khoj-aao! started with passion for discovering the wonders of the outdoors. As seasoned adventurers and nature enthusiasts, we promote the exploration of backyard biodiversity through thoughtfully curated outdoor experiences. Our aim is to learn more our environment so we can thrive sustainably within it.
khoj-aao! Adventures curates offbeat, unique experiences for nature lovers and adventurers. We offer fully customisable half-day, full-day, overnight and multi-day experiences across Goa and the A&N Islands that are eco-responsible, engage local communities and conservation efforts and promote ecological and environmental awareness. From bird-watching in Goa and exploring local villages to sunset hikes or an overnight camping trip under the stars, come explore the greener, local side of this beautiful state including.
Our guides are fun, professional, knowledgeable and first-aid certified. We provide local, fresh & healthy refreshments and high-quality adventure equipment on all of our experiences. khoj-aao! Experiences are 100% SAFE – Super Adventurous, Fun and Educational – and are great for students, schools, corporate groups, travelers and families.
Literally, 'khoj' comes from the Hindi word meaning 'to look for' and 'aao' translates as 'to come'. Together, 'khojaao' means 'to get lost' or 'wander' and all of this is what we do.
khoj-aao! in the wonders of the natural world – you'll be glad you did.
what we do
Student Programs & Corporate Teams
Through dynamic group sessions and outdoor adventure experiences, we facilitate group learning and exploration.
Experience local biodiversity and environmental sustainability in the natural world, while exploring Goa’s diverse wildlife and rich culture.
Offbeat Nature Adventures
Enjoy a half-day, full-day or multi-day adventures – backyard nature trails, hikes to sunset viewpoints, and pristine forest areas for stargazing and bird-watching in Goa.
We curate hiking, overnight camping and bicycle journeys through the hinterland of Goa – away from the crowds and finding peace in nature.
Learning & Awareness Workshops
Our curated workshops provide opportunities for learning by exploring ecological diversity and environmental sustainability.
Topics include: Introduction to Birding, Snake Awareness, Birds of Goa, Wilderness Survival and Backyard Biodiversity.
Backyard Nature Trail
Weekly dates now through April
About the walk
Amble through a picturesque neighborhood, up a small hillock, through a shrub forest – a rejuvenating breath of fresh air! Our nature and birding trail explores Goa’s amazing backyard biodiversity (birds, butterflies and more) and offers a glimpse into its rich natural, ancient and colonial history.
Walk is from 7-10am. Meeting point is here.
Cost is 1200/- Rs. pp, 800/- Rs. for kids (12 and under)
Includes guide, high-quality binoculars and exploration tools, books, and local and fresh refreshments!
What to bring
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and neutral coloured clothing. Bring along a small daypack with at least 1L of drinking water, sun protection and rain gear.
A Day in the Forest
Call for February dates
About the day
Venture into the hinterland of Goa, exploring the local villages and dense reserve forest areas. Trek into the forest and wade across networks of streams – a relaxing, quiet & green paradise. Visit an ancient 13th century temple, relish a picnic lunch and spend evening tea time with a local family.
This day is from 7 am to 7 pm! We meet in Mapusa, Goa.
Cost is 2500/- Rs. pp which includes local Goan breakfast, picnic lunch, tea, guide, high-quality adventure equipment, and transportation.
What to bring
Please wear waterproof shoes. Pack a small daypack with 1L of drinking water, sun protection, rain gear, a change of clothes, small towel, and swimsuit.
Birds, birds, birds!
Call for specific dates and events
About the sessions
We love learning and sharing our love for birds!
For little ones and grown ups , we do this through 'Birds of Goa' workshops, Introduction to Birding sessions and birding adventures across Goa's 5 Wildlife Sanctuaries - Mhadei WLS, Bhagwan Mahaveer WLS, Bondla WLS, Cotigao WLS and Netravali WLS, National Park (Mollem) and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Learn various field techniques for identifying birds, explore using high-quality binoculars and chill with the lovely sights and sounds all around. On a guided walk we'll hone our skills and discover more about these beautiful birds and their importance in the ecosystem – their shapes and colours, habitats and behaviours.
Workshops can be half or full day. Cost includes presentation, guided walk, high-quality binoculars and field guides, refreshments, and breakfast. Contact us for more details about what to wear and pack for the day.
a closer look
A big thank you to Gaurav Agavekar, Pronoy Baidya, Nupur D'Souza, Aine Edwards, Terrance John, Rufus Hadlington, Samuel John, and Gunhild Soras for sharing their beautiful photos.
Pooja [and her team] are lovely. They are engaging, knowledgeable and attentive. We felt like we were in very safe hands and they made our experience relaxing and enjoyable. I’d highly recommend khoj-aao! to take you on an outdoor adventure you’ll never forget.”
Carlos Saba, co-founder of The Happy Startup School, on a khoj-aao! sunset hike
I really enjoyed myself on the nature walk near a river, where I saw many birds including a Kingfisher and Parrot. We also saw a rooster, a really big one!
We also hiked up a mountain and saw many colourful butterflies. I would love to go for another nature with khoj-aao! They made the walk fun and interesting.
Jay Masthoff, student (age 8) at a khoj-aao! Birds of Goa workshop
What a great camping adventure! Under the stars and by an open fire, how camping should be. Bipin and Pooja worked hard to make it an effortless and thoroughly enjoyable experience, from the delicious food cooked on the fire to the morning nature walk. Thanks guys!
Jacqui Stanton, nature enthusiast, on a khoj-aao! overnight camping adventure
we would love to hear from you
No. 3/31G LBS Housing Society
Mapusa, Bardez, Goa 403507
8527937919 I 9823063131