Wonderful things to do in Goa this winter Season
Explore the Goan hinterland
Although the Goan hinterland is not fully on the radar of the tourists, one can visit this section to enjoy real travel and understand the Goan culture. This is where people are more connected to nature and traditions, which might easily surprise the city dwellers. So, if you are keen to witness a different picture of Goa, make sure you visit this section and spend a day or two there.
Enjoy a homestay experience
Trust us when we write that one of the best ways to make your Goa experience better is by opting to stay at one of the many homestays that this beautiful destination has on offer. If you are also up for such an experience, of the best homestays that you can check out are De Aluizio in Assagao, Quinta da Graca in Saligao, Olaulim Backyards, and more.
Apart from beach hopping, trekking is also one of the most sought-after activities in Goa. Surrounded by an ideal blend of picture-perfect landscape, trekking is also one of the best ways to experience the raw beauty of this destination. Some of the best trekking trails that you can try out here are Mollem National Park Trekking, Dudhsagar waterfall trekking, Neuti Beach trek, Vagheri trek and more.
Visit Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
When in Goa, do visit the Charao Island that is located on the Mandovi river, and is home to the popular Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. This small and beautiful island should definitely feature in your itinerary if you are visiting Goa during winter, where you get to spot some surprisingly colourful birds as well as some migratory birds. It’s also one of the best places for those who are keen to be amid nature and take a break from parties.
Enjoy night shopping
A trip to Goa is never complete if you don’t indulge in some retail therapy, and winters are the best time to indulge in some shopping. For this, you can explore Arpora’s Saturday Night Market, which mostly functions from November to April, and remains open every Saturday at 6 PM in the evening and runs till early morning. Plus, the hippie ambience adds more to the look and feel.
The ocean here offers you ample opportunities to not only indulge in water activities, but also in dolphin spotting. This is because the coastline of Arabian Sea is home to the playful dolphins, and if you manage to get a boat and head into faraway sea, you are in for an action. Sit back and wait for your chance to spot a school of dolphin frolicking and swimming in the water.
Mandovi River Cruise
The Mandovi river cruise is yet another interesting option to make your Goa trip an exciting one. You will get to enjoy a two hour-long sunset cruise, which will also include an entertainment show and dinner. If you want more thrill and excitement, you can also opt for an overnight stay.