Why is November the Best Month to be in Goa?


Could there possibly be a better time to visit Goa? Probably not. November marks the beginning of the peak season in the state. You can bet your bottom dollar that most of the attractions and activities are open including the beachfront stalls, street side shops, restaurants, bars, and the beach shacks. The nightclubs are fully functioning as well.

But why is November the perfect month for your vacay to Goa? Let’s find out.

How’s the weather in Goa during November?

With over 9 hours of sunshine every day there’s plenty of daylight to be had. And of course there’s the usual after-dark stuff. The average sea temperature is around 29°C. Most spend their day having an easy-breezy time by the sea shore as the waters are just perfect this time of the year. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight, particularly between 11 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon, when the sun is the strongest. 

Expect light showers once a week or so, usually at around 5-6pm. Consider carrying a small umbrella as said showers can be very unpredictable. Goa doesn’t have a proper winter season as such but the November nights are slightly cold and can be said to have the ‘Jacket Weather’.  

Goa Weather during November

Credits: Kadir Khan

What shouldn’t you miss in Goa during November?

Adrenaline-pumping Watersports

Yeah! You saw that coming,didn’t you? Most watersports in Goa are usually shut down during the monsoons i.e. From July to September. Business resumes with the onset of October. However the real grind starts only in November. Expect every water sport imaginable to be available. Need for speed? Speedboating is for you. Wannabe Tony Stark? Check out flyboarding at Baina beach. No need of any Vibranium here 😛

Watersports in Goa - Skyboarding in Goa

Credits: Atlantis Watersports

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Goa - Watersports in Goa

Groovy Clubbing scenes

Goa’s nightlife scene is hot… Yes, yes, those are real people going into the club, even though they look like they’ve been freshly pampered. Goa may not be the largest state in the country, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up with its 24-hour party potential. With all those outgoing tourists moving around, you can expect every darn club in the state to be awaiting you with arms wide open, Be it Tito’s, Capetown Cafe, Sinq or LPK.

Some special parties are invite only. So be sure to have some local contacts to get you an access 😉

Credits: Eric D’Souza


Events worth checking out in Goa during November

IFFI 2017, Panjim, Goa

And so the curtains to the 48th Anniversary of the International Film Festival of India will finally rise on the 20th of November in our colourful capital city, Panjim. It’s a 9 day Film festival that takes place in Goa from 20th – 28th of November. The festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art to the people of the world. This year, IFFI celebrates its 48th edition with a bigger showbiz and a better zeal from film artists around the globe.

Rich in film premieres, celebrities and memorable events, IFFI 2017 will bring together the crème de la crème of the film world over a period of 9 days, in our beautiful state of Goa. Artists, producers and the pioneers of film fraternity, all under one roof.

Be sure to relive the glory of centuries of Indian cinema and celebrate the Future of World Cinema at #IFFI2017. To register yourself as a festival delegate, visit IFFIGoa.org

IFFI Goa 2017 - Glimpses from the past

Kenny Sebastian’s Standup Comedy Night at Panjim, Goa

Every die hard standup fanatic in India knows about Kenny. Having performed in over 500 shows in the last five years, written and hosted a show on Comedy Central, Kenneth is on his way to change the face of comedy in India.

You can now bear witness to his latest performance along with an exciting new comedy talent in town, Sonia Thakker, right here in Goa on 3rd of November at Menezes Braganza hall in Panjim, Goa. 

Book your tickets here : Insider.in

The Story of Space 2017, Panjim, Goa

The Story of Space is not just a festival, it’s a playground for unending learning, where inter-disciplinary stories about space, the physics, philosophy, politics, and perception of it, come alive. Artists, scientists, educators, and philosophers have stepped outside their worlds to create live experiences, installations, workshops, and talks, accessible to the general public, across generations. The festival is FREE for all to attend and gain knowledge.
Find the schedule of The Story of Space over here.
To really make this festival a community driven endeavour, You can support them here through their donations page and spread the word.

For more information & updates, Check them out here – Facebook | Twitter | Website

Conscious Fashion Festival 2017, Goa

The aim of the festival is to make conscious fashion reach the fashion conscious. It’s a platform to promote sustainable fashion by bringing new solutions through discussions between textile makers, designers, historians, journalists and people interested in sustainable and ethical fashion.

The Conscious Fashion festival is scheduled to take place at the Paper Boat Collective in Sangolda, Goa over a span of 2 days from 17th to 18th of November.

This unique event will celebrate those who are on a journey to create a safer, cleaner and fairer future for fashion.

Find out the schedule of the festival over here

India Bike Week 2017, Vagator, Goa

Coming to rock the grounds of Goa on the 24th and 25th of November 2017, India Bike Week is one of the biggest congregation of bikers in Asia. Passionate bikers & avid motorheads ride from every corner of India to socialise with the best, the toughest & the most adventurous bikers of various generations. It is that one week in the year when you can dust off your gear, rev up your machines and go party with all your speed freak friends.

With the greatest names in Bike Design and Manufacture, the rarest Biker and accessory shopping, with music, barbecues, bikini bike wash, beer gardens, training academies, track racing and much, much more, IBW will be 10 acres of pure Biker Paradise.

For tickets and more information about this unique biker rave, visit indiabikeweek.in

India Bike Week 2017 Goa

Credits: B S Motoring


Accommodations in Goa during November

Unfortunately the rooms & rentals at this time of the year can be really expensive due to the high demand & influx of tourists. But you can still get a discount at some luxury villas and apartments if you make it in the first week of the month. There are some fantastic properties to choose from, both in the North and the South. A beach side hut is also a great and affordable way to enjoy a more relaxing time.

Credits: Wanderingearl

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