Goa ~ the name conjures images of endless beaches, carefree beach bummers, churches and a laidback life. I wanted my ‘virgin’ experience of Goa to be unique and for years I avoided the beaches of Goa for the very reason people thronged to them; somehow crowded beaches full of people has never been my thing. So when my girl friends suggested we meet up for a long weekend monsoon getaway somewhere, Goa came up instantly first thing in our list! It then took us months of research planning, booking and some more research to finally have our Monsoon Getaway to Goa….and boy was it fabulous!

The mellowed down Miramar beach in monsoons

Goa in monsoons is special as well as not to everyone’s taste. Goa’s famous beaches are mostly inundated and not on their best behaviour; the good part about that is the crowds aren’t there.

Lush green Old Goa

However, the bad part about it is that most shops, restaurants and guest houses shut shop for the off-season. While searching for hotels in goa, we were at a loss to find a good beach front property in our budget. Finally, we found a nice deal.

Booking flight tickets was a real pain though as being a long weekend on the dates we wanted to visit, the flight prices were coming on higher side. The bulk of our travel cost was on flight tickets and we couldn’t help it, though we got good deals from Cleartrip.

We landed in Goa Airport on a cloudy rainy day and everything in the air smelt of monsoons ~ the gentle breeze caressing our skin, the smell of the earth and even the humid sweaty feeling!

Goa turned out to be a revelation for me; my friends had been here before and therefore, there was no pressure to sight-see for us. We walked around lazily in the by lanes of Fontainhas, drove around Altinho, had a culinary extravaganza eating out at the popular restaurants, went out partying in the legendary Tito’s, shopped at the half shut flea markets (and got good bargains)  and even did a bit of the beaches in their monsoon mood.

Read my friend on the trip and fellow traveler’s account on what must to eat and where in Goa here.

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I am glad I visited Goa for the first time in the monsoons and got to experience it in a different mood altogether. Now I am completely ready to experience the other many moods of Goa.

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