Goa in the monsoons

30 Apr

Ever visited any beach destination completely off season and that too during peak rains? Well I have. We had once visited Goa in July (which is the peak monsoon season in the western parts of India). While this is not the actual touristy season, I felt Goa had another side to offer during the monsoons, which was as much and more fun.

During this season all major beach activity is shut as it’s not safe to enter the waters, the shacks are pretty much closed and the party places are empty. But during this season you can actually see the wild side of nature in Goa – with strong winds, mad rock crashing waves, crazily waving palm leaves and beautiful greenery all around.

Below are a few pictures that give you a flavor of Goa for a cheaper off-season resort visit during the months of June – September.

The Taj Fort Aguada Resort – where we stayed

My Villa at Taj Fort Aguada

Mad waves crashing against the walls

That’s Goa for me…. beautiful and green

The winds that signal a shower

Tips for the Trip –

  1. Monsoon season is an off-season for Goa and you can negotiate fabulous deals with practically everyone, hotels, cars, etc. You can even book 5 star resorts at amazing discounts.
  2. My suggestion is book a resort during this time as you can do a lot of sightseeing whenever it’s not raining and enjoy at the resort when it’s raining.
  3. Finally, there is no better way to enjoy the monsoons then a quick drench in the rain followed by a mug of hot coffee and pakoras (fried vegetables in a batter)
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10 Responses to “Goa in the monsoons”

  1. allthingsboys April 30, 2012 at 17:59 #

    Lovely! Would love to visit someday!

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  2. vignetti May 2, 2012 at 19:21 #

    Ahhhhhhhh, Thank you for that.

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  3. planētēs astēr June 10, 2013 at 17:10 #

    You are right, monsoons bring the nature out of any commercialized place. And of course, the sweet off-season deals 🙂

    b/w Budget traveler staying in Taj! 😛 that villa is beautiful

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    • getsetandgo June 18, 2013 at 14:02 #

      Taj runs fabulous packages and plans in Goa during the monsoons. That villa was pure luck 🙂

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  4. chicku1403 July 15, 2013 at 17:33 #

    wow nice its sounds really interesting that visit Goa in July it encourage me to visit these places in Goa and spend time.

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  5. Krishnandu Sarkar September 15, 2016 at 23:38 #

    Haha!! I can relate it closely as I have just returned from Goa on July 2016 🙂

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