A vibrant state located along the western coast of India, Goa is a destination which is perfect for anyone looking for a gentle introduction to India. An eclectic mix of Portuguese heritage, wonderful climate, glorious beaches and exotic food all add to Goa’s charm, and with plenty of sightseeing and things to do, holidaymakers who are less inclined to lay on a golden beach will still have plenty of activities to enjoy. 

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Palolem Beach sunset, south Goa


A golden coastline  

With over 100km of coastline to choose from, we’re confident that beach lovers will be in their element when holidaying in Goa. The north, south and central regions all boast a great selection of beautiful palm-backed white and golden beaches, many with a variety of traditional beach shacks selling tasty food and souvenirs.

Agonda beach, South Goa

Heritage & culture

With a unique and distinct culture, blending ancient Indian traditions with colonial Portuguese heritage, Goa’s heritage makes for a particularly interesting holiday destination. Lemon and pistachio heritage homes hidden amongst a verdant landscape, along with Hindu and Christian architecture side by side, there’s plenty for holidaymakers to learn and discover.  

A typical colonial house in Goa

Tasty cuisine

All manner of fresh seafood, meats, and a plethora of aromatic herbs and spices all come together to produce authentic Goan cuisine, and it’s certainly a treat for the taste buds. Holidaymakers can enjoy dishes such as traditional Goan fish curry, along with Chicken Xacuti and Bebinca, a mouth-watering dessert. One of the best places to experience authentic food is along the beach, in one of the many little shoreline shacks. 

A bowl of masala crab at the Fisherman's Wharf restaurant in South Goa


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