Life is a complete celebration in Goa. Choices are so many that, at times,
you may feel spoilt for them. Heart-stirring natural beauty, rustic
landscape, colonial relics, congenial ambiance and above all a people to
welcome you with all the warmth. But, before you take a head-on plunge into
this world of festivity and entertainment, you must be aware of certain
things to make your trip tussle-free and all the more enjoyable.
On the Beaches
If you are close to a river or stream that joins the sea, always swim at
least 300 m away from the river. Don't try to go deeper into the sea, unless
you are an expert swimmer. Enjoy only where the water is waist-deep. In
case, you get swept off your feet, don't ever fight against the power of
waves. Simply try to float between waves and swim towards the shore until
you can put your feet firmly down. Listen to the lifeguard and never ever
drink before diving.
Goa is known to offer a wonderful culinary experience to all. There are
several restaurants and eating outlest in Goa serving both domestic and
international delicacies. However, the most popular are traditional Indian
food and ethnic Goan dishes.
Local Modes of Transport
Keeping in mind the several options, getting around in Goa is also quite a
lot of fun. Travelling by bus in Goa is the cheapest of options. You'll find
both government buses, run by the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC), and
buses run by private operators. To cross Goa's rivers and estuaries, there
are flat-bottomed ferries that operate from early morning to late evening.
Those who possess a valid driving license can also hire two-wheelers.
Auto-rickshaws and taxis are the other modes for getting around in Goa.
The famous hotels of Goa offer the facility of money exchange. And, these
hotels are one of the most convenient options for getting your currency
exchanged. Though you must take adequate care and check the exchange rates
from banks or newspapers.
Goa has tropical climatic conditions and you should be aware of this before
you arrive here. To avoid any health problem in Goa, make sure you have the
required vaccinations and immunisations done beforehand. Also remember to
carry the International Health Certificate during your trip to Goa.
Visiting Sacred Places
Goa has to offer a number of churches, convents and temples. Observe
complete silence and due respect while you visit a place of worship. Do
remember to remove your shoes before enter the premises. It is also good to
make a small donation that can be of help for the maintenance of the