No matter how different we all are, the one thing that is common in all of us is the number of times our trip to Goa has been canceled/postponed or completely dismissed altogether! Going to Goa has always been tougher than going abroad. 

Well, let us say you finally made your trip to Goa. What then? Are you going to get yourself drenched in alcohol and go to the same old nightclubs? What is the point of you waiting to make it to Goa if all you had to do was the same old thing that everyone else has been doing?

Here we are again, with yet another travel article for you. This one is special because not only is it about the much-debated Goa trip but about what unique things can you do in Goa to make your trip worth all the years of nagging, crying and convincing! 

Turtle Nesting 

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In the months between November and April, the beaches of Goa have a very beautiful site. This is beyond the sunsets and the water, this is the site of life. Once a year, between these periods, the beaches of Goa are filled with Olive Ridley Turtles. They move towards the shore as this is the peak time when they lay their eggs, around 100 each. They stay with their eggs for 40-50 days, let them hatch and then get back to the water with their hatchlings! Not an experience you would want to miss, we suggest you take some time off your parties and check these cute momma turtles out! 

Silent Disco 

While Goa is the party capital of India, we suggest you attend a silent disco instead of the usual one. Here, each person at the party is provided with a pair of headphones with a volume control option. There are around 4-5 places in Goa that organise silent discos, all of which offer an extremely fun-filled experience! You can check out Silent Noise, Leopard Valley, The Laughing Buddha, Alpha Bar or Nishachar.

Yoga At The Beach 

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Let us go beyond the usual hungover mornings and intoxicated nights. Let’s experience the serenity of doing yoga at the beaches of Goa. There are several resorts that offer these classes and several autonomous classes as well that conduct yoga sessions at the beach along with ayurvedic treatments. You can easily find these classes in North Goa. Feeling your breath as the waves sing to you is going to be one of the best experiences you would have had in Goa! 

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Devil’s Canyon

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If you visit Goa, you will obviously visit the Dhoodhsagar Falls. We suggest that after visiting the falls you take a detour to this scenic beauty. While it may appear to be a normal river(read more about rivers of India), this water canyon, also known as Devaracho Kond in Konkani has a backstory to it. It was believed that a devil would reside in this water who had control of every living organism here. One day a fisherman came there and asked the devil if he could lend him some fish as he was expecting guests. Turns out the fisherman ate the fish himself and had been lying. That is when the devil cursed this entire place. There have been some deaths here as well and the place sure does emit spooky vibes!

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Butterfly Conservatory 

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Who does not like butterflies? These colourful, absolutely beautiful insects are probably the only ones that people aren’t scared of. The butterfly conservatory in Goa is located in the Ponda district. There are around 100 species of butterflies here.

We hope you found this article interesting and are going to include all these things on your trip to Goa! If you wish to read more such articles, stay tuned to HerZindagi!