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Do's & Dont's while traveling to Goa

  1. Carry your wallet in the inside jacket or side trouser pocket, never in the rear pocket.
  2. While traveling, hold pocketbooks close to your body. If it has a strap, then wrap it around the bag. Carry credit card & cash in your pocket.
  3. Never keep pocketbooks hanging on hooks or on back of chairs where someone can easily access them.
  4. Do not leave valuables, important papers, passports unattended in your room. Keep them safely stored in the hotel’s safe deposit box.
  5. Do not carry large amounts of money. Plastic money is preferable.
  6. Do not open hotel room door to unknown people/strangers. Be sure to contact the front desk/reception in case of any doubts.
  7. In case of business meetings, carry out a thorough research about the company and the client. Never hold meetings at unknown places.
  8. While checking in and checking out, hand over luggage to only official hotel bell porters. Do not leave luggage unattended at public places like airports & taxi stands.
  9. Cheap means of transport via Kadamba Transport Service (KTC) is available throughout Goa. In addition, public ferry services operate at major points in the state.


The local currency in India is Rupee. There are many banks and exchange counters where foreign currency can be traded for rupees. Most of the hotels have in-house exchange counters. Major credit cards are accepted at shopping centers and restaurants.

What to wear & when to travel

  1. As Goa experiences a hot and humid climate throughout the year, Cotton wear is most suitable
  2. A beach destination, colorful clothes in bright and floral prints is necessary for every tourist.
  3. Keep hats, sunglasses, and sun protection gear at an accessible reach as temperatures can reach up to 37°C (98.6°F) during summer time. Winters in the inner areas of Goa are chilly. So do not forget your winter wear if traveling during winter season.
  4. Beachwear like bikinis, mono-kinis are allowed on Goa beaches. So carry a bright set along with you. Even local shops in Goa readily sell beachwear.
  5. Goa has a hot & humid climate for most of year with May being the hottest month. The tourist season is by and large from October to February when there is no rain, humidity is at its lowest and it’s not too hot either.