Best time is October Mid to Feb. Or sometimes after some rainny season. Places to visit - Vagator Beach ( For water sports), Candolim beach, Baga beach , Tito's Lane ( For night party and pub), Club Cubana , Anjuna beach , Chapora Fort ( Dil Chahta hai movie shoot) , Church ( Basilica of Bom Jesus) .
The best time to visit Goa is from October to March. The climate from April starts becoming humid due to which you won't be able to enjoy the best of Goa until June. Monsoon arrives in July which continues till September when you won't be able to visit beaches much due to high tides. Few important points that might help you plan your trip better.
1. Try finding a place to stay either in Candolim or Calangute area when in north because they are the closest to all the beaches you might want to visit.
2. Few Beaches you may want to visit: Vagator Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Candolim Beach.
3. To witness the sunrise you can go to Morjim Beach.
4. If you are thinking of visiting casino for a night, try Deltin Royale.
I would suggest that the Baga, Calangute, Candolim areas in North Goa would be best for you. All three places have plenty of hotels to choose from and all three have many bars and restaurants with live music in some.
Best time to visit Goa is Oct to March.
Places to visit:-
1. Beaches- Candolim, Calungute, Baga(most hppening at night), Anjuma, Vegator, Mini vegator (you can find famous shacks like curli's here)
2. Clubbing & Partying- Club Cubana, LPK, Tito's, Antarès
3. Casino- Deltin Royale is the best.
4. Eateries- A no. of eateries can be found out throughout Goa.
Post Oct till end of Feb will be ideal time to visit as in march the heat waves increases tremendously. if you are a party animal, then north Goa is your place. do stay near baga beach or calangute beach, so that you can explore each of the beach easily.
do visit vagator and sinq beach as they are adjacent to each other and famous for watersports and sunset l, plus the Dil Chahta hai fort near by. either club cabana or Tito's lane for club mambos for night life. book a trip for scuba diving which will cost you approx 2k per person with unlimited beer,food and ferry ride and pick and drop will be provided. similarly dudh Sagar falls is a must to have the same sight of the waterfall as seen in Chennai express. one day tour can be customised for South Goa exploration, the driver will take you to 2-3 beach, churches and drop you to the airport, will charge you approx 3k for the day tour. hope this info helps! cheers happy travelling!!
Goa definitely not in summers.
In planning in monsoons then must visit Dudhsagar waterfalls.
Goa is best for the beaches. Calanguate, candolim, Anjuna, Baga, Vagator in north goa. Mirnar, dona paula in south.
Visit aguada and chapora fort.
Enjoy mandavi river cruise.
There are old churches also to visit.
Best time to visit Goa is between October to March. If you are planning now to visit then be ready to get tanned.Please note that for travel, Goa is divided into North and South. If you want to visit the 'Electrifying Vibes And Happening Beaches' (Baga Beach, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach and Calangute Beach) then plan for North Goa and for 'Soul soothing secluded beaches and nature' (Palolem Baech, Butterfly Beach, Majorda Beach) then plan for south Goa.
Go after monsoon season October-feb.. summer will be too harsh.. instead of visiting crowded places like Baga beach (North Goa).. it's recommended rent a vehicle since it's very cheap..and explore many other beaches which are less crowded and peaceful.. also must visit is the aguada fort .. and dolphin ride you can visit but if you get to see dolphins or not depends on your luck
Hey thejesh !!
you should consider going to goa only after September now... because the weather will be hot now... and during monsoons water sports activities are not available... You can consider the following itinerary.: Day1- visit North Goa beaches ; Anjuna Calangute , Baga , vagator , morjim spend the evening at chapora or aguada fort (beautiful sunset) then after that go for night party at some club if you prefer parties .. Goa is the best for night life. day2- go to south Goa beaches and old Goa spend the evening at cruise...
day3- go for water sports and scuba diving it's a complete package for whole day.. day4 : go to Dudhsagar waterfalls it's one of the best parts of visiting Goa if you like peace hope this is helpful ...
I have been to goa 14 times in my college days, it was just 4 hours from Manipal. So my suggestions will be based on my experiences till 5 years back. But hope they will help.
Best time to visit:
Goa is hot and humid all the year round as it is near the sea. But nonetheless november-february are the relatively cooler months. Avoid Goa in Dec-Jan, absolute mad rush for christmas and new year and the winter holidays. prices will be too high. That leaves you with the option of november and feb. Again , If it is diwali in november , there might be rush of tourists. Otherwise both november and feb are the ideal months to explore goa. Another good time is early to mid july, when the monsoon just sets in. Though it is humid then, but you get to see the greener side of goa with occasional downpours which keeps the weather relatively cool. Places to visit:
Assuming you are a first timer to Goa, I would suggest make Anjuna your base for north Goa and Palolem for south goa. There are a lot of budget to luxury accomodations on the beach as well as near the beach. My personal favourites are Nirvana Hermitage ( away from the beach but extremely peaceful with less crowd ) and Curlies cottages ( almost on the beach, pricier but with good amenities and duplex cottages ). Do more research online. You may find even better ones. For sightseeing and relaxing, divide it into 4 days for an ideal goa experience, 2 days for north and 2 days for south. In north goa, visit dona paula, aguada fort, chapora fort ( dil chahta hai fort ), Arambol and little arambol beach, ashwem and mandrem beach, Calangute and baga ( though too crowded these days ). Visit the famous churches of goa ( Basilica of Bom jesus ) , go for a mandovi river cruise in panjim, visit a casino ( my favourite is the Prince casino ). Also, visit a night club preferably LPK, or Club Cubana. ( there are many others, research online ). Another must do is visiting the saturday night flea market in anjuna beach and also doing the watersports activities in Baga/Calangute if you are erally interested.
In south goa, choose a relaxing resort ( pricier ) preferably in palolem, and mostly relax on the beach with a cocktail. attend a silent headphone party on the beach. If time permits, hire a scooty and head towards cavelossim beach, betalbatim, butterfly beach etc etc ( there are many small uncrowded beaches in south goa if you have the will to explore ). Two of my personal favourite beaches are bogmalo and little arambol. It is best to hire a scooty/motorcycle to explore Goa. Do not book any accomodation/transfer through any agent, they will rip you off. Do all bookings personally and remember everything is subjected to bargain. Lastly , if time permits you can plan an overnight visit to Gokarna and Dudhsagar waterfalls. If you are interested in scuba diving at a very cheap price, then visit Malvan beach at Tarkarli ( 2hours north of Goa ). Have a great time. Cheers. Saubhik
Best time - December or January
Try to get there on Christmas or New year Best places - Baga Beach
Chapora Fort Reis Magos fort
St. Augustine Tower
Best time is from September to April. Places - Baga Beach, Ozron beach, Vagator Beach, Candolim and calangute beach, Club Cubana , Anjuna beach , Chapora Fort & Church - Basilica of Bom Jesus.
I recommend to take a stay near Arpora.