When someone talks about Goa, the first thing that comes in the mind is the lovely beaches, endless bike rides and adventure sports. Little do people know that Goa has some extremely beautiful and mesmerising trekking destinations.
The Western Ghats may not be as high and mighty like The Himalayas but when it comes to the pristine beauty, green dense forests and a diverse flora and fauna, these mountain ranges know how to surprise the visitors. I recommend Western Ghats to travellers and solo backpackers because despite writing so much about it, the trek routes are not for faint hearted and resort dwellers and that’s why these hidden gems won’t get overcrowded with tourists for a long time.
On the first day of acclimatization, I was told that Goa is home of more than 50 kind of snakes out of which the mighty King Cobra is one of the famed resident. Thankfully, I haven’t come across one of these during my multiple treks through Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. Although, I once mistook a long black pipe for one of the Cobras and created a frenzy among the fellow trekkers.