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Holidays In South Goa

South Goa Holidays at a Glance

The district of South Goa covers the entire southern part of Goa state with the Arabian Sea to the west, the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka in the East and South. Despite many years of tourism, South Goa still remains relatively untouched outside of the hotels. There are lots of small lanes winding through the lush green countryside where it is not surprising to see cows and pigs wandering aimlessly across the road like they have all the time in the world! The beaches are some of the finest you will find anywhere in the world and whichever resort you choose you will find peace and tranquillity.

Who goes to South Goa?
With the most fine beaches South Goa is ideal for sun lovers.



Key Facts - South Goa

  • LanguageKonkani, English and Portuguese
  • CurrencyIndian Rupee
  • Dialing Code00 91
  • Time Difference+5hrs 30mins GMT
  • Flight Duration10 hours (Approx)

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Panaji: The capital of Goa and headquarters of North Goa District, a small and charming city on the left bank of silvery Mandovi River, with beautiful red-roofed houses, built in Latin style, also boasts of many modern houses, well laid gardens, statues and avenues lined with Glmohar, Acassia and other trees. Enchanting panorama unfolds from atop Altinho (HillTop).

Vasco Da Gama: A modern, well laid out city close to Mormugao Harbour, has beautiful and extensive avenues. The air terminus of Goa at Dabolim lies on the outskirts of the city. It is also the railway terminus for passenger service on the South Central Railway.

Crocs and Spices: Spend a morning on a boat trip along the waterways of the river Zuari, with the chance to see Kingfishers, Fish eagles and Kites and, when the tide rises, perhaps even a crocodile. After your morning on the water, climb up into the hills to visit a 160 year old spice farm with a wonderful Goan style lunch.

Waterfall and Wildlife: A visit to India's second highest waterfall, a 603 metre fall of water into a pool perfect for swimming and the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary.

Castaway Cruise: A relaxing day with the chance to see dolphins, take a swim or do a little fishing and enjoy a barbecue on a beautiful secluded beach.

Panaji: The capital of Goa and headquarters of North Goa District, a small and charming city on the left bank of silvery Mandovi River, with beautiful red-roofed houses, built in Latin style, also boasts of many modern houses, well laid gardens, statues and avenues lined with Glmohar, Acassia and other trees. Enchanting panorama unfolds from atop Altinho (HillTop).

Vasco Da Gama: A modern, well laid out city close to Mormugao Harbour, has beautiful and extensive avenues. The air terminus of Goa at Dabolim lies on the outskirts of the city. It is also the railway terminus for passenger service on the South Central Railway.

Crocs and Spices: Spend a morning on a boat trip along the waterways of the river Zuari, with the chance to see Kingfishers, Fish eagles and Kites and, when the tide rises, perhaps even a crocodile. After your morning on the water, climb up into the hills to visit a 160 year old spice farm with a wonderful Goan style lunch.

Waterfall and Wildlife: A visit to India's second highest waterfall, a 603 metre fall of water into a pool perfect for swimming and the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary.

Castaway Cruise: A relaxing day with the chance to see dolphins, take a swim or do a little fishing and enjoy a barbecue on a beautiful secluded beach.

Make your South Goa holidays extra special by booking some of our great excursions, places are limited so reserve your place at your Welcome Meeting or contact your holiday representative to avoid disappointment.

South Goa Holidays - Excursions


Jungle Book: Join us on our overnight trip to Shanti where you can ride and swim with the elephants on our once in a lifetime Jungle Experience. You will have the chance to interact with the elephants and sample traditional village life including bathing and washing these beautiful creatures.

Rajasthani Romance: Spend the night in style in a beautiful Royal Rajasthani tent on the stunning beach of Cola - deep down in south Goa, where you will have the opportunity to relax on the powder white beach and swim in the blue lagoon.

Waterfall Wonder: Visit these beautiful waterfalls and take a refreshing swim in the cooling waters before feeding the resident cheeky monkeys.

