HiPC 2023 Venue and Local Information


Conference Site

Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Cavelossim Beach,

Cavelossim, Goa 403731, India

Phone: +91 832 672 7777



About Goa

Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.



Travel Tips

Below are General Travel Tips that reflect the many travel sites on the Web and also offer advice from our Indian colleagues and others who have traveled in India. The best travel tip we can offer is to confer with friends and colleagues who are from India and plan to take full advantage of this opportunity to travel to India and explore areas beyond Bengaluru, or at least beyond the conference hotel. 



The supply voltage is 240V/50Hz, and also has a different plug configuration compared to US/Europe. Some hotels may already have a dual purpose plug configuration. To use the supply voltage for your device chargers, check a couple of things. You should get a plug adapter that is suited to the Indian plug model. You should also check if your device charger can work with an input supply of 240 V/50Hz. If not, you should get an adapter that can also transform the input supply voltage. Depending on your hotel, accessories such as travel adapters and hair dryers may be provided. As a last resort, you can buy an adapter from Indian airports, or within the city too. There are multiple outlets near the conference site. Some small shops that sell electrical/electronic/computer items also carry travel adapters for sale.


Local Currency & Credit Cards 

The INR (Indian Rupee) is the official currency. Currently, 1 US Dollar is roughly 82 INR. Currency can be changed at airports, or at some specific banks, or at currency exchanges such as Thomas Cook. Typically, currency exchangers may require copies of your passport/ticket, so keep a couple of copies available if you plan to exchange currency in India. Most restaurants, businesses and hotels accept VISA/Mastercard credit cards.  There may be a small convenience charge when you use cards issued outside of India.



Bottled water is available for sale at all hotels/restaurants, and even small local shops. When purchasing outside the hotel, make sure it is not refilled bottle; buy carbonated if you are not sure


Websites for Travel in India – In no specific order