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Things to do in Goa During Monsoon

Discover the hidden treasures of Goa beyond its beaches during the monsoon season. Explore the serene rivers, enchanting waterfalls, and lush natural landscapes, offering
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Goa, known for its coastal beauty houses more than just its serene beaches and coastal water sports. Embraced by the borders of Goa are rivers, waterfalls, and natural cover that are cloaked in beauty but are not known to many. When the beaches are closed off for water sports and swimming during the monsoon, people often think there’s nothing else to do. However, that is far from the truth. Here are some things you can do in Goa during monsoons.

Trek to the Tambdi Surla Waterfalls

Located approximately 90 minutes from the Tambdi Surla Mahadev temple, the Tambdi Surla Waterfalls is a hidden gem. People from afar come to enjoy the beauty of the temple but most miss out on the captivating beauty of the waterfalls. The trek to the waterfalls is an experience filled with the breathtaking beauty of nature. You may encounter some wildlife along the way, making the walk more adventurous and at the end of the trek awaits the magnificent cascade of waterfalls.

Visit the ‘Ocean of Milk’ Waterfalls

Another breathtaking waterfall is the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, all the more beautiful in the monsoon. The name translates to ‘Ocean of Milk’, credit to its frothy white waters which is a site to see. You can reach the waterfall by off-roading in a Jeep. The ride traverses through lush tropical greenery and leads up to the falls. As a bonus, befriend some monkeys as you feed them and enjoy the beauty of Dudhsagar along with your new furry friends.

Mhadei River Rafting

The monsoon season provides the ideal opportunity for river rafting in the Mhadei River as the rain revitalizes the flow of rivers. Navigating through the scenic expanse of the Mhadei River is one way to fully use the monsoon in Goa. Following the winding river along the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary provides an exhilarating adventure. A number of travel groups offer guided rafting tours led by experienced professionals to ensure safety and maximum enjoyment.

A Visit to The Spice Gardens

Visiting the very many spice gardens in Goa is one of the best things to do during the monsoon. It is eco-friendly and fun. Walking through the aroma-filled air is an experience you will not get elsewhere. Learn more about the spices, buy some local spices and oils, learn about spice cultivation, and even have a warm comforting meal in the gardens.

Explore Wildlife Sanctuaries

Your trip is incomplete if you do not visit the wildlife sanctuaries of Goa. During monsoon, when the forest is at its greenest is when the beauty of the wildlife sanctuaries is elevated to another level. The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary with its waterfalls and a trip to Chorla Ghats is one of the best places to visit in July. Witness firsthand the beauty and diversity of Goa’s flora and fauna. Embark on an adventure to experience the natural beauty of Goa.

Enjoy The Local Monsoon Festivals

During monsoons, Goa hosts a number of festivals across towns. The Sao Joao Fest in Siolim is one of the brightest. Celebrated in memory of St. John the Baptist, it is a vibrant festival with colourful clothing, floral headgear, and freely flowing Feni. The festivals are a foodie’s paradise with its offering of mouth-watering seafood and local desserts. Another fest is the Touxeachem Fest where devotees of St. Anne arrive with two cucumbers. One is offered to the statue and the other is taken back with them after seeking blessings. Witness the Goan culture and festivities, experience the vast array of delicacies and drinks, and join the locals in their celebrations.

Goa is not only about beaches and parties and carefree living. Goa has much more to offer and all you have to do is look for it. There are many things to do in Goa during the monsoons from trying out some local delicacies to enjoying the wildlife and waterfalls, Goa is filled with experiences all throughout the year. So pack your bags and take a trip, experience Goa and all it has to offer.

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