Everyone needs a visa for India and it must
be obtained before you
enter the country.
Six-month multiple-entry visas (valid from the date of issue) are
issued to most nationalities regardless of whether you intend staying
that long or are re-entering the country. Visa applications can be made
at your nearest embassy or consulate in person or by post. You need to
provide a completed visa application form, passport photographs, visa
fee and, in some cases, an itinerary and proof of onward travel (such
as a flight ticket out of India). Check with your embassy for specific
requirements. Many embassies have a website where you can download and
print a visa application form and get all the information you need.
Visa fees vary from
country to country.
Getting to Goa
By Air –
There are daily flights to Goa throughout the year from cities like
Mumbai, Bangalore & Delhi by Indian Airlines, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Sahara Airlines, Deccan Airways,
Kingfisher Airlines & Go Air. Flights on a regular weekly or
bi-weekly basis are operated from other cities like Chennai, Pune and
By Train - Goa is one
of the central locations on the Konkan railway route, which starts from
Mumbai and ends up at Trivanidrum in Kerala. There are numerous trains
on a daily basis from Mumbai, such as Konkan Kanya, Shatabdi Express,
Netravati and Hapa express.
Railway Stations in Goa
– are Tivim, Karmali, Margao and Vasco Da Gama. The main
railway station in Goa is Margao and Vasco Da Gama.
By Luxury Coaches
– There are daily air-conditioned or non air-conditioned
luxury buses that ply between Goa and other major cities like Mumbai,
Bangalore and Pune. In Mumbai, one can get these buses either near
Metro Cinema in downtown Mumbai, or near Dadar Station
Dabolim, few km from Vasco Da Gama train station. There is a pre-paid
taxi counter with government-approved rates. Anyone can go to the
counter and ask for a taxi to their destination by paying at the
counter. The rates vary from 200 Indian rupees to 900 rupees for
extreme north or south Goa locations.