Goa is one of the best winter getaway destinations in the world. High season here is November through April, when in many other parts of the world it’s dark, cold and miserable. Throughout the whole winter there is an invariably bright sun with temperatures hovering just above 25 C, fresh breeze ruffling the coconut trees and warm, safe waters of the Indian Ocean.
The state of Goa is a fascinating tourist destination. You can go on day trips to one of India’s highest waterfalls, Dudh Sagar, visit a spice plantation, ride an elephant and pose amid the picturesque ruins of an old Portuguese fort. At Goa’s famous Flea and Night Markets, there are many unusual presents ranging from traditional Indian stuff to original clothes by European and Japanese designers.