India is a destination that really sinks into your soul. It’s a country of extremes, which will dazzle your senses and leave you with memories that last a lifetime.
The beauty of India is twofold. While the beaches of Goa are no doubt world-class, with soft sands meeting the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, India keeps its best secrets safe for those adventuring away from the shorelines.
Submerge yourself in the hustle and bustle of the hot streets and bazaars, where the dust and aromas jostle for dominance. In the markets, you’ll come across rows upon rows of ochre spices, and merchants will compete for your attention, offering bargains galore.
There are certain sights that you simply cannot miss on holidays in India. The capital city of Delhi is one, but brace yourself for a mind-boggling experience, where ancient ruins and modern luxury sit side by side. The Taj Mahal in Agra is an altogether different wonder, which took 22 years to build and where peace and tranquillity rein, even during the busiest times. A good camera is an essential for holidays to India – don’t forget to get a snap of the famous lotus pool bench with the Taj in the background.
What makes India such a fantastic holiday destination is the fact that for all of its heady chaos and mind-bending beauty, it also boasts beautiful sweeping beaches.
The golden beaches of Goa are seemingly endless with holiday hotspots to suit you. Whichever Goan beach resort you choose, you’re guaranteed glorious sunshine and picture perfect views out to the Arabian Sea. When it comes to the local cuisine, Portuguese flavours are blended with Indian spice, for tastes unlike any you’ve experienced before.
Calangute is one of the most famous beach resorts in Goa, boasting the largest beach and a range of watersports. It’s lively and perfect for those who want to enjoy the vibrant beach scene that India holidays have to offer.
Calangute beach stretches in one direction to Candolim, another lively spot with soft sands and lots of opportunities for shopping and dining near the beach.
In the other direction, the beach runs to Baga, full of watersports available to enjoy by day. Baga is also well known for its amazing night scene. Tito’s Lane is the epic-centre of afterdark activity here, with open air lounge bars, live music and world class DJ’s.
India package holidays really do have it all and are unrelenting in making sure you experience their magic, beauty and vibrancy in full glory. Great value India holidays from Thomas Cook will whisk you away to dazzling beauty that will stay with you long after your holiday has ended.
One of the unspoilt virgin beaches of Goa that has shiny beautiful sands shaded with lush green palm and coconut groves to offer a relaxing atmosphere. This peaceful, uncrowded beach has beachfront shacks that serve Goan delicacies.Read more
Asia's oldest light erected on the Portuguese seventeenth century fort is still well preserved. It is located in the estuary of River Mandovi and provides an awesome view of the vast expanse of Arabian Sea.Read more
A tourist attraction in North Goa with dense tropical gardens that is popular for springs that boast healing power. The paddy fields, palm groves and marvellous villas in such a tranquil atmosphere offer a true relaxing holiday.Read more
A small town in South Goa with Margao as the nearest tourist destination, it is rich in natural beauty. The local Goan food, the hospitable people and a relaxing environment makes it a perfect spot for a holiday.Read more
A small town in North Goa with Verna, Velsao, Cansaulim and Majorda beach as the closest tourist destinations. There are a good number of beaches around where you can stetch out and relax watching the Arbian Sea.Read more
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