Hidden Gems of Goa
Some things never go out of trend like a pair of blue denims and a trip to Goa. I am sure most of us have memories of the Goa trip in college, which never happened but we all kept planning it until we lost hope or it finally happened.
Goa is “The Destination” for beach lovers, travel lovers, nomads, love birds, families, college friends, office colleagues, nature lovers and for solo backpackers as well.
It is a destination that all travelers in India have on their bucket list. And we have had the good fortune of visiting this place guys!! And we have some hidden gems of Goa to share with you. So that you can plan a beachy cosy vacation during this winter.
1. Bamanbudo Waterfalls:
Yes I know Goa is mostly known for beaches but there are breathtaking waterfalls in Goa including Bamanbudo waterfall. This is one of the rare known locations. And perfect for some chill time absorbing the natures beauty and enjoy the melodious sound of waterfall. It’s a great location to have some peaceful time with your loved ones.
Location: Gaodongrem, Canacona district, South Goa
Accomodation: Turiya Villa & Spa, Mangaal Farmstay Goa, The Earthen Nest, and Drishti yoga international riverside
It is a typical coastal fishing village and one of the top hidden beaches in Goa. The beach has a 17th century fort, a small lagoon. You would need a Cavelossim-Assolna ferry across the Sal River in order to get here.
Location: Salcette district, South Goa
Accomodation: Casa Filipinha, The Leela Goa Beach Resort, Mayfair Resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Indy Waterfront Resort , River Castle
This is a perfect place for the people who love peace and some water sports as well. Other than the natural beauty of crystal clear water, there is a beautiful village nearby. There are sea-facing accommodations as well. You can swim in the shallow water or scuba diving through the Goa Institute of Diving.
Location: Vasco de Gama near Dabolim Airport, South Goa
Accomodation: Bogmallo Beach Resort, Athi Resorts, Komforts Stay, and Joets Guesthouse are some accommodations that you can explore.
Ohh yeah the name gets you going. This is one of the most beautiful yet hidden places in Goa. You can spot dolphins, crabs and a wide variety of butterflies here. The beach has powdery white sand. One can get here via a boat from Palolem or Agonda beach, or trek to it through the lush jungles surrounding it.
Location: Palolem, South Goa
Accomodation: The Nest, Crystal Goa Emerald Edition, Art Prive, Bamboo Yoga, Laguna Vista Beach Huts, Patnem Garden Resort
Cumbarjua Backwater Canal:
Let’s take you through another unexplored beauty of Goa, Cumbarjua canal. You would have to take a Backwater Cruise ride through a thick mangrove forest and marshes of this canal and spot crocodiles sunbathing lazily on the banks. This narrow creek and fascinating village of Cumbarjua should definitely be on your list during your goa trip.
Location: On the banks of Mandovi river, Cumbarjua, North Goa
Netravali (A Bubbling Lake):
Hidden from the commercial travel experiences of Goa, this small muddy pond is a must visit for you, especially when you want a natural fish spa!! Natural gases like Methane below the lake make continuous bubbles emerging from the surface of the . Other than the bubbles, one can also dip their feet in the clean water and delight themselves with a free Fish Spa!
Location: Sanguem district, South Goa
Accomodation: Mangaal Farmstay Goa, The Earthen Nest, FOUR SEASONS FARM, Drishti yoga international riverside, Turiya Villa & Spa