POP makes life easier for British Indians planning a traditional wedding
The Punjabi and Gujarati communities in both the UK and India have a long history of maintaining strong family connections
A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood and spirituality, Goa is India's pocket-sized paradise. Goa is lined with golden-sandy beaches, stretching along the Arabian Sea from tip to toe. As well as having idyllic beaches, Goa is a spiritual sanctuary and home to sunrise yoga sessions on the beach, reiki healing and meditation.
North Goa is a hive of activity, harbouring vibrant markets, wonderful restaurants and neon nightclubs; the perfect ambience to your holiday. The beaches here have an energetic feel thanks to the popular water sports scene.
Amble through the baroque architecture, whitewashed churches, crumbling forts and the stunning cathedrals of Old Goa and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Life slows right down in South Goa. Here, you’ll find a Caribbean-style mix of spotless white sand, coconut groves, luxurious hotels and the smell of Indian curry spices wafting down the snack shack lined beaches.
The airport is located in Dabolim, 4 kilometres from the nearest city Vasco da Gama, 23 kilometres from Margao, and approximately 30 kilometres from the state capital Panjim. The airport's integrated terminal was built in December 2013.
The Mangeshi temple is an amalgamation of culture, rich heritage and architectural marvel. Surrounded by beautiful coconut trees, jackfruit and mango groves and the paddy fields. Experiencing the spectacular piece of art and the grandeur of worshiping here is a must.
After spending hours basking in the sunshine on one of the spectacular beaches, why not visit Goa’s latin quarter - Fontainhas, located in Panjim. It is best explored on foot, and strolling among its narrow cobbled streets will definitely transport you back in time.
Marvel at the colourful houses, artistic doors and ornate balconies, dating back to the 18th and 19th century whilst enjoying a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and bakeries that line the ancient streets.