Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Delhi to Goa
Useful information about the flight from Delhi to Goa
Leave your troubles behind and discover the simple beauty that is Goa. On the southern coast of India you'll find this little piece of paradise on the Arabian sea. Relax and rejuvenate in an area blessed with white beaches, palm trees and locals who warmly welcome you.
When to go and attractions to see
Escape the cold winters of Northern Europe and enjoy Goa at its best from November to mid-February when you can expect daytime temperatures of around 28°C. The Goan calendar is rich in festivals and events and if planning to visit during one of these time it is wise to book accommodation early as these always draw crowds from around the world. The Goa carnival is held in early February and features floats, parades, food stalls and a festive party atmosphere. In August/September the Ganesh Charuthi festival, better known as Chovoth, is a procession of people carrying the Hindu elephant goddess Ganesh to the sea. Chanting, singing and making offerings to this goddess as it passes through the streets. This event can last 10 days and is a vivid display of colour and gratitude. The celebrations continue in October/November with Diwali or the festival of light. A time for rejoicing and casting off bad feelings. Houses are filled with lights in celebrations and many bathe in the sea as a symbol of returning to purity.
Before arriving in Goa
It is a good idea to book your accommodation and a taxi before your arrival in Goa, especially if you are travelling during any of the festival times. English is widely spoken in Goa although the official language is Konkani. Eating out is inexpensive compared to European prices. A meal in a restaurant will cost around Rs400. Or you can eat more simply for Rs150 for a cheap thali. Accommodation varies in standard and price, starting from as low as Rs700 for a basic room increasing to R$4,000 for a luxury hotel room.
Top tips for travelling in Goa
Getting around Goa is easy as the traveller has many options. There are three-wheeled motor driven rickshaws, taxis, motorcycle taxis and buses. For any of the taxis, one should discuss the price before the journey begins so there is no confusion when it comes time to pay.