Goa Travel Guide and Tourism

When in India’s sunshine state, be prepared to fall in love with sandy beaches, palm-fringed shores and beachfront Portuguese bungalows. Goa will never fail to entice you with its landscapes peppered with paddy fields, coconut groves, windy cliffs and riverside forts. While the southern part of the state is a haven for tourists seeking quiet days spent by the tranquil seaside, northern Goa tourism is known primarily because of its bustling shacks and a legendary nightlife. From the umpteen number of places to visit in Goa, a few that most definitely shouldn’t be missed are the Fontainhas – India’s only existing Latin quarters, the 17th century old Bom Jesus Basilica; to revel in a little bohemian spirit, the vibrant Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach, and Dudhsagar – one of India’s highest waterfalls. But if you’re here simply to unwind, there’s no dearth of things to enjoy. Starting with spotting a dolphin or two at the Palolem beach, marveling at the routinely glorious sunsets at Chapora fort, taking leisurely strolls through the mossy ruins of St. Augustine in Old Goa or simply soaking in the salty tropical breeze with platefuls of butter garlic prawns, bebinca and a few too many rum and cokes, with a side of jazz and Konkani music. Wondering how much a visit to Goa will cost you? Budget between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 a day to make the most of all Goa has to offer. If your budget is tighter, read on for a more detailed travel guide and breakdown of your expenses in Goa.
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Top Attractions in Goa

The land of sand, surf, and sunshine has been a favourite among travellers from around the world for quite some time. There is nowhere in India quite like it. Here are Tripoto's hand-picked list of places to visit that you absolutely cannot miss in Goa.

Best Luxury Hotels in Goa

Sample the lifestyle of the rich and the famous while sipping on champagne and savouring caviar at some of the most luxurious hotels in Goa. Here are Tripoto's top picks

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Goa

If you're looking to witness the magic of Goa without burning a hole in your pocket, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will come in handy while booking your next stay.

Best Budget Hotels In Goa

If you believe Goa is an expensive place for a vacation, Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels will definitely change your mind.

Best Hostels And Homestays In Goa

You can stay at these awesome homestays to gain insight into local Goan culture or opt for one of these interesting hostels to interact with crowd from all over the world. 

Best Time to Visit Goa

Peak Season is from mid-November to mid- February when the weather is comfortable, cool and pleasant.

Shoulder Season: Mid-June to October is when Goa is at its most beautiful. The rains come down on the state during these months and while the countryside becomes a lush green, the clubs start brimming with people and raging parties.

Off-season: This is the time between March to May, when the temperatures soar and the prices of the hotels and homestays drop. This is the time to visit Goa if you are looking for some quiet days, away from the touristy crowds.

Budget for Goa

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1200 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 200 - 800 (up to INR 1200 in peak season)
  • Food in beach shacks and street eateries: INR 200 - 400
  • Public Transport in buses and autorickshaws: INR 8 - 40
  • Motorbike rentals: INR 200 - 400
  • Sightseeing (museums etc): INR 10 - 50

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and resorts: INR 600 - 2000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 400 - 700
  • Local transport in local taxis or car rentals: INR 400 - 600
  • Snorkelling and Diving packages: INR 1500 and upwards

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours, Kayaking: INR 1000 and upwards