Tours and Visitor Information
There are dozens of private tour operators in Goa. The most reliable are run by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, which runs bus tours of both North and South Goa—departing from Panaji, Madgaon, and Colva Beach—as well as river cruises from the Santa Monica Pier in Panaji, and the Goa Department of Tourism. In Panaji, the Directorate of Tourism fields general inquiries. For assistance with reservations, including bus tours, contact the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). There's also a 24-hour "Hello Information" number for Goa (832/241–2121), which is extremely useful for finding phone numbers.
Department of Tourism. Tourist Home, Patto Bridge, Panaji, Goa, 403001. 832/243–8750; www.goatourism.gov.in.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation. Trionara Apartments, Dr. Alvares Costa Rd., Panaji, Goa, 403001. 832/242–4001; www.goa-tourism.com.