Goa in October
October — a harbinger of the holiday season in Goa. And for fans of the greatest holiday in Goa, these socalled "Goa people", October is almost season. Due to the efforts of the State Government to extend the period of active tourism, offers in October are becoming a more attractive alternative for foreign visitors to Goa.
The main benefit of staying in Goa in October is a stunning lack of heat, a characteristic of the dry season, and the relative humidity reduction after the monsoon period. In October rains gradually give way to the sun, the ocean waves subside, the beaches acquire every day cleanup and new tourism infrastructure facilities.
Goa's weather in October is stunning and it is quiet and sunny almost all the time with comfortable average daily temperatures of about 27 ° C. Afternoon, the thermometer can reach 31 ° C, and at night it drops to 24 ° C. The sun shines for about 8 hours a day. Ultraviolet index (UV index) - 11. Chance of rain, drizzle, and sometimes showers, but the number of rainy days is no more than 5 per month. Average monthly rainfall in Goa in October is 166 mm.
The water of the Arabian Sea is in this period often warmer than the air. There is an average daily seawater temperature of 29 ° C. You can swim already quite comfortably.
So in October — it's time to go back to the beach for those who want to avoid the influx of tourist groups and local weekends, which in November is amplified by the days of Diwali. The sand on the beaches is clean and dry and its rescue posts are in place. The temporary beach infrastructure is gradually recovering, and some restaurants and cafes work year-round.
For lovers of privacy and large spaces, it is perhaps the fact that even the usually most frequented beaches are overwhelmingly quiet and there they do not have to face travelers at every turn. In addition, prices for holidays in Goa in October are still far from its peak, which comes closer to the winter holidays. Tourism is quite successful at very pleasant price proposals for housing, food, entertainment, transportation. Each October you can count on the first charters.
At this time of year Goa is a real marvel. Be sure to go to parks and waterfalls during high waters, flowing in its full force. Dudhsagar waterfall — the most famous natural attraction of Goa, is revealed in all its beauty just in the autumn months — October and November. Archeology tours can arrange a short journey for admirers by taxi or bike in Hampi, where they wait for world architectural treasures.
In October, India celebrates one of the three official state holidays — October 2, the birthday of the "Father of the Nation" Mahatma Gandhi. In the middle of the month (2013 - 13 October) Vidzhayadashami festival is symbolizing the victory of good over evil. And October 16 (2013) accounts for the Muslim festival of Eid-Bakri.