The Best Day Trips From Goa

Amboli Ghat
Amboli Ghat | © Archishilp / WikiCommons

Goa in itself is idyllic and a much sought-after holiday destination, complete with a plethora of things to do and see to keep you busy for days. But to enhance your Goan holiday experience, it is advisable to go beyond the borders as there are some fine spots to explore. From the natural beauty of Chorla Ghat and the wildlife of Nersa to the milky Dudhsagar Falls, you will be spoilt for choices when it comes to day trips from Goa.

1. Chorla Ghat

Natural Feature

1. Chorla Ghat
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Snuggled in the Western Ghats on the Maharashtra-Karnataka-Goa border, Chorla Ghat is the place to go if you’re looking for some peace and seclusion. The best feature about this destination is the biodiversity. Also, it is home to many waterfalls with lush green surroundings, making it a perfect place for nature lovers and opening up many adventurous avenues, including trekking, hiking and jungle walks. The most frequented spots here are the Peak of Lasni Temb and the Twin Vajra Waterfalls.
Distance from Goa to Chorla Ghat: 68.2 kilometres (42.4 miles)

2. Dudhsagar Falls

Natural Feature

2. Dudhsagar Falls
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Dudhsagar Falls, literally meaning ‘sea of milk’, is one of the top waterfalls in India. Situated on the Mandovi River and falling from a height of 609.6 metres (2,000 feet), these falls are breathtaking. The milky white water flowing down the mountainsides and the lush green surroundings that create a picturesque backdrop is quite a sight to behold. Come here during monsoon when it is in its best form.

Distance from Goa to Dudhsagar Falls: 43.5 kilometres (27 miles)

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