Monsoon in Goa
Monsoon in Goa is a totally different ball game. Unlike other seasons, monsoon opens up various other avenues of enjoyment for tourists and visitors. It’s not the beaches as usual that are a source of joy for tourists when the rain comes down pouring in Goa, but various other activities and places that welcome one and all with open arms. Goa can be an unending journey for most as there are lots on offer and it depends on what you want to explore while visiting the state in the rainy season. Rains in Goa can get heavier by June end and the twin months of July and August tend to witness monsoon in full furore.
For travellers, monsoon does offer a great deal of excitement and at the same time various options to explore Goa. There is greenery everywhere, the ponds and lakes are filled to the brim and rivers Mandovi, Zuari, Sal, Chapora are overflowing and so are the waterfalls nestled high in the mountains roaring in full fury. Though venturing into the sea is banned during monsoon with rough seas and inclement weather being the obvious reasons, beach activities are restricted. But this doesn’t mean the end of the road for tourists. There is more than enough in Goa to explore and places to visit to make the most of touring Goa during monsoon. Here we take a peek into the Top-6 list of places one can visit in Goa during monsoon.
Tambdi Surla Waterfalls And Temple
Located amidst Mahavir National Park, Tambdi Surla is one of the eye-soothing tourist spots in Goa. The peculiarly beautiful construction of the 12th-century Shaivite temple will ooze you. From this spot, you can visit Tambdi Surla waterfalls which is at 90 min trekking distance from the temple. You can also take a route via Mandgaon. The best time to visit this place is between June to December. Nature’s beauty shows it’s the best face at this place. The water falls from a height of 50m which is no less than a movie scene. The trekking route will let you see various reptiles with your naked eyes though safety mandates here. It holds a lot more than it could be explained. Visit it this holiday to know and enjoy every bit of it.
Surla Waterfall Video
Undoubtedly, the Dudhsagar waterfalls is one destination not be missed during peak monsoon. In fact, this waterfall is the pride of Goa and is a top attraction for visitors in monsoon. Nestled high in the western ghats, Dudhsagar is one of India’s tallest waterfalls and has a milky appearance when the water cascades from a height of 600meters. During monsoon, trekking is the only best option to reach Dudhsagar but care needs to be taken as the terrain tends to get slippery owing to rains.
Goa is home to some beautiful spice plantations and they are at their greenest during monsoon. Famous to grow cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, ginger, and cardamom, some of the best spice farms are worth visiting. The Savoi Plantations is one of the best to visit in Goa. You can also visit a cashew distillery up north near Bicholim and Sanquelim region and also enjoy the traditional Goan Saraswat meal. Goa offers best hotel and resort deals in the off-season as booking can be secured easily and also at a cheaper price. Most hotels in beach locations of Baga, Calangute, Candolim and Panjim in the North and Colva and Benaulim in South Goa can be booked for cosy accommodations and a Goa sightseeing plan can be chalked out on the website.
Basilica Of Bom Jesus
The world famous The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located in Old Goa, some 10km from Panjim and forms an integral part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. During the Portuguese regime, Old Goa happened to be the capital of Goa. Scores of tourists visit the Basilica annually from different parts of India as well as from overseas. An annual fest is held here on December 3. This place can be best understood if you have a guide to tell you about the history of this place, otherwise, it is just a tourist spot. The architecture is good and well maintained.
This waterfall is a top tourist attraction in monsoon and located in Sanquelim. The waterfall here is scenic with a multi-level viewing area. This waterfall forms a huge lake at the bottom, which is much popular amongst the swimmers and as such forms a great picnic spot.
Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim
The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panaji city’s prime attraction and organizes mass every day in English, Konkani, and Portuguese. The church is constructed in a typical Portuguese Baroque style and stands tall on the hillside on the road towards Altinho, and overlooks the city of Panjim.
The church was built way back in 1541 and looks glorious when completely lit during Christmas and local feasts. It’s an important landmark of Panjim city. This church has been part of many film shoots and is very popular in Goa as it is a calm place to pray without any problem of noise.
The structure and height of the church is also great. It sits at the top of 3 flights of stairs and looks very majestic. However one needs to purchase candles from shops nearby before climbing up to this lovely church as there are no shops on top to get the candles.
