Goa, India Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

India’s most famous beach destination, Goa is a small state on the country’s west coast that draws in millions of foreign visitors each year. Consisting of about a dozen different beach communities that are mostly quite different from each other, Goa has something for almost everyone, but it is also important to do your research before you choose where to stay.

Why Visit Goa

Goa Facts

Population 1,400,000
Area 1,400,000
Timezone UTC+5:30
Currency Indian rupee
Airports Dabolim Airport (GOI)

Things To Do In Goa

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Goa

Budget breakfastA simple breakfast comes with many hotel rooms. There are also cafes and some street food options if you need them.$2.06 - $3.35
Budget lunchSince Goa consists of so many cities, it's hard to pin down prices. Many beach huts serve good and cheap food.$2.84 - $4.90
Budget dinnerThose on a budget can find good options, but lot's of great choices for more exist, including plenty of beef.$4.51 - $7.74
Beer (.65l bottle)Beer is cheap and easy to find in Goa, especially near the beach. Kingfisher is by far the most popular, with the Strong version available most places as well.$1.55 - $2.19
Feni (bottle)This local spirit is made of either cashew or coconut, and can be a very cheap buzz.$1.55 - $3.87
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BEST TOURS in Goa

WHEN TO VISIT Goa

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January89670.1
February89690.0
March90740.0
April91780.3
May91792.3
June877632.5
July847535.1
August847519.1
September85759.7
October89724.6
November90721.3
December91690.3

Goa WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:38am6:45pm
21 Jun6:05am7:07pm
21 Sep6:23am6:31pm
21 Dec6:55am6:09pm

Where to stay in Goa

Goa Hotel Seasons

Goa Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar2.90 - 7.09
starstarstarstarstar8.36 - 27.43
starstarstarstarstar11.41 - 68.18
starstarstarstarstar25.89 - 85.07
starstarstarstarstar65.39 - 144.19
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Goa Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed1.23 - 1.93

Getting to Goa

GETTING AROUND Goa

Goa TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to popular beaches15.47 - 16.76
Taxi from train stations to beaches7.74 - 12.89
3km auto-rickshaw ride in Goa0.77 - 1.55
Public bus ride0.10 - 0.18
Motorbike rental (per day)2.58 - 5.16
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER