7 Lesser Known (Yet Mesmerizing) Destinations in Goa

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Goa is India’s own Las Vegas. We tend to ignore the hidden beauty of this place and only stick to parties and destinations which are visited by most tourists. The city is the home of many adventures and mysteries. Goa is not only the dream travel destination for the people in the country but is also popular among tourists worldwide. Escape the crowds by visiting unexplored destinations which will take your breath away.

Let’s go on the journey of the secret attractions which Goa has in store for us.

Bamanbudo Waterfalls

The Bamanbudo Waterfalls is the offbeat destination of Goa as most tourists doesn’t visit this beautiful waterfall during their stay. The waterfalls are in South Goa and easy to reach. The beauty of the waterfalls will leave you feeling enchanted. The view of the AmbeGhat is breath-taking which can be seen on the way to the waterfalls. One thing to keep in mind while visiting is that you should carry your own food as there is nothing available near the waterfalls.

Tiracol Fort

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On reaching here you witness the breath-taking view by standing on a cliff and enjoying the panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and the view of the Tiracol River. The blissful Tiracol Fort exists in its own space and time on the northern most tip of Goa. There’s a palpable sense of history all around. This fort has been converted into one of the luxurious resorts in Goa and the visitors can enjoy the food while seeing the beautiful dolphins play!

Cola Beach

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The most beautiful beach in Goa awaits you. The Cola Beach is a hidden paradise and will give you the feeling of a private beach as it is not crowded like the other beaches of Goa. It is the place where the river meets the sea. Enjoy dolphin-sighting, swimming, sunbathing, and hiking. The scenic drive to this hidden location is an unforgettable experience. The cool breeze of palm trees will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Tambdi Surla

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Visit the oldest temple in Goa which is an active place of Hindu worship. It is a 12th century Lord Mahadev temple which is only 65 kilometres away from the city of Panaji. The beautiful carvings on the walls add to the beauty of the temple. The unique architecture of the temple will definitely leave you spell bound. While visiting the temple the only sound you will hear is the rippling of water which makes you go in a trance.

Lamgau Caves

The exotic caves at Lamgau are a treat to the eyes. It is one of the best caves of Goa with palm trees all around the cave. This man-made cave is situated 35 kilometres away from Panaji. This cave depicts a slow transition from early Buddhism to Hindu religion. It is one of the finest destinations in Goa and you must visit it to explore its beauty.

The Sweet Water Lake at Arambol

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Indulge in the experience of beauty with a mix of spiritual vibe at the fresh water lake in Arambol. Here you can participate in the meditation sessions which are conducted and you can also apply the mud on your body which has many medicinal properties in it. The meditation sessions which take place under the great Banyan Tree will help you feel relaxed from all the worldly troubles. It is truly a natural spa.

Rivona Cave Goa

Visit the mysterious caves which were built in the 6th century by the Buddhists monks. The Pandava Caves which is the other name for Rivona Caves is in South Goa. The caves at Rivona are not explored by most tourists and will definitely add your Goa experience. While you are visiting this cave, you can also see the Shri Yimleshwar temple which is on the edge of the village. It is a nice spot to visit if you want your Goa trip to be filled with unexplored adventures.

These were the seven destinations in Goa which will take you on a ride that you will never forget and do make sure that you visit them to make your trip full of adventure.

About the Author

Rohit is a nature lover who likes to visit places that are rich in flora and fauna. He is also a musician who likes to explore places that are un-commercialised and unspoilt to get in touch with his inner artist. He shares his travel stories on Transindiatravels.com and other websites related to Indian tourism.

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