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Things to do in Goa during the monsoon, with family and kids

Across Goa

  • EXPLORE / Excursions & Sightseeing
  • SLEEP / Boutique & Heritage
  • SLEEP / Villas & Rentals
  • EAT / World Cuisine
  • EAT / Cafes & Bakeries
  • SHOP / Art & Home, Lifestyle
  • PARTY / Jazz & Live Music

During the monsoon, India’s sunny beach state turns in to a lush tropical paradise with plenty of hidden thrills for you and your kids. Here is our go to list of things to do and see in Goa when vacationing with your family in the monsoon.

GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

Goa is littered with a selection of Indo-Portuguese houses, start hotels, boutique villas, eco-conscious retreats, homestays, and farmstays.

Panjim Inn, Panjim. Read More (click)
W Goa
, Vagator
The Postcard Hotel, Moira, Old Goa, and Goa Velha
Summertime, Calangute
Wildernest & Swapnagandha, Chorla
Dudhsagar Plantation & Farmstay, Mollem
Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula. Read More (click)
Mangaal Farmstay, Quepem
Figuereido Mansion, Loutolim
Alila Diwa, Majorda
Vivenda dos Palhacos, Majorda
ITC Grand, Arossim
Khaama Kethna, Agonda
The Lalit Goa Resort & Spa, Rajbaga

EAT, REPEAT!

Goa boasts a lipsmacking array of cafes and restaurants to cater to discerning foodies.

Mojigao, Assagao
Maravilha, Assagao
Sublime, Assagao 
Burger Factory, Anjuna
Mahe, Anjuna
Baba au Rhum, Anjuna. Read More (click here).
Royal Enfield Garage Cafe, Baga
A Reverie, Calangute. Read More (click here).
Artisan Backerie, Calangute
Tataki, Fontainhas
Bay 15, Oxdel
The Fisherman's Wharf, Mobor

GUIDED TOURS

Learn more about Goa, thanks to regular guided tours by
Soul Travelling
Make It Happen
The Local Beat

WORKSHOPS

Learn a wide variety of skills during special workshops by guest artists and craftmen at
The Project Cafe, Assagao
Shala 142, Assagao
Saraya, Sangolda
Carpe Diem, Majorda

ADMIRE THE ARTS

Admire the works of local and international artists at
The Cube Gallery, Moira
Museum of Goa, Pilerne,

Browse historical artifacts at
Museum of Christian Art, Old Goa
Ancestral Goa, Loutolim
Goa Chitra, Benaulim
Sao Thome, Varca

CELEBRATE FESTIVALS WITH LOCALS

Join in the monsoon festivities: Sao Joao, Chikal Kalo, and more

TRY A SPORT OR TWO

Sign up for whitewater rafting cruises on Mhadei river with Goa Rafting, beat your lap records at Go Karting track on the Nuvem hill, challenge your friends for military simulation paintball at MilSim, Nuvem, or shred the ramps with skateboarding sessions at Escobar, Assagao, Cirrus, Anjuna, and Skateboarding Goa, Miramar.

VISIT THE FORTS

Hop between the handful of forts along the Goan coast and enjoy panoramic views overlooking the stormy seas.
Fort Tiracol, Terekhol
Chapora fort, Vagator
Fort Aguada, Sinquerim
Reis Magos fort, Reis Magos
Cabo de Rama, Cabo de Rama

STROLL THROUGH FONTAINHAS

Goa's historic Latin Quarter oozes a colonial charm, with narrow streets lined with colorful houses, some of which are now converted into boutiques, restaurants and bars.

DRIVE/RIDE AROUND GOA

The rains showcase the natural beauty of the sunny state highlighting the lush landscape. The Western Ghats in the hinterland make for stunning backdrops to enjoy waterfalls, lakes and valleys.

SPOT WILDLIFE

Whether you're looking for bisons deep in the forests, and native birds by the lakes, or otters in the mangroves, and butterflies amid spice plantations, Goa has a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Snake spotting with Rahul Alvares
Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao
Wild Otters, Divar Island

SHOP FOR UNIQUE SOUVENIRS

Take home a piece of Goa picking up souvenirs at
Paperboat Collective, Sangolda
Mario Miranda Gallery, Calangute
Marcou Artifacts, Calangute, Fontainhas, and Margao

ADVENTURE

NV Eco Farm
Trek to Dudhsagar waterfalls
Mountainbiking across the many trails

PAMPER YOURSELVES

Make sure to pamper yourselves at a salon, spa or a zumba class.

Spa by Clarins, Vagator
Chop Shop, Vagator
Warren Tricomi, Candolim
Bina Punjani, Porvorim, Panjim, and Margao
Snip, Porvorim, Calangute, Panjim
Goa Pilates, Pnajim
Fitness Bar, Panjim

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