10 Pictures to Inspire a Holiday to Goa

 

On the South-West coast of India, the chilled-out Goa is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and is truly a place to relax, enjoy delicious food and be charmed by the locals. We've put together a selection on pictures which sum up why we think that Goa is a perfect holiday destination.  

 

1. Sahakari Spice Farm, Ponda

It's amazing to see the elephants in India and if you're not afraid to get wet why not experience bathing an elephant at the Sahakari Spice Farm.

Elephant Ride Goa

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2. Palolem Beach

With soft golden sands, a backdrop of palm trees and a great little selection of bars and restaurants, Palolem beach is the ideal base in Goa. 

Palolem beach Goa

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3.  Thali

Thali is an Indian meal made up of a selection of six dishes offering all the six different flavours of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, sharp and spicy. Head to Fatima's Thali shop in Agonda to try some of the best. 

Thali Goa India

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4. Spice Markets

Check out the vibrant colours of the spice markets, it's worth picking up some of the spices too but you'll have a tough time choosing which ones.

Spices India Goa

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5. Basilica of Bom Jesus

This beautiful church was completed in 1605 and contains the tomb of Saint Francis Xavier. It really is a magnificent and holy place to visit in Goa.

Basilica of Bom Jesus Church

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6. Flea Markets

Shopping is such a great experience in Goa, and the flea markets are definitely some of the best where you can pick up some bargains to take home as souvenirs!

Fea Market Goa

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7. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

This amazing 600m waterfall's name translates to "a sea of milk" and is set within surreal scenery overlooking a steep, crescent-shaped valley full of tropical forest, which is only accessible by foot or by train. We would love to take this train journey!

Dudhsagar Waterfalls Goa

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8. Margao Market

We don't think we've ever seen so many chilies - it's a pretty unbelievable sight! Margao market has a whole load of them, plus lots of spices, coffee and tea stalls.

Chillies Margao Market

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9. Yoga Retreats, Agonda Beach

Bring together your mind, body and soul on the beach by spending some time at the yoga retreats in Agonda. There are lots of centres to choose from to enjoy a holiday where you can come away feeling revived, happier and healthier.

Yoga Agonda beach Goa

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10. Luxury lodgings

Whether you prefer to stay in beach bungalows, luxury hotels or private villas, Goa offers a range of accommodation to suit all - whatever your taste and budget. 

Goa Villa Clickstay

Calangute 3 Bedroom Luxury Villa

 

Click here if you would like to see more Villas and Apartments in Goa!

 

Have you been to Goa? What were your highlights?