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Best Places to Visit in Goa – Party Capital of India

Goa with stunning beaches and the fabulous weather has been a constant favourite amongst local and foreign holidaymakers in India. Here are best places to visit in this ancient colonial city.

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls

This is one place that all nature lovers must visit in Goa. Beautiful Dudhsagar Waterfalls is the fifth largest cascades in India and largest in the state. Falling into a triangular shape the falls start from the Mandovi River located on higher ground. The falls are found 10kms upstream from the Collem Hamlet. The cascades comprise of 4 tiers that leave a misty trail amidst the lush green covered mountain face which by the way is a popular haunt for trekkers, who love exploring the salubrious environs. You can in fact book walking trails to the Dudhsagar falls with the aid of a reputed tour operator in Goa.

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Visit a Spice Plantation

If you are enjoying the stunning beauty of a beach resort in Goa consider tearing yourself away from the blue surf and sandy beaches for a day's excursion to a spice plantation. Goa is well known for these estates that grow the spices which are an integral part of Indian cuisine. The spice plantations are scattered across the state and easily accessed from any place. Some of the most popular villages such as Majorda, boasting views of paddy fields and access to the beach; are home to tour operators who will readily organise a tour of the spice plantations. From famous Gonsua Beach home to the Alila Diwa Goa you can book a tour to a spice plantation and plan a fun picnic amidst natural splendours; which promises to be a day to remember.

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Take on an Elephant and Village Tour

Visiting the elephants and village plantations is a top attraction in Goa. Giving you a taste of nature's best the coastal town is home to, these countryside plantations are where a variety of flora and fauna thrive. You will be taken on nature trails where discovering indigenous plant species will be a real treat. In addition, you can visit an elephant camp and enjoy interacting with gentle giants.

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Discover the Crocodiles of Cumbharjua

Look forward to this thrilling adventure as you take a ride to the beautiful surroundings of Cortalim Jetty; from there you take a ferry to the Cumbharjua canals where giant crocodiles are quite fascinating to observe. This area is considered to be one of Goa's largest wetlands home to exotic mangrove forests and gigantic predator crocodiles that can be seen lurking in the muddy water.

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Discover the Butterflies of Rajnagar

Visiting the Butterfly Conservatory of India will be quite a thrill especially if you take on a trail across the On Bag Forest Reserve. A gorgeous rainforest, the place is home to endless fields of colourful blossoms; especially in the months of August and September while the trek will be quite invigorating and stimulating for mind body and soul. The colourful butterfly species found in the conservatory are quite a feast to the eye and well worth a visit when in Goa.

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