Goa has to be up there among the most idyllic holiday destinations. Goa holidays allow the intrepid explorer to venture to India, and experience the country in all its colourful glory, all from the comfort and luxury of a white sand coastal resort.
Relish the best of both worlds on great-value Goa holidays from Thomas Cook. Choose a beachfront resort as a base and cherry pick the excursions and experiences that most appeal to you. While the powdery white sand beaches may tempt you to set up camp on the coast for the duration of your holiday, you’ll miss out if you don’t venture a little further into the heart of this Indian gem.
Cavelossim is an amazing place to be based in Goa. On the pristine sands of the south west coast, Cavelossim contrasts the colours of nature with the colours of nurture. Be dazzled by the whitest of sands and the bluest of oceans, the rainbow of primary-coloured Portuguese architecture and the deep purple of a riverside blueberry margarita. Take the 20 minute trip to the markets of nearby Margao for a further riot of colour, and breathe in the pungent mix rich spices, sweet flower garlands and fresh seafood!
Adventuring into Goa a little more you can visit the Hindu temples at Udupi, stop off at elephant and tiger sanctuaries and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Goan Ghats, where the Dudhasagar waterfalls thunder down the rockface hillside and the surrounding jungle is thick and lush.
For a change of scenery, why not take a fishing boat out over the Arabian Sea to Grande Island? Spot dolphins, fish or snorkel en-route, then explore the sands of this tiny Goan island escape.
Back to the mainland resorts, Calangute is a popular coastal hot spot for those looking for a slice of beach life. Enjoy a bustling beach and bar scene at Calangute, or head to nearby Baga, a similar spot where the pace of life is relaxed yet lively – and dolphins play just off the shore!
Just along the coast, Candolim is a slightly quieter resort, with some interesting natural and manmade attractions. The white sands are flanked by rolling sand dunes, adding drama to the landscape, and the crumbling Aguada Fort is a window on the 17th century. While you’re there take a picture of the old River Princess ship. Stuck on the shore since 2000, she seems resigned to living out her days as a permanent seaside fixture.
From the lushest of jungle greenery to the whitest of sands, holidays to Goa combine days of blissful relaxation with days crammed with Indian culture and trips into the natural depths of this holiday hotspot. Book an unforgettable holiday to Goa with Thomas Cook and prepare to be dazzled by this bright, bold and beautiful destination where India meets the Arabian Sea.
With a huge number of destinations, resorts and great value accommodations, Thomas Cook is the perfect option for the holiday of your dreams. Book now and get ready for an amazing holiday to Goa that you’ll never forget. When it comes to cheap Goa holidays, we offer you a great experience to suit any budget.