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Beach, Kerala, India


Overlooking the Arabian Sea, this tiny state is home to miles of beautiful beaches.

The interior hides many hidden gems. Ancient and Portuguese traditions have been woven together and are still apparent amongst the coconut groves, green paddy fields and the forested Western Ghats – this is a great alternative to beachside culture.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Visit Panaji

Visit the city of Panaji on a private tour to see the impact of the Portuguese in the Latin Quarter.

Kayak and Cruise the Chapora River

Explore the Chapora River or the Arabian Sea by boat, including jungle kayaking or sailing.

Local Cooking Course

Learn how the Portuguese impacted the region’s food with a culinary cooking course including a market tour.

Saturday Night Market

Experience the weekly beachside markets and the iconic Saturday night market at Arpora.

Discover Goa’s Beaches

Travel around the beaches of Goa, the most popular being Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Panjim and Agonda.

Church, Old Goa, Goa, India
Goa, India
Panaji sightseeing, Goa, India
Panaji, India
Beach, Goa, India
Spices in the Market, Goa, India
Goa, India
Shoal of Butterflyfish and Yellowsaddle Goatfishfish on the coral reef, Aldabra Charter
Satturday night market, Gos, India
Night Market, Goa, India

Sightseeing in Goa

Although renowned as a popular package holiday destination since the hippie crowd has moved on, as an old Portuguese colony on the west coast of India, the attractions of Goa run deeper than the obvious.

During your holiday in Goa, visit the beautiful opulent churches of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Goa, the colour of the local night markets and the beautiful temples. It’s the beaches and relaxed atmosphere that bring travellers from afar to the Indian coastal region of Goa.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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