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 conservation efforts and promote ecological and environmental awareness. 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 everyone (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 October 2019
Backyard Nature Trail (Assagao)
Call for October 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; local, fresh refreshments; and rain gear!
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
(Bhagwan Mahaveer WLS)
Sunday, October 13th
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. Explore the monsoon greenery, observe wildlife and take a refreshing dip in a natural (seasonal) swimming hole.
This day is from 7 am to 7 pm! We meet in Mapusa, Goa.
Cost is 2500/- Rs. pp which includes guided nature trail, homemade picnic lunch, warm tea, and high-quality adventure equipment. Transportation can be arranged.
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.
Backyard Nature Trail (Socorro)
Call for October dates
About the walk
Explore the monsoon greenery across a vast lateritic plateau. The trail explores the many shades of green in Goa’s backyards– 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 time to explore outside!
Cost is 1200/- Rs. pp (700/- kids 10 and under) includes guides, adventure equipment, a light picnic breakfast and extra rain gear! Great for families, nature lovers, photographers and adventurers to enjoy a peaceful morning.
For more information
Contact us at 9823063131 / 8527937919 by phone /whatsapp, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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