Favourite airline: Qatar Airways
The majority of passengers on the route London Gatwick – Goa prefer to fly with Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways
24 %
Condor
0 %
Thomas Cook Airlines
0 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
If booked 3 months before travel, flights cost only £447.00.
106 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Sunday.
Direct flights are cheaper
On this route, direct flights are £15.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
09h 10min
31h 00min
21h 00min
£451
£551
£466
Favourite connection: via Doha
The most popular flights on this route are via Doha and are booked by 39 % of all travellers.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Doha
31h 00min, from £551
39 %
2 stopovers Dubai Mumbai (Bombay)
21h 50min, from £480
21 %
2 stopovers Istanbul Delhi Indira Gandhi
22h 50min, from £579
18 %
Return from £451.00
A return flight costing only £451.00 is for example available departing on 02/02/20 and returning on 30/04/20.

£451
Cheap
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Expensive
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Ready for Goa

Goa used to be one of the wealthiest places on earth back in the 16th century, however these days the most stunning thing about it is the nature and sights. Goa is very different from the rest of India, having it's own kind of charm and personality. This is because it was under Portuguese rule separate from India for over 400 years. There's also a lot of harmony in Goa due to the fact that there's a diverse mix of religions, which lends it a very laid back atmosphere and one that tourists notice as soon as they arrive.

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Winter in Goa

Winter is the best time to travel to Goa, this is between November and February, when temperatures reach a max of 28C. Avoid the monsoon season starting in June. In February you can experience the wonderfully bright Goa Carnival and August or September sees the Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations which last for 10 days. Diwali is celebrated in October to November and Goa also celebrates the Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter as a quarter of the population is Christian.

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About Goa

In Goa people officially speak Konkani, but some also speak Hindi and Marathi. During Christmas, Easter and festivals make sure you book travel and hotels well in advance. Prices are lower than in New Delhi and a thali (small but tasty platter of street food) will cost you Rs 150 and a restaurant meal Rs 400. If considering a pre-paid taxi make sure you check the taxi rate board outside the office. As a rough guide a taxi from Panjim is around Rs 700, Anjuna Rs 1,000, Aramabol Rs 1,400, and Agonda Rs 1,500. Also ensure you negotiate fares in advance.

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Local Goa tips

Basic accommodation costs around Rs 700, mid range is around Rs 1200 and luxury hotels will be around Rs 4000. Public transport consists of taxis, motorcycle taxis and the buses which are run by Kadamba Transport Corp, the minimum bus fare is around Rs 3 for 2km then 1 Rs for every Km after that. Be aware that Goa is a busy place and will have a lot of tourists, especially in popular areas. There is also a siesta time from 1.30pm to 3.30pm where shops will be shut and shops in Panaji also shut around 8pm.

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