A query regarding the elections in Goa...
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2012 3:00 AM Last Post By: indianresident
Feb 6, 2012 12:57 AM
A query regarding the elections in Goa...Greetings from Scotland,
I have a quick query regarding the elections in Goa...
I have heard varying rumours regarding the impact state elections are having upon Goa at the moment and am hoping someone can help clear it up a bit for me.
I plan on arriving in South Goa (either Agonda, Palolem or Patnem) on 18th Feb. I understand alcohol bans and curfews will be in place during this time. From what I understand this is already in place in south goa.
I am not a drinker(This is very strange being from Scotland, I know!) and so alcohol restrictions do not bother me. Early closing times are not a problem for me either.
Here is my worry.... I have heard that instead of cancelling parties they are simply being moved to earlier hours. I could do without hearing loud trance music from the beach and as a solo female I worry a bit about being surrounded by inebriated people all day. I'm considering giving Goa a wide berth as a result.
So, am I worrying about nothing? Maybe the new rules implemented for election time will leave Goa an even more peaceful place to be?
Any information/help will be welcomed.
Feb 6, 2012 1:57 AM
Feb 6, 2012 4:59 AM
Feb 6, 2012 11:34 AM
3and as a solo female I worry a bit about being surrounded by inebriated people all day
I take it your not Glaswegian then?.
There's some talk of a 9 pm and there after curfew on booze in restaurants / shacks / bars with a one year license ban if caught breaking it, but so far it hasn't been implemented. According to liqour store owners, restaurants bars etc. have been stock pilling for week now.
I'm afraid it's yet another "look how responsible we ministers are" run up campain, along with clearing vacant plots and tarring obscure village roads. If anything Goa will be business as usual.
Feb 6, 2012 1:02 PM
4Thanks kindly to all for the information/advice. Its very much appreciated. I'll be interested to see how the situation plays out.
@Donkeystone Your comment made me laugh, indeed i am not Glaswegian.
Feb 7, 2012 9:14 AM
election should not bother u at first place,enjoy ur trip to fullest.
election dates 3-march,4 counting and result 2012,than it free city,as u arrive on 18th feb.
feb carnival in goa good times.the election time for day to day event has to end by 19:00 everyday untill 1-march.than there people who love music and dance- if ur satying along beach side,u can hear loud music (other thing its India) anything can happen and it only happens in india.
live in edinburgh from india
any advice or help needed mail me will advice u and slove ur 99.9 problems.
Feb 7, 2012 11:55 AM
Feb 7, 2012 12:06 PM
election nomination ends on 16-feb-12 the party have 10 to 12 days time, Canvassing for election.
3-march-12 people need to vote(not u)
results will be announced on 4th march 12
so in between these u do not worry u enjoy ur holidays.
on each day canvassing the time limit is 19:00. after that the people who run nightclubs know how to negotiate with official to conduct the parties basically there away from town centres.
Feb 7, 2012 12:11 PM
8Though i stay in Goa, Im now aware of Election dates but I know that there is a ban on alcohol from 25th feb to 6th march and also till then disc n stuff will close by 10 PM
Feb 7, 2012 1:39 PM
Feb 7, 2012 4:51 PM
10Most Scottish high streets on a Friday night are more raucous than the parties in Goa that I saw. Give me Goa any time.
Feb 8, 2012 12:41 AM
We just had a family vecation in goa from 4th feb to 8th feb 2012.
Yes there are restrictions on alcohol serving. The last time of serving liqior is Sharp 10 pm and even if you order more drinks beform 10 you have to finish it by 10 :30 pm or else the waiters will take away left over.
The senerio was same all over goa, be it beach shacks, restaurants, pubs and all the liquor shops , they had to shut down at 10:pm.
Party hours have started as early as 5 pm to sharp 10 pm .,even the finest clubs like Club Cubana.
Still dont worry, Goa is a very very safe place, avoid walking alone in dark at beaches, in day time all the beaches are very safe.
Since you don't drink, its good as you have control over your senses all the time.
And yes do visit Saturday night market -Arpora at around 7:pm as you wll definately enjoy it and not may people are aware about it, live music, flee markets u'll love them.
TC and have a nice trip
Feb 8, 2012 3:00 AM
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