If you fancy taking a break somewhere different this year, then why not consider checking out the fabulous Indian state of Goa! Where you will find everything you need to enjoy yourself, including some top clubs, bars & restaurants, shops, beaches and not to mention the amazing scenery, beautiful weather, wonderful food and of course some awe-inspiring architecture and the historic, friendly culture that will make you want to stay permanently! Goa is without a doubt the place to be in India!
Located on the west coast of India, Goa has become a very popular destination for worldwide tourists and of course, us lot from the UK! And with 70km of nearly unbroken beaches, it’s not surprising that we like it is it? But don’t forget, it’s not all about the beach as there’s so much more to see and do, including paying a visit to some of Goa’s finest cities, two of the most well known being the capital city Panaji, which has plenty to keep you entertained and the number one largest city in Goa, Vasco Da Gama, which is definitely worth a visit but due to the city being a ‘port city’ it mostly industrial and bustling with business, with little to keep the average tourist entertained but don’t let that put you off exploring the area!
If large cities are the one thing that you wanted to get away from most of all, then we would definitely recommend checking out some of the many small villages around Goa where the majority of most of the population live as these villages are described as ‘the true heart of Goa’ due to them being relatively untouched by industry and giving a true insight into the local culture. The villages are a lot cleaner than the industrial cities and much more family friendly, so you won’t have to worry about the stress caused by a city wide commute.
If culture is your thing, then make sure that you check out the many Hindu Temples, Libraries and Cathedrals located in the town of Old Goa as well as the Anjuna Flea Market! Also if you’re feeling active then why not try your hand at the popular water activities found at the local beaches including paragliding, kitesurfing, diving and jet skiing!
Whatever your tastes, Goa is a great place to go for your 2012 holiday, and with our affordable holiday package deals, we’ll aim to make visiting Goa as simple as possible if you decide to escape the freezing temperatures of the UK!