The pretty paradise of Goa is served by one of the busiest airport in India, Goa Airport, located in Dabolim. Dabolim is the main gateway to Goa and is situated about 18 miles from Panaji (Panjim- the Capital City of Goa) on the coasts near Vasco Da Gama. This airport caters to both domestic and international flights and is well equipped with banks, foreign currency exchange counters, telegraph services, snacks bar and restaurants, duty free shops and various other basic facilities. Visitors can hire a car or a pre-paid taxi available at the airport for going to the main city.
Domestic airlines that operate from Goa are GoAir, Indian Airlines, IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, Paramount Airways and many others. As Dabolim Goa Airport is the only international airport in Goa, it caters to a large number of chartered flights. These flights fly to Goa on a seasonal basis and include Air Berlin, Air Italy, Thomas Cook Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways, Novair, Indian Airlines, and Air Arabia.
As Goa is the most prominent tourist destination, you need to plan for a trip to this city and to make the best use of your trip, you will need to book your flight before or after the monsoon season. The peak season in Goa is around Christmas and New Year's and it is this time when the city glows in the celebration of these events and the people are in high spirits. If you are planning a trip in this season, ensure that your tickets are booked in advance otherwise it will cost you a lot of money. If you want a really cheap deal, then you can plan your visit during the off-peak season (the summers). Although many people try to avoid it, if you are watching your budget, then this is the appropriate time to get great deals on accommodations and cheap flights to Goa. While booking, explore the travel websites such as Kayak, deal checker, travel buddy and other websites to get cheap fares to Goa. You can also check with travel agents as sometimes they have special package deals at a discounted rate.
Goa is known as a tourist's paradise because of its magnificent scenic beauty and it attracts tourists from all over the world. One can find a fine blend of rich Portuguese and Indian culture and a unique history here. Goa has very good connectivity to Mumbai and the other major cities of India by air, rail and road enabling tourists to take part in many activities in Goa. You can visit the beaches, Wildlife Park and various monuments or you can also enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, water skiing and water surfing. The best stunning beaches of Goa include Palolem Beach, Anjuna Beach and Baga Beach. You can also plan a visit to the beautiful waterfalls of Goa, the Arvalem waterfalls. Other tourist attractions of Goa include the spice plantation, Cabo Fort, Tiracol Fort, Aguada Fort and Chapora Fort.