Planning a Goa trip with only the beaches and party in mind, is a grave mistake as it offers some of the most enthralling terrains for trekking. The ruggedness of terrains that can be experienced during a hike to the Dudhsagar falls or the Vagheriare peak are considered among the exhilarating trekking routes in India.
The climb to the Dudhsagar falls can be accomplished through several routes. However, the one that everyone recommends originates from Devil’s Canyon. This route provides you with breathtaking view of the canyon. The other route which is the more severe, is the one that is parallel to the South Western Railway line. The trek starts near the Collem Railway Station, and taking you through the dense forests, rugged terrains and other challenges, it finally leads to the destination within 3-4 hours.
After the Dudhsagar falls, the trek to Vagheri Peaks is also considered as one amongst the most exhilarating treks in Goa. Located in the north region of Sattari and at a height of 560m, a day long trek from the Chorla Ghat Road leads to these peaks. While on this trek, you can also visit the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary that is located only 2 hours from Margoa.
On the way to the peaks, be prepared to get amazed by the scenic views of the lush forests, wide range of exotic flowers, different species of butterflies and many of the rare avifauna species. One of the most captivating sites in this trek is the popular fizzing pond that is known for its unique display of rhythmic bubbles.
Before embarking on any of these trekking trails, it is always wise to keep some of the things in mind. Always make sure that you are prepared well for these exhilarating climbs. Wearing comfortable clothes, carrying plenty of water and energy bars, backpacking the necessary stuffs and other essentials like sunscreen lotion, insect repellents and sunglasses, will make the trek much easier and comfortable.
Try to avoid the monsoons as the terrains get slippery during this season and might offer unwanted problems during the trek. Usually, October-December is considered as the best time to embark on any of these treks.
Best Trekking Tours of Goa:
1) Trekking at Udaan Dongor in Goa
2) Keri to Arambol Trek
3) Ocean Trek to Neuti Beach