The sun-drenched beaches along with the beautiful mountains and colourful markets make Goa an eclectic and spectacular destination for travellers contemplating flights tickets for Indian Ocean holidays. All throughout the year, Goa has plenty on offer for eager vacationers arriving in India.
The lure of sun-kissed beaches, vibrant festivals, colonial architecture, extraordinary culture and luscious seafood cooked in exotic local spices compel visitors to plan holidays and reserve flight tickets to Goa, India’s premier beach destination, every year. Travellers arriving on flights to this idyllic holiday destination certainly enjoy the nature, wildlife, seafood, delicious local dishes and shopping experiences. February is a good time for tourists to flock to this smallest state of India to witness its cultural and musical extravaganzas along with its natural beauty and appetizing cuisines.
As the foremost activity, holidaymakers have the scenic and tranquil beaches of this popular coastal destination in India to explore. Be it the beaches in the North like the Dona Paula Beach, Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Vagator, Anjuna, Sinquerim, Miramar and Aguada or the famous ones in South like Palolem, Agonda etc., beach lovers simply love to holiday here. And with February as one of the best times to visit Goa, it is no wonder that flight tickets and holiday packages to Goa are difficult to find at the last minute. February sees India flights jam packed with tourists heading for Goa to revel at these popular beaches and sample exciting water activities like surfing, canoeing, swimming, parasailing etc. A leisurely stroll on the white sand beaches, sun-bathing and -tanning or simply relaxing watching the waves gently crashing the shores are enough reasons to gloat over booking tickets for Goa bound flights.
Cruises and Ferry Tours
Travellers who have bagged flights tickets for holidays to Goa in the month of February have numerous river cruises and ferry tours to enjoy. Readily available are a variety of cultural and natural cruises as well as tours along the Mandovi River during daytime, sunset and moonlight. Packages include Backwater Thrills and Dolphin Fantasy which bestow visitors with stunning sights of the backwaters and dolphins. Betty’s Boat Cruises and Santa Monica are very popular cruises on river Mandovi and offer scrummy food, lively music and cultural programmes by professional troupes.
Goa is flourishing with a huge number of lakes, springs, waterfalls and extensive wildlife that makes it a tourist paradise. These natural places provide amazing retreats and romantic getaways for holidaymakers booking tickets for India bound flights during February. Some of the exuberant and cascading waterfalls like Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Kesarval Spring, Vhoddli Zhor, Dhakti Zhor and Arvalem Waterfalls offer breath-taking views. Tourists and wildlife enthusiast who grabs flights tickets to Goa often include in their itineraries visits to jungles and bike runs, hikes, speedboat tours to witness the wildlife here which includes wild boars, crocodiles and much more.
Events and Festivals
Come February and powerful Goan music electrifies the air at the Goa Carnival, a three day extravaganza here. Full of music, dance and colour, the festivals and carnivals in Goa reflect the vibrant Goan culture and enliven the place with festive mood and plenty of feasting and drinking. Travellers landing on flights to this smallest state in India during carnival time find the spectacular masks, fancy costumes, lavish floats and musical parades irresistible. The Hilltop Festival, to be held from 14th to16th February, 2014 at the iconic party destination at Hill Top is a favourite event of all trance aficionados who arrive here in droves aboard flights from far and wide.
Not just in February, fine dining options as well as beach shacks at this beach destination are at their best throughout the year and offer delectable Goan and global cuisine to holidaymakers. Food lovers can enjoy freshest seafood, local fare, as well as continental or pan-Asian fare across economical eateries and upscale restaurants that are peppered throughout the popular tourist areas of Goa. Restaurants in Panaji as well as at the popular beaches in North and South Goa are flocked by gourmets who book tickets for flights to this beach destination of India with an objective to gorge on delicious food. These offer amazing sea-food and typical, delicious Goan cuisine served in earthen pots and banana leaves.
Shopping at any of the popular weekly flea markets, artist galleries, antique stores, designer boutiques or the street markets in Goa is an irresistible activity. Shopaholics netting air tickets for India flights to holiday in Goa throng the several flea markets in droves for souvenirs such as beautiful gems, jewellery, pretty trinkets, clothes etc to take on flights back home. Some of the trendy markets that visitors flock to are Friday Market, Anjuna Flea Market, Cashewnut Market, Friday Mapusa Market, the Sheek Emporium Boutique de Goa, TukTuk in Margao, the Oxford Arcade and the Government Emporia for local Art and Handicraft among other options.