What is the best time to visit Goa?

The best time to visit Goa is from November to February when the weather is ideal for sightseeing and relaxing on the stunning beaches. The temperature during this time ranges around 20 to 30 degrees Celcius and it is also the peak tourist season in Goa. Monsoons from June to September are another great time to visit Goa if you love the beach during rains. Summer is not a good time to visit Goa. With the temperature fluctuating between 25 to 35 degrees Celcius, the weather from March to May is extremely hot and humid.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 21° 0 days
February 32°/ 21° 0 days
March 32°/ 22° 1 days
April 34°/ 25° 2 days
May 33°/ 26° 0 days
June 30°/ 25° 22 days
July 28°/ 25° 31 days
August 28°/ 25° 30 days
September 28°/ 24° 26 days
October 31°/ 24° 26 days
November 32°/ 24° 4 days
December 33°/ 23° 0 days

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Events in Goa

India Bike Week

24th - 25th November

India Bike Week is an event which is considered to be the Biker's Heaven. It gives them the opportunity to meet and interact with bikers from all over the globe and share their personal stories and experiences. Also, there a

Sao Joao Feast, Across Goa (Siolim Particularly)

24th June

One of the most celebrated Christian festivals in Goa, Sao Joao is the feast of St John the Baptist. Several customs are associated with this festival, the most popular being one in which the newly wed groom jumps into a well to impress his bride. In certain places, folk dances are performed and fruits and pleasantries are exchanged with one's friends and relatives.

Water Sports Activities

October - May

If you're in Goa on vacation and you don't engage in any of the water sports activities, you're seriously missing out on something. There are several Water Sports Operators who offer all kinds of activities ranging from parasailing and windsurfing to scuba diving and water skiing. Calangute, Patolem and Grande Island are the places to be if you want to indulge in some water sports action.

Goa Carnival

2nd March 2019

A legacy of the years of Portuguese rule, the Goa Carnival has grown from a quiet event to a popular, large scale festival, attracting thousands of tourists from India and abroad. One of the most awaited occasions in the state, the Goan Carnival has a long history of its origin, stretching back to the ancient Roman Empire. This event, known as the Goan Carnival or Intruz or simply Carnival, is a centre of attraction and highly responsible for making Goa a dream destination apart from it's beautiful beaches that a thronged by tourists throughout the year. Spectacular and colourful floats parades are held in the popular cities of Goa. The atmosphere is infectious with the dances, musical events and the great food, all which are a major crowd puller. This year it's going to be held on 2nd March 2019.

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Shigmo Festival

21st March 2019

The Shigmo festival that takes place in the Konkani diaspora of Goa, during the spring season, is a beautiful and auspicious festival of Hindus that celebrates the vibrancy of colours. The festival spans for five days. In other regions of the country, Hindus, more commonly, celebrate Holi, which is a part of it. The Hindu community marks the festival by building and painting elaborate mural and idols depicting scenes and tales from Hindu Mythology. Dressed in flashy and colourful traditional costumes, the local folk groups give splendid dance performances. The float parade is the highlight of the festival. There is festive energy surrounding the Konkani diaspora during this festival as it envelopes the whole place with its celebration of colours. The festival will be held on 21st March 2019.

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Igitun Chalne

May

Igitun Chalne celebrated in May, is a religious festival in the northern district of Goa in the temple of Sirigao, which is located in Bicholim Taluka. Also known as the ?fire walk? festival, it attracts onlookers and tourists to experience the festival in huge numbers each year. Devotees walk on hot coals in commemoration of the goddess Lairaya. It is done to showcase true and complete devotion to the goddess. This extreme act of bravery brings many people together in awe of the festival.

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Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival By Kala Academy Goa

6th - 8th February

Sufi Sutra is an annual peace music festival usually held in Kolkata, but this year saw it being extended to Goa as well. Several performers from different countries collaborated with rural Indian artists to create new, diverse trends in Sufi and traditional music and was a true delight indeed for all music lovers.

International Film Festival Of India -Iffi

20th November 2019 - 28th November 2019

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa is India's preeminent film festival that showcases outstanding films made by acclaimed directors and debutant filmmakers alike. It provides a platform for stories to be told through the medium of cinema, stories that come from across the globe, alongside Indian films as well. Since its inception in 1952, the International Film Festival has been one of the biggest of its type in India. Spanning eight days, the IFFI is a celebration of the exquisite films from around the world that have been made throughout the year, and also of rich and diverse Indian heritage. The main aim of the festival is to give exposure to Indian cinema and introduce it to the global platform.

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