As soon as the first drops of rain touch the earth and the petrichor hits your nose, the urge to go out into the world and explore green vistas and try new activities is stronger than ever. Here is a list of activities you can indulge in during the monsoon in Goa.
Trek to the Tambi Surla waterfalls
Tambdi Surla Waterfalls is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Located approximately 90 minutes away on foot from the Tambdi Surla Mahadev temple, a renowned attraction for both domestic and international tourists, this enchanting waterfall offers a captivating experience. As you traverse through the dense forest, crossing streams and immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature, you may encounter a diverse array of reptiles and wildlife along the way, adding to the excitement of the adventure. A magnificent cascade of waterfalls awaits you at the end of the trail.
Rafting on the Mahadei river
As the monsoon season brings forth the full might of flowing rivers, it presents an ideal opportunity for water enthusiasts to indulge in thrilling activities like river rafting. Amidst the untamed rapids of the Mhadei River, this adventure becomes all the more exhilarating as you navigate through the scenic expanse of the dense Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, numerous travel groups offer guided rafting tours led by seasoned professionals to avoid any potential mishaps.
Go for a drive to the ghats
Embark on a road trip to explore the mesmerizing Ghats of Goa. As you traverse the winding roads, Goa unfolds before you in breathtaking splendour. Drive through dense forests, traversing mystical valleys and crossing lively streams as the resounding roar of thunderous waterfalls echoes through the air. Whether it's the captivating Chorla Ghat, the mist-laden Amboli Ghat, or the Anmod Ghat, these destinations are especially enchanting during the monsoon season.
Visit the spice gardens
There are many spice gardens in Goa, and visiting them in the monsoons is the best thing you can do. It's eco-friendly and full of fun, though The air is fragrant with the intoxicating aromas of different spices. And when the cool breeze carries the flavours, it is even more inviting. You can learn more about spice cultivations, buy some spices and oils, and have a welcome meal in the gardens.
Participate in local festivals
During the rainy season, Goa erupts in a medley of colours all around, with the local communities coming together to celebrate several Goan festivals. The feast of Sao Joao, St. Peter, and Bonderam festival in Divar Island see a carnival atmosphere. You can also see the vibrant Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations while there and enjoy the local beverage and delicious Goan delicacies during this time.
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