Get ready for an adrenaline rush in Goa with these adventure activities

Currently, there has been a growing trend of people wanting to indulge in adventure sports while traveling to their favorite tourist destinations. Considering this rising trend, different states in India have started exploring more options to provide tourists with an all-inclusive package.

Goa is exceptionally better than all the other states in this respect, as it not only offers pristine and calm beaches, but also an adrenaline rush, thanks to thrilling adventure sports.

The latest addition to the adventure segment in Goa is bungee jumping in North Goa. Niharika Nigam, Business Development Manager at Jumpin Heights, what Goa has to offer adrenaline junkies or even those who want to try adventure sports for the first time:

Bungee jumping

People generally preferred Rishikesh for a thrilling bungee jumping experience, but Goa has developed its own 55 meter high bungee station, overlooking Lake Mayem and its surrounding greenery in association with Goa Tourism . The platform is built by the same operator that gave India its highest bungee jumping station at 83 meters in Rishikesh.

The Goa rig was built with the same safety measures in mind and is run under the supervision of trained instructors and ex-army officers.

Parasailing

Flying over water can be very exciting and Goa tops all other destinations in India that offer this adventure activity. The beaches also offer multiple water sports like jet skiing and flyboarding.

Parasailing at Candolim Beach in Goa. Photo: Shutterstock/Murgermari


Trek

Goa has more than a dozen hiking trails ideal for spending exciting time in nature. These trails are sure to quench your thirst for quality adventure. Some of the well-known treks are Sonsogor trek, Satregad fort trek, Netravali waterfalls trek and Udaan Dongor trek. The trekking experience offers mesmerizing views and a refreshing experience.

Hikers at Mynapi Waterfalls on the Salaulim River at Netravali in Goa

Hikers at Mynapi Waterfalls on the Salaulim River at Netravali in Goa. Photo: Shutterstock/Matjoe


hot air balloon

Float above lush green fields, while getting a bird’s eye view of the surroundings, with a hot air balloon ride in Goa. This adventure sport will allow you to experience the atmosphere of the cliffs of Goa while you let yourself be carried by the wind in the tranquility of the atmosphere.

Hot Air Balloon in Goa

Hot air balloon in Goa. Photo: Shutterstock/Indiacom


Scuba diving and snorkeling

An ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts, Goa is very popular for its scuba diving experience which inspires all visitors to try it at least once in their lifetime. Baga, Candolim and Calangute are some starting points for this activity.

Representative image: Shutterstock/Customdesigner


Apart from this, Goa also offers windsurfing, white water rafting and kayaking while many new activities continue to be introduced to provide travelers with an unforgettable experience. While the best time for water sports in Goa is between October and May, bungee jumping is open all year round.

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