A beautiful place to Goa
Goa is a state in western India with a coastline that stretches along the Arabian Sea.
It’s well known for its fabulous beaches, from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.
Goa stands out in India for its Portuguese colonial buildings and heritage. Here, you will find whitewashed churches, old forts and beautiful cathedrals.
Goa has a mix of official languages because of its rich and complex heritage, so you will most likely hear Konkati, Marathi and Hindi spoken. English is also frequently spoken, making it much easier for UK travellers.
The best time to travel to Goa is our winter season, October to February. The temperature ranges from 23-32C and you will receive nine hours of sunshine throughout the day. May has been recorded as the hottest month in the year, reaching up to 35C. Monsoon season runs from June to September, so expect tropical storms, heavy rainfall and humid conditions.
The most well-known beach in Goa is the Candolim Beach, which is an eight-kilometre stretch of golden sand and crystal blue sea. Candolim is a great all-rounder resort and possibly the best choice for families, offering water sports, shops and cafes on the seafront.
Visit the vibrant and diverse markets of Goa which take place throughout the week. The Saturday night market at Arpora gives you the opportunity to listen to Goa’s most talented musicians and taste a varied blend of international and Indian cuisine. At the night market, you can even get a haircut or a tattoo!
The Friday market at Mapusa, on the other hand, is very traditional, and this is where all farmers and craftsmen travel to from all over north Goa to sell livestock, vegetables, fruits, spices and handicrafts.
Between the months of December and March, flights depart from London Gatwick onWednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook also fly from London Southend, Manchester and Southampton. The flight time to Goa is nine hours and 20 minutes.
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