Goa, it's almost synonymous with beaches and party. Although they are great, I am going to let you in on a peek of the Goa that I experienced.
I am going to take you through a journey, to a part of South goa, away from the beaches and into the jungle. I speak of the upper sauri waterfall.
There is something about a waterfall that makes me smile like a little kid. The sight of nature's might, rushing and crashing through the wilderness making a path of its own. You feel this power the moment you lay eyes on it. The water plummeting down from great heights. Its hard to not feel mesmerized. Now imagine travelling down the same path, being a part of all that might.
We came to know about it via Google, "Canyoning in Goa". It took us some effort to get the right contact, and had to convince them quite a bit to get the right slots that fit our goa itinerary. The day before the adventure, they sent us the location that took us to their frowzy but cozy office/storeroom/home waala place, a few minutes away from Palolem beach. We were met by a couple of French nationals, Clem and Max, who were to be our instructors and guides for the day. A quick chat with them let us know that they hop to a different country every year to do canyoning before returning to their country. A prospect that appealed to us but was a distant reality.
The journey took us from Palolem in an open jeep that would take us through the Nethravalli wildlife sanctuary. A few minutes into the sanctuary, right next to a hairpin, a board read, "the Upper Sauri".