Although you can’t catch too many rays or jump into the spraying surf, there are still plenty of fun activities to indulge in on your monsoon visit to Goa.
White water rafting is one of the most fun and adrenaline pumping activities on the monsoon menu in Goa. Set up by experts in the wilds of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, down the Mhadei river. The rapids have fun names like "Big Daddy" "Giant Haystacks" "Y fronts" and "Pipeline" and you’re sure to be thoroughly soaked. There are two trips every day, each lasting about three hours, so you’re sure to find something that suits you.
There are a number of interesting monsoon trails within the state that entrance the intrepid naturalist and/or hiker. These trails are mostly located within the Wildlife Sanctuaries that protect th entirety of Goa’s ghats. The Western Ghats are a mountain range with a number of endemic species, which are not found anywhere else in the world. During the monsoon, these trails abound with greenery and a plethora of interesting birds and animals.
The rains may be fierce but the churches and forts of Goa have stood the test of time for hundreds of years. While away a rainy day looking at the many splendoured wonders of the historical monuments with which the state of Goa abounds. Many of these spectacular examples of art and architecture date back to colonial times and are well worth a visit. The churches and forts tour run by Atlantis Water Sports is an all day experience for the whole family.
The spectacular Netravali lake, commonly known as Budbudyachi Tali is one of the natural wonders of Goa. This lake, which is actually a temple tank is famous for its bubbles. These bubbles rise from the bottom of the lake and are thought to be produced by a certain type of algae. However, it has not been explained how the bubbles increase in frequency, when someone nearby starts clapping.
So get your gumboots and raincoats on and break out the umbrellas as you head to Goa this monsoon season. There’s loads of fun activities and plenty of sites to see as you experience the unique side of Goa that few others ever see. Goa in the rains has a charm all its own and a vacation in this season is sure to be worth the time.