There are a few tips which are worth knowing before you go for your Holidays in Goa. Some of them will make the holiday even more enjoyable. Some of them can prevent the goa holiday from becoming extremely unenjoyable.
You can visit beautiful Goa at any time of the year, be it winters or monsoons, because Goa is ready to enchant you any time of the year.
You will find warm climate all throughout the year. The temperature of Goa normally varies from 28oc to 29oc during July to August and touches a maximum of 33oc to 35oc during May. In summer time, the days are more pleasant with warm sunshine and cool sea breeze blowing in all parts of Goa. The winters are never chilling but a certain amount of coldness prevails with warmer sea breeze flowing all throughout Goa. The monsoons are simply wonderful. The brooks start overflowing through the dense forests and fields and the waterfalls become more gushing. The summer gets washed away and Goa becomes simply wonderful to spend holidays in Goa.
The best time to visit Goa is during the cooler months from November to March. During this time, beautiful Goa remains quite pleasant, so you will be able to enjoy the sun-soaked goa beaches as well as the Goa carnival which is celebrated in the month of February.
Without doubt the peak time for visitors to Goa is over Christmas and New Year, and some people have been coming back annually for a decade or more. The massive influx of visitors at Christmas allows hotels and guesthouses to charge exorbitant prices and many are booked solid, but it's a great time to be in Goa.
The weather is perfect, the place is buzzing, and in typical Goan fashion there are parties most nights.
If you arrive in October, right at the start of the tourist season, you'll find the beaches pleasantly empty, but may also find that some of the facilities (such as goa beach shacks) haven't yet bothered to open.
At the end of the high season, April and May can be very humid, and suffer from the same problems as the beginning of the season; most beach shacks pack up after Easter and swimming becomes less pleasant as the sea gets rougher.
The monsoon, which visits Goa between June and the end of September, is felt by many Goans to be when the state is at its best. Parties and celebrations are held to welcome the rain, and the countryside turns lush and green almost overnight. In terms of tourism, however, this period is virtually dead. Some guesthouses simply close up while all energies are devoted to farming. Swimming in the sea is out of the question.
Goa has every kind of lodging, from super-exclusive posh-resorts perched on cliffs to beachside shacks appropriate only for beach bums and hippies. Expect to get what you pay for on your holidays to goa, however, especially during peak season, November to March, when traveling hordes fill the hotels. Make sure you reserve a room far in advance of this time for your Holidays in Goa.
During monsoon season (June-October), prices drop by up to half and the resorts empty out. Unless noted otherwise, hotels here have central air-conditioning, room service, doctors on call, and currency exchange facilities, and rooms have cable TV and bathrooms with showers.