Goa Backwaters – The Best Kept Secret of Goa


Goa Backwaters: Cruise, House boat, Kayaking

Goa, the very name conjures up images of glorious sandy beaches, water sports, good food and beer. But Goa is much more than that it has a well kept secret – The Goa Backwaters.

Sail in Goa backwaters, amidst the mangroves and experience a serene water world. Goa backwaters is an abode for varieties for birds, reptiles and butterflies. Take a day tour or hire a houseboat and spend a day and a night in the backwaters, its green , serene and beautiful.

Goa Backwater Cruise on a Boat

Goa backwaters
Backwater Cruise Image source xeographiks

Backwater cruise is a wonderful way to see the other side of Goa. The cruise sails along the Mandovi’s  mangrove and palm fringed banks, Old Goa and the islands, Chorao and Divar. Normally its 5-6 hour long tour where one can witness lovely islands, thick mangroves, occasional dolphins and even crocodiles sunning at the riverbank. The cruise  takes you near to the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, where you can spot a wide variety of birds. Some of the backwater cruise boats also stop over at the spice garden where you can also enjoy sumptous Goan food served on banana leaf.

Goa Backwater on a Houseboat

Goa backwaters
Goan House Boat Image source waytoindia

A Goan House Boat all to yourself is one of the most romantic and memorable experiences. Explore the whole expanse of Goa backwaters at your own pace. Most of the Goan house boats have all the modern amenities along with staff. Enjoy the river’s gentle wind, lush foliage,picturesque islands, historic churches as you unwind and relax in the comforts of a deluxe Goan house boat.

Kayaking in Goa Backwaters

Goa backwaters

Kayaking in Goan backwaters is an once in a lifetime experience, its serene and panoramic. Get immersed and feel one with the nature as you silently glide through the mangroves and the backwaters.

Book your Journey

Plan a trip to Goa now, its a year round destination. Verify hotels prices in old Goa and other hotels in anywhere in Goa. There is something in Goa for everyone and your holiday can be as relaxed or as action packed as you want with backwaters, beaches and fun!

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