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37th IVU World Vegetarian Congress
Goa, India, September 10-16, 2006
Healthy Lifestyle - Vegetarian Way!

The most common way to get to Goa is to fly to Mumbai/Bombay then take the short connecting flight, though there are some flights from elswhere, and it can be possible to find seats on direct charter flights.

Note that the code for Goa Dabolim airport is GOI (Goa, India) which you'll need to use for internet flight searches (confusingly GOA is the code for Genoa airport in Italy....)

Flight costs:

UK - the cheapest flight from London is currently showing as £540 through to Goa, with Jet Airways (Indian airline), change at Mumbai for a one hour connecting flight.

If anyone has prices from other countries please send them to

Internal travel details:

Air : Goa is connected by various Airlines from all major cities of India like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Cochin, Kolkatta, Delhi, Chennai and Thiruvananthpuram.
Daily flights between Mumbai and Goa. Leaving Mumbai around midday - Travel time approx. 1hr. 20 min. - Air India is quoting US$209 for the return flight (inc. taxes), but they do not appear to fly every day, and there are probably cheaper alternatives.

Rail : Goa is connected with Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthpuram, Delhi, Cochin, Chennai (via Karwar) and Mangalore through Konkan Railway Corporation Section. Overnight train from Mumbai - travel time approx. 12 hours.

Road : Goa is connected by good motorable roads with all major cities of India. Travel time from Mumbai is approx 14 hours.

For lots more detailed maps and information about Goa see: Maps of India - Goa
the Congress will be in Panaji, the state capital, which is not far from the airport.

See the Radisson Hotel website for a local map and directions.

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