Goa is a much-loved travel destination for almost all age groups, especially the youth. Pristine beaches, lip-smacking food and busy nightlife are few things that attract tourists to this beach capital of India. There is always something to do for everyone. Goa has an aura which is intoxicating and it remains a hotspot throughout the year. You may have been to the popular Baga-Calangute beaches, visited the Saturday flea market, eaten at popular beachfront shacks and restaurants and visited the famous churches, so what next? We have curated a list of places to visit in Goa on your vacation, which are far different from the common tourist attractions.
5 Less-Known Places In Goa Worth Visiting
1. Butterfly Conservatory
Did you know that Goa had a butterfly conservatory on its own. It is the best way to see the delicate colourful and fluttering beings in their natural habitat. You can even feed these beings fruits and watch them gather nectar for living. This conservatory is in the Ponda region of Goa.
2. Crab Catching At Goa Backwaters
Goa is not just for crazy party lovers but for crazier adventure junkies too. Those who are up for some serious thrill can go crab catching. There are homemade nets to set up traps for the crabs. You can get involved in this activity through various crab-catching tours available. Crab catching is usually practiced near the famous Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
3. Play With The Dolphins
One of the most wonderful experiences in Goa can be dolphin sightings. The cruises for the same start from Sinquerim or Panaji Jetty. You can, with the prior approval of the concerned authorities, get inside the sea and play with these cheerful creatures. Certain safety measures need to be followed for this activity.
4. Witness The Ruins At Cabo De Rama
Known to be the oldest fort in Goa, Cabo De Rama was a chapel built by the Portuguese. What remains of the chapel are the beautiful ruins. You can get breath-taking views of the sea from every corner of the ruins and enjoy some fresh air.
5. Dine In On A Houseboat
Boating and sailing are very common activities to be done in Go. But having a dine in experience on a houseboat is not known to the tourists, yet. Plan a romantic dinner and dance night for your partner or go dancing with your gang, while aboard a houseboat. You can either book an overnight tour or a day's tour on the houseboat.
So, when are you planning your next Goa holiday?