North India Highlights

Flying from Goa to Delhi this two-night, three-day tour includes a train journey to visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort plus a guided tour of the sites of India's historic capital city.

 
 
 

Top Ten Things to Eat in Goa

Updated on Oct 03, 2019 by Kathryn Burrington

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Fresh fish, tiger prawns, spices and coconuts and the influence of the Portuguese - here is our guide of what to eat in Goa.

From casual beach shacks, where you can enjoy a meal by candlelight with the soft sand between your toes, to refined international cuisine in exclusive luxury hotels, there's a host of choices to suit all budgets and taste buds in Goa. If you are interested in the traditional local food scene though, these are a few dishes that are a must eat in Goa.

 

Our Top Ten Things to Eat in Goa

1. Goan Fish Curry

The dish that Goa is most famous for is the Goan Fish Curry. It's a coconut based dish flavoured with red chillies and fresh fish or prawns usually served with fluffy rice. Delicious!

2. Cafreal

Grilled chicken served Portuguese style with spicy green chillies, peppercorns, garlic and ginger.

 

3. Xacuti

A popular dish that is commonly made with chicken, prawns or vegetables, cooked with coconut, red chillies, poppy seeds and spices.

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4. Prawns Orly

Battered Prawns with coriander.

 

5. Vada Fritters

These traditional South Indian breakfast fritters make a delicious start to the day.

 

6. Caldine 

A mild yellow Goan fish or vegetable curry.

 

7. Goan Sausages

A chorizo pork sausage with Goan spices. So good!

Image Credit: David D'Souza

 

8. Vindaloo

Traditionally Goan Pork Vindaloo was a mild, sweet and sour curry, commonly served in the Goan home at Christmas, New Year and Easter. Now it is more often than not a very hot and spicy curry with red chillies, ginger, garlic and other spices ground in vinegar.

 

9. Fish Thali

A popular lunch time dish of fish or baby prawn curry with fried fish, rice, vegetables and baby clams.

 

10. Bebinca

A traditional rich, layered cake made from coconut milk, sugar and egg yolks.

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Departing Goa for Delhi our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you have cleared all immigration and customs, they will assist with your transfer you to your Delhi hotel which will be your base for two nights.

Today you will depart Delhi railway staion to Agra. Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.

Taj Mahal

When you arrive in Agra you will be met by our representative who will introduce you to your guide who will take you to Taj Mahal (closed on all Fridays). On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye. Continue for a visit to the Agra Fort, a walled city constructed of red stone which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. Construction of the fort was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shah Jahan, later made valuable additions to it.

You will also visit Itmad ud Duala, also known as Baby Taj. This tomb was built in 1622 for Ghiyas Beg, father of Empress Noor-Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir. It is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice and set a precedent as the first Mughal building to be faced with white marble inlaid with contrasting stones.

Later, you will be driven back to Agra Cantt railway station, where you will board your train back to Delhi.

After breakfast, proceed for the orientation city tour of Old and New Delhi including a visit of the 17th-century Jama Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. Stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo opportunity.

Later proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for a drive past the Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of fallen Indian soldiers and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. You will also visit Qutab Minar, the 12th-century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India.

After the tour you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to board your short flight back to Goa.

 

Two-night price from £825 per person

  • Prices are based on two people sharing including internal flights and two nights' accommodation on B&B and include transfers.
  • A choice of superior or deluxe accommodation is available.
  • You will be able to book this excursion either in the UK or on arrival / during your holiday to Goa.
  • Operates any day (subject to availability) except for Thursday due to closure of the Taj Mahal.
 
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