Other Activities in Goa
Goa being a coastal state enjoys a unique combination of nature's endowment, a diversity of its coastal habitat characterized by a variety of landforms like beaches, estuaries, islands and lagoons. Located along the Midwest coast of India, Goa is flanked by the rugged Western Ghats in the east and the vast expanse of Arabian Sea on the west. Always a popular destination for conventional resort tourist, Goa now witnesses other activities as upsurge in eco-tourism, the mangrove related eco-tourism enterprise such as backwater cruises, bird watching and crocodile safari of Cumbarjua canal Goa, the mangroves swamps of Chorao Goa, one of the largest Island at the mouth of river Mandovi and also the site of Goa's only protected areas for birds, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Bird Watching In Goa is a unique experience.Goa is a bird watcher's paradise literally, you will not spot many in the towns but an early morning walk to one of the lake sides will reveal much of the secret habitats of birds to you.
Beira Mar is one of the hot spots for bird watchers. On can spot more than 40 species of birds here, some being White-throated Kingfisher, Green Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, female Asian Koel, Rose-ringed Parakeets, Spotted Owlet, Rock Doves, Oriental Turtle Doves, Black Kites, White Rumped Munia and many more.
Apart from land and water sports, a whole range of other activities will keep you hooked. A land of surprises, at every corner lurks a secret getaway waiting just for you. It could be any activities from bird watching to dolphin or crocodile spotting trip.
Crocodile watching in Goa is a unique experience. The carnivore is spotted in the dense mangrove of Cumbarjua.Mugger crocodiles in Goa exist in two populations one in Opa River and another in the brackish waters of Cumbarjua. A total of 20 or mor crocodiles are estimated to thrive in the Cumbarjua waters.
Dolphin and crocodile spotting trips are very famous in Goa. Some of the prominent beaches which have operators providing this activity are Candolim Beach Goa, Calangute Beach Goa and Palolim Beach Goa.
Dolphin watching trips are on offer from many local boat owners on many stretches of Goa's beaches. The actual trip consists of a brief glance of a rather timid than playful creature, and to get a photograph you have to be more lucky than skilful.