White Water Rafting at Mhadei river
Well, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) recently introduced white river rafting in Goa on the Mhadei River, at a small village called Ustem in Valpoi, Sattari. People who love adventure sports will find this place no less than a heaven, as it is surrounded by beautiful trees and plant vegetation. Foreign travelers love this place and visit it in large numbers every year. The best time to try river rafting in Goa is during monsoon season, which starts from June to September when the flow is good and surroundings are lush green.
We will have you picked up and all equipped for white water river rafting on the 6km long Mhadei River. Our top quality rafts and best safety gear will help you navigate the rapids that range from grade 2 to grade 4, which implies a difficulty level from middle to complex. These rapids are mainly consist of smaller waves and clear channels, while some maneuvering during river rafting might be required in slightly turbulent water. At Atlantis Water sports we have well trained and qualified instructors who believe in a "safety first" policy, making sure at all stages of the journey that you are safe and sound while enjoying the adrenaline rush.
This section of the Mandovi River is referred to II and III complexity class (the highest is VI), that means the rapids of middle complexity, numerous waves, narrow passages, here and there the protruding rock formations, small whirlpools. Simply speaking, it's the perfect place for novice rafters including children. The rafting takes about half an hour, there are two courses a day: at 11:00 and at 14:00. You must arrive at the starting point half an hour earlier than the rafting start for instructions and safety procedures. The minimal age of participant is 10 years (can be younger, but in any case, taller than 1.22 m), there is no age limit. The rafts can seat about 4 to 10 passengers. The floating is allowed for healthy people, weighing less 120 kg and in sober state. The swimming ability is not required. It's recommended to bring sportswear, strong summer footwear, swimming suit, sunscreen and drinking water. You will not be allowed to take a mobile phone, camera or photo camera, wallets and jewelry.
Paragliding in Goa
Goa, offers an excellent destination for paragliding. Paragliding courses and trips take place in North Goa at Arambol beach as well as in Querim beach. Arambol beach is present 50 kilometers from Panaji, the capital of Goa state. The paragliding site is not accessible by road and requires a brief trek, however worth the effort as one would get to experience and witness the beautiful scenery present in North Goa. Querim beach, also known as Keri, is the northermost beach of Goa and is surround by beautiful palsm and causarinas trees. Querim is well known for its peaceful nature, both on the beach as well as in the air while paragliding.
Give wings to your dream of flying, witness the magical beauty of the tepid beaches and azure waters like a bird! Goa, with all its glory, proves to be an ideal destination for paragliding and other adventure sports.
Be fearless and do acrobatics while soaring high in that sky blue sky over the deep blue sea. Thorough safety and other precautionary measures are taken care of by the professional pilots and instructors.
Lose yourself and admire the aerial view of the mini heaven on earth. The palm and coconut grooves, the glistening waters and the gold like sand looks like a beautifully painted canvas.
Paragliding duration ranges from 15 minutes to an hour and operations are available between September and May. However the best weather conditions for paragliding in Goa can be considered between the months of December and March. Along with the adventurous experience of paragliding, Goa offers a panoramic view of stunning natural beauty with its lovely beaches and lush green hills!
Have you ever fancied to explore the underwater marine life during your holiday in Goa? If yes, then under sea walking would just be right for you. Discover the intriguing charm and the mysteries of the underwater marine life in a safe and enjoyable manner. Here is your chance to walk at the sea bottom and have a closer look at the fascinating marine life. You would be accompanied by our trained and certified staff all through the journey.
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience of under Sea walking in The Baina beach in Mormugao, which is India's first and only adventurous Underwater Sea Walk facility.
A mile's walk a day, keeps the doctor away…and if the walking track is under the groovy waters of Goa, you have all the reasons to enjoy your walk! Go Goa and you can get the opportunity to walk amongst the stunning marine life and enjoy its celestial beauty! Goa, already famous for its beaches and carnivals has now a new attraction to lure its tourists -undersea walk. Launched by H2O, one of India's largest and safest environment-friendly 'adventure sports' company, the country's first undersea walk has been introduced on Goa's Baina beach, a picturesque oceanfront set between green mountains and blessed with relatively tranquil water. The facility operates from a floating platform in the sea and the participant after been given an overview of safety precautions is then taken to the sea accompanied by a qualified guide. Once neck-deep in water a 42-kilogram fiber helmet is placed on the sea walker's head attached with an oxygen tube. The sea walker can now descend the ladder and leave it once he reaches the seabed. The weight of the helmet keeps the walker from coming up, though once underwater, he does not feel the weight of the helmet. Both swimmers and non-swimmers alike can participate in this thrilling experience and discover a pristine habitat teeming with billions life and color. At 33 dollars for a 20-minute joy-walk, the undersea walk has been a hit with the tourist with many coming back again and again to relive this amazing experience.
