Goa FAQs

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Area geography

A coastal state bordering the Arabian Sea on the western coast of India, Goa’s capital sits by the Mandovi River in Tiswadi taluka.

Wifi internet

There are several spots across the city where free and chargeable Wi-Fi is available.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in Goa is 25.

Tipping

Most of the food and beverage outlets add a service charge in the final bill, so tipping is not necessary. However, small tips for good service are always appreciated.

Safety

This city has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pick pocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

General information

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi

Time zones

IST (UTC+5.5 hours)

Major religions

Christianity, Hinduism

Domestic international calling codes

0832

Electricity standards

220 V/50; Plugs C, D and M

Common greetings

Hello: Namaskaru

Good Morning: Divas Bare Zavonn

Good Evening: Sanj Bare Zavonn

Goodbye: Yetha

Thank you: Yetha

Sorry: Makka Maaf Kari

Do you speak English? Tumi English ulayta ve

I do not understand: Makka Kalna

No: Nam

Yes: Hoi

I don't know: Gotna

How are you? kashi assa

What is your name? Tuggele naav kithe?

My name is _____: migel nav ____

Where is the washroom? Sundas khuim assa?

How much does this cost? Kitle poishe?

Too expensive! Ekdtom ma-araog!

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