Tiger and Tuskar Trails: Take a 3 day adventure into the neighbouring state of Karnataka to see tigers, lions, deer, peacocks and elephants on our amazing 2 night adventure into the wild.

Glimpses of Goa: A great way to see all the highlights of Goa in just one day with visits to Old Goa's churches, a spice plantation, Hindu temples and a chance to haggle for all the bargains in the capital City of Panjim.

Floating Palace: A truly unique opportunity to spend the night aboard a traditional Keralan Rice Boat and experience the beautiful Goan countryside whilst floating along the backwaters.

Eating/Drinking During South Goa Holidays

Visitors to Goa tend to think that food and drink in Goa means the famous fish, curry, rice and feni package. And for most Goans these are indeed the three basic necessities of life -- fish, curry and rice.

They combine to make a heavenly daily meal for the average Goan. But Goan cuisine, like the land itself, has many flavours and tastes with its vast treasure trove of culinary delicacies.

The long period of Portuguese rule, besides that of the Muslim and Hindu kingdoms, has left an indelible influence on the original style of Goan cooking and this has led to an exotic mix of truly tasty and spicy cuisine. Most people who sample Goan cuisine, enjoy this different and unique style of food which has a distinct and unique combination of spicy flavours.

A Goan values his food as much as he does his daily siesta (break). And in his daily meal, seafood always has a pride of place is some form or the other. From fried fish to exotic concoctions like ambot-tik, sea food is usually a must on the menu, except for the occasional break for some religious observance.

Alcohol in Goa is cheap and there is a variety of it. A must try in Goa is the coconut drink. The coconut, still wearing its green husk, is opened at the top, and to its innocent liquid is added some not-so-innocent feni (a potent alcoholic drink made from cashew fruit), crushed ice and some sweet, fruit-flavoured cordial.

Nightlife: The strangest custom one comes across in some areas as they make a trip to Goa is the presence of a bar-cum-restaurant in almost every third house. All the trendy looking rooms of the houses are open to the public with a couple of chairs and a table. The atmosphere is just great - relaxing and conducive to a pleasant night out with family and friends. Most of the places serve exquisite seafood and other Goan delicacies having well stocked bars. And if you want to jive the night away, there are a couple of nice discotheques in Goa.

The pubs in Goa provide an evening filled with fun and excitement. There are various pubs in Goa spread all over Goa, each designed with a different theme. Large groups of tourist as well as locals gather at these pubs to enjoy their favourite drinks and listen to the latest music. Most of these pubs provide all this and more at very affordable rates.

Getting Around on South Goa Holidays

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South Goa Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those taking holidays in South Goa include:

  • Linen and cotton clothing
  • Sarees, diamonds, wooden crafts

Holidays in South Goa - Beaches

Utorda: As the Utorda Beach in South Goa has vast stretches of beautiful sands it is a place where one can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and go for long walks. It is also good for swimming and sunbathing.

Majorda: Majorda Beach is situated in the southern part of Bogmola. It is one of the marvelous beaches in Goa that is located about 18 kilometers from Dabolim Airport.

Cola: The Cola beach in Cancona, Goa is situated 10 km from Agonda beach and 15 km from Palolem. The beach also known as 'Khola' beach is an exceptional example of one of the many beautiful beaches along the coast of South Goa. It is one of the remote beaches of Goa that is suitable for those seeking a lovely place for complete peace and relaxation.

Palolem: Palolem beach in Goa is situated 2km west of Chaudi. Goa Palolem beach is one of the most ideal beaches in this Indian state of Goa.

Colva: The frilly movements of the sea appear as if the sea is lazily enjoying the tickling sensations spread by the waves riding over it. This is how you can describe the sea at Colva beach.


Weather and climate information

Max Temp COctNovDecJanFebMarApr
Goa29312828272725
London10767101317
Sunshine HoursOctNovDecJanFebMarApr
Goa899111298
London2112456


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