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Goa located along the western coast of India that was formally a Portuguese colony. Get swept away by the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, sunbathe and stroll along it's wide and serene beaches, Goa is the place to spend a much needed holidays.

Beaches are one of the most popular travel activities and Goa is the Best Place to see them. Focusing on our natural treasure, the beaches. It is Goa where you can have a vacation of a lifetime. Goa is a lush green paradise edged on the one side by the wooden foothills of the Sahyadri range and on the other by the Arabian Sea.

Goa Information - Goa Offices:

Department of Tourism Goa information about food
Government of Goa
Tourist Home, 1st Floor, Patto , Panaji 403 001, Goa 403 001. INDIA.
Tel: +91 832 2224757 , Fax: +91832 2228819

Government of India Tourist Office
Communidade Building, Church Square, Panaji, Tel : 2223412
Government of Goa Tourist Information Office
Tourist Home, Patto, Panaji, Tel : 2225583/2224757
At Delhi
Government of Goa Tourist Office
Goa Sadan, Amrita Shergil Marg, New Delhi, Tel : 24629964
At Mumbai
Tourist Information Counter
Mumbai Central Railway Station , Tel : 23086288

Goa Information - about Foods :


Goenchin : Location - Near Dr Dada Vaidya Road, serves Chinese cuisine only, cost ranges from RS 100 to RS 200 for a dish.

Miramar : Location - Cidade de Goa Beach Resort. A buffet restaurant multi cuisine, about RS 350 for a meal.

New Cafe Hema : Location - General Beruado Guedes Road, near Municipal Market. A cheap but very good option. A fish, curry with rice thali comes for about RS 20 only. Veg snacks also available.

Planter's Restaurant : Location - Candolim Road, Junction (Tinto), Calangute . Famed for its snooker tables, pub and "steaks".

Riorico : Location - Hotel Mandovi, a multicuisine restaurant and perhaps the best option for Goan cuisine. Prices varies from RS 175 (for Prawn vindaloo) to RS 675 (for Lobster Balchao)

Feni - the National Drink, Seafood, chicken Xacuti, Pork Vindaloo, Fish and Prawn Caldine, Richado and a number of others are the ingredients that make Goa a gourment's paradise. The beaches and adjoining villages are full with tiny hotels and restaurants, run by the locals. Following list provides some options.

Alfama : Located at Cidade de Goa Beach Resort. Serves Indian, Portuguese and French Cuisine. Rs 300 to RS 350 is what may cost a full meal per person.

Hotel Venite : Location - 31st January Road, Sao Tome, closed on Sundays. For Goan dishes and seafood. Chourisso (Chicken cafrial) and tiger prawns are its specialties.

Visava : Location - on the east bank of Ourem river. Known for reasonably priced Goan dishes along with Chinese and vegetarian items.

Do visit "Pastry Cottage" near the hotel Nova Goa.

Banyan Tree : Located at Boga, Serves Goan and Portughese dishes. A full meal per person will cost around RS 300

Chit Chat : Location - Tourist Hotel, overlooking Mandovi river, famous for its breakfast.

Dekhani : Location - Cidade de Goa Beach Resort, Vainguinim Beach, famous for its Goan food. Average cost for a full meal is RS 300 (approx).

Delhi Darbar : Location - M G Road, famous for its tandoori items.

Sher-I-Punjab : Location - Hotel Arama and one at 18th June Road. For tandoori items.

Goa Information - about Museums & Art Galleries:

  • Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery : Located in Old Goa, museum on history of Goa, Visiting hours 10 am to 5 PM, Friday closed
  • Achieves Museum of Goa : Located at Patto, Panaji, Visiting hours 1 pm and 1400 to 1730 hrs, Saturday closed
  • Museum of Christian Art, Rachol : Located in Old Goa, Visiting hours 930 to 5 PM, Monday closed
  • Renaissance Art Gallery : Located at Panaji, Visiting hours 930 - 5 PM
Goa Information - about Shopping:Goa Information.

You can buy gifts, sourenir and handicrafts from all over the country in Goa. Be it Tibetan Jewellery, gems, fur coats, ready to use powdered masalas, home made taddy vinegar (Kokum) or port wine, you can get them throughout the length and breadth of the state.

  • Comelot : near Ribandar, for stylish interiors
  • Luisa : in Cavellosim, South Goa
  • Wendell Rodricks : a famous boutique
  • Mapuca Friday Market : for touristy knick knacks, kokum, taddy vinegar, black jaggery, dried fish, prawns. Goan chilies (must buy), coarse sea salt etc etc.


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