Goa is divided into two seasons. October to March is apparent season time where Goa is bustling and everyone is in business. The rest of the months, the sun is scorching and business is low. This doesn’t stop people from coming here and why should it? The off season sees rain, greenery and the most alluring facet of Goa is presented before us.
It is my favorite time. Undoubtedly so, because it is as if all the beauty is just for you to embrace.The beaches are empty and the calmness is soothing. All shades of green and the peacocks are always dancing for you.
The rains here are heavy. They bring the mood to extreme coziness. I have somehow worked a bit more during the showers. A true Petrichor! I am always inspired and you would be too.
The freedom that entails with being a Digital Nomad has given me the exposure to meet locals from all walks of life. Locals as in people who are from here, also the ones from other cities who live here. Upon interaction I gathered that locals are mostly off-roading, camping, fishing, hiking and exploring more when the monsoons strike. A lot of waterfalls emerge during the rains. The greenery is so blinding at times that it is soothing. Funny as that might sound, the off season will also arise the poet in you.
Long drives are a part and parcel of the monsoons and the sights are delightful. Goa is all new. The ocean is rough and you can see locals fishing right on the beach with their fancy paraphernalia. The fields are greener than ever and the sky is most calm. It is best time to see Goa in its most raw form.
If you like nature as much as I do, you could chill with Mother N.
OFF ROADING SPOTS- Take your 4*4 car or your bikes and set out to see the wild Goa. Mollem, Chorla Ghat, Amboli Ghat, Mhadei National Park are to name a few.
Party and Goa are synonymous. The party truly never stops here. Parties here were mostly Rock N Roll back in the day. People partied here for days nonstop for the love of music. DJ’s would make parties because they want people to hear some good music and have some fun on the dance floor. It was all free. Everything available inside was also free. The juice was in the live music and the off season sees a lot of revival of this scene, set in modern times obviously as beach parties are not feasible.
SORO- Meaning alcohol in the local dialect, Konakni, Soro is a great place for some live bands, techno gigs, salsa sessions. The good food is the cherry on top.