India’s go to party place – Goa.
This is an adage that holds the truth for all of us. Be it any festival or New Year now, Goa is always there on the cards for a lot of us.
However, apart from the regular tourist destinations, there are some hidden gems too which have stood by the test of time and has a pretty loyal following of its own.
Enjoy the 5 of these hidden treasures-
Savoi Spice Plantation
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Savoi Plantation is one such place that tourists miss out on when they visit Goa. The use of pesticides and fertilizers are banned here, and there is also a guide who explains you the history of Goa with its spices.
You should definitely be up for a visit here.
Netravali Bubbling Lake
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This pond will be found in Sanguem Taluka. The place is pretty sensitive. Clap your hands or step heavily on the steps, the water in this pond reacts and bubbles start popping all over the pond. The reason is locked up methane within the vegetation below. But you can marvel at this marvel for sure!
Vivenda Dos Palhacos
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Now, this is a Portuguese mansion which is six-bedroom large with a single cottage and a pretty pool too. Moreover, you get a Kerala chef all by yourself to treat you with some great and authentic food as well. What more do you need folks? You can even ask for cooking lessons from the chef. Yes, that’s allowed.
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Casa Susegad is a restored villa that takes up nuances from Portuguese architecture. The place is run by a very cooperative British couple. All your meals are prepared from ingredients that are grown in their very own garden. You also have dogs accompanying you inside.
Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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This amazing place is just a ferry ride from Ribandar on the island of Chorao. The migratory birds here even fly over all the way from Siberia. Early morning is the best time for you to witness these migratory birds!
So there you have it. These 5 gems in Goa are bound to make your trip STAND OUT from a typical Goa trip like everyone else!