Cambridge, United Kingdom
February 20, 2004
On arrival, you are required to pay charges for the entry to the park and also for the transport into the forest. This isn’t optional and walking is not recommended. A very cramped and bumpy but exhilarating ride in a 4x4 vehicle allows a fascinating insight to the wildlife and plants in this humid environment.
Spider webs the size of tablecloths spanned the trees – luckily, I didn’t get a glimpse of the web residents. A short scramble over rocks leads to the impressive waterfall, which is one of the highest in India. It is also home to a breed of particularly friendly, yet extremely cheeky, monkeys. Nuts and bananas can be bought from the guides to feed the little creatures, although they will just take whatever they fancy, so be warned. The baby monkeys are particularly gorgeous. Swimming in the pool is a good way to cool down, although the water, as expected, is freezing.
From journal The many delights of Goa