Goa (capital city: Panaji) is a small state located on the western coast of India. It was liberated from Portuguese colonial rule in 1961 and became a state in the Union of India.
Known for its picturesque beaches, history, architecture and vibrant nightlife, Goa is hugely popular with international and domestic travelers alike. Having been a Portuguese territory for over 450 years, Goan culture is an interesting amalgamation of both Eastern and Western cultures. Goa has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites – including churches and convent complexes. Goa is also a biodiversity hot spot and is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Goan cuisine is famous for its wide range of seafood options – with a typical local meal being fish curry and rice. Restaurants and cafes serving popular Indian and international cuisines are widely available in Goa. Lonely Planet has some suggestions on food, activities, shopping and sightseeing that can be done in Goa.
Goa is situated in the tropics with warm, humid weather for most of the year. Temperatures in September can range between 22 – 30 degrees Celsius.
The INEBRIA Conference 2020 will take place at the Novotel Hotel in Candolim, North Goa.
There are many accommodation options in North Goa including hotels, homestays, guest houses, students hostels and Airbnbs.
Participants may book their rooms at the venue (Novotel) at a special discounted rate of INR 9782 (Including all taxes) per room per night. Please write to to book mentioning that you are a participant at INEBRIA 2020 organized by Sangath.
Participants may choose from a wide range of hotels, guest houses and Airbnbs in areas close to the conference venue that include Candolim, Calangute, Arpora, Sangolda, Saligao, Porvorim.
Note: Meals and refreshments will be provided at the venue on conference dates.
Getting around in Goa
Dabolim Airport, Goa is an hour away (40 km) from the conference venue. Taxis are available at the Arrivals area. Most drivers should be able to bring you to the conference venue with minimal instruction. Please use this location link (or click on the Map above) to map your way if necessary.
There are many options for local transport in Goa. Pre-paid taxi and motorcycle rickshaw services are available at most major bus stations and market places.
Local transport buses have a wide network even in remote areas.
For further information and guidance on local travel and accommodation options, please contact the organizing team.
Foreign participants will need a e-conference visa to attend INEBRIA 2020.
Here are the guidelines to secure the right visa. Once you register successfully, please write to us for the invitation letter which is required to apply for the visa.