If you are looking for a unique travel experience, Goa has much to offer. This state located on the west coast of India is the smallest in the country but still has much to offer visitors in the way of architecture, history, and beautiful beaches. Ebookers can help you find low-fare flights to Goa and plan your trip with ease.
When arriving in Goa by air, you will fly into Dabolim Airport, which is located approximately 19 miles south of the Goa capital city of Panaji. The airport is located on a military airbase and operates flights for over 15 commercial airlines. International flights arrive in Terminal 2, with commercial flights arriving from many Persian Gulf states. The airport also receives many chartered flights from Europe. If you are travelling from outside the Persian Gulf, connecting flights are available; ebookers can find the flight that works best for you.
From the airport, you can reach your destination within Goa by bus, taxi, rail, or rental car. Both private and public bus services are a regular mode of travel within the state. Taxis are available to travellers and are prepaid. Rail service is a great option if you'd like to enjoy the views in Goa while travelling from the airport to your destination. If you feel comfortable driving, you can pick up your rental car at the airport and drive to your destination.
Goa is classified as a tropical monsoon climate. Don't let the word monsoon scare you; the season for heavy rain is just from June to September; the remainder of the year, precipitation is low. Temperatures stay warm or hot in Goa year round, with winter temperatures averaging in the low 20s Celsius. Summer temperatures average in the upper 20s or low 30s Celsius. If you are looking for a less humid time to visit, November and early December are your best bet.
Goa has an interesting history, having been a Portuguese colony before being annexed by India in 1961. The state is renowned for its beautiful beaches, architecture, beautiful natural surroundings, and places of worship. Many wildlife sanctuaries are located throughout the state as well as the Butterfly Conservatory of Goa. Beaches abound and are a must-see for any traveller; whether you are looking a beach that is family friendly, quiet or a beach that provides a throwback to the hippies of the 1960s and 1970s, you will find what you are looking for in Goa. The state also offers many sightseeing and tourist options for the traveller wanting to learn about the region's architecture and history. The SÃ© Cathedral and Bom Jesus Basilica are just two of the many historic sites that travellers can visit.
With so much to do and see in Goa, this small Indian state is a logical destination for a traveller looking to maximize his or her holiday. Ebookers can help with flights to Goa as well as give you deals on hotel and rental car reservations to make your trip one-of-a-kind and a stress-free experience.
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