Goa can best be enjoyed in monsoon as rain brings with it a different kind of joy. There are numerous places one can visit during the rainy season and trips planned during this period also become cheaper due to the prevailing off-season. To know all monsoon tours and activities in one place, check tripraja.com for best monsoon activities in goa from Adventure Activities to Water Sports, all these activities and tour can be book at a very reasonable price. So book your accommodation at a cheaper price and enjoy the sights and sounds of Goa by visiting the Dudhsagar waterfalls or a trek to Tambdi Surla. Also, visit the spice plantations and take a trip down the backwaters of Goa for monsoon water sports activities. There’s a lot to explore.
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I am yet to visit Goa and hopefully this year the trip may materialise. Thanks for this post.Bookmarking. Didn’t know about atleast two out of the list.
You have to make a stopover at Mumbai then, waiting to meet.
You have to stop over at Mumbai. Check this post too some more stunning places –
Shall do for sure, Manisha..Thank you :))
Goa is beautiful all year round. I have visited all these places except the waterfalls you have mentioned. Will visit those on my next trip.
Great. There are more places little away from Goa worth exploring and you will be stunned with the cleanliness. Check this one too https://zarahatkeblog.com/2017/09/02/travel-diaries-water-sports-near-goa/
Goa is gorgeous is every season! But yes it comes alive during monsoon time. The greenery is so pleasing to the eyes and mind!
You will find a new reason to visit Goa in every season but correctly said the greenery is the best during Monsoon.
The entire region of Konkon flourishes during Monsoon. It is so picturesque as if we have walked into heavens. Loved reading this post. It is an itinerary would love to follow
I hope you get a chance soon. 😊
Goa in rains look even more beautiful. I have been there and the waterfalls look simply magical.
True that 😊
I’m that person who cancel at the end moment, bookmarking as I truly want to explore Goa
Hope you visit soon 😊
Surla water fall is the only place i haven’t explored yet at Goa.. This looks interesting. I loved the detailed video of surla falls.
Something for next time 😊
The romance of Goa comes to the fore during the monsoons. Goa is magical in the rains, nice list of places, our favourite is Dudhsagar, what an awesome place.
Goa is a different heaven altogether in monsoons! Dudhsagar waterfalls is my absolute fav place to go in the rainy season!
That’s great to know 🙂
Goa is always my fav destination and even we visited in monsoon but missed few places you mentioned here ..will sure check on our next trip
Goa is,really beautiful place and looks attractive in all seasons .. Will plan a trip soon .
Goa is my go to place! I love all the places you’ve mentioned and been to all of them. Dhoodsagar waterfalls is my personal favourite, can spend an entire day just sitting by its side
That’s great to know 🙂
I have never visited Goa .Your Blog post is definitely helpful for someone like me who has Goa on the wish list
Glad it was useful to you 😊
Goa is a beautiful place. I love going near beach I will remember next time l am traveling there
I love mountains, hills and waterfalls! I didn’t know Goa has so many amazing waterfalls! Bookmarking this post! It’s really helpful!
Glad you liked it 😊
Goa has been on my travel list since long time. It is a beautiful place to experience beach life.
Yes you will totally love the beaches and the environment.
I am planning a trip to Goa and this post is definitely going to come in handy. Saving it for the future trip.
Glad it was useful 😊
we actually have family who are planning to visit goa this monsoon, and i was wondering what they could possibly do during this off season. Great to read this post and realise that there is so much to enjoy even in this season. Definitely sharing this post with them.
That’s great this post was useful in some way 👍
I have been to a couple of these places except for the two. The beauty of your list if that it includes a bit of everything – heritage, nature, fun!
Tried to incorporate a mix 😊
The two waterfalls are a revelation as I didn’t know about one of them. Monsoon in Goa is one of the best even though people avoid it mostly for bad weather. Thanks for writing.
Yes, monsoons is a good time to visit some times bad weather can be a deterrent.
Very beautiful blog and perfect places! 🙂 I want to contribute more about the places that can be visited on Goa Trip During Monsoon!
Will check out your post, thanks.
I am pretty good in remembering the dates and yesterday only, I was telling my husband that 5 years back today, we left for Goa to experience the monsoons. I agree with all the spots mentioned here, however beaches also make a romantic spot to be at during the rains 🙂
True that 😊
Wow such a great post. I have been to Goa about 3 times and I am in love with that place. I just keep going back again and again, I love it that much.
Now I am referring back to this post as I have finally planned Goa again. I will surely try to visit these places while I am there. Thank you.