Nestled on the south-west coast of India, Goa is undoubtedly a hotspot with travellers all across the globe. Famous for its beaches and spice plantations, the state has a rich history as a Portuguese colony. One can see the traces in the architecture and food culture. While North Goa is famous for its vibrant culture, water sports and bustling markets; South Goa is known for its tranquillity and pristine coastline.
When in Goa, you should book your stay at Holiday Inn Goa and enjoy yourself the calmness of South Goa with the virgin sands of Mobor beach.The hotel is a distinctive blend of traditional Goan and contemporary architecture. You can also look for some other hotels in Goa for a comfortable stay.
If you are an off-season traveller then monsoon is the best to visit Goa as work takes a back seat and there is fresh lush green colour all around. It’s also the perfect time to eat, drink, and be merry as the rates are slashed down up to 50 per cent. Here are the top five things you can do while visiting this vibrant state in monsoon.
Goa cannot be talked about without its amazing beaches and a beautiful coastline. During rains, the beaches are less crowded and you can enjoy the serene view at leisure.
Witness the Dudhsagar falls
Due to downpour, the iconic Dudhsagar falls of Goa come out in their mightiest glory. You can reach the falls either by train or by road through Panaji or Madgaon.
Unending fetes and celebrations
The state remains in a celebratory mood throughout the year. If you plan to visit Goa in August, then be sure to the Bonderam Festival at Divar Island. The festival begins with a vibrant parade with multicoloured flags and the entire island comes alive with performances by famous local bands.
Goa is house to many wildlife sanctuaries and boasts of a wide variety of flora and fauna. Some of them are Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem National Park and BhagwanMahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Unlike the other parts of the country, they remain open throughout the year and to witness fresh, green and pristine milieu washed in the rain is an experience you just can’t afford to miss.
Fragrant Spice Plantations
The spice plantations are no less refreshing and pristine, washed up in the Goan torrents. The Savoi spice plantation is one of the best and can be reached through a serene drive along the verdant valley and tropical forests.