Travel to India can be the most enriching experience in one’s life. It not only acquaints you with one of the first-born heritage of the globe but is also an eye-opener and makes you and makes you realize how a country has diverse with inconsistency as huge as India, come together and function cohesively. When in India you should not miss to visit and stay in Goa. Goa is more than beaches and parties, it is a kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood, and spirituality, there’s nowhere in India quite like it. Please find the 5 Things to Do when in Goa:
- Yoga in Goa – Goa offers the perfect setting to learn yoga, with its pristine beauty. Once you arrive in Goa you will fall in love with its natural environment. The yoga teacher will assist you and you will have a wonderful experience. Just imagine this coastline that boasts a tropical climate with the sound of the gentle waves while you breathe as you sit and do your pranayama on the beach.
- Massage Courses in Goa – Until recently, Massage has gained prominence as a complementary and alternative medicine. While you would often find a masseuse in fancy hotels and spas, there are very few quality massage training schools in Goa, where one can learn properly. If you are interested learning this practice, there are massage academies available where they will teach you about the art of massage. These schools offer short-term courses where one learns about the art of touch and anatomy of the body. AyurBalance and Ayurveda Yoga are some of the popular massage techniques.
- Private Tour: Jungle Adventure from Goa – Your adventure tour includes a visit to the village temple of Ponda, a hike through the jungle, cool off with a dip at the Dudhsagar waterfall, and ziplining. A cooking demonstration will give you a taste of the local cuisine followed by a lunch of traditional Goan fare.
- Shri Manguesh Temple, Bom Jesus – Manguesh is the temple’s god, it is said to be the Goan Hindu mythology to be the incarnation of Shiva. The true story says that Shiva has lost everything including his wife Parvati in a game of dice. He arrived in Goa in a self-imposed exile. Parvati his wife, was looking for him and Shiva decided to frighten her and disguised himself as a tiger. She cried and asked help to the lord of the mountains when once Shiva was resumed his normal form (the words mam girisha). The words mam girisha became associated with the tale and Shiva’s tiger incarnation, with time, became known as Manguesh. The Shivalingam left to mark the spot where all this happened was eventually discovered by a shepherd, and a temple was built to house it at the temple’s original location near Cortalim. This temple is one of the most visited of Goa’s Hindu temples, admirably combining two key features of Goan Hinduism: first, it’s dedicated to a solely Goan deity (in this case the local god Manguesh), and second, it exhibits the mixture of architectural styles that typifies the region’s temples, around 9km north of Ponda.
- Dudhsagar Falls and Spice – This location is spectacular, a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River with this 8-hour private tour from Goa, explore Dudhsagar Falls. Dudhsagar Falls are among India’s tallest waterfalls, with a height of 310 meters (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 meters (100 feet). Travel the falls via Forest Department Jeep and visit a spice plantation afterward.