Goa in August – 8 Things to make your Monsoon Memorable

Last updated on October 26th, 2019 at 07:10 pm

Goa in August

Goa weather in August

It is the monsoon season in Goa during August. It is one of the wettest and the greenest month of the year in Goa. During August, the rains start to slow down and you can see the few days of sunshine. You will still see a good amount of local tourist and trekking enthusiasts visiting waterfalls around Goa. The temperature in August in Goa is between 23-27°C.

You will not find very clean beach due to heavy upwell of the ocean current and winds during the monsoon. Temperature is however pleasant during this month. All the hotels, resorts, villas offer great discounts during the rainy season and you will also see a huge drop in flight fares.

During this month, you will not see many foreign tourists. However, beaches like  Baga, Candolim, Calangute, and Anjuna are crowded throughout the years, mostly by Indian tourists.

Things to do in Goa in August

Spice Garden Visit: Goa has several spice garden such as Savoi, Sahakari Spice Farms, and the Tropical Spice Plantation. In the month of July, you will see greenery around with many spice plants, exotic flowers and hundreds of orchids. Spice Garden in Ponda offers a package for around 400 INR where you will have welcome drink, garland, tour of the local garden with information about different spices and enjoy an organic meal on banana leaf. If you are interested in elephant ride you can do that too. This place is also good for bird lovers.

Bonderam Festival – Every locality in Goa has a feast and Bonderam is a grand feast celebrated in Divar's Island. The festival kicks off with a Flag parade from the main junction of Divar Island followed by floats, dances, and music in the late afternoon. Divar Island can be accessed by ferries from Panaji. In the night there are also musical events and live performances. The festival usually end around midnight.

Bonderam Festival in Goa

Ganesh Chaturthi: It is one of the biggest festivals in Goa and Maharashtra. It usually falls in the month of August or September. The next festival is on 2 September 2019/22 August 2020. It is celebrated in almost every Hindu family in Goa and Maharashtra.

Krishna Janmashtami:  It is an important festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, singing, praying together, preparing and sharing special food, night vigils and visiting Krishna temples.

Dudhsagar Waterfall: You can visit the majestic Dudhsagar waterfall located in Goa-Karnataka border, with an impressive 310m (1017ft) in height and about 100ft in width.

 

Dudhsagar Waterfall Goa

Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary: This is a protected area in the Western Ghat near Molem National Park. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and renamed as Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. It has 722 species of flowering plants and animals such as barking deer, leopard, flying squirrel, pangolim, wild boar and variety of birds and butterflies. Tambdi Surla is located inside the area of Bhagwan Mahavir National Park. The best way to come here is by car or rented bikes. Public transport is not easily accessible here.

Trekking around the Western Ghats: The trekking club in Goa gets active during the monsoon. You can join any such group and take part in trekking events. Goa Hiking Association and Youth Hostel Association of India - Goa are popular clubs here for trekking and adventure activities.

Kayaking: It is usually held along the coast, rivers, and backwaters of Goa in places like Chicalim, Vasco da Gama. This happens throughout the year including the monsoons

Klook offers several adventure sports tours in Goa. You can visit their website to find some updated and latest activities to do in Monsoon in Goa.

Klook.com

Klook.com

Goa Water sports in June: Because of heavy rain and the wind, it is not advisable to swim during these months. The water sports are also closed.

 


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Important Things to include in your travel kit

Recommended App and Booking Sites

Flight Booking Sites: I always try to find the best month and city to fly using Sky Scanner and Kayak  and then look out offers in Goibibo, MakeMyTrip and book wherever I found the cheapest deal.

Hotel Booking Sites: I first look for a decently located hostel or hotel in booking.com which has 8+ rating and 50+ review and then check its price in MakeMyTrip and book accordingly. I do find some hotel prices are very high in booking.com and comparatively low at MMT. Hotelscombined also gives a decent deal from time to time.

Adventure Activities: If you do not know about Klook, you are missing a big saving. You can save 20-30% of the ticket price when you book at Klook as compared to booking at the venue.

Trekking Trips: You can join any such group and take part in trekking events. Goa Hiking Association and Youth Hostel Association of India – Goa are popular clubs here for trekking and adventure activities.


Recommended App and Booking Sites

Flight Booking Sites: I always try to find the best month and city to fly using Sky Scanner and Kayak  and then look out offers in Goibibo, MakeMyTrip and book wherever I found the cheapest deal.

Hotel Booking Sites: I first look for a decently located hostel or hotel in booking.com which has 8+ rating and 50+ review and then check its price in MakeMyTrip and book accordingly. I do find some hotel prices are very high in booking.com and comparatively low at MMT. Hotelscombined also gives a decent deal from time to time.

Adventure Activities: If you do not know about Klook, you are missing a big saving. You can save 20-30% of the ticket price when you book at Klook as compared to booking at the venue.

Trekking Trips: You can join any such group and take part in trekking events. Goa Hiking Association and Youth Hostel Association of India – Goa are popular clubs here for trekking and adventure activities.


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