Avoid these popular tourist spots and activities in Goa during the monsoons

Rohan Fernandes

Coming to Goa on vacation? Here's a list of places to avoid since they are closed for renovation, or other reasons.

Goa|Varca beach during monsoon|rainy days | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

1. Beach Shacks

Due to the monsoons, it is the off season in Goa, and so many shacks along Goa's coastline are closed. The best alternative for anyone looking for good food is to check out the assortment of local food joints and cafes.

Goa|beach shacks closed during monsoon|rainy days | Palolem Beach | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

2. Waterfalls

Almost all waterfalls, especially the mighty Dudhsagar waterfall, is closed due to the heavy showers at this time of year. They are expected to be open to the public around the end of the monsoon season.

Goa | Indian Railways in Goa | Dhudhsagar Waterfalls | Waterfalls closed in Goa | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

3. Mining Quarries filled with water

Don't be tempted to jump into glistening water-filled quarries after watching people on social media. It is unsafe to swim in such quarries and is prohibited in Goa.

Goa |Mining quarries | Mining places in Goa | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

4. Water sports at the beach

During the rainy season, since the sea turns rough and treacherous, all water sports activities which take place on the beach come to a grinding halt.

Goa | Jet skiing| Adventure sports | Travel | Goa beaches | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

5. Chapel Of Our Lady Of The Mount, Old Goa

Built on a hillock, this chapel offers amazing aerial views of the surrounding areas. However, it is currently closed for maintenance work.

Goa | Old Goa|Churches of Goa|Mary of the Mount Chapel | Photo : Rohan Fernandes

6. Curdi Village, Sanguem

Known as the 'Atlantis of Goa', this village rises from the depths during the summer, making it a popular tourist attraction. However, in the monsoons, the village is fully submerged and off limits.

Curdi|underwater village|submerged|Salaulim dam| Sanguem| South Goa | Photo : Rohan Fernandes

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