Goa in January
January is, undoubtedly, one of the most tourist attended months in Goa. The main reason for the interest in Goa holidays is the excellent weather with almost equal average temperatures of air and water in the Arabic Sea.
Dry, warm and sunny weather holds all month long. The day lasts, on average, 10 hours; month has about 313 sunny hours. Rains are ruled out. The average day temperature is about 25°C; maximum temperature reaches up to 32°C. At night temperature falls to 19°C, sometimes a little lower; so it would be nice to provide overclothes, something like summer jacket or sweater. The average temperature of seawater is about 28°C. Air humidity is about 60%.
In such conditions the beach holiday is the naturally first-priority (of first priority) for tourists. The majority of tourists prefer simply to relax and laze about in the sun, and Goa’s beaches mainly dispose to this. There are also things to do for more active personalities. In January beach and commercial infrastructures (restaurants, shops, stores, sports buildings, taxi, travel agencies) work at full capacity everywhere. Nightlife and club life is in full swing. Interesting musical arrangements are held everywhere.
The liveliest resorts, as usual, are the resorts of central region — Calangute, Baga, Colva, where chiefly young people and the local tourist flow go. Respectable beaches of Southern Goa – Cavelossim, Mobor, Varca, however, in January also, preserve conditions for calm and comfortable rest for well-to-do European tourists.
Prices for holidays in January vary widely, but at least amount to 500 US dollars per person per week (as of 2013.). Prices for food and goods; in restaurants and clubs remain comparatively high, but still lower than peak prices in new year’s holiday’s period.
Holidays in January – New Year, the Three Kings Festival (6 th of January), Makar Sankranti (Hindu harvest festival, celebrated at the day of winter solstice), Republic Day (26th of January).