The 5 weirdest things to do in Goa
You may have visited Goa several times, but this is definitely not a place that you would cross off your list. If you think Goa is all about beaches, night parties, alcohol, parasailing, churches and old forts then you must try these five weird things.
If you think this is just another parachute option that you might come across Baga and other beaches then you are absolutely wrong. Here I am talking about some cool things like paragliding that is available at a couple of beaches like Anjuna beach. A glider chair is attached to a mechanism similar to a parachute and then you will have to stand on the edge of a cliff and start sailing in the sky. If you know how to do it, you can do it alone; otherwise, you can always opt for a trip with a professional.
You may have tried houseboats, but have you ever tried a floating tent. Yes. The one bedroom floating tents available on Mayem Lake near Bicholim at Champions Yacht Club are simply amazing. Once you check into one of these tents, you can take a bumper boat ride and you can also enter their floating restaurants. So with these extraordinary accommodation options, you won’t even have to step on the shore for a second.
You may have seen dolphins multiple times on Animal Planet, but have you ever seen real dolphins in Goa. Well, if you don’t want to miss out on this perspective, opt for a dolphin cruise. Nothing can be much better than capturing a pod of dolphins coming out of the water around the boat with a camera.
One of the most exciting things to do in Goa is crocodile watching and there are many tour operators in the coastal areas who can plan a trip starting at Cortalim Jetty. The Cumbharjua canals are one of the best places to see crocodiles and, unlike the zoo, here you can see them in their natural habitat. This area is believed to be one of the most amazing wetlands in Goa and here people can also observe a number of birds. So, keep your cameras ready.
Last but not least, follow the nature trail and discover incredible wildlife. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary near Molem, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and Dudhsagar Falls are some of the best places on the list that you can visit. You can also plan a visit to a spice plantation, where you can find some fresh spices and herbs such as pepper, cinnamon, areca, peri peri; bathe in an elephant shower and feast on delicious Goan food prepared with fresh spices.
Two things you should never miss when visiting Goa are good food and amazing shopping venues. Restaurants like Mum’s kitchen, Martin’s corner, and St. Anthony’s Beach Shack are some of the good options where you must try fried rawa mussels, king crabs, shrimp vindaloo, garlic chicken, and St. Anthony flavored hookah.
For shopaholics like me, Ingo’s night market is a good place to spend some time shopping on a Saturday night. This market is in operation for almost six months and the potpourri of junk jewelry, hippie merchandise and world cuisine here is quite famous. If you are tired of shopping, you can always stop by Daniel’s Bar and enjoy the music played by the DJ.