The best time of the year to visit Goa is between October and March, when the temperature and humidity is more manageable and gentle offshore wind starts moving in. Direct Charter flights from Europe fly into Goa from late October onwards to end April.
On your first day in Goa, just relax and soak in the sun, either around your hotel pool, or on the incredible Goan beaches. Get into the “Goan mood”. Smear a lot of suntan lotion, sunbathe, swim, sip some beers and feel the gentle breeze and the whispering of the palm trees. Next day you start exploring.
However the best way to move around Goa, is still on a scooter or motorcycle. Since you will find that most of the vehicles are privately owned, it is always better to ensure that you are hiring the vehicles from recongnized establishments who have the reputation of fair dealing.
Goa is the most westernised state in India. Goans by nature are laid back and friendly.
Usually the climatic conditions of Goa are gentle , except during the monsoon, which lasts from June to September. Thanks to the coastal Konkan region and the backdrop of Western Ghats, weather of Goa is pleasant and sunny. There are no extremes in temperature and no clear demarcations from one season to the other except for the monsoon. The average temperature varies between 25°C – 30°C (67.96F – 81.56F Approx). The average daily hours of sunshine is nine to ten hours in summer
Goa is a paradise for water sport lovers. The long coastal area offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in all sorts of water sport activities like sailing, para sailing, wind surfing, etc.. A number of government and private organizations conduct regular water sport activities including training courses at a very nominal rate for tourists at Candolim beach.
The Goa Carnival, GoaCarnival in Goa is a non-stop 3-day festival of color, song and music, providing a healthy entertainment for all, young and old. The soothing climate, full of fun- ‘n’ -frolic, which the Carnival generates, is much onged for. It does not matter whether one enjoys or see others enjoying. There is enthusiasm and happiness all around.
Traveler’s cheques are the safest way to carry your cash around. They are readily exchangeable in hundreds of locations at “Money Exchange Bureaus”. Credit cards (for cash advances) are also acceptable these days, the most popular being Visa and MasterCard. One can withdraw cash against these cards at Bank of Baroda, Central Bank, Centurion Bank , HDFC Bank, UTI Bank, and at a few of the other private Banks.