I work as a freelance writer and an itinerary planner. I am traveling solo in India for 3 years now and have covered a large part of South India and the Buddha Circuit. I have organized Heritage Walks in Varanasi, traveled to a large part of Buddha Circuit in India including some of the lesser known destinations in Odissa and have volunteered with Mountain Cleaning groups. Traveling for me is connecting with nature and fellow travelers. It is a constant learning experience for me. Being a budget traveler I can help bringing down cost of a trip. Also being a foodie I am very much interested in exploring the food side of my destinations.
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Goa in Monsoon Season
You'll hear from people and travel guides/websites that the best time to visit Goa is from October to February. Well, what if I told you that Goa is worth visiting during the monsoon season.
Between June- August the landscapes of Goa change dramatically from a sun stroked warm location to colors filled with green field, dark clouds, flowing rivers, excited sea and the least crowd you can think of.
Monsoon in Goa is the perfect time to visit if you are looking to see a different side of Goa that you wont see during the peak season. Although there will be less options available at this time compared to the peak season but that won’t be an issue when you are here. The green color covers the entire landscape with a cool breeze flowing by and clouds dancing in the skies. Go for a bike ride on the empty streets towards the villages and experience the lush greenery on the both sides of the road. You don’t even need to decide a destination, just prepare yourself to get drenched all day on your way.
You can go on off-beaten paths of Goa towards Collem and Katigo Wildlife Sanctuary that will offer you the best of the Western Ghats in Monsoon season and if you are ready to walk for a bit (14 kms) then a visit to Legendary Dudhsagar falls is a must (that I am yet to go).
Even River Mandovi is in full flow during this season and in a totally different mood. If you are adventurous enough then go for a boat ride and have a different experience to share when your ride stretches across the flowing river while passing through countryside homes and cottages and lush green hills and trees all around.
Goa is not all about beaches, the monsoon experience here will leave you with a feeling that cannot be described in words. So if you are still wondering if you should visit Goa in Monsoon or not then all you need to is pack your bags and set yourself for this wonderful journey of a lifetime.