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India’s smallest state has so much more than its reputation for backpackers and boozy beach gangs would suggest. Stay clear of raucous resorts of Calangute, Candolim, and Baga and head to spots like Kerim, Ashwem and Anjun for beach bliss. For real action on Goa, not of the party kind, kayak through flowering mangroves of the Sal backwaters, down the Nerul River or cycle along this Konkan coast

Goa beach resort in India
Thatced huts by freshwater lagoon on unspoiled beach in Goa, from Rupee8000 - Rupee12000 per couple per night
South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa
Head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India, from £570 - £835 (16 days) ex flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa, from £1336 (15 days) ex flights
India rail tour, Delhi to Kochi
On this 21 day rail tour you would be hard-pressed to feel like you have missed out on anything, from £1299 - £1499 (21 days) ex flights

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India adventure tour, 37 days
Trailblazing adventure tour to far-flung corners of India, from £1295 - £1610 (37 days) ex flights
India rail tour, Southern India & Karnataka
Take the train from Goa to Kochi via Karnataka and see the breathtaking ruins of Hampi, from £599 - £669 (10 days) ex flights
Delhi to Goa overland tour
Indian curries temples harems & Himalayas, from £547 - £799 (15 days) ex flights
Goa homestay accommodation, India
Portuguese-style homes nearby the mesmerizing beaches in Goa, from £50 - £150 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Culinary homestay accommodation in India
Culinary special holidays in India, learn Indian recipes, from £30 - £100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
India rail tour, Kolkata to Kochi
Travel northeast to southeast India spotting innumerable beautiful sights along the way, from £1999 - £2349 (33 days) ex flights
Complete India by rail, 6 weeks
A 6 week trip that circles India by train, from £2949 - £3299 (46 days) ex flights
North India & Goa rail tour
Explore temples, shrines and tombs—including the legendary Taj Mahal, from £1349 - £1399 (20 days) ex flights
India rail tour, Delhi to Goa
Explore the west coast of India over 12 days on this classic train trip, from £749 - £849 (12 days) ex flights
Kolkata to Goa rail tour, India
Skip the traditional backpacking route and hop on board, from £1549 - £1749 (24 days) ex flights
India cycling holiday, Mysore to Goa
Cycling through Western Ghats and coastal roads to Goa, from £1320 (13 days) ex flights
India encompassed by rail
India’s highlights with plenty of time to disembark and get to know your surroundings, from £3559 - £3839 (54 days) ex flights
Southern India luxury train tour & beach holiday
Travel on one of India’s wonderful luxury trains, from £3800 (15 days) ex flights
Goa boutique hotel, India
A luxury boutique resort near Varca Beach, South Goa, from Rupee3000 - Rupee15000 per accommodation per night
Siolim hotel in Goa, India
A 300 year old restored heritage villa, from Rupee2500 - Rupee14000 per room per night

15 reviews for Goa holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Goa holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Delhi to Goa overland tour
Memorable parts? Seeing was believing when it came to the Taj Mahal, not many places live up to be better than you anticipate as this place did. My wife and I have done some travelling, but this has to be the most impressive building we have ever witnessed. The Taj Mahal was almost worth the tour fee alone. Tips? Do not be put off by such a cheap price for the package, if we had paid treble we still would have been getting value for money! Don't be put off by such high attention from... (more)Jonathan Kenyon
From £547 - £799 excluding flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
From £1336 excluding flights
Siolim hotel in Goa, India
This accommodation is a visually beautiful Portuguese villa, traditionally furnished in Portuguese style with enormous, high-ceilinged rooms in lush, well-kept gardens. It is perfect for anybody who is happy to make their own enjoyment. (more)Tony Lee
All employed staff come from the village and demonstrate competence, attention and kindness. The cuisine is particularly excellent and served in generous portions, fresh from the market or their garden. (more)Fabienne Beloeil-Smith
Lovely hotel, beautifully restored, friendly staff, quiet location away from the tourist hotspots. Perfect place to lay about and do nothing...We enjoyed our week and were glad to relax after our tour. (more)Kathleen Cannings
From Rupee2500 - Rupee14000 per room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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