June 16 (TravelAndy): Monsoon isn’t the busiest time in Goa, but the tourism department of the popular beach state in south India is promoting a number of activities, festivals and less-popular beaches in an effort to keep the tourists coming in the lean season.
Goa Tourism, through its Twitter handle @TourismGoa, which has more than 27,200 followers, is promoting activities such as monsoon trekking, white water rafting, spice plantation tours and island visits.
It is also highlighting relatively unknown beaches such as Cola, 5km north of the popular Agonda beach, Benaulim, 2km south of Colva and Arossim beach.
The tourism department is also inviting tourists to take part in local monsoon festivals such as Sao Joao, which is dedicated to St John the Baptist. During this time, people jump into water bodies to celebrate the advent of the rains.
“Come be a part, #Sao Joao. It’s just round the corner. #Goa,” @TourismGoa tweeted.
More festivals such as the traditional jackfruit festival Sangodd and Chikalkalo are also on the cards during this season.