Manchester to Goa 25 Jan- 09 Feb - Direct flight - good flight times - Dreamliner - £329 return @ Tui
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Manchester to Goa 25 Jan- 09 Feb - Direct flight - good flight times - Dreamliner - £329 return @ Tui

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Found 4th JanEdited by:"Christon_abike"
Absolute bargain flight, £230 cheaper than other dates. To check a 20KG bag in is £60 extra there are a few options of upgrades for seats. I paid £60 for extra legroom and recline and priority boarding, still a very cheap flight. Guaranteed 30 degrees and no rain.

Forgot to add, if you choose your seats and check a bag you get 20% off the baggage check in price.
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KM43538 m ago

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.


I don’t think you need to mention about your Grand dad.
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Visa is £100
beaufinder141 m ago

Visa is £100


E-visa isn't was £54 just 5 mins ago (make sure you turn your ad blocker of when you try to pay)
Edited by: "joyf4536" 4th Jan
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CheapandCheer36 m ago

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I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.
it can be had cheaper including the 20kg luggage so i wouldnt call it an absolute bargain.
KM43538 m ago

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.


I don’t think you need to mention about your Grand dad.
KM435313 m ago

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.


Funny old life

I got no chance getting into the States but hey their missing out lol.
KM435313 m ago

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.



First world problem Many people (from both sides) left behind their ancestral homes and have never been able to go back and see them
KM435322 m ago

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.



KM435322 m ago

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.


May be easier to take Samjhauta Express from Lahore straight to Delhi and see Taj
sul33 m ago

it can be had cheaper including the 20kg luggage so i wouldnt call it an …it can be had cheaper including the 20kg luggage so i wouldnt call it an absolute bargain.



sul33 m ago

it can be had cheaper including the 20kg luggage so i wouldnt call it an …it can be had cheaper including the 20kg luggage so i wouldnt call it an absolute bargain.


I think you'll find you're full of my friend and this is an absolute bargain. But please post your cheaper direct flight for all to see.
John_McN1 h, 11 m ago

It's India. Do you really expect them to not to treat you, a person of …It's India. Do you really expect them to not to treat you, a person of Pakistani origin, as a security threat? They are allowed to discriminate in that part of the world. The terrorism threat is real and they have on idea how close your ties are with your origin country that is full of terrorists(the Pakistani government get caught funding them half the time too). lol


And discrimination happens in every part of the world...within countries too...hate such stupid rules anywhere they are..
joyf45362 h, 55 m ago

E-visa isn't was £54 just 5 mins ago (make sure you turn your ad blocker …E-visa isn't was £54 just 5 mins ago (make sure you turn your ad blocker of when you try to pay)


why turn ad block off? i use it. does it interfere or something?
If you have ancestry in Pakistan, then yes, you *do* have ties to the country, through your ancestry, you literally just described your ties.

That said, I do agree that you shouldn't be targeted because of ancestry, but it is what it is, people can be a**es, once you accept that, just move on and forget about it, there are other equally nice, if not nicer places to go. Sure it would be good to see where your grandparents grew up, but you can live without it, and there are people far worse off than yourself, so go somewhere even nicer, make the best of what you have, because you have a lot.
Here we go to goa to milk a goat on the go. Ok damn that didn't come out right.
Nice price. It was £299 before xmas for the 12th.

You can pick up a package including budget hotel and luggage for £370 with Thomas cook in the next week or so also if anyone fancies just a week there. Although their flight times are pants.

My visa came back next day when I applied last week £54. Although the turnaround is 4 days.
Edited by: "platterfish" 5th Jan
Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I am not interested in anything fancy, but i wouldnt want to share a room like a hostel.
thabiz1 h, 39 m ago

Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I …Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I am not interested in anything fancy, but i wouldnt want to share a room like a hostel.


I would look on Trivago or something. Accommodation can be as cheap as chips out there, especially if you were willing to stay in the South in one of the beach hut type accommodations they have... best place i have ever been, it is beautiful!
Edited by: "allthethrees33" 5th Jan
jay_leeds8 h, 48 m ago

why turn ad block off? i use it. does it interfere or something?


Yep just crashes if you dont
thabiz3 h, 46 m ago

Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I …Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I am not interested in anything fancy, but i wouldnt want to share a room like a hostel.


