Beautiful beaches and feel-good vibes
India’s smallest and richest state, Goa is a cultural fusion of eastern and western influences. Years of Portuguese rule have given it a unique identity, quite unlike any found elsewhere in India. Goa is famous for its sandy beaches and tropical climate, but our Goa holidays will reveal a destination with much more to offer.
Goa's history goes back thousands of years and its rock art engravings are the earliest traces of human life in India. Much of the state exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese who first landed here in the early 16th century. The city of Old Goa or ‘Velha Goa’ served as the capital of Portuguese India and the remains of the city are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising high above the Chapora River, the 500-year-old ruins of Chapora Fort are also a pleasant place to wander. The ruins command views in all directions and far out to the Arabian Sea.
A biodiversity hotspot, Goa is also rich in flora and fauna, but it’s the white-sand beaches which stretch out along the Arabian Sea that are what really make Goa holidays so special. Here, you can spend your days lounging in the sunshine or exploring the colourful roadside markets just off the beach. As the sun sets, enjoy an altogether different pace as the streets come alive with DJs playing the latest tunes in the busy bars.