The heat is on! Scenes of a Goan summer

Rohan Fernandes

Think summer in Goa is only about the sweltering heat? Think again! Here's what a typical summer in Goa looks like....

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|Cansaulim | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

The cool waters of rivers and ponds in Goa are some of the most desirable places to be at this time of year.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|ponds | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

With summer vacations in full swing, kids enjoy leisure time.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|cycling | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

Animals escape the heat of the sun by cooling down in local water bodies.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|buffaloes by the pool | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

Summer is the time for Purumentachem Fest, from where people would stock up on culinary essentials, such as salt fish, dried chillies etc for the upcoming monsoon months.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|Purumentachem fest | Photo: Clive Figueiredo

One of the best things about the Goan summer is that a variety of delicious, local, wild berries, such as kantam and chunnam, are available only during this season.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|Wild berries | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

In summer, when the water level in the Selaulim Dam decreases, the village of Curdi, in Sanguem, slowly resurfaces as it submerged underwater during the rest of the year.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|Curdi village | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

The rising temperatures are great for dehydrating all kinds of local food items, and fish, rice, chillies and other culinary ingredients can be seen drying on many public roads, among other locations.

Goa|Summer scenes in Goa|Goan summers|Dried fish | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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