Get it booked dude, you've got 3 weeks to do your homework. The choice is endless from guest houses(own room) and beach huts from less than £10 up to huge luxury resorts. Airbnb, booking.com, tripadvisor, beachutbooking.com all have loads. Personally I'm not booking in advance because there's no need to, it's cheaper, you get the best location and can move on when you like. We're heading to Agonda or Palolem beach, will walk down the beach and see where we want to be first. After a couple of days chilling, talking to people and a reccy mission or two, we'll line somewhere else up. I imagine we'll stay at 2-3 places in 2 weeks.
Tidied the thread as it was going off topic - MISC is the correct place for general discussion can we please keep comments in this Deal thread relating to the actual deal, thanks all
sigma1 h, 16 m ago

Tidied the thread as it was going off topic - MISC is the correct place …Tidied the thread as it was going off topic - MISC is the correct place for general discussion can we please keep comments in this Deal thread relating to the actual deal, thanks all


Well done mate. So much censoring feels like North Korea up in here, even my comments have to be approved manually lol
TimeT8915 h, 19 m ago

I don’t think you need to mention about your Grand dad.


He/she does . I've been to India in November and yes , the e visa does ask about your grand parents ties with Pakistan .
thabiz8 h, 11 m ago

Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I …Tempting... whats the best cheap accomodation for single male? Airbnb? I am not interested in anything fancy, but i wouldnt want to share a room like a hostel.


I rented a beach side villa thing couple of years back, right on the beach with maid who made the most delicious fresh bread every morning, and it was a massive £8 a night.

Edit: Its worth checking to see if the local Sikh Temple do a visa clinic, you get a free meal whilst you wait.
Edited by: "DKLS" 5th Jan
DKLS4 h, 0 m ago

I rented a beach side villa thing couple of years back, right on the beach …I rented a beach side villa thing couple of years back, right on the beach with maid who made the most delicious fresh bread every morning, and it was a massive £8 a night.Edit: Its worth checking to see if the local Sikh Temple do a visa clinic, you get a free meal whilst you wait.



I didn’t know they did Visa clinics

WRT the free meal, yes it’s technically free to all, but most make a donation if they can Although no one would know if you did or not as that’s done in the separate prayer room. Try the Karah aswell while ur there
KM43534th Jan

I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. …I wanted to go see the taj mahal but my grandad was born in Pakistan. Which makes me ineligable to for the evisa. Despite the fact that i've never been to Pakistan or have any ties to it.


Well.. you can still get a visa..the process just takes longer... they have to do a lot more checks.. I'm in the same boat as you and I've been to India.
SoFreshSoNice46 m ago

Well.. you can still get a visa..the process just takes longer... they …Well.. you can still get a visa..the process just takes longer... they have to do a lot more checks.. I'm in the same boat as you and I've been to India.


Recently? Within the last few years? Before a few years back it was easier.
Mentos5th Jan

I didn’t know they did Visa clinics WRT the free meal, yes it’s tec …I didn’t know they did Visa clinics WRT the free meal, yes it’s technically free to all, but most make a donation if they can Although no one would know if you did or not as that’s done in the separate prayer room. Try the Karah aswell while ur there


This was at the big Temple in Leeds, from memory I think they used to run it once a month. A sikh colleague told me about it.
I did leave a donation as it would be rude not to, considering the welcome and hospitality I received.
DKLS41 m ago

This was at the big Temple in Leeds, from memory I think they used to run …This was at the big Temple in Leeds, from memory I think they used to run it once a month. A sikh colleague told me about it.I did leave a donation as it would be rude not to, considering the welcome and hospitality I received.



Thanks, I don’t need it, but will keep it in mind for friends colleagues that might want help with the visa. One of our locals probably offers it aswell, just never crossed my mind.

The donation isnt mandatory. Just thought I’d mention it as it isn’t obvious you can donate. The langar (food) is a nice thing Sikh temples do. And about as authentic as most people will get
Edited by: "Mentos" 8th Jan
Mentos2 m ago

Thanks, I don’t need it, but will keep it in mind for friends colleagues t …Thanks, I don’t need it, but will keep it in mind for friends colleagues that might want help with the visa. The donation isnt mandatory. Just thought I’d mention it as it isn’t obvious you can donate. The langar (food) is a nice thing Sikh temples do. And about as authentic as most people will get


I grew up just very near to a Sikh temple, they were great neighbours and a lot more hospitable then the Salvation Army round the corner. I was disappointed when I went for my first restaurant curry, tasted nothing like I had been served at the temple!.
WRT the deal, for those that don’t want to take Anti Malarials, might be worth considering Kerala. Couple of hours south. You can get a cheap flight from Mumbai to Kochi and grab a house boat for example (watch out for luggage allowance differences though).