The majestic cascade of white water, gushing over the steep, nearly vertical face of the mountain from a spectacular height of 1017ft; is both breath taking and awe inspiring, making one aware that there are many forces in nature much more powerful that the human mind and body.
The name 'Dudhsagar' literally translates to 'sea of milk' which many believe is an allusion to the white spray and foam that the great waterfall creates as it cascades into the waters of the lake. The falls are at their zenith during the monsoon season, although they are a popular attraction all year round.
Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek is one of Goa's most attractive and ideal picnic spots mainly offering charismatic natural beauty and amazing scenery when in full flow after the monsoons. The waterfall initially appears like streams of milk flowing down the mountain which later culminate into gushing cascades after they come in full view of the awestruck visitors. The falls can be reached via Kulem Railway Station. The alternate way of reaching the falls is only advisable between October to May, when the level of the water in the rivers abates enough to permit approach the base of the falls. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's fifth tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m. The famous photograph of Trains passing through before the waterfalls can be seen in this route and also the complete stretch of the falls is visible while hiking towards the waterfalls. Get ready for the Walk of 16 kms To & fro from Kulem railway station.
This trek to the waterfall accessible through the Indian Rail Network and jeeps operated by private tour operators. The waterfall especially comes alive during monsoon, when it plunges down, as white as milk, from a height of 310 m.
Not just a spectacular waterfall, but also an important landmark of Goa, the Dudhsagar Waterfall is known for its mesmeric beauty and appeal. It is in this vicinity, where you can get indulged into an enthralling trek that will lead you to the base of the mystique cascade.
Scuba Diving at Grande Island
Grand Island is also a popular place among divers. The depth in the near shore waters is about 7-20 meters, so this island is a perfect destination for both, professional divers and beginners. The most famous and popular diving place is the sunken British 135-meter vessel "Suzy" which can be found just a few stones' throw away from the shore. Professional and experienced divers like to dive near the "Davy Jones Locker" ship sunken not far away from the Grand Island. The Island also has something to offer those who prefer relaxing beach holidays as it has plenty of picturesque, interesting and breathtakingly beautiful places. By the way, one more unique peculiarity of the Island is that it serves for Indian Marine Forces as a periodic marine base so from time to time the forces conduct their training activities here which bothers the tourists not, however. For those who are looking for an inside water adventure, try out Scuba diving in the shallow shores of Goa, famous for their rich marine life. Although you will not get to see gigantic coral reefs here, the scintillating underwater life will definitely excite you. Goa embraces some of the most amazing scuba diving sites around the Grand Island, which are only a few kilometers away from South Goa. The underwater visibility here is more than 5 m that allows divers to enjoy the beautiful coral gardens beneath the sea surface. Your adventure holiday in Goa is incomplete if you have not tried Scuba diving at Grand Island.
Scuba Diving in Grand Island is very popular water sport activity here. scuba diving which will beyond all doubts bring you much adrenaline buzz, fun and thrill. You will have the fantastical Grand Island underworld exploration, meeting amazing sea animals and fishes and ultimate impressions ahead of you. If you are a newcomer in scuba diving and you have no experience in this type of watersports activity, you can take special courses organized by numerous professional scuba diving schools and agencies. For experienced scuba divers the qualified instructors will conduct brief instruction on safety techniques as the sea waters near the Grand Island have their own specifications and secrets kept.
Kayaking at Aguada River
Kayaking is the sport of traversing sea or river waters with the use of a kayak. In it, you sit in a small narrow boat and propel yourself with a double-bladed paddle. This activity originated in Greenland as a means for fishing, for Eskimos. In the 20th century, Eskimos left kayaks for motor boats but the activity quickly gained fame among thrill seekers and has become a prominent adventure sport all over the world. Most of the kayaks have closed decks, though inflatable and sit-on-top kayaks are also becoming popular. These small boats usually have one cockpit, the place where the paddler sits, but some are also designed with two or even three cockpits. Tandem kayaking is apt for those who are new to the sport. Trying it with an expert instructor eliminates any risks.
Like every sport, there are some requirements for kayaking as well, and the first thing is the equipment. A kayak, paddle, life jacket and a helmet are a must. It is also convenient if you have a wetsuit or a drysuit. Regular clothes can be an obstacle and if you have the option of having such protective suit, it is better to get it. A spray skirt creates a seal around the waist of the paddler and resists water from coming inside the kayak. These few items are important and you must use these every time you try the sport.
