Goa Beach

Destination

Goa Holidays

Lush jungles, sandy beaches and laid-back life

On the western coast of India lies Goa, a cultural fusion of eastern and western influences. Years of Portuguese ruling have given it a unique identity, unlike anywhere else in India. Here you'll find baroque architecture and whitewashed churches as well as emerald green paddy fields, and miles of long sandy beaches. With the sound of the sea lapping the golden sand, the call of tropical birds in the skies, and the whisper of wind through the coconut groves – Goa is a truly magical place for a holiday.

In the north, explore Mapusa’s colourful Friday market – the air full with the aroma of spices and flavours to excite the senses. Visit the city of Velha Goa (Old Goa); once the capital of Portuguese India, the remains of the city are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goa is known as a spiritual centre. Here you'll find a wealth of ways to explore your spirituality and be at one, from yoga and t’ai chi sessions to reiki healing and meditation.

Many of the resorts along Goa's glorious coastline offer total luxury and exceptional service, with your comfort and experience being the number one priority. Relax on Goa’s golden shores for a perfect mellow end to your journey through India.

  

Destination Highlights
  • Beautiful beaches, fringed with palm trees
  • Colourful spice markets to explore
  • Mandrem Beach is often voted the best in the region
  • Feast on fresh seafood, cooked with Goan spices
  • Discover more about Goa's Portugese heritage
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • Currency INR - Indian Rupee
  • Visa Information British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.
  • Language Hindi and English are widely spoken
  • Flight Time Indirect flights from London Heathrow via Delhi to Goa take approx. 12 hours and 30 minutes
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

"Pay a visit to one of Goa's evening markets – the perfect place to pick up a keepsake to treasure. Haggling for a bargain is customary.”

 

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