LONDON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Goa really is paradise on Earth. Swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches and sparkling waters are the three key elements that attract nearly 2 million visitors annually to Goa's sunny shores. The influence of Portuguese colonial rule can still be seen everywhere: in the stunning ancient architecture; and in the East-meets-West cuisine, which combines coconut milk, palm vinegar and chillies with the refined flavours of Lisbon.
Holidays to Goa from Cosmos guarantee you vibrant colours, delicious aromas and a more westernised version of traditional India. Goa embraces both its past and the modern present to provide travellers with an unforgettable holiday. Goa has many beautiful beaches, some secluded and isolated, where you can get away from it all and wander where your heart desires. Other beaches host Full Moon Parties, or bars and restaurants that are brimming with excellent seafood. Whichever way you choose to soak up the sun, Goa has the paradise beach for you.
A popular destination for sun worshippers, Goa has a warm climate with temperatures averaging 30°C for most of the year. The rainy season lasts from June to September, during which time most of the facilities and beaches are closed. From November to April, there is hardly any rain, and Goa becomes a summer haven for visitors of all ages. Christmas is a great time to be in Goa, as the weather is glorious and the atmosphere is suitably festive. Tinsel is everywhere and fireworks grace the evening sky. Why brave another cold and grey British Christmas again?
But there's a lot more to Goa than just beautiful beaches and perfect weather. Goa is full of culturally and historically significant sites. You can explore two World Heritage sites, the Bom Jesus Basilica and the convents and churches of old Goa. There are also many excursions available, including trips to the waterfalls and forests to feed and swim with monkeys, and ride and bath elephants. There's also the option of an island cruise to see dolphins, and a trip to the 14th century city, Hampi, to see India's archaeological delights.
The unique history and culture of the place makes it a fascinating holiday destination for families and backpackers alike. For more information, check out the Cosmos blog for a quick guide to the cultures and customs of Goa.
Operating for over 50 years, Cosmos Holidays is one of the oldest and best established brands in UK tour operating, and provides holidays to over 780,000 customers in 65 destinations annually. Visit http://www.cosmos.co.uk now to book a holiday to Goa from £520.
For more information contact Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44(0)1582-398122.
SOURCE Cosmos Holidays