Top Offbeat Places in Goa

Top Offbeat Places in Goa

There was a time when Goa had peak seasons and low seasons. There was a time when his pockets were quiet.

With the influx of tourists to the coastal state, this is no longer the case. Even the formerly quiet by-lane of North Goa now sees its fair share of tourists. But that doesn’t mean you can’t escape the crowds and enjoy some really unique experiences on your holiday in Goa. Here are our 8 favorite offbeat things to do in Goa:

Dudhsagar Falls, South Goa

Located in the Molem National Park and Lord Mahavir Sanctuary, Dudhsagar or Tambadi Surla, popular among the locals, in the Western Ghats, although almost dry in the summer months, the region has a view during the monsoon.

This four-tiered waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in India, with a height of 310 meters and a width of about 30 meters, located on the Mandovi River in the state. You can see it while traveling by train on the Guntkal-Vasco da Gama route, about 45 km from Madgaon. It is also accessible by road, 60 km from Panaji.

Tambadi Surla Temple, Valpoi, South Goa

Mahadev Temple or Tambadi Surla, a locality known locally, is a 12th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva under the auspices of ASI under the Monuments of National Importance program in the state of Goa. It is also the only temple of the Kadamba era to have survived the violence of religious intolerance during the Mughal occupation of the Portuguese and Goa territories during that period.

Situated at the foot of Anmod Ghat, this ancient temple, according to local legend, is also the home of the giant King Cobra, who is said to have settled in the interior of the temple.

Cola Beach, Canacona, South Goa

A common off-beat location, Kola or 'Khola' beach, as it is known locally, is divided into two separate zones, North Kola and South Kola, by two small hills separating them. Located in the Canaca area, the two halves are joined by a river that forms the Emerald Lagoon, whose calm waters are ideal for swimming.

Despite its golden sand, scattered over volcanic rocks and rocks, the beach is not visited by many visitors, due to the low number of visitors, inevitably due to the presence of a ridge of hills that need to be crossed to reach this ancient paradise, which, incidentally, makes an ideal place.

Chorla Ghat

Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Chorla Ghat is a spectacularly misty tropical forest that attracts its visitors. Explore lush forests and wildlife such as the eucalyptus Tahar, the Indian leopard, which is only endemic to the majestic Western Ghats.

Cabo de Rama Fort and Beach

An ancient and legendary fort, where it is said that Lord Rama spent time with Sita after his exile from Ayodhya, Kobo de Rama has a rich and violent past. Apart from the Portuguese, the temple has changed over time between Hindus and Mughal kings and has witnessed a number of battles.

Having commandant quarters and military barracks during the Portuguese rule, the fort is now in ruins and one of the major attractions in Goa for tourists from India and abroad. Once at the top of this fort, you come across some enchanting views of Goa’s beaches and its surroundings.

Bamanbudo Waterfalls, Canacona, South Goa

Located on the main road, comfortably accessible by road from Kanakona or Margo, this wonderful Bamanbudo Falls eliminates the tedious trekking required to reach other waterfalls in the state. It is also one of the oldest waterfalls in old Goa, against the backdrop of picturesque Amba Ghat.

The sound of the water flowing through the dense and rich green vegetation and the freshness of the air, the rich and clean atmosphere, make it one of the places worth visiting while traveling in the state on any one of our Goa travel packages.

So, now that you know about the top hidden wonders of Goa pack your bags and get ready to make the most of this offbeat trip to Goa.