When it comes to balmy tropical breezes, rambunctious adventures and a buzzing nightlife, Goa is undoubtedly the place to be. Now, imagine this destination during the monsoon — double the beauty and double the fun! The drizzle of rain coupled with rich foliage all around, truly make monsoons the best time to visit Goa. While you’re there, here’s a list of places you can visit, to experience the most magical Goan monsoon experience.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls, also referred to as the ‘Sea of Milk’, is one of the best places to visit in North Goa. Double-knot your trekking shoes and set out to explore the lush tropical surroundings of the waterfalls. Be mesmerised by the frothy water cascading through the greenery, offering excellent views of nature at its peak. If you’re not much of an adventurer, hop aboard a train that will lead you to the waterfall’s base, to witness its glory.
The heart of Goa is — undoubtedly — its beaches. You can never leave without exploring them. So, take a walk along the beaches of Candolim, Anjuna and Baga, which are touted to be the best beaches in Goa during the monsoon. Adrenaline junkies can also go jet-skiing or paragliding at the beach. For those seeking some quiet time, simply lounge on the soft sand with your loved one, enjoying the monsoon breeze.
There’s just something enthralling about visiting spice gardens during the monsoon. The monsoon breeze brings along an exotic fragrance of spices like vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom and more. Here, lunch is served in traditional pots and banana leaves, with a selection of fresh fruits from organic farms for dessert. What better way to spend your monsoon days than in the very lap of nature?
While in Goa, you must witness the exquisite beauty of the Chapora Fort. Rising high above the Chapora River, this fort is exceptionally beautiful during the monsoon and boasts the most serene views of nature. Bollywood enthusiasts, take note: This is the very fort that featured in the film ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. Feel free to recreate the scene from the film here, with your best buddies.
There’s no party like a Goan party! Unleash your inner party animal and hit the popular Tito’s Street, lined with bars and nightclubs. Since the area isn’t very crowded in the monsoon, you can enjoy a night of revelry here, without the usual push-and-shove.
Also called the Mandovi river, this place is ideal for a fantastic river-rafting adventure. Mhadei is perfect for first-timers and seasoned adventurers, alike. Spanning across 10 kilometres and cut across class 2 and class 3 waves, this rafting experience is a monsoon must-do.
Anjuna Flea Market
The lovely hues of the Tibetan, Rajasthani and Kashmiri shops beckon at Goa’s famous Anjuna Flea Market. On a gloomy day, you can cheer yourself up by picking up wooden handicrafts, quirky jewellery, clothes and souvenirs to take home for family and friends.
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