Blog >> Goa or Kerala-Where should I Go?
sai 04 Mar ,2020

As most people know both Goa and Kerala are the top holiday destinations of India among all the tourist spots. Situated on the southwestern coast of India, Kerala is famous as God’s Own Country for its mesmerizing awesome beautiful tourist spots, rich cultural programs, traditional and religious festivals, and historical monuments. However, the destination is ideal for nature lovers, who just wish to indulge in the gorgeousness of nature. Kerala has a broad range of things to do and places to see in both urban and rural destinations. Some of them are houseboat staying and roaming through backwaters, scenic landscapes, festivals, traditional art forms, Ayurvedic treatment and temples which have demand of Kerala.

Goa is the eventual beach tourist destination where one would love to spend time through the pristine beaches but would also be thrilled about the different water sports available. The people looking for the cheapest water sports could find Goa as their best tourist destination in India. With endless beaches longing from North to the South end and along with the different water sports and activities, Goa looks like an Island where you can have all the satisfying adventurous tasks like Speed boats, jet skiing, wakeboarding, banana boats, parasailing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, backwater cruise, dolphin watching, and bird watching are some mind-blowing activities one can enjoy for sure in Goa.

Goa is the famous destination for nightlife party seekers, casinos and night time markets.

The Trip to Kerala or Goa is a trendy dilemma for all holiday tourists in India and it’s definitely confusing for somebody to decide which of Kerala or Goa would be the correct selection without any past experience of a holiday or without bottomless research.

Kerala vs Goa Tour

But, by going through the following interesting fact between two destinations which are explained in a comparative manner and you can easily decide to plan your trip for next holiday season.

1. Night Life parties and Beach Shacks

Goa is most popular as the Party Capital for the vivacious nightlife. Goa is the heart of the city of party lovers in India. Often enjoyment begins in Goa after the sunsets only in the evening time. The music, numbers of bars, dizzy neon lights, and great cuisine food are the attractive part of Goa. Goa offers all types of parties to its visitors such as quite a party, crowd parties, music & dancing party and crazy party, etc. Goa has a number of beaches, cuisines, forts, and churches; where one can realize the consequence of Portugal colonization.

However, Kerala is world-famous for a backwater houseboat cruise, tea gardens in Munnar. Some water sports are available in Kerala including boating, parasailing, kayaking, surfing, and bamboo rafting, etc. But, the thing is that Kerala is not the precise option as nightlife partying like Goa as Kerala has certain limitations.

2. How to Reach?

The way to visit Kerala or Goa is much easier as both the destinations have easier accessibility through various modes of transportation like air, water, railway, and land transport. The tourists need to choose their preference for transport for convenient traveling purposes.

Goa’s airport, Dabolim airport in Vasco-Sa-Gama, Konkan railway (Southwestern railway), highways like NH-4A, NH-17, and NH-17A for land transportation purpose.

Kerala has multiple airports in various cities such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Calicut. Kerala has more than 180 railway connections with major cities in India.

However, in Goa, you’ll have chartered flights that are not available in Kerala.

3. Lodging in holiday destination Goa or Kerala

Goa possesses astounding beach villas and shacks with all types of hotels fetching to your budget. Because of the availability of luxurious resorts and beach huts to enjoy a peaceful personal lodging, Goa is recognized across the globe as the holiday destination of beach shack culture.

In Kerala, numbers of hotels (economical and luxurious), guest houses, beach villas or resorts are available. You can have unique lodging experiences in tree-houses of Munnar, Athirapilly, Waynand, and Thekkady which are not available in Goa. Also, spending several nights on houseboats in the backwater of Kumarakom and Alleppey is not available in Goa. Even home-stay experience is the traditional core of Kerala to live like local people.

Varkala beach is one special place where entire 3 things such as houseboat, tree houses and beach shacks are available.

4. Weather and Best time to visit.

The selection of a destination depends on which weather and time you’re planning your holiday trip.

In Goa, November to May is considered to be the peak season when the price ranges are often high. Between Nov to March months, the weather is enjoyable and nights are cooler, April to mid of June, the weather is too moderate to have a sea bath. Also, June to October period is measured to be the perfect time for monsoon lovers and would like to view lush greenery scenes and beaches seem to have an enthusiastic life of their own. Organizing a party in the rain is quite interesting.

On the other hand, Monsoons in Kerala are beautiful but more ferocious than Goa. Hence it’s recommended to visit Kerala is between September to March. September to February period is considered as the peak season in Kerala because of the cooler breeze. In the month of March, the moderate temperature of the southern coast could be realized nearby the backwaters and beaches. The pleasant weather enables the tourists to enjoy adventurous activities like trekking in the hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries. So it depends upon you to visit Kerala or Goa.

5. Festivals

In Goa, the major festivals like Christmas Eve, Goa Carnival in March, Grape escapade, sunburn festival, Goa Food, and cultural festival, and VH1 supersonic are must be in insistence during these periods. The religious festivals are Shantadurga in January, Feast of St Francis Xavier in December and Shigmotsav.

In Kerala, festivals are Onam, Xmas, Navratri, Muharram, Mahashivratri, Chittoor, Guruvayur, Konganpada, and The Bharani Utsavam.

Hope, you’ll be able to choose the right holiday destination Goa or Kerala. Are you on a trip to Kerala or Goa?