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Best Time To Visit Goa

October - March is the best time to visit Goa

November to February is generally considered to be the best time to visit Goa. The weather is perfect, not very cold, not very hot. It's also a good time as almost all the beach shacks are open during these months. Water sports, like banana boat ride, jet ski, parasailing, etc. are also open to tourists during these months on most of the popular beaches. Lots of music festivals including the Sunburn festival happen around December and January. If you like being in the crowd and are looking for fun party time, this is the time to go to Goa. Goa is considered to be one of the best places in India to enjoy Christmas and New Year season as the entire Goa is full of festivity.

Weather in Goa

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Goa in Summer (March - June)

Summers are not the ideal time to visit Goa. However, the advantages of visiting Goa in the off-season are cheaper accommodation and rates of food, booze, travel and absence of crowd and rush.

Goa in Monsoon (July - September)

Goa in monsoons could be quite the dampener. However, the flip side to being here this time is that all prices take a dip. You can also enjoy the trek to Dudhsagar Falls and see it in its best form.

Goa in Winter (November - February)

It is in the month of October that the monsoon starts to fade away and there is a slight chill in the atmosphere. The winter starts setting in from November. Due to proximity to the Arabian Sea, the winters are not harsh. The temperatures in winter are around 20-22 degrees Celsius.

Monthly Weather in Goa

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 15 32
February 18 33
March 19 35
April 21 37
May 23 35
June 22 29
July 22 28
August 21 29
September 21 29
October 19 30
November 17 32
December 17 32

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Events in Goa

Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival By Kala Academy Goa

2nd- 4th 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.

Goa Carnival

6th - 9th Feb

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. 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.

India Bike Week

16th - 20th February

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

Shigmotsav

7th-20th March

Essentially a festival of masses, Shigmotsav marks the coming of the spring season in Goa. Dressed in flashy and colourful traditional costumes, the local folk groups give splendid dance performances. The float parade is the highlight of the festival. If you want to enjoy the true spirit of Goan culture, then join Goa during this festival.

Igitun Chalne In Sirigao

May

In this festival, thousands of dhonds, the devout fire-walking devotees of Goddess Lairaya, walk on burning coals so as to show their faith in the Goddess. It is held every year in May in the temple of Sirigao, about 30 kilometres from the capital Panjim.

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.

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.

International Film Festival Of India -Iffi

20th - 30th November

Since its inception in 1952, the International Film Festival has been one of the biggest of its type in India. It witnesses the coming together of film artists from all over the world, thus bringing together the diversity of the forms, aesthetics and contents. The main aim of the festival is to give exposure to Indian cinema and introduce it on the global platform.



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