Monday, May 28, 2012


Goa looks prettiest in the rain.

Common wisdom holds that the best time to travel in India is in summer or in winter.  For once you can bypass that wisdom and head off to Goa in monsoon where forests are brilliant emerald green, the seas are wild and the roads are empty.

Traveling to Goa in monsoon seems like a silly idea.  Why go to some touristy place in monsoon and stay in your lodge room while it is pouring outside. If you are the kind who avoids the rain like a plague then this is not the time or place for you. If however you are the explorer/adventurer type then Goa is heaven in this time of the year.

The idea is to ditch the beach and hit the woods.  The rolling hills, the thundering waterfalls and the milky white skies are the order of the day.  Make sure you have a very good pair of shoes, supply of medicines and very minimal luggage.  The perks that you get for coming in this unusual time of the year are many, like very cheap accommodation and very less tourists.  Taking a hike in the day and getting down with Feni and goan fish curry in the evening, sounds good doesn't it?.

On a final note, be sure that this destination in this time of the year is very unconventional and that you will have to forego the luxurious rays of sun.  The rewards that mother nature offers in this place will more than compensate the sunshine.

Goa Tourism Board offers a monsoon package that are very reasonable. Check this out.


  1. Great idea. For the majority, Goa is about beaches, drinking or getting high, and ogling white skin. Your post helps highlight things that are not on most people's must do list in Goa. And the rates are really amazing. The ghats are one of the best kept secrets of Goa. Strangely, in tourism circles, it is often referred to as the Hindu pilgrimage circuit.

  2. Well Said....never been to that place, hope will make a trip to Goa very soon.

  3. wow, the photographs are lovely!!! I like that this is not the usual sea beach photographs--the falls look incredible!!! I have been in Goa in August--there were some rains but again stuck at the beach. Did not see anything that you describe here:( Well, now I know:)

  4. @Bhavana. This side of Goa is very rarely explored by domestic tourists. Next time you go catch hold of an Goa Tourism guide.

  5. Beautiful pictures..Heavenly place..:-)Thanks for sharing Sandeep..:-)

  6. @A Homemaker's Utopia thank you for dropping by.

  7. Rain and fish curry and feni. That's a good combo.
    'The idea is to ditch the beach and hit the woods' - that's a sensible thing to say. You're so right. If its raining, you should be in the woods, and those waterfalls always look different in the rain.

    I know people who like visiting Kerala during the monsoons. These are people who have an intense love affair with nature. I hope this post of yours will give Goa-lovers an alternative to try out.

    Nice images, Sandeep.

    1. @D.Nambiar. The greenery in Kerala is stunning in any season; truly God's own country that place. Thanks for dropping by.

  8. Beautiful captures of Doodsagar.Loved it. Wish I could see it so close.

    The railway line, the station and the falls , it is ethereal, the train journey is the best, you almost touch the fall, hear its roar, ( July , August) and think about it for hours later. No wonder those Goans are so obsessed with their state!:-)