THINGS TO DO

HAMPI

At HAMPI archaeologists continue to unravel the history of the 14th century Capital City of one of the greatest Hindu Empires in India. Travel by train to Karnataka to witness for yourself the incredible ruins spread over an area of more than 26 square kilometers.

TIGER AND ELEPHANT

Take the train to Karnataka and meet some of the great animals of India. You can visit the elephant training camp and the tiger and lion reserves and also see different types of living, the people in their villages and the bamboo forest.

HOUSEBOAT

A truly exclusive overnight excursion. Known as the "Floating Palace" this is a wooden houseboat with modern facilities and toilets. Cruise up the Mandovi River, past the capital to where the river meets the sea.

JUNGLE BOOK

A 2-day trip staying in Shanti, a tiny hamlet located within the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Take in a village tour, jungle walk, yoga and Hindu temple. The highlight is the ride on the elephant. There's also the chance to bathe the elephants in the river.

DUDHSAGER WATERFALL

The Dudhsagar Waterfall is located 60 kms from Panjim. Take a taxi from your hotel and ride through the paddy fields, small villages and swaying palm plantations to your destination.
A 4x4 vehicle transfer takes you on a drive through the tropical forest, fording and crossing streams on the Goa border with Karnataka. A short walk takes you to the bottom of the waterfall. Take bananas to feed the monkeys on the way!
Enjoy your day lazing in the crystal clear pools or swinging in a hammock.

CROCODILE SPOTTING

Crocodile spotting in Goa carries with it a notion of adventure yet on board a boat you can forget about the dangers of the crocodiles and thrive in the glory of pure natural beauty. As you ride through the waters on "Jake the Snake's" boat you can rest assured the crocodiles are peaceful and harmless and used to human presence.

SPICE PLANTATION

Hidden away from the tourist hotspots of Goa is a huge spice plantation that produces many of Goa's fantastic aromatic spices. At the plantation you will either make your way over the river by bridge or by boat depending on the season. You will be welcomed with a cup of herbal tea. A guide will take you on a tour of the plantation and explain about all the spices and plants you discover. There is a chance to see a kingfisher or two dive into the water, watch the monkeys playing and watch one of the staff climb the trees and swing from tree to tree to collect the fruit. You will be served lunch in the open air restaurant. A very tasty meal served on a banana leaf.