Do you want to indulge in a water sports activity that is more calming than thrilling? If yes, then Kayaking is what you are looking for! This Aguada River is the wonderful place to hit the water adventure that could take you deep into the ocean. You can enjoy Kayaking while exploring the beauty of the Goan shores where you can move freely using a paddle and explore the Natural Ecosystem of Goa in the mangroves, mudflats, backwaters, covers and mini bays. There are plenty of clubs in Goa that provides facilities like expeditions, picnics, day outings, moonlight kayaking and much more. Starting from under the Nerul Bridge, on the road to Candolim, we paddle down the Aguada River (next to the fort of the same name) into a mangrove forest which we explore on our kayaks, before we return. The more energetic can continue past the Nerul Bridge to the surreal concrete sculptures in a waterfront night club, and back. This is a great way to do something offbeat in Goa with professional and experienced guides.
Udann Dongor Trek in Goa
An enthralling view of the greenery, gushing streams, fascinating wildlife and challenging treks is what this trip holds for you. Experience the bewitching magnificence of the Western Ghats as you conquer Udaan Dongor, the fourth highest peak in Goa. Located in the Valpoi taluka in east Goa, the region boasts of a rich biodiversity. Trek through the winding trails to reach the hilltop. The panoramic view of the Ghats from the hill top is one to behold! A moderate graded trek in the party capital of the country, this trek is an ideal trek for the beginners who hunt for adrenaline kicks in Goa. The trek involves ascending through scenic and rugged trails and reaches up to a height of 600m. Trekking at Udaan Dongor in Goa provides you a wild experience of a lifetime along with your friends or family. Enjoy an adventurous trekking to Dongor Hill in Goa, which is the fourth highest peak and is located in the Valpoi Taluka of Eastern Goa. It is located amidst the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, which has some of the most beautiful and authentic wild animals like leopard, deer, Indian bison, and much more. The cost of the package includes the trek, transport from Panjim to starting point and back, delicious lunch on the way, all the gears and assistance of trek leader
Trek into treacherous wilderness, through gushing streams (depends on season) and winding trails, climbing until we conquer Goa's fourth highest peak Udaan Dongar in Valpoi Taluka in eastern Goa. Once you reach on hill top, you have almost 360 degree panoramic view of Western Ghats, where even clouds will be below you at times. The region has leopards, deer, Indian bison, snakes and other reptiles, etc.
The Mhadei wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its semi green and evergreen forests. The area has been notified as protected for wildlife. The sanctuary is also well known in Goa, due to a tigress and a cub being spotted here. A lot of other wildlife can also be seen here. With a lot of gushing streams this trek is a favorite for the end experience of getting a 360 degrees view of the entire Western Ghats from the mountain top.
Surfing at Ashwem Beach
Surfing is one of the oldest practiced sports on earth. A fusion of power and aesthetics, Ashwem beach is particularly attractive for beginners who are offered the opportunity to quickly and safely learn to surf, preserving unforgettable memories. Surfing at Ashwem Beach Goa, India is quite popular in many beaches such as Arambol and Calangute where the waves are small and short. Though it might appear tough, with a bit of training, anyone can enjoy the thrill of surfing. Choose a spot with no crowds to enjoy surfboarding as it will leave you with enough space to try out your maneuvers.Surf boarding is a perfect daytime activity that will ensure your quota of thrill and fun. Basic instruction and safety equipment are provided. The best time to indulge in the water sports such as surfing is from November until the end of March. a safer surf board is provided that has soft-top non-slippery with soft fins.
Simple and easy steps will help you to surf within first lesson. The sea conditions are remarkably friendly that make surfing classes fun and efficient.
Wind Surfing at Baga Beach
Goa is known for Wind Surfing or sail boarding water sports. It is a popular water sport in Goa. It is a combination of sailing and surfing where windsurf board usually two to five meter long is used which sail with the power of the wind. Windsurfing is one of the most popular and widely-performed water sports in India, which is experienced by large numbers of tourists who visit Goa to perform various water activities. It is hugely popular among foreign travelers who find it extremely thrilling and exciting. Windsurfing is performed on a windsurf board, which is around 2-4 meters long and is powered by the wind on a sail, attached to the windsurf board. To ride it perfectly one needs to gain a good balance on the board and should be able to move well to the changing wind directions. January to March is the best season to try out Windsurfing in Goa.
This water sport requires a surfer to balance himself on a surfboard and cruise through the waves; prior experience in wind surfing will hold you in good stead.
Feel the thrill in the Baga beach which is the perfect place for beginners to learn the craft. In fact, the beach provides a light morning breeze which is perfect for windsurfing.
Windsurfing in Baga Beach in Goa has become an extremely popular sport among both tourists and the locals. It is a unique blend of surfing and sailing and requires one to have a perfect sense of balance so that one can easily adapt to the changing patterns of wind and water.