Come rain or shine Goa welcomes tourists from all over the world through the year to this little coastal state by the Arabian Sea. Nestled with coconut palm trees and bustling with activity from January to December you can plan your trip to Goa anytime and have a time of your life. Here are a few things you can do when in Goa and be part of the culture that won’t let you down.
Your trip to Goa must include water sports in the todo list. There are a number of water activities that take place all year round in Goa. If you are an adventure traveller then monsoon river rafting should be done at the Mhadei river. These thrilling sports are available from June to September. The beach activities start in October in the winters, some of the fun to do rides are Jet Ski, paragliding, banana boat ride, speed boat, and dolphin trips. You can also try out some of the advanced sports like snorkelling and scuba diving, or test your stamina with flyboarding or kitesurfing.
Monsoons are the best time in goa to get good deals on hotels and flights and to try some relaxing activities. The Mandovi river cruises are popular during the rains and the evening cruise down the river is the most romantic journey one can take watching architectural houses and offices on both sides of the river. The cruise has dinner and dance and music to entertain you all evening and you can have a gala time here with some local dances and feet tapping live DJ music.
The month of February is the winding of the winters and beginning of the summers, before the holy month of lent in Goa, we have the last fun and frolic activity in Goa known worldwide and it’s the carnival. King Momo starts the carnival parade with his troop which floats from the Panjim city. Its 4 days festival in Goa with streets lined up with lights and decor to welcome the floats.
Summer is the fun time in Goa with the kids having their holidays and want to refresh in the pool and enjoy swimming. Goa has three different water parks to choose from when beating the summer heat, you can head to Froggy land or splash down to try on their rides and slides and do some ringo slides as well. If you are a nature lover then visit Nagesh Gardens which has waterfalls and activities in nature with some wildlife and exotic local lunch.
End the year with a bang and popping of champagne. The Christmas and New Year Balls are happening all over Goa in December and you can never stay away from the music and dance. So get into your dancing shoes and you best clothes and join the fun and glamour of this place to bring in the Birth of Christ and the New Years. Best time to try some sweets made especially during this festive season and sees the cribs and xmas tree decorations at the churches.
It’s not over till you say so, as there are more treats for nature lovers who can visit wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls or ever take a bike ride on the terrains and jungle treks. Make the most of every season here as you don’t need a reason to celebrate with many interesting places to visit in Goa.