Trekking : Goa Directory

 

Action Packed, Thrilling Activity

Goa the tiny beach paradise of India offers multiple thrilling and adventurous activities. Hiking, Trekking or Rock-Climbing is just one of the many activities loved by the tourists visiting Goa. The other skillful and physically demanding activities that you can enjoy at the state include - river-crossing, rappelling and jumaring.

Let us see in brief what each of the above mentioned activities actually mean -

  • Hiking : It is an outdoor activity of going on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise in natural surroundings.
  • Trekking : This is similar to hiking but involves walking in the mountainous areas.
  • Rock-Climbing : It is the climbing of mountains, especially the scaling of rock faces by means of special equipment and techniques.
  • Rappelling : The activity involves descending of a vertical surface, as a cliff or wall, by sliding down a belayed rope that is passed under one thigh and over the opposite.
  • Jumaring : It is nothing but the art of ascending a slope by rope, using a clamp with a handle that can move freely up a rope on which it is clipped but locks when downward pressure is applied.
  • The Sahyadri Hills(Western Ghats) of Goa are ideal for under taking any of the mountaineering activities. If you visit Valpoi, Mollem and Sanguem, you are going to be assured of abundant natural beauty. Some popular sites for trying out your skills and physical strength in Goa are - Mahavir wildlife Sanctuary, Devil's Canyon, Tambdi Surla Temple, Vageri Hill, Krishnapur Canyon and Chandrasurya Temple. The usual trips are trekking to the Dudhsagar waterfalls, rock-climbing and rappelling at Kalen Rock in Sanguem.

    The best time for Hiking, Trekking or Rock-Climbing in Goa is October-December. You can explore your trekking requirements by two organized bodies GHA (Goa Hiking Association) and YHAI., both based in Panjim. There could be tailor cut trekking expeditions according to your requirements also.

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