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Top hidden tourist gems in Goa

by Syed Saifulla Ahsan

Goa is one of the most popular destinations in India. Widely renowned as the Las Vegas of India, Goa is home to several beaches. However, there are many hidden gems that need to be explored.

Here are some of the most beautiful unexplored gems of Goa:

1. Casa Severina

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The hotel is located in Calangute and one of the perfect places for a stay in Goa. Renting luxury villas is another amazing option. Casa Severina is a romantic place. A stroll through the gardens with fountains, wishing wells, and gazebos will offer you an amazing experience.

2. Netravali

Located in the beautiful and serene village of Netravali, the place has gained popularity owing to its bubbles. A visit to this mysterious lake will mesmerize you. The rise of bubbles in the lake makes it beautiful. Local consider this lake as a tribute to local deity while others claim that the bubbles arise from the presence of sulfur or carbon dioxide gas.

3. Harvalem Falls

Top Hidden Tourist Gems in Goa

This picturesque site will make your vacation fun filled. These stunning falls are situated near Mapusa in Northern Goa. It turns into a beautiful tourist attraction during the monsoon season. Falling from a massive height of 50m, the waterfall offers splendid views.

4. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

Goa is much more than just pubs and beaches. This wildlife sanctuary is an exquisite place replete with flora and fauna. A stroll around the area will help you to spot some gaur, leopards, and sloth bears.

5. Chorla Ghats

Located on the meeting point of Karnataka and Maharashtra, the Goa borders, Chorla Ghats lies comfortably at the northeast of Panaji. Renowned for awe-inspiring natural beauty, the Ghats attract nature lovers for the waterfalls, rare species, and biodiversity. Monsoon wraps the place in clouds making it more beautiful.

6. Querim Beach

Also referred to as Keri Beach, this place is unique. Unlike the party sites in Goa, Querim offers ideal serenity to its visitors. It houses beautiful casuarina trees and swaying palms and casuarina trees. Visit the place for splendid views of the ancient Terekhol Portuguese fort. You can use ferry service to Terekhol. The place is dotted with several shacks and restaurants and thatched huts. You can also get villas for rent near this place to make your vacation memorable.

7. Sinquerim Fort

Situated at a distance of 18km from Panaji, Sinquerim Fort overlooks the picturesque Sinquerim Beach, splitting the shoreline into two. The fort was constructed in 1612. During that period, the ships used to set anchor along the fort. The construction was aimed at protecting Goa against Maratha and Dutch invaders. Presently, it is a tourist spot offering mesmerizing views of the surroundings.

8. Pequeno Island

Also referred to as the Bat Island, the hidden gem of Goa is an amazing place to be, especially for adventure lovers. The island is home to a little rocky beach with some stretch of green. It offers excellent opportunity for snorkeling, a visit to bright coral reef, snorkeling, and much more.

9. Hollant Beach

This beach attracts many tourists for its spectacular sunrise. Hollant beach is located in South Goa, alongside foothills of the Western Ghats. A visit to the splendid beach looks attract during high tide. The rising wave enhances the beauty of beach. You can also enjoy delectable food served at various shacks here.

10. Arvalem Caves

Also referred to as the Pandava Caves; the place dates back to the 6th century B.C. It is believed that the caves were created by travelling Buddhist monks from a single laterite rock. Others believe that chambers are associated with the mythological Pandava brothers.

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