(Goa Velha, India)
If you seek sun, sea, and sand, Goa holidays promise to offer you all at one place. The party capital of India, Goa is a little paradise on earth, with its splendid landscape and breathtaking seascape. Rich in Portuguese history, Goa is a package full of surprises, with a vast expanse of azure Arabian Sea, silver sandy beaches, verdant lofty mountains, and imposing forts and churches.
Goa’s only airport Dabolim Airport lies 29 kms from its capital of Panjim, which sits on the coast near Vasco da Gama. The airport is connected by full service airlines and major low cost carriers. You may take chartered flights to and from UK and France to reach Goa directly.
Goa is a treat to explore by rail, with its major railway junctions - Margao and Vasco da Gama - connected to important Indian cities by express trains. You may also choose to travel to Goa by road by deluxe buses or luxury coaches run by Gao Tourism, with all major cities of neighboring states linked to Panjim.
You may like to travel to Goa by Sea, with regular ship and ferry services available between Goa and Mumbai.
Holidays to Goa are filled with fun and adventure during winters, from October to February. If you seek a budget Goa vacation, you may choose to visit this tiny Indian jewel during monsoon months of June – August, when rentals andfares are at an all-time low. Goa is world renowned for its Carnival, which is a three-day festival celebrated enthusiastically in the month of March by the local Christian community. It is that time of the year when Goa turns into a hub of tourists.
A former Portuguese enclave, the tropical landscape of Goa amazes everyone with its vibrant lifestyle, awe-inspiring beauty, breathtaking landmarks, mesmerizing adventure sports, and grand hospitality. With picture-postcard beaches, flanked by the blue waters of Arabian Sea and fringed by lush coastal trees, Goa attractions promise to enchant locals and tourists alike.
If you are looking for adrenaline rush, travel to Goa to amuse yourself with ethereal natural beauty and multitude of adventure activities. With over 125kms of coastline, Goa boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in India, offering you the experience of a lifetime, whether you are looking for solitude or adventure. From parties to sunbathing, Goa holidays offer foreign tourists a home-away-from-home kind of experience, being one of the most happening places in India, with its multi-cultural background.
Calangute Beach is a heaven for nature lovers, where you can experience para-sailing and indulge in a host of adventure sports. Baga Beach sits close to Calangute and is hardly a few strolls away. If you seek isolated or private beaches in Goa, travel further north or south. Agonda, Palolem, Colva are some of the most popular beaches in the south, while the north Goa is most popular for its Anjuna, Baga, Arambol, Bambolim, Candolim, and Miramar beaches.
For those seeking the solace of religion and culture, holidays to Goa offer you a multitude of ornate churches, cultural mansions and museums, and ancient temples to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Basilica of Bom Jesus is a must-see Goa attraction, offering great insights into the Goan-Portuguese connection. Other must-visit attractions in Goa include the gigantic forts, such as Aguada Fort, Cabo Fort, Chapora Fort, and majestic temples that exude a distinctive air of elegance and individuality.
If India is on your next holiday plan, don’t forget to include Goa on your itinerary. With plenty of fun, adventure, and experience to offer, Goa vacations will leave you bewitched!