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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.

 
 
 

Holidays to Goa in November

Updated on Oct 24, 2019 by Alastair McClymont

Blog > Holidays to Goa in November

Discover all of the benefits and rewards of embarking on holidays to Goa in November - one of the best months to explore this beautiful destination.

For many, the lure of a holiday to Goa is undeniable; the stunning range of beaches, delicious food, friendly people and beautiful nature forming an unsurprisingly desirable holiday destination. The question of when to head on holiday to Goa is one that we encounter often, and it's true that there are months which are better suited to a holiday in India's sunshine state.

Travelling to Goa in November offers diverse possibilities when it comes to what type of holiday you wish to spend in Goa, whether that's relaxing on one of the superb stretches of coastline or getting active and adventurous across a number of tours and excursions; there are a multitude of things to do in Goa in November.

November also welcomes the start of the area's main holiday season, so with this in mind, we've decided to put together a little guide as to why we think you'll get the best out of Goa in November.
 

Why book a holiday to Goa in November?


The weather

The weather in Goa in November makes for a very popular month for lovers of sunshine. The monsoon season has passed by the time November arrives, bringing rising temperatures and plenty of sun, with average daytime temperatures hanging around 32ºC.

In addition to this, the previous wet months have left a lush, green landscape which makes for some beautiful and picturesque scenes across the state.

 

The beaches

The sunny weather enjoyed in Goa in November undoubtedly makes the beaches one of the focal points of any trip to the state. Although the crowds will gradually begin to roll in as the month progresses, you'll still be able to find some quiet stretches of sand to relax on, especially the further south you go.

November is also a great month for swimming in the sea, as the water tends to stay around 29ºC.

 

Beach shacks and markets

As the high season begins to kick into life during November in Goa, so do its range of inviting and aromatic beach shacks, and its vibrant and colourful markets.

Many of the beach shacks which line Goa's beaches are dismantled during low season, and it is in November that many of them are popped back up on the sand, serving up much-needed refreshments on hot days, as well delicious fresh food. One of the best is Zeebop on Utorda Beach.

 

Tours and excursions

Our superb and diverse programme of tours and excursions kicks into life in November, offering holidaymakers the opportunity to explore the state of Goa across a range of activities and adventures.

Whether you fancy absorbing history and wildlife via the Glimpses of Goa tour, spending the night on a traditional houseboat on the Goan backwaters or visiting the ancient ruins of Hampi, Goa in November has the potential to be an action and experienced-packed month for visitors.

 

The festivals

There are a few interesting festivals to experience in Goa in November, including India's own take on the Cannes Film Festival, but it's Diwali which will truly fascinate holidaymakers.

Starting on 29th October, the Hindu festival of light is a five-day event which runs into November, and features the lighting of lamps, the hanging of lanterns and many other fire and light decorations and events. It is one of the most breath-taking spectacles in India - and a must-see for anyone travelling to Goa in November.


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Where to stay


Santana Beach Resort

A stay at Santana Beach Resort in Candolim will allow holidaymakers to enjoy the charm and service of a family-run hotel with direct access to the beautiful sands of Candolim Beach.

Beautiful grounds, comfortable rooms and an inviting pool are just a few of the features of a rewarding stay here, while easy access to the vibrant centre of Candolim will ensure you're always on the doorstep of some excitement and entertainment. 

 

Sonesta Inns

Presenting a peaceful and relaxing haven amid the liveliness of Candolim, Sonesta Inns is set in a quiet residential area just steps from the beach and a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of one of Goa's most captivating tourist resorts.

52 spacious rooms, a gorgeous pool and a range of delicious dishes served up in the on-site restaurant promise to make any stay at Sonesta Inns as relaxing, comfortable and indulgent as possible.

 

The Leela

The Leela is the most luxurious hotel in the whole of Goa, spanning 75 acres of tranquil oasis featuring immaculate grounds punctuated by water lily-filled lagoons, green gardens and exotic wildlife.

The rooms are majestic, all enjoying beautiful views across the hotel grounds, as well as enjoying easy access, via a short walk, to the hotel's neighbouring beach. Other features include six restaurants, bars and lounges, a spa and a magnificent swimming pool.

 

Fancy learning more about Goa? Check out our Goa Guide, where you can read about everything from the weather in Goa and the state's unique history and culture, to its delicious food and drink.

 

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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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