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Goa Holidays

Holidays to Goa

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Goa Holidays

Famous for stunning beaches, a sprawling coastline and fantastic sunsets, this former Portuguese enclave offers up a special blend of whitewashed European churches, enticing food and colourful markets. A popular getaway since the sixties, Goa today is still the perfect destination for an exotic escape.

Goa Holiday Highlights

Old Goa - At its 17th Century peak, Portugal's capital in India was larger than Lisbon. Long since abandoned, the city's legacy remains in handful of beautifully preserved churches.

Anjuna Flea Market - Barter for bargains and enjoy tasty street food at this Legendary market.

Candolim Beach - Overlooked by Aguada Fort, this golden stretch of sand just south of Calangute is considered one of the best in Goa.

Panjim - The smallest and most relaxed state capital in India, Panjim showcases Goa's Portuguese influence with colonial mansions, whitewashed churches and an old Latin Quarter.

Goan Cuisine

Goan food combines influences from traditional Hindu, Portuguese and Muslim cuisines into a wide range of mouth-watering dishes. Spicy dishes flavoured with chilli, wine and garlic await.

Goa's position on the west coast of India results in a fantastic range of Seafood being available - a fish curry is a must at some point during your stay! The Portuguese brought a range of ingredients to Goa from around the world including fruits and nuts they are also credited with introducing India to the chili pepper, all of which influence the dishes available - spice fans should look-up a traditional Vindaloo, which comes from the region and is named for the use of wine and garlic in is production, for a real Goan experience.

Hotels in Goa

BAY 15
BAY 15
North Goa, Goa
Orritel Village Square
Orritel Village Square
North Goa, Goa
MayFair Hideaway Spa Resort
MayFair Hideaway Spa Resort
South Goa, Goa
Colonia Santa Maria
Colonia Santa Maria
North Goa, Goa

Resorts in Goa

This is the Goa you've always pictured. Gold, palm-fringed beaches snake down the coastline gently washed by the warm Arabian Sea. Lively beach bars serve up cocktails and cold beer alongside fiery fish...

View Holidays to North Goa, Goa

South Goa The Ying to North Goa's Yang, the southern portion of the state offers a complete contrast to the lively beaches north of the Zuari River. Backed by lush green hills and verdant coconut plantations,...

View Holidays to South Goa, Goa

Why holiday in Goa?

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Visa (UK Passport Holders)

A visa is required for entry into India. British Citizen Passport Holders will need to obtain an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel to India. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately ?96 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 30 days before your proposed travel date and the visa takes around 10 working days to issue. It is only valid for a 30-day single entry stay from the date of arrival. When calling the Travel Visa Company they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure, they will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa.