Goa, India's small coastal state, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Goa's historic architecture, beautiful beaches, nightlife and markets make it perfect for a beach holiday.
Guest houses and villas in Goa are the perfect beach accommodation. Most kitchens are fully equipped for preparing meals if you choose. Your guest home host can offer details on shopping for local ingredients and finding restaurants and entertainment nearby.
Goa is a noted exotic destination in India. Apart from stunning coastline, beaches, and views, you will find a number of things in Goa.
Olive Ridley Marine Turtles attract universal interest, and you may get a glimpse of them laying eggs during the nesting season (October-March months). One single turtle can lay as many as 100 eggs, and the incubation period is for 45-50 days. Morjim, Agonda and Galgibag are the major nesting sites.
In Palolem Beach you can go for dolphin spotting trips. The local boats will take you for the ride and you can watch the local dolphins in their natural habitat. Paragliding facilities are arranged at Anjuna and Arambol. The spectacular sandy beaches add to the dramatic effect.
While Goa is a good destination any time of year, a prime time to travel to Goa will be somewhere between Mid-December and Mid-January. The three main seasons in Goa are Summer, Monsoon and Winter.
While you will want to avoid Goa during the rainy Monsoon season if your plans are to sun on the beaches, the historic sites and indoor venues will be uncrowded. Summer could be a bit harsh, but if you are looking for a summer tan, the temperature will be around 35 degree Celsius. The winters are beautiful from late September and an ideal season for a holiday at the beach.