Grand Island Goa Tour

Goa Tour

Goa Tour

OVERVIEW

Grand Island is also called Grande island in french. This island was formed by a narrow river channel of approx 28 miles upstream. Grand Island is located in North Goa. This Island is the most sought-after designation and famous weekend getaway. Any trip without visiting Grand island is incomplete as this place holds a tranquil environment. If you want to indulge in water activities such as snorkeling, sightseeing, and fishing, Grand island would be a perfect pick. Grand island is near San Jose and Peninsula Island.  Grand Island is close to Vasco de Gama in the Mormugao peninsula. This Island can be reached by Boat. Scuba diving is one of the famous activities done here.

HOW TO REACH

Grand Island is accessible by Boat. Travelers can trip after reaching the Coco Jett. During the boat ride, travelers have a chance to spot dolphins in the sea. The island trip starts at 08 am till 04 pm evening. The nearest airport is Dabolim or Goa airport. Grand Island is close to Jett beach. If the tourist comes via railway, Madgaon railway station is the nearest railway in Goa. Grand Island is reachable through a short ride organized by the small companies and centers in Panjim. During this one-day water ride, you can witness the famous attractions like Aguada fort, Central jail, and lighthouse, etc from the middle of the sea. Dolphin spotting is famous among tourists.

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ACTIVITIES TO DO AT GRAND ISLAND

SNORKELLING-  Grand Island is situated near Vasco de Gama and this place is popular for Snorkelling among tourists. Snorkeling is famous for being done under the water. Although Snorkelling is done at various beaches in Goa Grand island snorkeling includes juice, drinks at less cost. Snorkeling can be done with equipment, fishing gear, and a mask. The volunteers are guided by the experts to enjoy the thrilling activities at the Island.

SCUBA DIVING-  Scuba diving is one of the most thrilling and adventurous activities done at Scuba diving. Scuba diving is always performed in the presence of trained experts and guides for safety purposes. All the people are given a brief tutorial before they leap the leap in Grand Island.

DOLPHIN SPOTTING-  Although there are many places in Goa where dolphins can be spotted. But at the Grand Island, you can see the entire pod of dolphins. Dolphins twirl very fast so sit back and relax and don’t miss the dolphins playing in the sea.

FISHING- The boat will stop for a while Once you reach the Grand Island. you will be handed a fishing rod to try your hand at fishing. You can catch the fish while sitting on the boat. Before reaching Grand Island lunch will be served with soft beverages. During the boating, you will see many landmarks such as Aguada fort, Goa jail, and millionaire palace.

BEST TIME TO VISIT GRAND ISLAND

There are many Private Goa Tour operators there in Goa who take the tourists to the Grand Island. Although Dudhsagaris open for visitors from Goa from October. Visiting this place during the Monsoon and post-monsoon is recommended. But you should keep in mind that monsoon can be Lil risky as this place is located in a dense forest in western jungle ghat, where you could spot wild animals. On the other hand, visiting during the Monsoon is just like the cherry on the cake. After the monsoon weather is pleasant and water in the natural made pool gets full of water. The water flows and looks like abundance and you can get a magnificent view which looks amazing.

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DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS

After the Dudhsagar waterfalls, there are some places that you should miss once you are done enjoying the Dudhsagar waterfalls. These places are – Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary and Tambadi Surla Mahadev temple. These places are other tourist attractions.

DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS
DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS

Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary was known as Mollem Game Sanctuary. This Sanctuary covers an area of approx 108 sqm. The most attractive and tourist attraction in this sanctuary is the Evergreen forest and deciduous forest. In this forest, there are approx 722 species. Jeep rides can be done in this Sanctuary and many private and public agencies are there to provide you with Jeep facilities. You can take a ride in a jeep and can spot various mammals like deer, wild boar, mouse, sambar, langur, Bengal tiger, etc. If you are a wildlife photographer they will be thrilled here since several animals and birds can be captured.

Tamba Surla Mahadev temple is a perfect getaway from the crowded streets of Goa. This ancient temple was made in the 12th century which is one of the oldest temples of Goa. This temple is built using black basalt, the carving of elephants and horses. This temple is located in the middle of this Sanctuary. These are must-visit places near Dudhsagar waterfalls.

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