Goa is one of the most famous places in India, and is quite popular in an international context as well. More than two million tourists visited Goa in 2010, and it remains a thriving tourism destination.
The state of Goa as a whole is the wealthiest in India, and has the highest quality of life. Many would cite Goa as one of the best adventure vacations destinations, and you shouldn’t be too surprised to find it featured on travel blogs such as The Adventure Travel Site.
Tourism is primarily focused on the coastal areas of Goa, and this is where you will find a range of activities involving the ocean as well as the sands. Kite-surfing is very popular in Goa, and experts and novices alike get to indulge in this adrenaline fuelled and physically demanding activity.
It takes some time to get the hang of controlling the kite and handling the board at the same time, and there are many places that conduct lessons. A course by the International Kite-Surfing Association lasts three days, but there are one-day discovery courses available as well.
If you prefer forests over beaches, then canyoning would be just the thing for you. Goa happens to be the only place in India where you can indulge in the concept of overcoming precarious terrain and jungle landscapes. The experience also includes abseiling and jumps from a series of heights.
For an experience that is simultaneously relaxing and physically intense there’s a kayaking adventure. These come in various packages that can be as brief as an hour, or as long as five days. You will be able to explore breath-taking rivers that will take you to the heart of Indian rainforests.
There are many more experiences to be had in the iconic state of Goa, and if you’re looking for adventure this is one place that is definitely worth considering.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+