Goa is more popular for its beaches, parties, clubbing and gambling scene. Most people spend their time there tanning in the sun on beach sides, taking part in water sports, or drinking and dancing through the night. Others may take the ferry ride to explore the cultural programmes; and the rest take tour buses around the city exploring popular churches and markets. The most popular time to visit Goa, among the tourists is winter, owing to the pleasant weather and the new year and christmas carnivals that add to the Goa experience. Fewer people may choose summer time, for the cheaper prices, bearing with the humidity and sweating. The least explored time of the year, spent by tourists in Goa is the monsoon season. If you are anything like me who enjoys bike rides, spontaneous plans, and unexpected dancing in the rain, monsoon may be the best time for you to explore some hidden gems of Goa, that are missed by most people who cannot see beyond the party scenes in Goa.
Our very first day, we arrived at the airport and took a taxi to the bike rental place and rented a thunderbird for the trip. On our bike we travelled all the way to Calangute and checked in , into a guest house in the area. Since it was already evening, we decided to grab a bite in a near by eatery in Saligao and rode through the streets in the vicinity, while it drizzled.