Goa is located on the western side of the India.
580 kilometers south of Mumbai.
State area: length 105 kilometers and width 65 km. (3701 sq km)
Time Zone: India is GMT +5.5 hours; (+4.5 hours during British Summertime.)


Goa has two seasons: Wet season and Dry season.
Wet season (monsoon) starts from June to September and Dry season is from October to May.


TEMPERATURE
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GOA
October to May, but when the dry season is ending it gets so hot that the only possible place to enjoy your stay is at the beach.
The high season is from mid-December to late January.
Peak Season is around Christmas

PEOPLE
People are very friendly and there are 1.4 million of them.
Goan way of thinking is: ''Relax and enjoy life while you can''.

LANGUAGE
English is widely spoken Official language of the Goa state is Konkani. Children learn Hindi at school.


CULTURE AND TRADITION
There are people of various castes and creeds in Goa, however what is common to all of them is that they are fun loving and peaceful unlike other states of India
65% of the 1.4 million Goans adhere to Hindu, 30 % to Christian and rest 5% to the Muslim faith.

NATURE AND CLIMATE
The nature in Goa is very beautiful, but in the end of the dry season it is very dry
UTILITIES
Pharmacies and Hospitals can be found all around.
Personal hygiene products and sun block are easily available.
In case of emergency the closest reliable hospitals can be found within 100 km.

Annually 1.3 million tourists visit Goa (12% of all tourists in India).
Travel information
Visa
You need a visa to visit India. Apply for one from your country's Indian Embassy. Instructions and visa application form can be found (and downloaded) from Indian Embassy home page. Do not overstay your visa, our will be blacklisted and unable to enter India again.

Medicines
Consult your doctor/hospital for medicines needed, especially if you have some special needs. Most common medicines can be easily bought from pharmacies around Goa.
No prescription needed.

Hygiene
Take care of your personal hygiene. Bring a bottle of hand-disinfectant (it can also be bought from Goa)All normal hygiene products can be bought from Goa.Protect yourself from the Sun! Sunblocks are easy to buy in Goa too.


Insurance
Get a travel insurance from your insurance company.

Money
You can use a visa card to withdraw Indian rupees from ATM's, Banks or Travel agencies (and Visa Electron card for ATM's). Tip-of-the-month: State bank of India India's ATM in Chaudi gives money only from visa cards, Credit-account, Current and Savings don't work as they did last year. Your monthly and you're planning to stay longer.
Currency exchange is available at the airport. Travel cheques can be changed into cash in banks and travel agencies.

Use a money belt to carry your valuables.
Take care of the environment. Act responsibly! Photocopy passport/visa and write down important phone numbers (embassy, visa card cancellation numbers….)
And keep the copies in a safe place.

What to take with you?
Take with you as little as possible. If you need special medications bring them with you. Clothes are inexpensive and easy to buy. Laundry services are easily available and cheap. Don't forget passport with an Indian visa. Visa-card/cash/travel cheques in a moneybelt. Travel insurance card.

Flight tickets
Check the Internet and compare prices.
It might be cheaper to buy two separate flight tickets than a round-trip ticket with changeable return date. (Just dump the first return)
And then you have return ticket back to India too! (This is what we do….)See also ''How to get there''


BEACHES
There are more than 30 beaches in Goa.
LINKS TO OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES IN GOA
map of Goa
MAP OF GOA                                click to enlarge

Temperature
Rain
Sun
January
31 C / 88 F
0 cm / 0 ins
9 hrs
February
32 C / 90 F
0 cm / 0 ins
9 hrs
March
32 C / 90 F
0 cm / 0 ins
10 hrs
April
32 C / 90 F
2,5 cm / 1 ins
9 hrs
May
33 C / 91 F
10 cm / 4 ins
9 hrs
June
31 C / 88 F
74 cm / 29 ins
4 hrs
July
29 C / 84 F
79 cm / 31 ins
3 hrs
August
28 C / 82 F
41 cm / 16 ins
3 hrs
September
29 C / 84 F
25 cm / 10 ins
8 hrs
October
31 C / 88 F
10 cm / 4 ins
7 hrs
November
31 C / 88 F
2,5 cm / 1 ins
8 hrs
December
32 C / 90 F
2,5 cm / 1 ins
9 hrs
Dentist in Goa.
laser eye care in Goa
YOGA SCHOOL GOA
DENTIST IN GOA
Ashtanga Yoga School Goa & Holiday Retreat  is set under the coconut trees on Cola Beach in south Goa.The school is registered with "YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL".
Are you planning to enjoy your holidays and at the same time trying to get your dental treatment done in Goa.Charmin Smile Dental clinic  is the perfect destinations with its clinics near Dabolim airport, Goa, Calangute and in the city of Margao.
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