Best Time to Visit Goa

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Located on the Konkan coast, Goa is known to be a paradise for tourists. Renowned for its picturesque beaches, Goa offers beautifully designed temples, churches, forts and beachside shacks. This captivating Indian state provides a lively nightlife and pleasant weather.

If you want to explore this vast state, November to January is when you should decide to visit it. It is considered the best time to visit Goa as a tourist. Visitors travelling to this coastal state during these months get to enjoy powdery white beaches, delicious seafood, sunbathing areas, picturesque sunsets and more. With a thriving nightlife, Goa is an ideal vacation spot for both domestic and foreign tourists.

Goa during the monsoon season is highly humid and records frequent rain showers. This season also marks the Patolleanchem Feast, which is celebrated with gusto. However, if you are not an admirer of the rainy season, you can take the advantage of the summers. During the sunny season, Goa is characterised by eye-catchy sunrises and sunsets. One of the significant events celebrated during the summertime is the Shigmo Festival. This festival is celebrated for 14 days and is the Goan version of Holi. A chilled drink in hand, while you gaze upon the shorelines, is what makes a summer holiday in Goa memorable!

Although attracting tourists year-round, November is considered to be the best month to visit Goa. The weather during this month is cool with clear skies and covered with lush green trees. This tropical paradise of India is divided into two districts - North Goa and South Goa. Prevalently considered the tourist hub, North Goa consists of a plethora of striking beaches, namely - Keri Beach, Arambol Beach, Mandrem Beach, Morjim Beach, Vagator Beach, Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, among others. The most commercial beaches in North Goa among tourists are Baga Beach and Calangute Beach. These beaches host some of the best shacks that serve delicious seafood, jostling nighteries and several water sports. For tourists who look for a slightly secluded beach on their trip to Goa, Morjim and Mandrem beaches are perfect for them. These beaches are known to be exceptionally clean and serene, credit to the lesser footfall it receives. Morjim Beach is also very famous for Russian tourists and as the nesting ground for the rare Olive Ridley Turtles. Every year during November, tourists get to witness the enthralling sight of tiny turtles heading back to the sea.

Being a traveller’s paradise, Goa offers a plethora of activities and places to visit that ensures a memorable experience when vacationing in Goa. For adventure enthusiasts, Goa offers striking water activities like water skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling among others. Owing to its Portuguese heritage, Goa is home to various forts, namely - Aguada Fort, Chapora Fort, Cabo de Rama Fort and more! Some of the famous churches also give us a glimpse of Goa’s colonial past, like - Se Cathedral, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church of Saint Cajetan, among others. Apart from churches, Goa is also celebrated for the heavenly Dudhsagar Falls. Surrounded by deciduous trees, it is located in the Mollem National Park.

For a more relaxing and entertaining night, visitors in Goa can visit the iconic casinos and enjoy night cruises. Apart from a thriving nightlife, Goa also offers a very lively flea market called Anjuna Flea Market. Visitors can get to choose from souvenirs to garments and accessories. It is the best place for a shopaholic to shop for authentic things to take back home. Take a break from the daily hustles of life and fall in love with Goa.

As you decide on the best time to go to Goa, make sure to book a comfortable stay at Kenilworth Resort & Spa. The resort grants guests private access to Utorda Beach. It also offers luxurious rooms and suites that allow you to kick back and relax after a tiring day of exploring.