Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located on India's west coast in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Adventure Activities in Goa
Beach Sports : Goa's beach sports offer the adventure enthusiast such astounding and rejuvenating opportunities that nothing can be more enchanting than a stimulating sport on the warm silver sand, followed by a cool dip in its blue sea.

One can enjoy the games like beach basketball or the slower and easier beach volleyball, also indulging in creative skills like building of sandcastles in the sand. The silvery sands, the palm grooves and the tides are tantalizing comrades that make any kind of beach activity in Goa a gratifying and most striking encountering.

River Cruiser : Goa is also blessed with wide and extensive, breathtaking rivers and scenic lakes that makes it a prefect site for long and enchanting river cruises. River cruises have progressed as a major tourist attraction and is also giving a raise to the industry of tourism.

There are number of options available for the river cruiser - daytime, sunset or moonlit river cruises. Your cruiser can also be clubbed with other adventure activities like a crocodiles or dolphin spotting cruise giving your a awesome panorama of sea beauty.

Water Sports : For vacation holidays water sports are one of the thrilling options available in Goa. Surfing, snorkeling, jet-skiing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, water-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, and deep sea fishing are just some of the water sports that one can indulge in.

Most of the windsurfing trainers and experts consider Dona Paula Bay to be a prefect location for the novice.

Other most popular aquatic sports in Goa are a swishing ride on a water scooter or a speedboat at Dona Paula or a leisure cruiser on the scenic Mayem Lake on a paddleboat.

Water sports like scuba diving off Grand Island or paragliding are available at Arambol beach or Bogmalo beach. One should indulge in these sports, under the guidance of experts and professionals.

Snorkeling, however, is a much easier activity when compared to Scuba Diving. This adventure sport allows a tryst with submarine world and enjoys its splendor without going much deeper into the sea, all you require is a dip. Snorkeling a preferred family activity and children's first love.

Dinghy Sailing : Dinghies are available for hire at the Cidade de Goa and the Taj Holiday Village. These 15-odd feet long crafts carry 3 to 4 people conveniently and is gaining tremendous popularity now days in Goa.