Goa, gifted with stunning beaches, pleasant climate, lush surroundings, and loads of delightful activities and celebrations is one of the most popular beach destinations in India. December is one of the most popular months to enjoy a holiday there. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit Goa in December.
December is the perfect time to indulge in thrilling water sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, dinghy sailing, parasailing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, and kayaking. Some of the popular spots for water sports are Dona Paula Bay, Candolim Beach, and Cidade De Goa.
Goa is the perfect place for beach camping out in the open under the stars during December. For a memorable beach camping experience, contact a luxury camping hotel or set your own tent or strike camp on the camping grounds of an international festival such as the Sunburn.
Travellers visiting Goa during the Christmas season or during New Year are in for colourful times. At Old Goa, travellers can visit the vast and beautifully decorated churches and shops and eat at the numerous stalls selling homemade chocolates and cakes. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, and Church of St. Francis of Assisi during this time.
Nature lovers will discover a wealth of natural beauty in the form of flora and fauna life. Visit the birdwatcher’s paradise Carambolim Lake, the famous picnic spot of Mayem Lake, and the stunning Dudhsagar waterfall.
Goan cuisine is easily one of the highlights of a vacation in Goa. A haven for seafood lovers, there are plenty of seafood options (Kingfish, Pomfret, Shark, Tuna, squids, Crabs, and Mackerel) cooked authentically in coconut milk and local spices. Some popular dishes are Goan curry, Sorpatel, Pork Vindaloo, Chicken Cafreal, and Bebinca.
Although, travellers can enjoy casino experiences all year round, during December the casinos are at their liveliest best. Visit a casino in December to play, party, drink, and realise why Goa is known as the Las Vegas of India.
Goa hosts the biggest dance and electronic music festival in Asia, the Sunburn Festival, just post Christmas. Party hard as you dance to the tunes of the best DJs and musicians in the world during the last week of December.
Saturday Night Market
Shop, dine and revel in the hippie atmosphere of the Saturday Night Markets at Arpora held during November to April. Enjoy the music and food as you shop for clothes, accessories, and vintage items.
After Christmas, it’s New Year’s celebrations which grips Goa. Goa hosts some of the world’s best New Year’s Eve parties for tourists every year. Enjoy the legendry nightlife of Goa during this season at night clubs, beach parties, and casinos.
Another famed music festival organised in Goa during December is the Supersonic Festival. Enjoy endless fun, music, and dance at the festival at Candolim Beach.