Beaches, waves and a hippie-esque laid back vibe gives this former Portuguese colony a unique flair. The smallest Indian state but one that attracts people from all over to enjoy the mix of its former culture with that of its present one. I was in Goa in June which was the start of the rains. And rain it did! Although much of the beaches were not suitable for lounging it was great to see waves crash and watch magnificent cloud formations while the rains were at bay. Despite that and long power outages due to the long and heavy downpours I am keen to return to Goa, however that will be in the drier months of November to February.
Located in Western India, facing the Arabian Sea this area sees an influx of over 2 million tourists yearly. A very lush area that is dotted with hotels, villas and hostels it has something for all beach lovers. The largest city is Vasco de Gama and Panaji is the state capital. My familiarity with Goa is definitely the beach “towns” as I visited a few of them including Anjuna, Baga and Vagator, the latter being one I stayed in. The following photos of mine will show a bit of it.
Photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju/Wanders The World