India’s smallest state of Goa is known for its stunning beaches, marine adventure and picturesque setting. Tourists booking tickets on flights to the state must consider indulging in white water rafting to explore another aspect of the Indian state.


Gorgeous beaches are the main highlight of Goa, the most desired holiday destination in India. Tourists from around the world book tickets on flights to spend an unforgettable holiday by refreshing waters. Sandy strips in this state of India satiate the interests of romantic couples and adventurous souls alike. Besides beaches, Goa is also known for its wide array of enchanting churches built during colonial rule. Thrill seekers looking to get their adrenaline pumping to higher levels should indulge in white water rafting which is generally overshadowed by beach activities. Holidaymakers boarding flights disembarking at Dabolim International Airport at the destination should consider adding this activity to their itineraries to explore another facet of this top rated tourist destination.

Mandovi River, in the world renowned Western Ghats, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, is one of the most prolific options to enjoy the adventurous activity not only in Goa but in entire India. Mhadei and Mahadayi are some other rivers to indulge in rafting. Along the banks of Mandovi, one can admire the green natural walls created by thick forests. It features the greatest raft stretch in the entire peninsula of India. While sitting in the raft, adventure cravers would cover the distance of ten kilometres between Ustern Village and Sonal Village. The 90 minutes activity takes the tourists through heart-stopping rapids known as Giant Hay Stacks, Pipeline, Y Fronts and Big Daddy. These rapids must be added to the itineraries of adventure cravers buying tickets aboard flights bound for the dazzling state of South India.

Tickets to feel the thrill of this water adventure in the exquisite Mahadayi River are available with GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation). Like flights, these tours can also be booked online. The tour tickets are all-inclusive of safety gear such as jackets and pedals. After returning from the waters, refreshments like tea and biscuits are served to the guests.

Things to Remember
While excursing through the waters in a raft, people tend to scream in excitement. However, tourists should try to keep noise at minimum levels so that wildlife in the surrounding areas does not get disturbed. Tourists booking tickets on flights to enjoy holidays anywhere in the world buy several packaged eatables. One can bring such products to this beautiful area but should not throw away the non-biodegradable substances such as plastic bags to keep the rich natural surroundings clean. Avoid littering in the river or raft. Travellers must heed every instruction carefully and understand them thoroughly to ensure they are going to be a part of safe rafting trip while having great fun.

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