Goa in November: weather and travel tips

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 26.10.2023

November paints a picture of paradise in Goa, as the monsoon curtains fall to reveal a lush landscape bathed in sunlight. This month is an invitation to explore, relax, and bask in the serenity of this coastal gem. Here’s our guide to the weather in Goa in November.

Is November a good time to visit Goa?

November welcomes travellers to Goa with inviting weather conditions that are perfect for a memorable beach vacation. 

November in Goa offers a delightful blend of tranquillity and vibrancy as the tourist season begins to pick up, and various festivals and events come to life. It's an ideal time to soak up the sun, explore the local markets, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

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Cola Beach in Goa, India © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Goa in November

November in Goa welcomes travellers with delightful weather conditions that are perfect for beach time bliss. Air temperatures range from 24°C to 33°C (75°F to 91°F), creating a comfortable atmosphere for outdoor activities and exploration. The sea temperature maintains its warmth, averaging around 28°C (82°F), ensuring enjoyable beach days. 

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The Saturday Night Market in Arpora © Shutterstock

The Saturday Night Market in Arpora © Shutterstock

Can it rain in Goa in November?

November in Goa experiences a significant reduction in rainfall compared to the monsoon months.

While occasional showers are still possible at the beginning of the month, they become increasingly rare as November progresses. By mid-November, the weather stabilises, and you can expect mostly dry and pleasant conditions.

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Vagator beach in Goa, India © Shutterstock

Vagator beach in Goa, India © Shutterstock

What about the crowd & cost?

November brings a gradual increase in tourists to Goa as the weather becomes more inviting. While it's not as crowded as the peak months of December and January, you can expect a noticeable rise in the number of visitors. 

Costs in November can vary depending on your preferences. Accommodation prices may begin to rise compared to October but are still generally more reasonable than during the peak season. The cost of dining and activities remains moderate, allowing you to enjoy a mix of experiences without significant budget constraints.

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Scenic yard and old houses in historical town of Old Goa in India © Shutterstock

Weather in Goa in November is great for discovering historical sites © Shutterstock

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dome of St Cajetan from Divar Island, Old Goa

Dome of St Cajetan, Old Goa  © Shutterstock

What to do in Goa in November

November is an excellent time to explore one of the most diverse and beautiful places in India that Goa has to offer. Here are some exciting activities to make the most of your November trip.

Relax on the beaches

The weather in November on the southwestern coast of India is pleasant, making it an ideal time to visit best Goa beaches. You can indulge in various water sports activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides. The vibrant nightlife is also worth experiencing.

Trek to Dudhsagar Falls

Kickstart your November adventure with a trek to the majestic Dudhsagar Waterfalls. Located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, this multi-tiered waterfall is a sight to behold.

Admire Se Cathedral

Visit the awe-inspiring Se Cathedral in Old Goa, one of the largest churches in Asia. Admire the intricate architecture and historical significance of this religious landmark. Don't forget to explore its neighbouring churches and museums for a deeper understanding of Goa's rich heritage.

Visit the night markets

Experience the vibrant and bustling night markets of Goa, including the famous Anjuna Flea Market and the Mapusa Market. Shop for souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, and handicrafts while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere and sampling local street food.

Go dolphin watching

Take a boat trip to spot playful dolphins in the Arabian Sea. November's calm waters provide an excellent opportunity to witness these friendly creatures in their natural habitat.


Dolphin watching in India © Shutterstock

Planning your November trip to Goa

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Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 26.10.2023

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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