Here is a list of some important dos and don'ts for comfortable and enjoyable travel in India.


  • A proper VISA to enter and stay in India is a must. Practically every foreign national requires VISA to enter Goa.
  • Always go with prior reservations at the hotels and arrangements of transportation, guide, safari’s etc with the help of your travel agent or directly with the hotels.
  • It is advisable to cover yourself with travel insurance for thefts, loss and medi-claim.
  • Carry proper maps of the places proposed to visit in Goa, as signboards are often absent. Try to reach a station during daytime if traveling on your own. In any case avoid persistent touts and taxi-wallahs at airport/stations/bus stand to help you find your hotel. Always use tourist assistance desk for proper advice.
  • While changing money, insist on getting encashment certificate.
  • Take care of contamination of water and food problem. Always drink safe mineral water and take well-cooked food.
  • Buy at genuine shops only
  • Don't indulge in trade/consumption of narcotic drugs or any pedophile activity'.
  • Do not move alone in isolated places and beaches late at night.
  • Do not to seek lifts from strangers.
  • Do not overstay after expiry of visa
  • Do not drive a vehicle without valid international driving license