The land of sun, sand, and sea, is always buzzing with tourists from around the globe due to the mesmerizing beaches, landscapes, nightlife, flea markets, and seafood. Apart from these, Goa also has some fabulous inland locations that are ideal for thrilling day hikes. While the summers in Goa are excellent for vacations, winters for party lovers, monsoons are definitely for nature and adventure lovers.
The trekking destinations in Goa offer spectacular views with some magnificent waterfalls and tropical forests which are sure to make your trekking experience a pleasant and memorable one. Here are some beautiful spots to go trekking in Goa.
Dudhsagar falls is one of the best trekking spots and is also a national landmark. Dudhsagar, which literally means ‘ Ocean of milk’ got its name due to the white milky froth formed from the high force. The 11 kms trek to Dudhsagar is the fifth tallest waterfall in India, measured at 310 feet. The trail proceeds through the dense forest of the western ghats and unique flora and fauna makes it a breathtaking experience.
Situated near Margao city, Netravali Falls are inside the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. The 3 kms trek within the sanctuary has multiple trails and is a once in a lifetime experience, as you witness the finest glimpses of nature.
The Todo Falls is undoubtedly the prettiest waterfall situated in Goa. The most mind-blowing thing about Todo Falls is the expedition to the falls. Located in the North of Goa, it takes around one and a half hours to reach this destination from Panjim. The waters cascading down from the top of the cliff is an enthralling sight that one shouldn’t miss.
Neuti Ocean Trek
Another perfect spot for trekking in the sunshine state is a trek to Neuti beach. The Neuti beach trek can be completed in 4-5 hours. The beach is home to Neuti Fort, built by Shivaji and stands as a proof of Goa’s historical past. The trek is one of its kind, as it takes you along beautiful mountains overlooking the pure waters of the sea. Besides, if you are a water lover, you can also dive into the waters from approximately 20 feet high rocks.
Arambol Beach Trek
This beach trek is the perfect one for beach lovers. Less crowded than other tourist spots, the trek begins from Keri, northern part of Goa, towards Paliem hills leading to Arambol Beach. The perennial water stream running along the way acts as a guide that takes you towards Arambol. The trek gives you ample opportunities to explore the Goan coastline. Moreover, at the end of your trek you can also take a dip in the water or smear some relaxing mud (multani mitti) over your body, found around Arambol beach.
Tambdi Surla Waterfall Trek
Situated inside the Bhagwan Mahavir National Park, the trek begins at the renowned 13th century Mahadev Temple. The 6kms long trek takes about one and a half hours to complete. The lush forest and the mesmerizing experience is sure to make your trek an unforgettable one. Though the forest is captivating, it is advisable to take a local guide along.