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Aronda Backwaters
Murudeshwar Beach
View from Amboli Ghat
Walking and Bird watching in Chorla Ghat
Daroji Bear Sanctuary - Photo Courtesy L Shyamal
Typical Malvan Meal - Solkadi and Bangda Fry - Photo Courtesy Sanndesh

Typically Goa is a 3 night option. Guests off course stay longer as well but this is typically what is done. So for guests having more time in hand its always a question, what else with Goa. Goa per se is a beach destination, so for sake of variety and convenience there are variety of options that are opted for.

For Goa Stay - Refer to Goa - Breaks Section

Options to combine with a Goa stay are as under:

Typically Goa is a 3-night option. Guests off course stay longer as well but this is typically what is done. So for guests having more time in hand its always a question, what else with Goa. Goa per se is a beach destination, so for sake of variety and convenience there are variety of options that are opted for.

Aronda : Just a kilometers away from the fort along the river into Maharashtra territory is Aronda, a luxury backwater resort there has come up there which is an ideal getaway resort for honeymooners and for a relaxed holiday / getaway ex-Goa / Belgaum or even a break away from a regular beach front two-week / three-week stay.

Recommended stay - 1 or 2 nights. Guests driving from Mumbai like to arrive here for 1st night and then proceed to Goa the next day.

Amboli : This is a Hill station on the Southern Tip of Maharashtra just 25 km from Sawantwadi which is another 50 km north of Panjim. Amboli is a monsoon destination when the waterfalls abound in the neighboring hills. Winters are also pretty cool.

Recommended stay - 1 night in transit for guests driving down to Goa from Mumbai / Pune via NH-4. For Amboli guests take a detour.

Wildernest (Swapnagnadha Valley, Chorla Ghats) : Wildernest Resort is located at 2500 ft above sea level overlooking the Swapnagandha valley and is a nature centric getaway for guests.

Recommended stay - 2 nights. Guests driving at Goa / Belgaum this is a good option to start off before proceeding to a beach resort.

Dandeli : This is a wildlife sanctuary at 100 kms from Panjim. It is a tropical rain forest and therefore its not visited for its wildlife sightings. However its best known for Bird watching, white water rafting and other adventure activities.

 

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    Amboli ( 10 Kms )
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    Dandeli ( 25 Kms )
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    Ganapatipule ( 2 Kms )
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