Goa, a pint sized Indian state, the party capital of India, an abode for hippies, a blend of Indian and Portuguese lifestyle and ohh yea the never ending beaches. These are the things that come to your mind when you think about Goa. People try and avoid Goa in the monsoon as rain can play spoil sport. But no matter what people say, Goa is one of the best places to be even during the monsoon. I had visited Goa in September. It was my 25th birthday and I wanted to gift myself something different this time. So there you go, my First Solo Trip. September falls under the rainy months in India and obviously it was there in the back of my head when I started my trip. But Goa in the Rain has left a beautiful impression in my heart and I do have a few points to prove the same.
Changing Shades of Goa:
You get to see the landscape turning from a lush sunny hilltop to a windy rainy one in 30 mins. See for yourself.
After 30 mins.
Sitting at this isolated spot near Anjuna beach in the rain was the most beautiful part of my trip. Drenched in rain and solitude.
Monsoon is the off season for Goa. Off season means everything is cheap. Everything from trains, flights, buses accommodation, food, renting vehicles etc. If you want to visit Goa on a budget then this is the best place for you. You get everything for half the general season price.
The tourists hit in only during the New Year and Christmas eve. You have the beaches to yourself and you get to click the perfect landscape pics without anyone spoiling the shot. Yes…..no dumb-asses who will walk into the frame all the time.
Get those perfect landscapes:
The cloud cover and the sun trying to penetrate them sets up one of the best landscapes for you. Put your photography skills to use.
And last but not the least,
The Majestic Dudhsagar Falls at Full Flow:
The picture says it all. The DudhSagar Falls comes down in all its glory during the monsoon. It is a sight you need to see in person. The sound of the falls and the water spraying all over can leave you speechless.
If anyone tries to stop you from visiting Goa during the monsoon, then you know how to give it back to them now.