Best time to visit goa

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Goa, the smallest state in India, is a popular beach destination known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and cultural festivals. This guide will help you understand the best time to visit Goa, taking into consideration the weather, tourist crowds, and local events.


The best time to visit Goa is during the dry season, which spans from late November to early February. During this period, the weather is idyllic, with warm days and comfortably cool nights. The average temperature hovers around 25-30°C, making it perfect for beach vacations, water sports, and outdoor activities.

Detailed Monthly Weather

Here’s a breakdown of Goa’s weather by month:

  • January: 24/30°C (74/87°F), 0 rainy days
  • February: 24/31°C (75/87°F), 0 rainy days
  • March: 25/32°C (77/89°F), 1 rainy day
  • April: 26/32°C (79/90°F), 3 rainy days
  • May: 27/32°C (81/90°F), 8 rainy days
  • June: 27/30°C (80/86°F), 23 rainy days
  • July: 26/28°C (79/83°F), 27 rainy days
  • August: 26/28°C (78/83°F), 24 rainy days
  • September: 26/29°C (78/85°F), 15 rainy days
  • October: 26/31°C (79/88°F), 9 rainy days
  • November: 25/31°C (78/89°F), 3 rainy days
  • December: 24/31°C (76/88°F), 1 rainy day

Monsoon Season in Goa (June to October)

Frequent showers and occasional hurricanes hit Goa during its monsoon season. June to August suffer huge quantities of rainfall, and June/July is the peak. The abundant rainfall makes the Dudhsagar Waterfalls flow at their most spectacular.

Dry Season in Goa (November to February)

The dry season in Goa is characterized by sunny, dry, and warm weather, making it the best period for sightseeing experiences, and water activity conditions. This is also the peak tourist season in Goa.

Hot Season in Goa (March to May)

The hot season in Goa is from March to May. During this time, the weather is hot but still bearable, making it a good time to visit if you can handle the heat.

Festivals and Events

Goa hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. The Sunburn Festival in December and the Goa Carnaval in February/March are particularly popular. In June, there is the Sao Joao Festival, where people jump into streams, wells, and ponds, signifying the happiness of St John the Baptist when Jesus was born, and they pray for a good monsoon and harvest.


In conclusion, the best time to visit Goa depends on your preferences. If you prefer warm, dry weather and don’t mind the crowds, November to February would be ideal. However, if you want to experience the monsoon season and the Sao Joao Festival, consider visiting in June. Remember, each season offers a unique experience, so choose the one that suits you best!