Looking for some Goanese experience? Maybe you are rooting for moonlight walks, pristine beaches, never-ending moon parties, archaic art and culture from the colonial times and adventure sports. Goa is famous for all of these and you will be able to enjoy this place until your heart fills.
But we are sorry to break it to you but this is something about every other person visiting Goa would do. Do you want to have a general visit to Goa, or you want to make it as special as possible? Though this decision completely depends upon you, Goa, the smallest state in India has everything in store to provide everyone larger than life experience.
They are not boring places; they are amazing and explorable in a small budget and some who have little enthusiasm for traveling surely find this place exciting. So, while the other tourists have no reason other than partying to visit the state of Goa, we provide you with the details of 4 little known places to make your Goa trip memorable.
Places to visit in Goa
Goa is packed with amazing opportunities not only for travel but also to dive within. There are various reasons to visit Goa and if you are a traveler in your heart and looking for something more than just the conventional and regular Goa trip, visit these 4 places.
1. Kakolem Beach
Only at about 7 km from Cabo De Rama Resort in South Goa, Kakolem Beach is a place where you will find your tiny paradise. Also known as the Tiger Beach, it is one of the least crowded beaches compared to other beaches of Goa and hence, you get some peace and tranquillity in the world’s most happening holiday destination. The beauty is intact in each morsel of the place. The beach is very clean and secluded. You can make it your honeymoon destination, to ensure that you have some privacy.
The right place to get some sun, dip yourself in the seawater and spend your afternoon in the playful amusement. It is one of the best places to visit in Goa.
2. Harvalem Falls
Probably no one has told you about the existence of waterfalls in Goa. If you are done with beach exploration and looking for something more enchanting, Harvalem Falls is your destination. They are located in the northern part of Goa where you can relax amidst the lushness of green jungles, canopy, Goanese ambiance and more.
You will find this waterfall in the Sanquelim village. Not many people know about this hidden treasure and trust us when you experience it, you will find the beauty of the scenario unmatchable.
If you are traveling with your family, you can organize your little picnic here, has some quality time, dip your feet in the clear waters. Solo travelers will also love it here as it is a very peaceful place where you can just sit and enjoy and peek into the serenity of nature to find peace within. The major highlight of the spot is Rudreshwar Temple, another place to be where you will find yourself surrounded in a spiritual environment to unwind. Arvalem Rock Cut caves too are very archaic to explore something old and beautiful.
3. Fort Tiracol
The best-kept secret of Goa was just lying out there in plain sight. The fort is more than 200 years old, dating back in the 17th century. It was a Portuguese fort and is one of the best heritage hotels to stay and get some royal experience. While most people way towards Rajasthan for this grandeur, you can enjoy it with a twist in Goa. The restored 17th-century fort is found at the confluence of the Tiracol River. The fort offers you a ferry ride from Keri Beach to reach this gorgeous fort. It is one of a kind experiences and to make it more extraordinary, amuse yourself by taking a birds-eye view of the Kalacha and Querem Beach. You can also visit the ancient churches in the vicinity of the environment to make it more romantic and worth it.
4. Cumbarjua Backwater Canal
Though Goa is the smallest state of India, this is the destination where you will find maximum diversity in the culture. They practice different rituals which are very amusing. Like, the Durbhatwadi village worships the crocodile as the guardian spirit of their community. The Mandovi River in North Goa, Cumbarjua Canal and it is a perfect place to have some adventure on the go.
There you can take a boat ride through the thick mangrove trees and of course watch the crocodiles lying in the mud and soaking in some heat. You need not be scared as they are quite used to human presence but, however, maintaining safe distance is always wise.
These were the 4 best-hidden gems of Goa, but there is so much more to it than we can express. Goa is a place where every person finds something special for themselves, and you will be surprised at what you find there for you, to give your travel a perfect conclusion and a perfect rejuvenating soulful experience.