Wondering if the monsoon would dampen your holiday in Goa? It won’t! Here are 8 reasons why Goa’s a great place to visit, any time of the year, and especially so during the rains.
Breath In Some Clean, Green Air
You know how the rains cause massive traffic jams and dirty puddles? In Goa, the rains are somewhat magical. Its lush greenery comes alive, traffic runs smoothly and the entire place is washed clean and looks breathtaking. Grab your spot in a quiet shack, feast on good food and watch the rains pour.
Take Sanctuary At Wildlife Sanctuaries
Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries are open all year around, and the rains only add to their charm. Don’t be surprised if you spot a tiger lurking about. The popular ones are the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, Mollem National Park and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bath In A Sea Of Milk At Dudhsagar
About 60km from Panaji, the Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park among the Western Ghats. The milky white waters, from which these waterfalls derive their name, come cascading down a height of 987 feet. Surrounded by dense green foliage, this is a visual treat!
Enjoy The Raining Discounts
What’s better than a trip to Goa? An inexpensive trip to Goa! The monsoon is the best time to plan that holiday since air tickets and hotels are at their discounted best. Pick from a selection of beautiful hotels for under Rs 2500.
Dance The Night Away To Live Music
The rains definitely don’t dampen Goa’s nightlife. Even clubs that are outdoors, are covered, and stay open till the wee hours of the morning. Nearly every restuarant has a one-man band or a live band in action, you’ll be sure to shake a leg!
Eat, Feast & Repeat At The Monsoon Festivals
Besides Sao Joao (which took place recently), Goa also has the popular Bonderam festival in the island of Divar with a parade, multi-coloured flags and live music. The Sangodd or boat festival, Jackfruit Festival in Socorro and the traditional Chikalkalo festival at Marcel are not to be missed!
Take The Fun A Notch Higher With A Trek In The Wild
The Goa tourism department offers a host of treks to choose from. Head to the sleepy village of Kumthad and enjoy the Kumthad Falls. After a short walk there, walk downhill where the Mhadei flows, and chill out in the Rapids. You’ll be in for a pleasant surprise and witness the side of Goa you didn’t know existed.
Row Your Boat With Rafting
From rafting and sailing to wake boarding, boat cruises and a visit to the popular spice farms, there’s plenty to do to keep your holiday plans afloat. The rains are also the best time to witness the Savoi spice plantations in all their glory. End the day, with a traditional Goan meal.
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