The South-West Indian Monsoon typically starts around the beginning of June and by the end of the month, Goa receives its full force, with sudden downpours and tropical thunderstorms. However, it is also during the monsoon that Goa is probably at its most beautiful, with lush green surroundings, dust-settling smells and soothing temperatures. This has been recognised for some years by domestic tourists from Delhi and the north where the rains can take another month to reach. They arrive early to escape the heat and dust of the Plains and to revel in the excitement and wonder of the monsoon in Goa.
This growing awareness in India has gone almost unnoticed by foreign tourists who tend to associate Goa with beach holidays and as a winter playground. The fact is, that the monsoon experience in Goa is unparalleled anywhere else in India. This is where the native customs and western legacies combine to give an intoxicating mix of excitement and romance - the perfect place for a Summer honeymoon, and to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are numerous traditional feasts and festivals this time of year and the scenery from the coast to the Western Ghats is breath-taking. Combine all this with cheaper accommodation and this becomes a very attractive option for a Summer break.
The best time to make a Monsoon trip is in June or September, when the weather is a mixture of very heavy showers and sunny spells. July and August can be very wet indeed and the total rainfall expected during the season can exceed 3000mm. Charter flights from Europe do not operate from May to September, and most foreign tourists will arrive via Mumbai.
Our Guest House and Suite are fully open during monsoon when the views over Dona Paula Bay are complimented by the excellent seasonal visibility, and our Bungalow may be available by prior arrangement. Whatever the time of year you will be made most welcome at Zuari View.