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5 Top Offbeat Things to do in Goa!

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Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:37 [IST]
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Goa is among the top travel destinations in India. With its crowded beaches, sandy shores and shacks; Goa is truly a tourist hub. Well, there is another side of Goa that you may not have explored yet.

Apart from the obvious, Goa also has to offer some activities and places that are not among the popular tourisy locations of the beach destination. Here is a peep into the top offbeat things to do in Goa which are not to be missed if you're a real traveller!

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Crab Catching in Goa!
Would you dare try catching a crab? If that sounds exciting and adventurous to you, Goa is the place to be! There are several tour operators who can assist you with this sport. Some of the popular beaches and some parts of rural Goa are known for crab catching. Palolem and Mobor are two beaches where you can catch crab and also taste some delicioud crab dishes.

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Playing With Elephants in Goa
Go for a tour package that covers elephant ride. Hop on to this friendly creature and enjoy the ride as you watch the serene land from a different perspective!

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Visit the Butterfly Conservatory
Located around 3km from Tropical Spice Plantation, Butterfly Conservatory of Goa in Ponda is one of the places you should visit. Youcan find several spicies of butterflies here. It is interesting to now that over 130 species of them are photo documented here every year.

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Enjoy A Cruise at Goa
Hire a boat or enjoy a sunset cruise or dinner cruise depending on your preferances, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Mandovi river as you sail by. GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) offers cruise facilities. You can book them online at http://goa-tourism.com/GTDC-holidays/book-GTDC-cruises.htm

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Visit Pandava Caves at Goa
Located in Bicholim town of North Goa, Pandava caves are believed to be the place where Pandavas sougt refuge during their exile. Visit the place to see the ancient caves that is located at a scenic setting!

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