Here's why Goa is one of our favourite March holiday destinations...
As the driest month of the year and with average temperatures of 30°C, a trip to Goa in March is one of the best times to visit India’s sunshine state. It’s the perfect month for topping up your tan as there are 11 hours of sunshine, and if you want to go out and explore instead, you’re guaranteed the weather to do it.
Above: Palolem Beach, South Goa.
Other than the glorious temperatures, visiting Goa in March gives you the opportunity to experience some fascinating festivals, including Holi, the festival of colour. Marking the arrival of spring, Holi commemorates fertility and good harvest with the throwing of colourful paint and water. Shigmo is another bright and colourful festival which takes place during March, where elaborate processions, live music and folk dancers fill the streets, showcasing Goan tradition in all its glory. You’ll also find lots of tasty street food during the 14-night event, which makes its way through the state. Find out more about festivals and events in Goa here.
Above: Holi. Image credit: © Tim Gainey | Alamy Stock Photo
If you’re a self-confessed beach bum, you don’t have to get caught up in the festivals that happen during March, and you can certainly find a quiet spot under a palm tree to get lost in your favourite book. Some of Goa’s top beaches for completely relaxing can be found in the laid-back south, such as Agonda, which boasts soft golden sand and a small selection of rustic beach shacks. Arossim Beach is another peaceful stretch of coastline, backed by coconut palms, with white sand lapped by clear blue waters. If you’d like to know more about Goa’s beaches, visit our top 10 beaches blog post.
Above: The stunning and rugged Cola Beach, South Goa
Above: A quiet section of Agonda Beach, South Goa
Great savings on accommodation
If visiting Goa in March has caught your attention, we’ve currently got some great deals on last-minute holidays, with package escapes from £959pp, or savings of up to £205pp on some of our more luxury and unique hotels and resorts. View all our best holiday deals.
If you’re interested in finding out more about a holiday to Goa visit our website, or call our reservations team on 01489 866986, who are more than happy to answer any questions.
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