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1. Posted by flower46 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I'm 18 and female and am hoping to travel to Goa in the summer 2007. I would like to spend 3 weeks there. Is that two long? bearing in mind I love the beach, reading, exploring and watching the sunset.

Is it safe for someone like me. I'm not completely naive as have travelled to Northen India before.

What should I expect and where should I stay and what should I see. I'm also unsure of how much accomodation etc will cost. Is everything cheap as chips like the rest of India???

Would love to hear from people who have been any tips??
Thanks x x :)

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Hi there,

Goa is great. It is very relaxed and laidback. Goa is mainly christian and are in general relaxed and friendly. You will be very safe and safer then in other parts of the country. You could easily spend a few weeks. I stayed two weeks but I had to leave because my travelschedule through de rest of India. But I could have easily spend two or three weeks more.

There is also a little of a downside. I resume that you are going in July and August? That is the after season of Goa. You will have Goa more or less for your own. But there are always atleast a few people to have fun with. Also the monsoonrains take place in July and August. It doesn't rain allday but it is a downside.

There are a lot of little hotels. Go to Vagator and you will find the hotel of your choice. There is a fantastic beach with some nice eateries. Its after season so always a room for a reduced price. Lets say 100 rupees a night. The prices are as low as anywhere in India (exl.Mumbai).

A great way to explore Goa is by hiring a scooter. In down season I hired a scooter for 100 rupees per day, was really great.

Hopes this helps, goodluck;)

3. Posted by Prem (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

Hi,

After New year eve, Goa goes cold till Summer. There will not be much of rush now till Summer starts.

May & June will be peak seasons again as many Indians too head to Goa for Summer vacation.

You can try free couch which people provide as free stay in Goa. It would be tough to get but there are few.

let me know if you need any help.

Have a great journey.

4. Posted by thejoebell (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Dont go to Goa after May - the monsoon kills it off then, id try to go in April if you can - the humidity is pretty harsh and gets worse the later it gets.

email if you want more info.

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Prem

May & June will be peak seasons again as many Indians too head to Goa for Summer vacation.

What do you know about India/Goa if you say this:( I spend some time in Goa during middle may, definitly no peak season.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 8, 2007, at 6:10 AM by wouterrr ]

6. Posted by chqttagold (Budding Member 43 posts) 9y

Maybe the reason why Prem said that May/June is peak is coz he hasnt been there in the real peak season...

However one thing i wud like to say there is more inflow of domestic tourists to Goa during May/June coz of the school holiday season in India.

Sophie,it wud cost u anythin between Rs.500 to Rs.1000 for a night for decent accomodation in a decent place...but again u can bargain hard and get the price lowered dependin on the duration of stay....the time when we cud rent out a scooter for Rs.100 a day is gone nowadays,anythin between Rs.150-200 is the current rate durin off season n it can go upto Rs.300-Rs.500 durin the peak season.

if u wanna knw anythin more abt Goa lemme knw,have been there umpteen times n hav cpl of good local contacts who can arrange things for u there...

cheers,

vicky :)

NB: I dont do this for money,neither am i a representative of any travel agent or tour operator...for a living i work as an Operations Lead in one of the flagship companies in Bangalore.

This is just a footnote to dispel any misunderstandings that my fellow travellers may have.

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting chqttagold

the time when we cud rent out a scooter for Rs.100 a day is gone nowadays,anythin between Rs.150-200 is the current rate durin off season n it can go upto Rs.300-Rs.500 durin the peak season.

NB: I dont do this for money,neither am i a representative of any travel agent or tour operator...for a living i work as an Operations Lead in one of the flagship companies in Bangalore.

This is just a footnote to dispel any misunderstandings that my fellow travellers may have.

In 2003 it was 100 rupees in May. But I guess it got more expensive since the last years. Why would you think that somebody sees you as a travelagent?;)