Can recommend Varkala, couple of hours from Kochi by private taxi (approx £30). One of the most beautiful beaches on the mainland and still unspoiled, apart from a few hippies. Excellent cheap seafood, we actually watched the fisherman pop out of the sea every morning and barter with our hotel proprietor for their fresh catch. After which our waiter would bring us the options to pick for the evening. Never spent more then £10 for a seafood feast (Crustacions, crab, huge fish cooked in banana leaf, all BBQ’d on the largely empty beach every evening).

Waves are rough though. And this is only issue with mainland beaches. You don’t get the crystal clear calm waters of the likes of the Maldives/Caribbean. But in exchange far more diverse and interesting things to do on shore.
Edited by: "Mentos" 8th Jan
Mentos35 m ago

WRT the deal, for those that don’t want to take Anti Malarials, might be w …WRT the deal, for those that don’t want to take Anti Malarials, might be worth considering Kerala. Couple of hours south. You can get a cheap flight from Mumbai to Kochi and grab a house boat for example (watch out for luggage allowance differences though).Can recommend Varkala, couple of hours from Kochi by private taxi (approx £30). One of the most beautiful beaches on the mainland and still unspoiled, apart from a few hippies. Excellent cheap seafood, we actually watched the fisherman pop out of the sea every morning and barter with our hotel proprietor for their fresh catch. After which our waiter would bring us the options to pick for the evening. Never spent more then £10 for a seafood feast (Crustacions, crab, huge fish cooked in banana leaf, all BBQ’d on the largely empty beach every evening).Waves are rough though. And this is only issue with mainland beaches. You don’t get the crystal clear calm waters of the likes of the Maldives/Caribbean. But in exchange far more diverse and interesting things to do on shore.


Anti malarial tablets aren't a requirement for going to Goa, they're optional. We won't be taking them, the risk of side affects far outweigh any chance of getting malaria. Obviously we'll be doing our best not to get bitten in the first place but no doubt will but the chances of getting malaria are virtually nil.
Christon_abike9 m ago

Anti malarial tablets aren't a requirement for going to Goa, they're …Anti malarial tablets aren't a requirement for going to Goa, they're optional. We won't be taking them, the risk of side affects far outweigh any chance of getting malaria. Obviously we'll be doing our best not to get bitten in the first place but no doubt will but the chances of getting malaria are virtually nil.



Been a few years since I last went, but at the time they were recommended for Goa. Perhaps that’s changed now.

I understand your point about side effects. Some of My wife’s colleagues (Dr’s) also don’t take them. I’ve been unfortunate enough to contract malaria as a child, so as you can imagine I’m torn between using anti malarials or not
Edited by: "Mentos" 8th Jan
Here’s the current NHS advice map:

fitfortravel.nhs.uk/des…spx

Goa appears to be low risk, but those areas state additional advice. So read up as some of them may be higher risk at certain parts of the year.

Also check your travel insurance if you’re going to an area where anti malarials are advised by the NHS. If you aren’t taking any you want to be sure your travel insurance will still cover you.
allthethrees335th Jan

I would look on Trivago or something. Accommodation can be as cheap as …I would look on Trivago or something. Accommodation can be as cheap as chips out there, especially if you were willing to stay in the South in one of the beach hut type accommodations they have... best place i have ever been, it is beautiful!


You can a little ok room on the beach anything from £20-40
I've heard that rape is on the menu.
Has anyone got a foolproof guide to applying for the E-Visa?.
Is it best to just use a website that charges for the service of doing it for you and sorting out any mistakes you might make?.
I don't want to end up getting knocked back by the official government website and then have to pay again.

(I also cannot find any up to date mention online of Sikh or Hindhu temples that offer help with Visa applications in Manchester or Sheffield, but there is this list from 2007 that might be helpful to some tripadvisor.co.uk/Sho…tml)

It's abit daft that you need a photo of yourself that is equal size in width and length. Standard UK passport photo's are not like that. And how do I scan a photo in so that it is a large size and not a tiny photo on a massive white background?
Edited by: "thabiz" 9th Jan
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