The former Portuguese colony of Goa is one of the most relaxing places in India and a fabulous destination for some winter sunshine.
Goa became famous in the 60s when the hippies came to experience its gorgeous beaches, magical sunsets and welcoming communities. The least developed beaches can be found in South Goa – but it’s also worth spending a day away from the beach to explore the local sights and discover Goa’s colonial past.
From London: 12 hours
GMT +5.5 hours
You will need a valid passport and visa to enter India. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival.
The monsoon season begins around June (and lasts throughout July and August), when the hot temperatures of summer are cooled with an influx of clouds and rain. The hottest months of the year tend to be April and May.
The best time to visit Goa is from late October to early April. The peak tourist season is over the Christmas holidays (from mid-December to mid-January), when the weather is generally regarded as near perfect, with daytime temperatures rarely going above 32°C.
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