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19. Visit the Spice Gardens - Netravali is the best place to check out Goa's spice gardens. Depending on the season, you'll be able to find black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, chillies, coriander and betel nut palm and other spices, apart from fruit trees growing in these gardens.
18. Drive up to Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary - Goa's roads are a haven for those who love being at the wheel. The road to Netravali is particularly breathtaking - flanked by thick vegetation on the both sides and hills on both the sides, the journey takes you into the heart of nature. You might even find seasonal waterfalls on the way if you go there during monsoon. Don't miss this trip if you want to experience the best of Goa's Western Ghats.
Once you reach the end point of the road you'll see a some houses on your right. This is the place from where you have to trek to the waterfalls. The way to falls covers a variety of terrains varying from open farm, lush jungles to crossing streams. The trail will start from behind the huts and will lead you into an open space with fields on both sides. After crossing this you'll be able to see a faint trail leading in the jungle.Once you start trekking in the jungle, most of the time you'll be walking in opposite direction of stream flow which will be leading you to the base of falls. There are many markings on the stones itself which are there in the stream indicating the direction as well as the distance left for the falls. Since it's a forest reserve, it's not advised to wander off too much as there could be wild animals roaming around. Although they avoid areas where humans are present but it's still advisable to stay a little cautious.
Located in South Goa, this sanctuary sprang a surprise on us . We walked from its entrance to one of its waterfall where we decided to take a dip. And in between crisscrossed through various streams and passed through tropical vegetation. Surely Goa benefits from its location of being in Western Ghats as one sees in Netravali .Mangeli Falls
Goa represents a quintessential place perfect for those beach holidays lying on the sand under the sun with a beer. This trip was completely opposite of it. For example; instead of lying, we cycled to the beach. Our cycling route included all sorts of terrain from the coastline to the midlands to the mountain ranges. If it was not for this trip, I could have never explored the beauty of inner parts of Goa.Following is the day wise plan of our cycling route:Day 0 - Joy ride in and around PanajiDay 1 - Mormugao Harbour to Assolna [40 Km]Day 2 - Assolna to Netravali Village [41 Km]Day 3 - Netravali Village to Dudhsagar Waterfalls [58 Km]Day 4 - Dudhsagar Waterfalls to Bondla Wild Life Sanctuary [35 Km] Day 5 - Bondla Wild Life Sanctuary to Panaji City [45 Km]
Hi friends, this diwali vacation, we have spend our time in Goa & konkan area. This time we spend more time in north-east goa. We explored two wild life sencturies(bahagvan mahavir & netravali ), done jungle trecking , explored two waterfalls dudhsagar & savari water falls.
It is an enjoyable experience and the trek is really picturesque, however you should avoid the trek in monsoons as it may get very slippery and muddy. You can stand under the cascading falls, swim in the pools of water at its base, and maybe even have a little picnic lunch on the rocks.You can also go Dolphin Spotting in Goa. There are various tour operators who provide a half day / full day dolphin spotting trip. These trips are operated between October - May and are indeed very enjoyable. If you are lucky, you may get the opportunity to enjoy a swim with the fun loving dolphins.Last but not the least, a trip to Goa is incomplete without a visit to its beautiful churches. The Portuguese ruled over Goa for 450 years and their culture and memory is felt in the beautiful churches and houses that encompass Goa. Few of the famous churches in Goa are -
The Netravali Wildlife sanctuary and the Netravali Falls is also a recommended day trip. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is about two hours drive from Margao city and a trek to the Waterfalls is about three kms therefrom.
Located in eastern Goa, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction for nature-enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as well. Just few years back Netravali was declared a wildlife sanctuary by the government of Goa to protect its Western Ghat range. Here, you can spot wildlife like Black Panthers, Great Pied Hornbills, King Cobras, Giant Squirrels, and Slender Loris. Apart from these wildlife species, you can also see a number of other animals also.