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Unexplored Places in Goa You Never Knew About!

Goa, dubbed “India’s Party Capital,” is famed for its beaches, adventure sports, and nightlife. But the unexplored places in Goa that seldom get any footfall reveal a different Goa that’s thrilling and peaceful simultaneously. Goa is a place with many hidden gems, providing a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Goa boasts a plethora of fascinating spots to visit, whether you’re searching for an exciting getaway or a tranquil location.

1. Our lady of the Mount Church

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The Church of Our Lady of the Mount, perched atop a small hill, is a stunning architectural and historical marvel. Despite being virtually uninhabited and often overshadowed by the attraction of the Basilica of Bom Jesus and St. Cathedral, it gives a nice getaway from the noise and bustle of Goa and provides spectacular views of the city owing to its location. On a moonlit night, it transforms into one of Goa’s most beautiful hidden gems, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the glistening seaside town below.

Location: Ella, South Goa

When to go: Between November and March

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2. Harvalem Falls

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Uncovering the untouched beauty in Goa is fascinating and adventurous. And Harvalem Falls is a sure short example of it. The rush and fall of milky white water on the greenery slopes is something that will fascinate everyone alike. Tucked away in dense jungle, this waterfall descends from around 50 m. It’s counted as one of the majestic waterfalls in Goa, but still waiting to be explored. If you want privacy or want to spend some time in nature, this hidden place of Goa is the right fit for your trip. Serene, scenic, natural sights and prehistoric vibes are connected with this waterfall. Monsoon is the best time to visit since this waterfall becomes a magical natural sight.

Location: Rudreshwar Colony, Sanquelim, Goa

When to Go: September to January

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3. Pequeno Island

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This is one of North Goa’s best-kept secrets, also known as Bat Island, and is only a few kilometres from Baina Beach. This rocky beach offers a variety of opportunities for enjoyment, natural beauty, and serenity. Here, you’ll be able to appreciate isolation in undeveloped locations. Apart from fulfilling your desires, you can make some lasting memories with your buddies over the campfire. It is one of the most underrated and Unexplored places in Goa.

Location: Few Kilometer away from Baina Beach, Vasco de Gama

When to Go: November to March

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4. Savoi Plantations

Unexplored places in Goa
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Savoi Spice Plantations, as one of Goa’s oldest and largest tropical spice plantations, is one of the best-hidden gems in Goa. It is a 40-hectare organic farm located 15 kilometres from Ponda in Goa. The Savoi Plantation is a beautiful property in Goa’s unspoiled hinterland. This plantation is well-known for its intercrop plantation tours. Its Sadauli Restaurant also serves a delectable Goan Saraswat Buffet. 

Location: Marcel Ponda Road, Ponda, Goa

When to Go: Throughout the Year

5. Kakolem Beach

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This little yet secret beach in Goa, also known as Tiger Beach, is challenging to spot. But once you arrive, you’ll see that your efforts were well worth it. The beach is absolutely desolate and clean because it receives few visitors, making it one of Goa’s most stunning hidden gems. You can either drive down NH 66 towards Cola Village or take a boat to get there.

Location: 7 km south of Cabo De Rama resort, South Goa

When to go:  Between November and March

6. Butterfly Beach

Unexplored places in Goa
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Butterfly Beach, set in a secluded cove, is one of Goa’s most stunning yet little-known destinations. Travellers will have the exciting opportunity to see dolphins, crabs, and a variety of butterflies while they are here. The beach is a fantastic vacation for anyone seeking solitude and isolation, with fluffy white sand, transparent waters, and unspoiled nature. It can be accessed by boat from Palolem or Agonda beaches or by hiking through the thick jungles surrounding it.

Location: Palolem, South Goa

When to visit:  Between November and March

7. Rivona Caves

Unexplored places in Goa
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This cave has a long Buddhist history and is one of the most interesting locations to visit in Goa. The Buddhist monks who meditated here are supposed to have sat on the laterite rock inside. There are exquisite Buddhist sculptures and paintings inside the cave and laterite formations. Rivona caves, which have a unique layout and overlook the enormous seas, are one of Goa’s most fascinating hidden gems.

Location: Rivona village, South Goa

When to visit: Between November and March

These are some of the Unexplored places in Goa that you might have missed, or did you visit?

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