8 Amazing Goa Experiences to Avoid the Crowds This Long Weekend
The long weekend you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived and your bags have been packed days in advance for that trip to Goa with friends or family. But, of course, you’re far from the only one heading out into the sun this weekend. Beaches are likely to be teeming with weary city dwellers desperate for the sea and bars and restaurants are likely to be at full capacity. If you’re really looking for a peaceful long weekend, here’s where you can go in Goa to avoid the crowds.
8 Amazing Experiences in Goa to Avoid the Crowds
Explore prehistoric art at Pansaimol in South Goa
Most don’t go to Goa for a dose of history, but the state has a lot to offer in terms of culture and heritage. In the small village of Pansaimol in South Goa, petroglyphs dating back around a thousand years remain on the banks of the Kushavati River. The historic rock carvings were discovered by chance in 1993 by archaeologist PP Shirodkar and his team. In total, there are about 140 carvings here which depict the daily activities of human life in Mesolithic times. There are intriguing animal carvings, human figures, and patterns whose significance archaeologists are still trying to decipher.
Kayaking on the Chapora River
If you prefer to be active rather than susegad in Goa, try kayaking on the Chapora River. Konkan Explorers offers 75-minute kayaking sessions that start in Morjim-Choprem and are suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers. The activity is physically demanding and you will need to learn to find balance in kayak bobbing. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll walk through the Goan mangroves which are gorgeous and lush green at this time of year – and the arm workout doesn’t hurt either. Bonus: the company also offers paddleboard services to avid tourists. Cost: Rs. 1,200 Pound here