Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations not only in India but also globally. In today’s world, having a vacation in Goa is almost on every youngster to do list. It is the no doubt that Goa is one of the favorite beach destinations. The perks come in with the relaxed life style, tranquil and beautiful beaches, sports and obviously, amazing parties.
As Goa is a tourist hotspot, people visit all around the year. Though, the best time to visit Goa is between mid - November and mid – February. The temperature range during this period is 20º C to 28º C, which is a favorable weather for enjoying to the fullest.
The seasons for visiting with few of their pros and cons are listed below:
During Winters - November to February
Winters are most pleasant in Goa. Constituting one of the peak times in Goa, visitors are enthralled in the premises in Goa during this time.
The month of December experiences the highest tourist activities due to Christmas and New Year merrymakings. The weather is comfortable and cool. This period accounts for the largest number of festivals and parties held throughout Goa, Sunburn being one of the most prominent ones.
The splendid and magnificent landscapes give the utmost feels of perfect sunsets and amazing beaches. The weather being at its wholesome throughout the year, it is a major holiday spot for tourists from all around the world.
This season experiences the maximum number of weddings and engagements that are held in Goa. Hotels are packed to capacity during this period. Make sure to make a prior reservation if you plan to visit during this time.
During the winter, you can relax at any of the beaches of Goa as it is just perfect to experience the peak of enjoyment.
No beaches are complete without any water sports. The best time to visit Goa for water sports is the winter season which is mid - November to mid - February.
Water sports include water skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, angling, windsurfing, banana boats, speed boats, go kayaking, wakeboarding, white water rafting, go on cruises, enjoy snorkeling and more.
With the arrival of June Goa witnesses the southwest monsoons. The monsoon season stretches till last September in Goa. If you are in Goa plains, you are bound to experience heavy downpours during this period. With rains the humidity also soars.
This is the time period that becomes the off season for tourists visiting Goa.
The monsoon season does not experience much attraction from tourists.
This is because of the rains. The best time to visit Goa for honeymoon is during the monsoon season which lasts from mid - June until October. The beach, the landscapes, the rain, would make a perfect match for a honeymoon with no noise, no crowds and just to spend some quality time with your beloved.
Further, during this time of the year, Goa hosts a series of parties and festivals. If you are looking for a break, it can be a good time to visit Goa and get lost in its lively and sparkling environs.
As icing on the cake, June to September is a favorable time to experience lush greenery and avail a large number of discounts on accommodations for an unforgettable and exceptional experience. Dudhsagar Falls, Mhadei River, Spice Gardens are a few of the best places to visit in Goa in monsoon.
Summers in Goa are extremely hot with temperatures touching 40º C. This period lasts between March and early June. Since Goa is a coastal state, the humidity levels remain very high. Tourists from colder countries might have difficulty adjusting to the humid weather.
The sea remains fine and lukewarm, and the beaches keep experiencing a pleasing mild breeze flowing over them. It is advised to stay indoors during the afternoon due to high temperatures as they can cause sunburns and heat strokes.
However, mornings and evenings are very pleasant. On some odd days, there is rain in late afternoon and evenings.
Although there is no specific off time in Goa, it is not as crowded during summertime and prices (for accommodation, bike/ car rentals, water sports) tend to be relatively low. As a result, many beach shacks will be closed because of the low tourist density. Visiting Goa during this time can help you cut some extra budget if you can take up the heat.