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Goa International Airport (GOI) is the main hub which serves the entire state. It can also be referred to as Dabolim Airport. AS it is found only 4 kilometre from the major city of Vasco da Gama, arriving to and from the airport is relatively simple. It is a further 30 kilometres from the capital city of Panjim. There are two terminals; terminal 1 for domestic flights and terminal 2 reserved for international destinations. Some of the major airlines which fly to and from Goa include:
Please note here that the only carriers operating out of the United Kingdom are Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines. Assuming that one has taken a direct flight, the total travel time is approximately 13 hours. However, cheap flights are available and these are normally associated with connections.
Some of the top hotels within this region include Taj Exotic Goa, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, The Leela Goa and Grand Hyatt Goa. Many companies which offer package holidays will include these properties as a portion of the total price. However, those searching for a bargain can choose the many hostels and boutique hotels found throughout Goa (particularly in major cities such as Vasco da Gama and Panjim. Keep in mind that any last-minute flights are likely to be quite expensive.
The beaches here area truly phenomenal. Chapora beach is by far the most popular with tourists, as the waters here are warm and inviting throughout the year. This location is also famous for its biodiversity. Therefore, natural parks such as the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Dudhsagar Falls should never be missed. The city of Vasco da Gama is known for its bustling retail centre and thanks to an amenable exchange rate, it is always possible to encounter amazing bargains. Some other locations to enjoy include the Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Casino Royale Goa and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The best times to travel here are during the autumn and winter months of the northern hemisphere.