Khoj-aao! is a social enterprise dedicated to discovering the wonders of the outdoors. As seasoned adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and passionate beings, we promote the exploration of backyard biodiversity through thoughtfully curated outdoor experiences. Our aim is to learn more our environment so we can all thrive sustainably and appreciate its interconnectedness.
Khoj-aao! Adventures curates offbeat, unique experiences for nature lovers and adventurers. We carefully curate half-day, full-day, overnight and multi-day experiences across Goa and the A&N Islands that are eco-responsible, engage local communities and global conservation efforts. From bird-watching in Goa and exploring local villages to sunset hikes and overnight camping trips under the stars, come explore the greener, local side of this beautiful state.
Our guides are fun, professional, knowledgeable and Wilderness 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, travellers, families and young learners.
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 activities and outdoor adventure experiences, we facilitate experiential team-building sessions on: problem-solving techniques, developing interpersonal relationships, self reflection and improving communication.
Experience Goa’s diverse wildlife and rich culture while learning, exploring and growing as a team.
Offbeat Nature Adventures
Enjoy half-day, full-day or multi-day adventures – backyard nature trails, hikes to spectacular sunset viewpoints, and visit pristine forest areas for stargazing and bird-watching in Goa.
We curate trekking, overnight camping and bicycle journeys through the hinterland of Goa – away from the crowds and finding peace in nature.
Interactive Wildlife Workshops
Our curated workshops provide opportunities for learning by exploring ecological diversity and environmental sustainability.
Topics include: Snake Awareness, Butterflies, Spiders, Trees, Birds of Goa, Wilderness Survival and Backyard Biodiversity and are suitable for families, travellers and young learners, alike.
Adventures in 2020
Backyard Nature Trail (Assagao)
Mornings in January - call for dates!
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 2.5 hours / morning or late afternoon.
Cost is 1200/- Rs. pp, 700/- Rs. for kids (10 and under)
Includes guide; high-quality binoculars; exploration tools, field books; and local, 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.
(Bhagwan Mahaveer WLS)
January 10-11, 2020
About the Experience
Tent out under the beautiful night sky – a relaxing, quiet and green paradise. Space limited to 10 campers.
- Learn to set up a tent
- Practice building a fire
- Campfire under the stars and full moon!
- Wake up to the sounds of nature all around
- Morning guided nature walk to the river
- Meet like-minded folks around the campfire
Depart at 2 pm (day 1) and return at 12 pm (day 2)
Rs. 2900/- per adult (Rs. 2500/- kids 12 and below)
- Transportation to and from North Goa
- Meals (snacks, dinner, tea/coffee, & breakfast)
- Wilderness First Aid Certified Professional guides
- Camping equipment (tent, mat and sleeping bag)
- Campsite in a private forest with natural toilet facility
- Suggested packing and attire lists
Backyard Nature Trail (Socorro)
Evenings in January - call for dates!
About the walk
Explore a vast lateritic plateau on a beautiful hillock in North Goa. The trail explores the wildlife in Goa’s backyards and the colours, smells and sounds of the landscape. Use discovery tools to observe and learn more about the rich bird, insect and plant life all around. It's a great evening walk!
Cost is 1200/- Rs. pp (700/- kids 10 and under) includes guides, adventure equipment, and light local refreshments. Great for families, nature lovers, photographers and adventurers to enjoy a peaceful evening.
For more information
Contact us at 9823063131 / 8527937919 by phone /whatsapp, or email us at email@example.com
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
get in touch!
North Goa, Bardez, Goa 403507
8527937919 I 9823063131