Lying on the western coast, Goa is India's smallest state and unlike any other, known for its white-sand beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage listed architecture.
While the seafood is excellent, Goa has one of the best nightlife in India with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes and many clubs and discotheques.
For those of us perpetually confused between North Goa and South Goa, this might help - the state of Goa is divided into North Goa and South Goa. While North Goa is the nightlife hub where all the touristy beaches, flea markets, and beach shacks are located, South Goa is the land of luxurious resorts and laid-back beach vibes.
Panjim, the capital city located in the centre overlooks the calm Mandovi River where the famous floating casinos of Goa are docked. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has endless beaches.
While Baga and Calangute are more popular among the Indian family crowd, Anjuna and Arambol draw a lot of foreign tourists. The beaches in South Goa are relatively lesser explored, but some of them like Agonda and Palolem are more beautiful.
Some of the most important places to visit & activities are Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Water Sports in Goa, Cruise the Casino Boats…
India's favourite party destination has been blessed with some beautifully well-defined seasons. There are 4 distinct phases to the Goa weather - summer, monsoons, post-monsoon summer, and then finally, winter. Tourist season is generally during winter, because most westerners find the famous Goan sun a tad too heavy duty for their comfort in summer! The best time to visit Goa is between November and March when the Goa weather is beautifully balmy & clear with a cool sea breeze blowing through.
Apr - Jun: Min: 24° C / Max: 34° C
Jul - Sep: Min: 22° C / Max: 30° C
Oct - Dec: Min: 20° C / Max: 32° C
Jan - Mar: Min: 18° C / Max: 30° C