The famous phrase that all of us reminded quite often is "Precaution is always better than cure", so while you are traveling to Goa, some necessary planning and precautions is to be taken care of. This will make your journey comfortable, safe and secure.
Goa is well known for beaches so beach wear should be selected accordingly. It should provide you with maximum comfort. Cotton is the order of the tour. Nudity in beach or public places is punishable. Carry good number of cotton clothes. If you are traveling in winter season carry a light woolen jackets and shawls.
If you are a foreign tourist visiting Goa the currency which you should carry is Indian Rupees. It is advisable to carry your ATM cards other than liquid money. Traveler's cheques are widely acceptable in Goa. Especially United States Dollar and British Sterling Pounds are recognized. Money change facilities are available in all Govt. run State Banks, some hotels and resorts also provide Money alteration facilities. Beware of touts and frauds and do not alter money with local traders.
Motor traffic circulation is on the left, and pedestrians should walk on the right. Foreign nationals must have an International Driving License and should keep all travel and other relevant documents at hand.
Always bargain for goods while shopping as they quote high prices. Be in touch with a local source to make your bargain profitable.
Carry a proof of your identity bearing you name, age, address, and blood group.
Keep your essentials in a plastic bag to avoid any damage. Always keep important documents like Visa, Identity proof, and money in a wallet or a bag. Do not leave your things unattended. Keep away from strangers and do not trust any person blindly.
Do not work barefoot; it might give you fungal and parasitic infection. Do not carry or trade for any drugs while your stay at Goa. It is illegal and you can be heavily punished if caught.
Check for cleanliness and hygiene while eating out in small restaurants. Drink mineral water while dining out in restaurants. If you are in need of medical help always insist for sterilized and disposable syringes.
It is good to carry an adapter for all your electric appliances.
Visit the places of worship and maintain silence as instructed. In some tourist spots photography is restricted so do not violate the rules.
Be alert and carry some sun screen lotion and necessary medicines while your traveling to Goa.
Have unlimited fun and make your trip memorable and special.
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