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You might have heard people say that Goa in India is pretty much an all-year destination. It’s true. No matter what month of the year it is, there is something exciting about visiting Goa. However, if you are looking for the best time to visit this marvelous beach destination, there is an answer. Different seasons bring out different colors of Goa. Each colors has its own charm and comes with a host of activities that you would love to indulge in. ALSO SEE 12 top secret beaches of Goa! Have you been there yet?

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Best time to visit Goa is during the winter months of November to February. This is when the weather is most pleasant. It is the peak tourist season so the ambiance is electric. All the various restaurants, pubs and shacks are open and offer great food, music and atmosphere. November is when the season just starts picking up. Tourists are fewer yet the festive mood begins to kick in. The air begins to cool down with mornings and evenings becoming extremely pleasant. December is when the festivities are in full swing. Tourist numbers are at their peak thanks to the Christmas and New Year holidays. Weather is cooler than November and quite romantic. CHECK OUT Things to do in Goa for bachelors

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January begins on a laid-back note thanks to the New Year celebration hangover. But for many, this is the best month to visit Goa. This is when many local tourists are back at work leaving only those who are travelling from abroad or are on an extended vacation. The season is still on so you still have access to lip-smacking food, vibrant nightlife and perhaps the best weather of the year. It is cold and romantic, perfect for all kinds of travelers.

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February is when the tourist numbers go further down except for the Valentine’s Day week when many tourists choose Goa to be their romantic abode. Post Valentine’s Day, some hotels and resorts offer good discounts to cash in on the dying season. The weather is still cool and perfect to make the best of the last few days of winter in Goa. DON’T MISS Your ultimate guide to offbeat Goa: Beyond beaches, parties and booze!

So, if you are looking for the best month to visit Goa, plan a January trip.