A Goan Monsoon Odyssey!
When we first shared our vacation plans, everybody said, “Goa during Monsoon? Are you kidding? No shacks will be out, shops will be closed and then there would be no water sports at any of the beaches”.
However, we wanted to see the country-side of Goa, the lush green paddy fields, the virgin beaches, the rains and the un-chartered territories of less talked about South Goa. We always knew that come December and there would always be a second time for the parties, the crowds and everything else.
While everybody has his own reasons, here is why I think you should visit Goa during Monsoons:
#1. Awesome Deals
Most of the hotels will offer you some fantastic deals on stays and offer significant discounts during the monsoon off-season. We grabbed a good deal at both the hotels we stayed in! Location: Radisson Blu Resort, Cavelossim Beach
#2. The Beautiful Country Side of Goa
The wet yet clean roads are so inviting for a long drive. The weather just adds to the charm with the period rains making it all the more beautiful 🙂 Location: South Goa
#3. Virgin Beaches
I bet you can spend the entire monsoon walking on the beaches with little bit of drizzle which adds to the experience. For those who don’t like to get wet, you can sit in the nearby restaurant overlooking the sea with your favourite drink for company! Location: Palolem Beach
The huge waves which pound the sandy beaches create a little bit of magical monsoon experience! Location: Colva Beach
#4. Dudhsagar Waterfalls
Ever witnessed a sea of milk? The Dudhsagar waterfalls with heavenly surroundings are at their mighty best during the monsoon season. Location: Dudhsagar Waterfalls
#5. Monsoon or No Monsoon, some things still remain the same
Crowd at the Baga Beach during peak monsoon season. Who says people don’t come to Goa during the monsoons 🙂 Location: Baga Beach
One of those evenings when it didn’t rain, I was lucky to watch the sunset at Baga Beach. Location: Baga Beach
Most of the pubs and restaurants have local singers strumming the guitar to the country songs. Location: Britto’s
Try the humble seafood platter at a local Goan restaurant and I bet you won’t stop raving about it! Location: Britto’s
With a bundle of reliable information on everything from places to see, accommodation, eating and much more grab a copy of Goa for the Indian Traveller: shop.lonelyplanet.in. Location: Colva Beach