Goa, a tropical paradise is a gift of
Mother Nature to India. This coastal state is blessed with numerous natural
and artificial charms which will surely mesmerize all your senses. Apart
from these treasures, the most striking feature of Goa is its climate.
Positioned some 1200 km south of Tropic of Cancer, Goa enjoys a pleasant
weather throughout the year. All thanks to its proximity to vast Arabian sea
and lush Western Ghats, this coastal state has a tropical climate
characterized by moderate weather for most of the part of year.
Ideal Time To Visit Goa
However, the most
perfect time to enjoy the true flavour of Goa is winter season, which begins
from October and last till March. During this period of the year, Goa
remains mild and pleasant as the monsoons just cross over the Indian
mainland after doing a cleansing facial of Goa's earth. In this season, both
azure sea and blue sky displays a perfect harmony and remain very calm and
As compare to temperature of summer season, the temperature of winter
season ranges from 15 degree to 25 degree Celsius, making it the best season
for vacationing in Goa.
Colorful Facet of Goa During Winters
year, with the onset of pleasant winter season, Goa gets ready to welcome
large number of holidaymakers from all across the globe. It is that part of
the year, when festive season begins in the state and turned entire Goa into
a pool of merriment. The most significant of attrACTIONs of winter season in
Goa are Christmas, New Year Celebrations and Colorful Winter Carnival.
Similar to other people
of world, Goan also loves to celebrate Christmas with utmost joy and gaiety
as this is the main festival of Goa. On this occasion, Goa people
irrespective of their caste and creed immerse themselves in the festive mood
and offers their prayers to Jesus Christ. People of Christian community
visit churches and attend the Mass prayers. Later on, they organizes
Christmas Parties at their home and celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ
with their loved ones.
New Year Parties
After celebrating Christmas
on 25th December, Goa once again rejuvenate itself to welcome New Year with
all zeal. Be it a layman or a celeb, everyone loves to visit Goa during New
Year as every nooks and corners of the state are bedecked to welcome a fresh
new year. On the occasion of new year, each and every hotel and resort of
the state adorn themselves and throws glamorous parties for the
entertainment of their guests. Apart from these parties which are arranged
inside the hotels, some parties are held on the exotic beaches under the
starlit sky. These parties are thronged by the party hoppers as they offers
golden opportunity for boozing and dancing till the wee hours of morning.
Last but not the least, Winter
Carnival is another most significant feature of Goa's Winter season. Winter
Carnival also known as Goa Carnival is quiet popular among both local
natives of Goa and vacationers. During this carnival, streets of Goa come
alive with color. Held in mid February, this colorful carnival is an annual
week long affair of Goa and offers opportunity for lively processions,
floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity.
It is the traditional Christmas Parade led by King Momo, organize just
before the austere 40 days of Lent. This carnival has similarity with
Brazilian carnival and also display the touch of Portuguese culture as
because Portuguese has ruled the state for nearly 400 years. Colorful
parades which are organized throughout the state with bands and grand balls
held in the evenings are the main attrACTIONs of Goa carnival. The carnival
ends up with the interesting red-and-black dance held by the Club National
in Panjim on the final day.