Goa

Goa,

India

This gem of a location is one of India's unique locations, and on  it most popular ones among travellers and tourists. Bordered by lush countryside and the Arabian Sea, its coastline is a never-ending succession of pristine, white sandy beaches and fishing villages. This charming location is a hotspot for sun-seekers, and still has a strong Portuguese influence mixed with traditional southern Indian character and charm.

Book a Goa tour package with Qatar Airways Holidays and visit a tropical spice plantation, or take a tour of the 16th century colonial architecture. For the ultimate beach break and tropical getaway, Goa is the perfect destination with its laid-back lifestyle, wild natural surroundings, and delicious culinary experiences.

Goa Holiday Packages

Goa is no longer reserved purely for adventurous back-packers. Book a Goa travel package and get the best deals on attractions, experiences, tours, and luxury hotels. And with a wide range of restaurants, eateries and food markets, a Goa culinary experience will awaken your senses and tease your taste buds, with a range of spicy flavours, traditional curries, and fresh seafood.

Good to know

Time Zone

GMT+5:30 hours

Dialing Code

+91

Languages

Konkani, English

Electricity

220-230V 50 Hz

Currency

Indian rupee

Goa Experiences

  • Beaches are the jewels of this beautiful location in Western India, and the long stretches along the coast boast silvery sand and turquoise waters that are perfect for cooling off from the blazing sun. Laze on Chapora beach, swim in tranquil waters off the palm-fringed Agonda Beach, surf the rolling waves at Calangute, or relax on Cavelossim beach with its stark contrast of black rock and white sand.
  • Ruled by the Portuguese for nearly 500 years, Goa’s colonial architecture depicts this era, and you can visit 16th century churches, spice plantations, and grand mansions in the south. Sport is popular in Goa, whether you want to participate or are happier simply being a spectator. You can watch football of cricket matches at Fatorda Stadium, go windsurfing at Baga beach, or take a guided scuba diving tour to St. Georges Island or Grand Island and explore its colourful coral reefs, and catching glimpses of sea turtles, dolphins, barracudas, angelfish, and lobsters.
  • The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an array of diverse wildlife species including pythons, leopards, elephants, jungle cats, and deer, or you can visit the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Chorao.
  • Goa’s religious architecture is plentiful and includes the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim, the Se Cathedral, and Temple of Shiva at Tambdi Surla. The Shri Shantadurga Temple in Kavlem is a must-see with its large temple complex and cream and terracotta buildings set against a backdrop of emerald slopes.