Come and explore Goa’s Natural and cultural heritage.

From nature walks to flora and fauna conservatory sites, to expanding your knowledge on Goa’s history and culture through museum visit and heritage walks through the towns. Relax and recuperate at some of the amazing Ayurveda and alternative healing centers here in Goa or spend some time exploring the historical sites and heritage spaces. Explore the vibrant art and music scene that Goa has to offer. Check out the link below to know more.

NATURE/ADVENTURE

 

Terra Conscious

Terra conscious is a social impact travel enterprise which enables and promotes marine and coastal conservation through responsible conservation oriented travel experiences conducted in partnership with local community partners.It was initiated in order to build awareness about marine wildlife and conservation challenges.The aim is to apply a social-ecological lens in understanding conservation issues that impact local livelihood, species and habitat and enabling collaborative conservation action on the ground.

Website: http://www.terraconscious.com
Contact: 083086 00699

Butterfly Conservatory Of Goa

Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is designed to disseminate comprehensive information on various aspects of the biology of Indian butterflies, encourage their observation to study their natural history and ecology, gather population and distributional data in a centralized database, and spread awareness about their conservation. Butterfly Conservatory of Goa is a sister of the Moths of India, Cicadas of India, Odonata of India, Reptiles of India, Amphibians of India and Birds of India websites.It is developed by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies (“IFoundButterflies”), an organization of butterfly biologists and butterfly-watchers, who work towards research and conservation of Indian butterflies. Butterflies of India is a model of “citizen science”, where ordinary citizens participate in gathering scientific data and building this free resource on Indian butterflies.

Website: http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org
Contact: 098221 25474

White Water Rafting

Southern River Adventures, founded by John Pollard provides Rafting trips into the beautiful unknown wilderness areas of Goa. Though normally more known for its beaches, colourful markets, laid back village life and picturesque landscapes, Goa also can now boast of having White Water Rafting trips running during the monsoon season making a rainy season trip to Goa more adventurous than just watching the raindrops fall. The Rafting trip runs right along the border of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage area of the Western Ghats and is open from June to September. The Mhadei River offers fine Rafting on Class 2 to 3 rapids with amazing forest backdrops. An ideal trip for both first-time rafters and seasoned paddlers alike, with stunning scenery – so green and tropical, you may feel as if in Amazonas, this trip has something for everyone.

Website: www.goarafting.com
Contact: 9545305734

Khojaao- Adventures, 

Website: http://www.khojaao.com
Contact: 085279 37919

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary,

Website: https://bit.ly/2BX2NGA
Contact: 0832 243 8750

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary  is Goa’s only bird sanctuary, 1.8 Sq Km in area. A variety of local and migratory birds can be found on this island. Open throughout the year, the sanctuary can be visited with the permission of the Chief Wild Life Warden, Forest Department, Junta House, Panaji. It is named after the famous ornithologist, is located on the island of Chorao along the Mandovi River. Spread in an area of 440 acres, the sanctuary is covered with a thick mangrove forest, which is usually a natural nesting ground of birds. Different varieties of swallows, bulbuls, kingfishers, swans, woodpeckers, hornbills, etc. are found in plenty at this place. The sanctuary has 1km-long pathway on which one can walk as close as possible to see the natural habitat of birds, without disturbing them. One can also choose to hire a boat and go around the place. Apart from a rich variety of coastal birds, one may spot flying foxes, jackals and crocodiles.

Website: https://bit.ly/2wwm0cd
Contact: 0832 222 8772

Tanshikar’s Working Spice Farm & Ecological Rest House 

Website: http://www.tanshikarspicefarm.com/

Contact: 094211 84114

 

Tanshikar’s Working Spice Farm & Ecological Rest House is situated among the rainforest of Western Ghats at Netravali village, Sanguern taluka. The specialty of the Organic Farm is variety of genuine spices grown in 25 Acres out of total 40 Acres land. Netravali is extremely popular for nature lovers as well as for adventures. One can discover the joy of the nature trek, bird watching trips, joy of bathing under waterfalls and relax in a company of nature, Adventure Sports. Since year 2005, Spice farm, 220 years old house and Rest house is being visited by Tourists from various parts of the World.

CULTURE /ART

Heritage Walks – Panjim,

Website: http://www.panjiminn.com/index.php/heritage-walk/
Contact: 8322221122

Museum of Goa,

website: http://www.museumofgoa.com
Contact: 07722089666

Gallery Gitanjali

Website: http://www.gallerygitanjali.com
Contact: 0832 242 3331

Sunaparanta, Goa

Website: http://www.sgcfa.org
Contact: 0832 242 1311

Felly Gomes- Live happy- heritage walks

Website: www.livehappygoa.com
Contact: 7507576472

Reis Margos

Website: http://www.reismagosfort.com
Contact: 8275025195

Fundaca De Oriente

Website: http://www.foriente.pt/121/india.htm#.W4Uy-pMzbUo

Audiophile Goa,

Website: http://www.audiophilegoa.com
Contact: 7507472587

Panaji State Central Library

Website: http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_State_Central_Library
Contact: 832 242 5730

Cube Art Gallery

http://www.facebook.com/The-Cube-Gallery-1432555190362271/
Contact: 094228 06748

Houses of Goa Museum

Website: http://www.archgoa.org
Contact: 8322410711

WELLNESS AND HEALING

Healthy Healing Center, Goa

Website: http://www.healthyhealinggoa.com
Contact: 832 2278563

Satori Health Care, Goa

Website: http://www.satorihealthcare.in
Contact:

TATVA, Goa

Website: http://www.tatvacenter.com
Contact: 96201 44056

Ayurshree Ayurveda

Shop No – 9, Near Sai Baba Mandir Parking, Calangute Beach Road, Calangute, Near Sana Cloth Center, Calangute-403516
Contact: 90213 22367

TOURS

 

Spice Farms

Website: http://www.sahakarifarms.com
Contact: 8322312394

HERITAGE SITES

 

Old Goa churches

Website: http://www.thrillophilia.com/popular-churches-in-goa

Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla

Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahadev_Temple,_Tambdi_Surla

Laxmi Narasimha Temple, Goa

Website: https://bit.ly/2LEprmM/

FORTS & SIGHTSEEING

 

Aguada Fort

Website:https://bit.ly/2wv71Pt

Chapora Fort

Website: https://bit.ly/2wukZ4o

Reis Margos

Website:https://bit.ly/2Ltv7jj

The Portuguese Quarter – Panjim – Fontainihas

Website: https://bit.ly/2PKNjbi

Divar Island

Website: https://bit.ly/2lNpbav

St Estevam Islands

Website: https://bit.ly/2BUZ1gT

COFFEE SHOPS, EAT OUTS & NIGHT LIFE

 

Cantare Saligao Monday Jazz

Website: http://www.zomato.com/pl/goa/cantare-calangute

Josephs Bar Panjim

Website: https://bit.ly/2C2UU26
Contact: 83906 65795

Blue Tokai Coffee Shop Panjim

Website: http://www.bluetokaicoffee.com/pages/goa
Contact: 93257 29735

Vineets Panjim

Website: http://www.zomato.com/pl/goa/venite-panaji
Contact: 832 242 5537

Sanil Fast Food – Thali Porvorim

Website: http://www.lbb.in/goa/sanil-bar-restaurant-7c6769/
Contact: 99237 63452

Square Sparrow

Website: http://www.zomato.com/pl/goa/the-square-sparrow-1-anjuna
Contact: 91129 13534

BICYCLE RENTALS

Website: http://www.rentabike.in

GOA TOURIST MAP