The state of Goa is a tropical paradise with weather to match, located on the west coast of India. It is only a quarter the size of Wales but is unique from the rest of India because of its history and geography. Goa has idyllic white sandy beaches and warm tropical waters, although be careful if swimming in the sea as there are dangerously strong undercurrents for those who get out of their depth.
Many visitors to Goa like to get straight to the hotel from the airport, with this in mind we have listed the standard govt approved taxi prices from the Dabolim Airport and Thivim and Margao train stations as well as prices from the northern market town of Mapusa. We keep these updated but please confirm all prices with your driver before departure as these are for provided for informational purposes only and we do not provide or endorse any taxi services.
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Before you arrive in Goa you will need a visa, the fee for tourist visas have gone up making it quite expensive so it's always good to save money where you can. So with that in mind why not print your Visa Photos at home instead of printing them in a booth or shop. MyPassportPhotos.com allows individuals to obtain visa photos online. They have an iOS and Android app too. One can use their app to take a visa photo with one's smartphone. The photo is then cropped to ensure it meets the correct size requirements. One can also have a professional edit the photo to ensure compliance. The app can also be used to create ID and passport photos. Here is the passport photo app for iOS. Here is the passport photo app for Android.
Indian Excise and Customs
From May 2013 there are new rules at customs for travellers. They have introduced a Green and Red entrance system depending on if you are bringing in dutable items. More information on this can be found in the attached India - Guide For Travels - PDF File.
All visitors staying in Goa are required to have a C-Form completed for them for each hotel and guest house they stay in during their time in Goa. This used to be an easy process, although the government has changed it recently so each and every guest house needs to apply to the tourism dept. Once they have applied they will be able to submut their own C-Forms directly.
There is also a Blank copy of the C-Form for use in India
Do you want to know whats happening in Goa before you arrive, or just want to keep up to date with the local news. If you do then check out The Goan Voice which collates news stories about Goa.
Latest NEWS AND VIEWS OF GOA
Toursits visiting Goa love to be kept up to date with what's happening around their favourite destination. With this in mind we have created a small show and tell section of the website showing some of the major updates to hit the sleepy Indian state. See more
The Indian Rupee has hit it's lowest figure of all time during 2013, so it is a great time to buy Rupees as you will get the most for your money. We have included a simple currency converter below (Thanks to liveforex.com). Its default settings are from British Pounds to Indian Rupees but you can check any currency by changing the settings.
- GoaDabolim AIrport Taxi Prices
- MargaoRailway Station Taxi Prices
- ThivimRailway Station Taxi Prices
- MapusaMarket Town Taxi Prices
Living & Restaurant Costs/Menus
For those who aren't sure about prices in Goa, we have included a selection of prices for the essentials and have also added menu's for a few restaurants and beach shacks. Please select from the list below