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goa

goa india

The former Portuguese colony of Goa is one of the most relaxing places in India, and a fabulous destination for some winter sunshine.

Goa became famous in the 60s when the hippies came to experience its gorgeous beaches, magical sunsets and welcoming communities. The least developed beaches can be found in South Goa – but it’s also worth spending a day away from the beach to explore the local sights and discover Goa’s colonial past.

The best time to visit Goa is from late October to early early April. The peak tourist season is over the Christmas holidays (from mid December to mid January), when the weather is generally regarded as near perfect, with daytime temperatures rarely going above 32°C.

 

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Weather and seasons

The monsoon season begins around June (and lasts throughout July and August) , when the hot temperatures of summer are cooled with an influx of clouds and rain.  The hottest months of the year tend to be April and May.

The best time to visit Goa is from late October to early early April. The peak tourist season is over the Christmas holidays (from mid December to mid January), when the weather is generally regarded as near perfect, with daytime temperatures rarely going above 32°C.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  12 hours
  • Currency:  Rupees
  • Language:  Hindi and English
  • Visa requirements:  Required, see below
  • Time difference:  GMT +5.5 hours

 

Visas:  You will need a valid passport and visa to enter India. Please contact the necessary Consulate or Embassy closest to you to apply for a visa. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival. 

Passport and visa must be obtained in advance. You are responsible for determining specific passport and visa requirements in the participant's country of origin and for obtaining the necessary documents prior to departure.

Inoculations: No compulsory Inoculations are required if you are arriving from the United States, Canada or Europe. If you entering from Africa or parts of Latin America, certification of Yellow Fever Inoculation is required.

Although no vaccinations are required to go to India, Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended. Also Anti Malarial Medication,Tetanus Gamma ­ Globulin Viral Meningitis For full advice, contact your doctor or travel clinic.

Malaria is a risk in India, including some urban and many rural areas, depending on elevation. 

PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ADVICE ON ALL MEDICAL MATTERS WELL IN ADVANCE OF TRAVELLING TO INDIA

 

park hyatt goa resort and spa

park hyatt goa resort and spa


goa, india    room per night from £250

Nestled within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons, this 5* beach resort combines elegance with distinctive regional character.

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ashiyana yoga and spa village

ashiyana yoga and spa village


goa, india    7 nights from £495

Ashiyana Yoga & Spa Village is located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the very north of Goa. Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna, it has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can relax your body, calm your mind, and awaken to your inner peace of being.

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the leela goa

the leela goa


goa, india    7 nights from £1,665

A delightful fusion of 13th century Vijayanagara Palace architecture, 18th century Portuguese design, old world charm and contemporary touches. A lovely option for both adults and families.

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