Beyond the golden beaches, palm trees and local feni, there are some experiences that can only be enjoyed during monsoon in Goa. Read on to know what these experiences are, and plan your trip wisely without missing out on precious rainy day fun.
Discover the never seen beauty of the Western Ghats on your trekking expedition to the cascading milky white waterfalls. The trek starts from Kulem station and takes about 5 to 6 hours to reach the destination.
Length: 14 km
Cost: Rs 1500 onwards
Enjoy a river cruise
Experience Goa’s vibrant culture as you sail along the picturesque Mandovi River on a classy cruise filled with plenty of options to fill your vacation with a memory of a lifetime, including live music, DJ, folk dance and, of course, delicious foods.
Location: Panjim Jetty
Cost: Rs 500 onwards
Attend a monsoon festival
Although many festivals are celebrated during monsoon from June to August in Goa, we recommend you attend Bonderam Festival. Watch a comical mock battle between two villages celebrated in memory of their ancestor’s fight for land.
When: 3rd or 4th Saturday of August
Where: Divar Island
Spice plantation tour
From the sowing of seeds to the harvesting of spices, learn everything about the origin of some of the extensively used spices in India. Make sure to take an escorted tour to understand the nature of other plants it houses, including herbal plants.
Where: Pascoal Spice Village
Cost: Rs 400
Children (below 5 years) – No entry fee
Children (over 5 years) – INR 200
Adults – INR 400
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Explore the wildlife
Goa houses several protected forest lands in the state, but we advise visiting Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary for a rewarding safari tour experience. Along with seeing a rich ecosystem of plants and animals, visitors can scale the treetop perches for a better perspective of the area and even interact with and learn about the local tribal people.
Time: 7 am- 5:30 pm
Fees: Rs 20
Expect to see: Hyenas and sloth bears