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Going Goa this Monsoon!

by Ragini Puri June 20, 2016 14 comments
Going Goa this monsoons

Hello readers!

Many of you know that for the past few months, I have been travelling in Odisha. When I arrived here in the first week of April, summer was at its peak already and most Odia acquaintances had advised against visiting the state at this time, citing the unbearable heat and humidity as the reason.

But I came here anyway, and NOW, after spending almost three summer months travelling around the state, I have turned expert enough to advise curious friends and fellow travellers to avoid coming here in the summer months, particularly April and May.

So after months of scorching myself exploring one of the hottest parts of the country, surviving the extreme pre-monsoon heat and getting myself tanned 5 different shades of brown, I am ready to reward myself with a little rainy break and what better place to soak in the rain, than Goa! Cliché, you would say, but trust me, when it comes to experiencing Indian monsoons in all its splendour, few places can match Goa’s magnetism. If I were to put pointers on the best reasons to visit Goa in Monsoons, the following three reasons would cover it all.

1. Green Paradise 

Going Goa this monsoons
Photo courtesy: Sid Balachandran
With its exotic natural vistas and seductive charm, Goa keeps mesmerizing the visitors all the year round. However, during the monsoons, its seductive charm becomes tough to resist. Rain washes everything up, turning the land into a quintessential tropical paradise – with lush greenery reining all corners, swaying palm trees, shiny paddy fields, sparkling colourful houses, and so many shades of green all around.

2. Less Touristy 

Going Goa this monsoons
Photo courtesy: Uttpal Krushna

The icing on Goa’s ‘tropical paradise’ cake is the fact that it is less crowded this time of the year, thanks to the burgeoning seas and rolled up shacks. So for people like me, who are not too fond of the crowds, are not into water sports and wish to enjoy Goa at a leisurely pace, monsoons are the best time to be here. So lush landscape, choppy seas and a fewer people around…sounds just about right!

3. Seasonal Discounts

Going Goa this monsoons
Photo courtesy: A’s Holiday Resort

Given the fact the most tourists stay away during the monsoons, it’s the best time to make the most of the seasonal discounts available at most of the hotels in Goa. While Goa has no dearth of accommodations catering to all kinds of budget, many top rated hotel properties offer a stay that defines luxury and indulgence. And monsoons are just the right season to check out their special packages.

While these are my top reasons to pick Goa for a monsoon holiday, I can go on and on about its heritage treasures and cultural delights. Maybe in some another post. For now, I will leave you with this alluring photo from Goa monsoons last year. Ah, the lush tropical vibes. Enjoy!

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14 comments

Sims June 21, 2016 at 8:09 am

You'll love it. In case you stay in South Goa, do make a visit to Quepem, Palicio Do Deao https://travelsoiled.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/palacio-do-deao-goa/

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UK Fashionablefoods June 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

Awesome..��

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Sid @ iwrotethose.com June 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

Goa is one of the few places that is as great during the monsoon season as it is during the peak sunny season.
Nice write up, Ragini. And thank you for the photo credit 🙂

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Sharmila Rao June 22, 2016 at 1:01 am

What ever do, please do not throw beer bottles around, or speed on those hired scooters yelling on top of your voices.

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quetzalcoatl June 22, 2016 at 6:22 am

This is something I always wanted to do… but somehow things do not fall into place…

I'm sure Konkans in monsoon will be great after the summer in Odisha…

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Ragini Puri June 22, 2016 at 10:54 am

Now that's a sweeping generalization about all visitors to Goa, Mrs. Rao. 🙂

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Alok singhal July 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

It is much better to visit certain famous places during offseason…and many global travel websites do support it too.

Glad you enjoyed your stay there, and hope you get to go again!

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Rajiv Verma July 25, 2016 at 12:19 am

Goa in monsons is heaven 😉

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Ragini Puri July 25, 2016 at 12:24 am

You bet!

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Gautam August 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm

गोवा जाने के कारण अच्छे हैं। वैसे मॉनसून पर्यटन के रूप में केरल का भी नाम सुना था,,कि कुछ लोग पहली बारिश को देखने जाते हैं। अच्छा लगा आपको पढकर।उड़ीसा के बारे में तो अब आप अाम उडीया वालों से ज्यादा सफर कर लिए होगें,,ऐसा मेरा विश्वास है ।

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Abigail October 3, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Being a jolly, happy-go-lucky and a fun girl, Goa has always helped me get my mood back on track. I have been to Goa twice and it always cheers up my mood. Even reading articles or watching the photos helps me. This was my foremost motivation to read your article. It is very well written and I loved that you have been there in Monsoon. I have been there in December (Party Season). Now thinking my next trip will be in Monsoon.

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rahul December 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Goa is one of the best places that is as great during the monsoon season

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Pankaz December 21, 2016 at 5:24 am

The best time to visit in Goa is from October to March.

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Ademar Arau May 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Interesting things to do. I also want to spend some time in Goa. I loved to explore Goa in the monsoon. This information made my trip more interesting. Goa is a paradise for nature lovers & adventure enthusiasts.

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