I believe every trip, whether good or bad, gift us with a whole new set of experiences. If you want the real essence of Goa, with the water sports, Dhudhsagar and crowded shores, monsoon is not the right time for you. I had already experienced that in my previous Goa trip. This one helped me understand a more unseen face of Goa. This trip unravelled the beauty of Goa in all shades of green. Not to mention the cold water even at noon. The shores were less crowded and I personally prefer it that way.