Trips to Goa | Goa Tourism Info

Trips to Goa | Goa Tourism Information

rips to Goa | Goa Tourism Information


Trips to Goa, Goa tourism info, here is the latest situation update of Goa in regards to tourism 2022. The peak season has approached in Goa which is at the beginning of November to January every year.

Firstly let us check the  fresh rules implemented by the Goa Government.


Trips to Goa | Goa Tourism Info







The rules are basically for the improvement of tourism or simply for the betterment of tourists to prevent harassment and prevent any untoward incidences.

The Goa government has taken a wise decision to remove completely the touts (Beach Sellers) that are bothersome at times. There is a fine imposed on them to prevent them from selling on the beaches.


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Goa Rules for Tourists


Hawkers or the vendor selling illegally will be fined and removed.

If any tourist is found cooking in public /open places will be fined heavily in short cooking in public places is banned completely. Cooking in places is not only unhygienic but unsafe as well.

Drinking in public places and littering on beaches are not allowed. Heavy fines ranging from Rs.5000-50000 are imposed and one can get even arrested by the police.

Drink and enjoy in hotels, restaurants, bars and shacks, but do not buy at wine stores to drink in public places.


Car and Bike Rentals – Trips to Goa


Car rentals are ranging from Rs. 1700 – 2500 per day depending on the vehicle. Bike rents are now starting from Rs. 400-600, excluding petrol.

For bikers, the helmet is compulsory for the driver only and the pillion rider is exempted.

Drinking and driving are prohibited. Goa government has imposed a fine ranging from Rs. 5K-10K

The latest news is that all the shacks, clubs and parties are completely open, and the COVID-19 restrictions have been withdrawn.

Benaulim Beach


Night Markets


The good news is that the day/night markets have opened up. The Friday night market at hilltop Vagator, the Wednesday flea market (Day market) at Anjuna.

Moreover, there is a new market that has opened up ‘Saturday Night Market’ at Arpora (Next to Baga road).


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Hotel Prices


Hotel prices have shot up therefore book in advance if you are planning to visit Goa. Many guest houses are available at reasonable prices, check them out as well.   


Club Mahindra Varca Beach


Island Trips | Dudhsagar Waterfalls


Planning for an island trip? No worries the island trips are open now. Dudhsagar waterfall is open, and the jeeps that take you directly to the waterfalls are running as normal. Book the trip to Dudhsagar in advance to avoid disappointment.

Whats a Good Goa – Trips to Goa


I recommend to visit the Spice plantation farms they are the best. The cost includes delicious lunch and a guide to walk with explaining/describing each spice.


Goa Travel Guidelines | Safety Tips


 – Respect the religion and culture

 – Carry your wallet inside the jacket or on the side trousers.

 – Jewellery, passports, cash and other valuables keep secured in your hotel safe deposit box. Never leave them unattended. Better not to carry cash in person. Use Credit/Debit cards.

 – Never open the door to unsolicited room service or maintenance people

 – Ensure the luggage is only given to a member of the hotel’s bell staff and a receipt is issued immediately.

 – Public Smoking is an offence in Goa. Keep in mind, smoking is allowed in designated smoking zones only.

 – Do not consume alcohol in public places. Anyone violating the rules are liable for prosecution.

 – No littering or spitting in public places, beaches, Parks and on Public transport.

 – Always throw litter, and leftovers in the dustbin.

 – Do not use Mobile phones while driving. It is not only dangerous but a traffic violation as well.

 – Eve-teasing or stalking may invite legal trouble.

 – In the event of any medical emergency dial 108.

 – Importantly, do not venture into the sea during night time particularly after consuming alcohol.

 – Drishti lifeguards are there to take care of tourists, respect and follow their instructions.

 – In regards to any dispute with taxi operators, tour operators or with any locals do not indulge in quarrel, it is wise to inform the police.

 – Begging is an offence in Goa, do not encourage it.

 – Do not drive on the beach, it is an offence.


A Brief Overview of the State – Goa

State: Goa
Region: Western India
Capital: Panaji
Geographical Area: 3,702 square kilometers
Total Population: 1,458,545
Spoken Languages: Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English
Number of Districts: 2 (North Goa and South Goa)
Animal of Goa: Gaur (Bos Gaurus)
State Bird of Goa: Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul
Fish of Goa: Grey Mullet
State Tree of Goa: Coconut Palm
Major Tourism Destinations: Ashwem Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Candolim Beach, Aguada Beach, Morjim Beach, Arambol Beach, Miramar Beach, Palolem Beach, Agonda Beach, and more.
Major Tourist Attractions: Beaches, Churches, Temples, Spice Plantations, Lakes, Waterfalls, Museums, Festivals, Adventure Sports, Wildlife, and more.


Some Major Festivals Celebrated in Goa are


Carnival: This is one of the most famous and vibrant festivals in Goa which is highly anticipated by the tourists worldwide. It is celebrated in the month of February and is known for its colorful parades, music, dance, and elaborate costumes. The exact of this festival if not fixed because all depends on the arrival of Christian lent season.

Christmas: As Goa has a significant Christian population, Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The state is beautifully decorated, and people attend midnight Mass, exchange gifts, and enjoy festive meals. There are night parties all over the night.

Diwali: Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is celebrated by the Hindu community in Goa. People light oil lamps, burst firecrackers, decorate their homes, and offer prayers to deities.

Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival honors Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity. Elaborate clay idols of Lord Ganesha are installed in homes and public places, and there are processions, music, dance, and communal feasts.

Shigmo: It is a spring festival celebrated by the Hindu community, especially in rural areas. It involves colorful parades, traditional folk dances like Ghodemodni and Fugdi, and elaborate street performances.

Sao Joao (Feast of St. John the Baptist): Celebrated in June, this festival involves young men jumping into wells, ponds, or the sea, symbolizing the act of St. John the Baptist jumping into the River Jordan. It is also a feast day with traditional Goan food and music.

Dussehra: This Hindu festival marks the triumph of good over evil. It involves the burning of effigies of the demon king Ravana, accompanied by music, dance, and cultural performances.

These are just a few of the major festivals celebrated in Goa. The state has a rich cultural heritage, and throughout the year, various religious and cultural festivals are observed by different communities, making it a vibrant and festive destination.


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