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Best time to visit Goa
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The best time to visit Goa is undoubtedly winter, especially the months of December and January. The middle of winter is the perfect and most popular time to visit Goa. Plenty of sun but none of the scorching heat, no rain to put a damper on plans, cool mornings and breezy evenings together, make up the colder months in Goa.

Recently these months also have come to become the regular settings for some of the most popular music festivals and best outdoor parties. The sunburn festival is one of such popularly celebrated event of this season.

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Sunburn festival at Goa.


Nonetheless, this also happens to be the busiest season in terms of visitor influx in the state. All kinds of crowds – from families to single backpackers- throng in Goa at this time, hence the accommodations get filled up quite fast. Bookings commence as early as summer and are in high demand. The dates close to Christmas and the New Year’s get filled even faster. Thus it’s best to book the resort of one’s choice as early as possible. Booking early has the benefit of closing in on a lower price and getting your choice accommodation too.

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North Goa Or South Goa? Where to stay?

Most of the travelers usually prefer to stay in North Goa during this season and it is filled with entertaining options like the night markets, weekly flea markets, live bands etc. Therefore, in this part of the land the hotels and resorts are usually filled to the capacity. It’s better to book in advance if you want to be in Goa during the best time to visit Goa. A little known secret are the luxury villas that can offer privacy and accommodate larger groups, without compromising on quality and facilities.

Visiting in the monsoon and off-season months of June, July, August, or September? It is the best choice for those who want to escape the maddening crowds during their holidays. The bonus? Goa gets much more greener, one can experience India’s famed and celebrated monsoons, and also some of the monsoon festivals of India. Plus get some deep discounts on their holiday stay.

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One of the perks of being in a secular country is having the ability to witness, participate and enjoy every kind of festival. Goa has Indians from all kinds of religions inhabiting it, all of whom celebrate all kinds of festivals with equal gusto, of these celebrations Christmas is quite spectacular. Children sing carols, the city is decorated in tinsel and twinkly lights, and bakeries churn out fresh cakes and pastries at regular intervals – the whole ambiance is one of fun and festiveness. On New Year’s one can have the choicest of sea food prepared in seasonal styles by the local restaurants and party the night away in the beach, under a canopy of fireworks.

End of winter

Although December and January see the maximum number of visitors, the months of February and March are no less spectacular to visit the state. In fact with the crowds slowly dispersing it becomes easier to enjoy the land at one’s own pace, without having to wait in line. The beaches are pristine, waters sparkling, food as brilliant as always, but none of the hustle bustle of the peak season. Additionally, with the drop in tourist incoming, the hotels and resorts become even more affordable.

The autumn season also falls in the category of off season, and barring a few sporadic showers it too makes for a good time to visit Goa. As the humidity of the summer season wanes off, as well as the heavy monsoons seem to be receding, the beaches become more accessible and enjoyable during October- November, before winter’s peak season begins. So take your pick. Comment if you have any questions about your visit to Goa. We are here to help!

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My name is Sudha Mathew. I'm an ex-banker who quit the rat race after a decade to follow my passion for travel and to combine it with my experience in understanding client requirements and exceeding their expectations.


While our content is mostly about the holiday experience, the accommodation and services, there's so much more to a journey. I have discovered a whole new me through travel. So I've reserved this corner of the website to share the unexpected aspects of travel. This space is also to hear from you about your journeys and discoveries. Bon Voyage!

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