Goa reminds us of sun, sand and surf, but there’s a more to it especially in Monsoons where you can have a magical experience of lush greenery all around, fresh air and laidback lifestyle of its people moving at a leisurely pace.
Things to do in Goa
The Dudhsagar Falls, is a must-visit during the monsoon when the milky white waters come cascading down a dizzying height and you can literally bathe in its mist if you venture too close to it. Surrounded by dense green cover, Trekking is a popular activity at the Dudhsagar Falls.
Wildlife sanctuaries of Goa
Wildlife sanctuaries are an absolute must-visit during the monsoons when they are washed clean by the rains for an experience you just can’t miss.
Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for Bengal Tigers the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is popular for Deer Park and a zoo, as well as many beautiful nature trails, which are perfect for hikes.
Spice plantations are a must visit in Goa during monsoons as they look refreshing and pristine washed up by the rains. The Savoi spice plantation come alive during monsoons and can be reached through a serene drive along the verdant valley and tropical forests.
Enjoy the Carnival
Goa is a place of unending fetes and celebrations and monsoon time is no different! Monsoon in Goa brings in the joy of many festivities like; fertility feast of St. John the Baptist, The feasts of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Bonderam Festival is famous for its vibrant parade of local people.
Enjoy the boat cruise!
Boat cruise on River Mandovi, the mystifying sight of the Chapora fort and the Vagator beach makes it some of the best places to visit in Goa in monsoon. There are other forts as well, which are great to visit, but Chapora definitely make it to the top of the list when it’s all cloudy and beautiful.
Night life-Let’s party all night!
Goa is famous for its nightlife and vibrant parties and best part is you don’t have to wait in queues for popular nightclubs known for live foot tapping music and peppy ambience. Goa is the only state in India where gambling is legal and there are many floating casinos where you can try your luck at the slot machines and roulette.
And you thought the beaches were everything GOA had ?