GOA IN JULY
Goa, the liberated state with luxury villas was once a strong Portugal colony. It has a shoreline stretching close to 100 km, and takes pride in being the most visited beach destination in India. This celebrated tourist destination which is home to countless beaches with golden sand, has a rich history and attracts tourists of all categories from travellers, business people, honey moon couples and others.
Picture credit: flickr.com
Goa, now holds a new feather to its cap, it has become the top monsoon destination. June to September, Goa is washed with rain bringing new life to the greens, filling the state with traditional flavor. With the unpredictable monsoon, it can rain heavily on days, or prefer to stay dry. But, the frequency of rain will never interrupt you, exploring the Goan culture, forts, lifestyle, food and more.
Expect Goa to be deserted with plenty of places closed during monsoon. Instead you can make the most out of village life, delicihttps://luxurystays.in/goa.phpous food, unbelievable hotel discounts and lush green surroundings.
Where to stay
The luxury villas in Goa offer a wide range of villas in lovely locations close to all the happening places. The entire private villa comes with a living room, dining and kitchen and bedrooms. All the rooms are completely furnished with state of the art furniture’s, television screens, WIFI, and all other amenities. You can take a dip in the private pool and enjoy breathtaking view from the garden. Host a barbeque party outdoors while you are enjoying the lovely sunset.
Picture credit: choosevilla.com
Top things to explore in Goa during monsoon
- Wild life sanctuaries in Goa––Yes, you heard it right. The famous ones are Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mollem National Park. Bondla sanctuary comes with a deer safari park and mini zoo.
- Dudhsagar Falls is at its best as the water pours down from a great height. This place can be crowded as it is the favorite spot of the Indian tourists at this time of the year. If you like to avoid tourists but still care for a visit to a waterfall, the Tambdi Sula waterfall near Bhagwan Mahavir National Park would be the best one. Here you can also get to visit the oldest temple in Goa, the Mahadev temple. Mangeli waterfalls exhibit its full glory at this time of the year.
- Picture credit: huntforspot.com
- The Sahakari Spice Farm and the Savoi Plantation is a must visit in Goa during monsoon.
- A boat cruise in the gushing Mandovi river from Panjim is the most exciting activity in monsoon.
Picture credit: shoesonloose.com
- The Fontainhas Latin Quarter is a main attraction in Goa with rich history. The entire place reminds of the Old Portuguese homes with restaurants, bakeries, quaint shops, art galleries and narrow winding lanes and streets.
Picture credit: incrediblegoa.in
- Less crowded, clean beaches all for yourself
- Rent a scooter and drive through the rainy streets of Goa along with the gentle breeze blowing across the face.
- Celebrate yourself at the Bonderam festival, Cucumber Feast, Chikhal Kalo and Feast of Sao Joao.
Picture credit: Zeenews.india.com
- Chapora fort, Aguada, and Betul is in its full bliss at this time of the year.
- Whitewater rafting is a perfect adventure sport in July.
Nightlife in Goa during Monsoon
Goa’s nightlife during monsoon is rather slow but Tito’s Mambo’s and Cape Town Cafe at Baga Beach rock 365 days a year. Calangute Park Hotel has its regular DJ’s in its bar. Cohiba Bar and Kitchen that hosts live music, LPK Waterfront and the Sinq Beach Club in Candolim come with DJ’s. Ever Friday is fun day at Cavala, were bands perform to please the monsoon visitors.
Picture credit: partygoa.com
Where to Dine
You can eat your hearts fills at Lloyd’s which serves delicious Goan food open all night. Seafood lovers should never miss out on Britto’s in Baga beach. You can also taste food at the Gunpowder in Assagao, Mustard and Morgan’s Place in Sangolda rightly serving you south Indian cuisine, Italian and Bengali-French cuisine
Picture credit: liveinstyle.com