visit to the Oceanic Yoga School in Anjuna.
It is one of the most reputed and popular Yoga schools in Goa. Set on the beautiful Anjuna Beach, the Oceanic Yoga School is surrounded by lush greenery and natural beauty which enhances the joy of meditating.
The school is registered with the Yoga Alliance International and has programmes for yoga teachers as well as students. The instructors here either have national/international accreditation.
4. Get relieved from your stressed life, go kayaking in Goa!
The sea and water escapes of Goa present a perfect opportunity to indulge in backwater kayaking across the various waterways of the state. The Zuari River, The Mandovi River, The Sal Backwaters and Nerul River are especially ideal for indulging in this sport. Many beaches as well have this kind of activities. This activity can be availed at any time during the year including monsoons. But in rainy time make sure you carry and wear appropriate water repellent clothing to avoid any slippage.
You can spot rare river birds, both local and migratory and witness the fine balance of ecology and flora and fauna. The mangroves and varied flora is surely a sight to study and behold. These Kayaking tours can be availed on a single day or as a longer activity of about 5-6 days.
5. Release the fear of death!
Yes you heard it right! Go on a Crocodile cruise ride in Goa and literally release the fear of death in you! Crocodiles Mugger is found only at two places in Goa one at Oppa River and other one is Cumbarjua Canal. Crocodiles of the Cumbarjua breed is unique, as the muggers are freshwater crocodiles that have adapted to the saline mangrove eco-system and nowhere else found in India!
While taking joy of Crocodile cruse you will also come across marine life of Goa, mangrove forests and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. You can experience the Goan Crocodiles from close enough while doing sight thrashing, jaw-slapping and blowing of water bubbles. This trip is for 4-5hours which include free drinks, minerals water, fresh fruits and free transport to boat. To experience crocodile cruse ride in Goa contact Johns Boat Tours
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