Goa Information - Goa Offices:
Department of Tourism
Government of Goa
Tourist Home, 1st Floor, Patto , Panaji 403 001, Goa 403 001.
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
Government of Goa Tourist Office
Goa Sadan, Amrita Shergil Marg, New Delhi, Tel : 24629964
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
Do visit "Pastry Cottage" near the hotel Nova
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
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:
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
- 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.