The Karma Plaza Hotel

Rajendra Prasad Avenue,, 403802, India
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Forum Posts

Getting a Simcard in India

by sam_999


Any one know how if possible can we get a sim card in india. it seems you need to be there any way?. Its extreamly difficult to be without a mobile and sim in india.............

can they not accept passport and visa numbers?. surely this is secure!


Re: Getting a Simcard in India

by Donna_in_India

You can get one without being a resident. You will need a copy of your passport, a photo, and a local address (can be your hotel). You will find plenty of places to get them. Enjoy Goa!

Re: Getting a Simcard in India

by mili_143

It is not very difficult to buy a sim card only you need is a copy of your passport and just need to fill a form , also show a original passport while taking a sim card.
voda phone and idea are good options for service.

Re: Getting a Simcard in India

by sam_999

Hope you are right (not doubting at all). passport and photo is easy - i thought the government changed all that......

thanks all.


Re: Getting a Simcard in India

by anilpradhanshillong

This is India, my friend. Government makes all the correct(?) rules and regulations. Who implements these? SIM card is easy to procure in India - post or pre-paid. The chappie at the counter is only interested in his sales figure.

Re: Getting a Simcard in India

by nora_south_africa

I bought a sim card in India but remember to get it at the place you will be visiting, eg dont buy in Mumbai at airport if you spending most of your time in Goa, then its like roaming. But I bought my sim at airport.

Travel Tips for Goa

Palolem Beach

by tonyhowk

Hi to you all and happy new year :)

Just come back from Goa and wanted to tip you a bit . I have
spend most of my time at Palolem beach so most of my tips
will be for this area .

I stayed in a great resort named " Alessandra " , a beautiful beach hut resort on Palolem Beach.
Great huts with en suite bathrooms and hot water, amazing beach, lovely staff , great atmosphare
and very good music .

There are many good restaurants at Palolem .

For the best Indian food at the beach , go to " Mamus " at the end of the main street , left side .
I'm veg. so i ate only veg. food but i know from friends that the other dishes are very good .
Try the okra masala and dal balti . Tasty !!!

One of the best restaurant at Palolem it's Dropadi . It's at the gate of the beach , on the left side if
you are facing the sea . They have great dishes and very fresh food cos of changeover . I know that
they serve great fish and sea food .

For a very good coffee ( real coffee !! ) and great food , go to "coffee inn " . take the left at the end of
the main street and walk like 20 meters . it's on the left side . they have real coffee machine .
At evening time there is Suvlaki ( street greek food ) at the place .Very good !!! there is also Suvlaki
at Agonda beach by the same guy .

For a romantic and quiet evening , go to " Green Park " restaurant . At the end south of Palolem , go up
the hill and than go down to the small bay . The restaurant is there and they serve good food .
It's a very nice place to eat and sit .

The main thing to do at night is to go to " Cafe del mar " . Its a noizy place with a lot pf people .
sometimes you feel there in a meat market :)

Good food you can find also at " The Banyan Tree " rrestaurant . Located at the north end of the beach .

Just after Palolem , at the south , there is a beach called Colomb beach . a beautiful beach but with no
good acces to the water . There is a Tapas bar there . Great spanish food and good vibes .
Another good restaurant there is "Boom Shankar ". Good food and great view for sunset !!

Patnam beach is right after Colomb beach . A quiet beach with nice vibes .
There is a really good restaurant there called " Home " . all veg. but very good stuff . Try the food there .
You will feel the difference ...

Agonda beach located 15 min. drive north of Palolem . A very long and beautifull beach .
There is a place there called " Turtle Lounge " . Visit there just for the style of the place !!
It's well designed and they serve good drinks and food .

I guess that's enough .... If anyone has questions , you are more than welcome :))

Have a great vacation !! Miss The amazing sunsets at Palolem beach ....

Take the bus to Panjim!

by alavan12

We have always gone to Panjim by taxi. This time we also tried it by bus and ferry.
We took the bus from Candolim (at the junction to Panjim), got off the bus at the ferry, took the free ferry over the river to Panjim. We did our shopping, had something to eat and did the same trip back. It only cost us 7-/ each way for the bus and thats it, the ferry was free!
Very entertaining, more interesting than sitting in a taxi. Would probably use a taxi if going at night though.

Friendly locals

by clouds111

The thing that strikes me about Goa is how friendly everybody is. The locals are really helpful when you speak to them and strangers smile at you in the street as you pass, a far cry from London that's for sure. We met many people out there and you will be surprised by the number of people from out of town who come up to you and ask nicely to have their picture taken with you. Embrace it and you'll meet some lovely people. One of my fondest memories was on the beach walking back from Calangute and meeting a family who had come to Goa for a holiday. They asked us to be in a photo with them, we lined up then suddenly I had a baby thrust in my arms, bless. We in turn asked if we could take some pictures of them. The kids were so sweet and all queued up for kisses when we parted.

Banks And Money

by ak47uk

When you go to the banks in the smaller towns to change money, it can sometimes take time as there dosn't seem to be any rush, so make a little extra time for your self to compensate. It's better in the main towns.

Shigmo (Holi) festival...

by Justin_goa

Generally known as Holi, the month of Phalgun signifies the onset of what in Goa is known as Shigmo. Celebrated mostly by the masses in the close religious association of religious rites, the festival of Shigmo is accompanied by the fanfare of drum beats and the epic enactions of Mythology. Colour in vivid vibrancy hues the festivities that bedeck every area that is celebrating Shigmo.

"Gulal" and "Neel" are abundantly used to colour the very atmosphere in celebration of what is heralding the onset of the most colourful season, spring.

Today, the Shigmotsav has highlighted its festivities with the performance of troupes in the form of parades and cultural dances. The streets in the townships, at dusk resound with the music of the Dholl, the drums and conches as huge effigies of wondrous color and light effects parade their way to prize winning combinations.

Shigmo is a social festival with a religious core. It is the Goan counterpart of the Holi in the rest of India. Puja is performed of the stems of the teflam fruits or betel nut, struck on the ground before the temple and a little grass put at their feet is then burnt. There are a number of dances which burst forth on this occasion in the spirit of plenty that marks the harvesting season.
Next time when you are in Goa, in Feb.. don't forget to join the parade and dance your way's nice...


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