Goa in March
In March in the daytime it’s hot in Goa, with sunny and dry weather, and at night it’s humid and warm. The average daily air temperature is about 27°C, max up to 32°C, and at night it drops to 23°C. Precipitation is theoretically possible, but in fact extremely rare. There are 9 hours of sunshine per day.
At the end of the month the approach of the hot season that proceeds the rainy season is felt. Sometimes it’s stuffy and the heat-feeling may exceed the level of comfort, but in fact the daytime air temperature doesn’t exceed the February one. The humidity, especially in the evenings, also increases. Therefore, Goa is best for vacations in March and the best is to choose an air conditioned house.
The tourists, who regularly travel to Goa in March, advise not to walk barefoot in the sand during the day. There is no need for special shoes and they shouldn’t be brought with you, because you can buy cheap comfortable sandals nearly everywhere. Also, do not neglect the sunscreen. In Goan stores and pharmacies there is a good selection of cosmetic products, but if you are used to a particular brand, you should probably prepare in advance, so you will not waste time looking for some on arrival.
But in March there is very nice fresh breeze on the beach. The sea water is warm, the temperature is about 28-29°C. The waves are low. It’s the right time for water sports, scuba diving and fishing.
The season is not over yet, so shakes and all other temporary structures on the beaches are open. Markets, clubs and casinos also work normally. Party admirers will not be disappointed. However, there are fewer tourists than in the high season (December-February), and many people like it, because it means more space on the beach, more peace and yit is quieter. Another plus of the holiday in Goa in March is that accommodation prices go down a little bit.
The end of March is the season of mangoes, the national fruit of India. As strange as it may seem to someone, for many tourists the opportunity to try the “most real mango” is a compelling argument for choosing a holiday season.
In March, India runs the famous spring festival of Holi, one of the biggest Hindu festivals of the country. In Goa the holiday is called Shigmo. It’s colorful, even in the most literal sense, with the tradition of pouring one another produces a variety of cheerful colors on the streets which increases the overall degree of the mood for everyone involved.