The tiny state of Goa is famous for its sandy beaches, vibrant markets and nightlife.
It has been popular with tourists since the 1960’s when it was a major stop on the ‘hippy trail’. Nowadays it is an established destination with package tour companies from across Europe. North Goa is the more developed area, south Goa is quieter with fewer but mostly more upmarket hotels. Goa was not liberated by India (from the Portuguese) until 1961 and is predominantly Christian. It has a different atmosphere and character to the rest of India. If you want a few nights relaxing at a beach the end of a tour Goa may suit your needs.
Find your Perfect Location
Airports: Dabolim – but most flights are charter and domestic flights.
Main Cities: Panaji – State Capital, Margao.
Main Beaches (North Goa): Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim
Main Beaches (South Goa): Bogmalo, Majorda, Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim
Area: 3,702 Sq KM (1,429 Sq Mls)
Local Language: Konkani/ Goan
The beaches, the historic churches of Old Goa (World Heritage), the range of local restaurants, shops and markets.
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Goa has a huge amount of rain between June and October. The temperature ranges between 19 – 33℃ throughout the year with the hottest months being April and May (the build up to the monsoon). The best time to go is November to March.