first_imgMeanwhile, Tourism Department Director Sajiv GaunsMeanwhile, Tourism Department Director Sajiv Gauns Desai said tourists tend to take a break from adventure sports and beach holiday during monsoon and departments focus will be to now promote monsoon tourism.”Summer time in Goa has always been a season of joy and fun with all the adventure and water sport activities available across the state. However, monsoon also has a special place in thecalendarfor touristslooking for relaxation,” Desai said.”Goa is at its best during the monsoonsforits greenery, picturesquelandscaping and more. It is that time when nature flourishes. Goa takes on a more traditional flavour,” he said.Desai said tourist arrivals during monsoon (June, July and August) last year recorded 22 per cent increase as against an 18 per cent rise in 2014, which indicates that Goa is as much as a favoured destination to visit during rainy season.”The downpour have already started and soon we shall start various monsoon adventure activities carried out in the hinterland such as eco-trekking, adventure expeditions, white water rafting, which are greatly enjoyed and loved by the locals as well as tourists,” Desai said.Goa also has plethora of natural sights ranging from various waterfalls to springs that come alive along the hilly terrains, he added. PTI RPS ARS TIR BASlast_img read more