Accommodation in Goa ranges from charming old family homes turned into guest houses at budget prices and aesthetic mid range resorts with Goan cottages by the sea, to splendid five star deluxe hotels. In addition Goa Tourism Development Corporation (Trionora Apartments, Panjim) runs moderately priced accommodation throughout Goa.
Government Of India Tourist Office
Church Square, Panjim
Government Of Goa,
Department Of Tourism Offices
Tourist Home, Patto, Panjim
North Goa - Tourist Shopping Complex,
South Goa - Tourist Hostel,
Tourist Information Counter
Interstate Bus Terminus, Panjim
Tourist Information Counter, Tourist
Hostel, Vasco-da-Gama Tourist Information Counter,
Government Of Tamil Nadu
Tourist office, Rayu Chambers
Dr. A.B. Road, Panjim
Kerala Tourist Office, Bhanav Apartments,
Dr. Shirgaonkar Road,
Tourist Hostel, Panjim
Velho Filhos Building,
Municipal Garden Square,
Government Of Andhra Pradesh
Tourist Information Centre
Rua de Ourem, Panjim
Government of Goa,
Tourist Information Counter,
Goa Sadan, Amrita Shergil Marg,
Government Of Goa, Tourist
Central Railway Station,
Most banks in Goa offer currency exchange. Some major banks are:
State Bank Of India,
Bank of Baroda
With branches at Panjim, Mapusa, Anjuna, Calangute, Vasco, Margao, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Colva and Betalbatim.
Central Bank Of India
Near Cine Blue, Margao,
Accepts American Express Cards Issued In India.
18th June Road, Panjim
& Municipality Building, Margao
Accepts Centurion Bank Cash Cards.
Accepts Centurion Bank Cash Cards.
Accepts master card, JCD and VISA
18th june road Panjim
Accepts American Express, Master,
VISA , VISA Electro, CIRCUSS
Opposite Passport Office, Panjim
Opp Molipot House Near Loyala
Accepts ICICI Bank Cards.
If auto-rickshaws are the quaint essentially Indian mode of transport, flat-bottomed ferries are their Goan equivalent. Crammed with cars, buses, commuters on scoters, fisherwomen and clumps of bewildered tourists, these rusting blue-painted hulks provide an essential service, crossing the coastal backwaters where bridges have not yet been built. They're also incredibly reasonable, and run from the crack of dawn until late in the evening.
The most frequented river crossings in Goa are Panjim to Betim, across the Mandovi; Old Goa to Divar Island; Siolim to Chopdem, across the Terakol River; and Cavelossim in the far south of Salcete Taluka, to Assolna.
By Motorcycle Taxi: Goa's unique pillion-passenger motorcycle taxis, known locally as "pilots", are ideal for nipping between beaches or into town from the resorts. Bona fide operators ride black bikes with yellow mudguards and white number plates. Fares, which should be settled in advance, are comparable with auto-rickshaw rates.
By Rented Motorcycle: Renting motorcycle in goa gives a lot of freedom. Officially, one needs an international driver's licence to rent, and ride, anything more powerful than a 25cc moped. Rates vary according to the season, the vehicle, and how long one wants to rent it for most owners also insist on a deposit and passport as security. The range is pretty standard and the reasonable choice is a 50 cc moped. These are fine for buzzing to the beach and back, but to travel further try the stalwart Enfield Bullet 350cc, popular mainly for its pose value; the smaller but more reliable Honda Kinetic 100 cc, which has automatic gears and is a good first-time choice or the best all rounder, the Yamaha RD 100 cc; light, fast enough, reliable, economical and with annual gears.