Near the Arabian Sea, Goa’s climate is humid for most of the year.May tends to be the hottest month with temperatures reaching the mid-30s (Celsius), and the humidity builds until the start of the monsoon season in June. Running through September, the monsoon season brings both rain and cooler temperatures. October to February, Goa’s temperatures can drop to the 20s.
When to fly to Goa
The best time to book a flight to Goa is October to February, and the busiest months are December and January.
The monsoons and summer heat make June through September the low season.
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Getting around Goa
Motorbikes are the most popular mode of transport in Goa, and the state is small enough that a motorbike may be all you need. If you prefer a larger vehicle, you can rent a Jeep.
Driving in cities in India is not recommended. Many visitors hire a car and driver by the day to get around. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are also available, and auto-rickshaws are considerably cheaper. In either case, remember to either make sure the driver will use the meter or negotiate the fare before you get in. If you make a one-way trip to a remote area, you are expected to pay for the return trip.
Taking a local bus provides a tour for the cost of the fare. These buses stop whenever someone needs to get on or off; if you are in a hurry, take an express bus.
If you like being on the water there are several boat cruises including sea-going excursions, backwater cruises, island cruises, dolphin cruises, and snorkelling trips.