Hailed as the ‘Party Capital of India’, Goa features tropical climate which undergoes very subtle changes throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Goa is between November and March. During these months, weather is beautifully balmy and clear with a cool sea breeze blowing through. Add to it, Christmas and New Year celebrations that raise the fun quotient.
Although the temperature usually hovers around 26°C to 33°C throughout the year, Goa still features four seasons. These are – summer, monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. Each of them has its own charms. Summers are warm whereas winters are pleasant and thus, is the best season to visit Goa. Monsoon and post-monsoon also imbue a new life to the state. Crowds from all over the world can be seen here indulging in unlimited fun throughout the year.
Summer Season: (March-May)
Goa experiences hot weather in summer. Temperature sometimes reaches 37°C or above. Though the heat during noon time becomes unbearable, evenings and mornings are quite pleasant. But, since, Goa is a coastal state, humidity remains quite high. Thus, it is advised to stay indoors during this time. Nevertheless, it can be considered as a good Goa holiday season to avail lucrative discounts and witness less-crowd. Also, the beaches remain tepid and the cerulean waters of the Arabian Sea lure visitors for taking a dip. So, if the sun shining brightly doesn’t bother you much, you can plan a trip in this season.
Monsoon Season: (June-September)
Monsoon brings along with it another reason to indulge in celebrations. The Sao Joao Festival in June and parties across the length and breadth of the state to celebrate rain make the season magical. The showers bring a blissful respite after the scorching heat. Waterfalls start flowing with full might, nature gets a new life and beaches appear mesmerizing. Thus, nature lovers can consider it the best time to go to Goa. Witnessing the Dudhsagar waterfalls, going for trekking, rejuvenating with Ayurveda therapies will make your trip memorable.
Post-Monsoon Season: (October)
October marks the post-monsoon season. The rainfall starts to recede, however, the bliss of monsoon can still be experienced. Furthermore, the state gets ready to welcome tourists from all around. No wonder, it is the best time to plan your Goa trip if you want to enjoy some ‘Me’ time here.
The best of them all, winter season in Goa starts in November and continues till February. It is that time of the year when Goa becomes a dream destination for many. From eminent personalities to popular music bands mark their presence in the state. Christmas and New Year merrymaking is at full swing and the state offers a bundle of matchless experiences to all the visitors. Basking in the sunshine completes the picture of Goa as a land of sun, sand and the sea.
Unarguably, other than winter, there is no best time to holiday in Goa. The winter months allow you to partake in a number of water sports, make the most of your holidays at the beaches and create memories of a lifetime.