Off-the-beaten-track experiences in Goa

Updated on Oct 24, 2019 by Stacey Parsons

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Even if you’re a self-confessed beach lover, you don’t have to simply stay along the sands when holidaying in Goa.

With so many different opportunities to embark on adventures, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to spend the entirety of your holiday on the famous palm-backed beaches of Goa. When you arrive in India’s richest state, you’ll find it hard to ignore the wonderful Portuguese influence, the beautiful natural landscapes and the colourful, eclectic culture – so why not get out and explore off the beaten track?

Escape to Nilaya Hermitage

Nestled away in the heart of the Goan jungle, Nilaya Hermitage is the perfect place to reconnect with Mother Nature and escape the hustle and bustle for a while. Recharge your batteries by the poolside and listen to the tweets, chirps and twitters of the surrounding wildlife. The hotel even hosts its own yoga sessions, making it even easier for you to switch off and allow yourself to completely relax.


Get back to nature with Wildernest

Adding an overnight stay at Wildernest to your holiday in Goa means you can discover the state’s more rugged and natural side, where deep green valleys meet impressive waterfalls. Making your way into the Sahyadri Valley, you’ll get the opportunity to embark on guided forest treks, wildlife talks and birdwatching trails, allowing you to learn much about the area and the biodiversity of the state.


Maharaja Night

If camping on a rugged and untouched beach sounds like your idea of fun, our Maharaja Night excursion will not disappoint. Staying in a private safari tent under the palm trees that line the sand at Cola Beach in South Goa, you’ll be able to spend the day relaxing under the sunshine, or fishing, dolphin spotting, enjoying a walk – the choice is yours. When the sun starts to set, you’ll enjoy a Goan buffet dinner, and later a drink around the campfire before it’s time to head off to bed.


If you’d like to know more about off-the-beaten-track activities, have a look at our excursions and tours. We also offer some fantastic boutique and unique accommodation, if you would like to bring something a little different to your holiday experience.

Above: Nilaya Hermitage Boutique Hotel 


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