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Goa Holidays

On the western coast of India lies Goa, a cultural fusion of eastern and western influences. Years of Portuguese ruling have given it a unique identity, unlike anywhere else in India. With whitewashed churches, emerald green paddy fields, and miles of long sandy beaches, the sound of sea lapping the sand, the call of tropical birds in the skies, and the whisper of wind through the coconut groves – Goa is a truly magical place for a holiday.

In the north find Mapusa’s colourful Friday market full of spices, aromas, and new exciting flavours to test the senses. Visit the city of Velha Goa (Old Goa), once the capital of Portuguese India, the remains of the city are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Relax on Goa’s shores for the perfect end to your private journey through India, Mandrem beach is often voted the best in the region.

  

Destination Highlights
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Colourful markets

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

The Leela Goa

Goa

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The Leela Goa

ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

Goa

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ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

Goa

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

Alila Diwa Goa

Goa

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Alila Diwa Goa

Time Zone

GMT +5.5 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland via Delhi to Goa.

Currency

INR - Indian Rupee

Visa Information

Irish citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Best time to visit Goa

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
24ºC
8mm
Nepal
9ºC
13mm
Mumbai
24ºC
Kerala
28ºC
21mm
Delhi
13ºC
20mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
25ºC
3mm
Nepal
12ºC
14mm
Mumbai
25ºC
Kerala
28ºC
26mm
Delhi
17ºC
25mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
28ºC
5mm
Nepal
16ºC
10mm
Mumbai
27ºC
Kerala
29ºC
40mm
Delhi
22ºC
25mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
33ºC
1mm
Nepal
20ºC
29mm
Mumbai
29ºC
Kerala
29ºC
119mm
Delhi
29ºC
8mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
38ºC
Nepal
22ºC
70mm
Mumbai
30ºC
20mm
Kerala
29ºC
216mm
Delhi
33ºC
41mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
40ºC
Nepal
23ºC
129mm
Mumbai
29ºC
494mm
Kerala
27ºC
341mm
Delhi
32ºC
97mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC
Nepal
22ºC
325mm
Mumbai
28ºC
735mm
Kerala
27ºC
239mm
Delhi
31ºC
190mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC
Nepal
22ºC
239mm
Mumbai
28ºC
530mm
Kerala
27ºC
156mm
Delhi
30ºC
201mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
39ºC
Nepal
22ºC
175mm
Mumbai
28ºC
348mm
Kerala
27ºC
175mm
Delhi
29ºC
134mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
36ºC
Nepal
20ºC
67mm
Mumbai
29ºC
91mm
Kerala
27ºC
268mm
Delhi
25ºC
10mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
31ºC
2mm
Nepal
15ºC
7mm
Mumbai
28ºC
Kerala
27ºC
192mm
Delhi
20ºC
2mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
26ºC
8mm
Nepal
11ºC
8mm
Mumbai
26ºC
Kerala
27ºC
69mm
Delhi
15ºC
9mm
  • "Pay a visit to the various evening markets that Goa have to offer – they offer the perfect spot to discover a treasure and you can haggle for a bargain.”

Types of Goa holidays

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