Goa International Airport, also known as Dabolim Airport operates various international flights. The National airline ‘Air India’, Air Arabia and Qatar Airways land a few international flights especially from middleeast countries. Besides these, a number of chartered flights land in Goa from UK and other European countries. Goa is also well connected to most major cities in India and there are direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad etc.. Most major international airlines usually have agreements with one or more of their domestic counterparts in India, so if you are arriving from abroad, it is possible to book your onward domestic flight at the same time as you book your international ticket.
Goa International Airport also known as Dabolim Airport– Code GOI
Distance from Airport to Congress Venues & Hotels-29 Kms
Travel Time from Airport– 30 Mins
Distance from Congress Venues to Capital City of Goa – ‘Panjim’– 10 Mins
The Congress Committee plans to organize shuttle vehicles within the Congress Venues and Hotels and to the City of Panjim. Private Tours also will be organised for delegates. Taxis, Autorickshaws (Tuk Tuks) will also be available for the convenience of all delegates. A travel desk will be set up at all major venues
CURRENCY : Indian Rupee. Notes generally used in circulation are in the denominations of Rs. 2000, Rs. 500, Rs. 200, Rs. 100, Rs. 50, Rs. 20, Rs. 10, Rs. 5/-. Coins generally Used are of Rs. 5, Rs. 2, Re. 1/-.
MONEY EXCHANGE : Money Exchange services are also available at most major hotels & resorts and private money changers in the area. Most reputed banks such as HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank etc also have ATMs that accept Master and Visa Card to withdraw cash. Travellers? cheques of all major brands are easily changed. The currencies that are most widely and easily accepted are the US dollar and British Pound Sterling.
LANGUAGES : Konkani is the State language of Goa although It is English which is most commonly used and widely spoken. Hindi is also widely understood. A smallPercentage of the older generation still speaks Portuguese.
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Located on the west coast of southern India, Goa has a stunning coastline on the Arabian Sea. It?s close to the equator, which means it has a tropical climate with high temperatures all year round. You can look forward to lots of sun if you?re going in November as it?s in the dry season that runs from October to May. There?s lots of rain in the wet season, which is from June to September, so the dry season?s a much more popular time to visit. You?ll be nice and cool on the coast thanks to breezes from the sea, with inland areas often being much hotter.
November is a popular month to visit Goa, as the monsoon season has passed, temperatures rise and a lush green landscape has been left following the rain. Average maximum day time temperatures are at a warm 32?C during November, and the evening temperatures are pleasant, averaging around 24?C. The beaches are particularly inviting at this time of the year as the water is a warm 29?C, and as November passes, you’ll notice that practically no clouds appear in the sky. As one of the best times to visit Goa, perhaps it’s time for a bit of beach hopping.
If you love the heat then Goa is perfect for you in November. The average high?s 34?C and it only drops to 22?C at night so you?ll still be nice and warm in the evenings. The sea?s also lovely and warm at 29?C, while humidity?s high. There?s 32mm of rain over two days, and you can expect 11 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be very high so bring plenty of sun cream. Sunset?s just after 6pm.