We are looking forward to a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles in Goa, India beginning the evening of September 23rd through October 1st. We have a small congregation in Goa, and they are very excited to meet their brethren from other parts of the world.
The Feast will be held at the Citrus Hotel, a short distance from Calangute Beach in a popular tourist area. Various activities and tours will be planned. Flights will go into Goa International Airport, and transportation to and from the hotel will be arranged for those arriving Sep.18 or after.
Because we have had a number of inquiries about the Feast there, we have created this webpage to provide some preliminary information and to allow for preregistration. More complete information and official registration will be made as usual on the mylcg.org Feast webpages by April, and all attendees in Goa will need to complete their official registration then.
All attendees will be staying at the Citrus Hotel where services are to be held. Please do not make hotel reservations until you are approved for Goa. A special webpage will be set up in March for registration and payment for the hotel, and we will let attendees know how to access it. Payment should only be made through that special webpage.
Rooms are 6,000 rupees per night (about US$94) for double occupancy including breakfast and all fees, but you must use the Church room block to get that rate. Occupancy for 3 adults is 9,000 rupees (about US$140). If the third person is under 5 years there is no cost. For 5 to 12 years old, there is an extra cost of 2,000 rupees (US$31). For 12 years old and above, the extra fee is 3,000 rupees (US$47). There is a maximum of 3 adults per room and a maximum of 2 extra children per room. These are favorable prices, since hotel rates in Goa can be considerably higher in September/October than they are other times of the year. The same room rate is available for extra nights before or after the Feast. We plan to have Day of Atonement services at the hotel.
Also, please note that you will need a visa to enter India; however, India's E-Visa cannot be obtained until 120 days before the arrival. To apply earlier, you will need to go through the normal visa process.
We will be providing more information on this webpage and on the website for official registration. And of course, you may email your Festival Coordinator with questions.
Here are some helpful links and information:
Citrus Hotels, GoaUmtavaddo, Calangute Bardez, Near Mira Hotel, Umtav Vado, Bardez, Goa 403516, India+91 832 3044444
Useful E-Visa Info:https://www.tripsavvy.com/india-e-tourist-visa-information-1539765
E-Visa Prices by Country:https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/eTV_revised_fee_final.pdf
U.S State Department Travel Informationhttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/India.html
Rupee to Dollar Conversionhttp://www.x-rates.com/calculator/?from=INR&to=USD&amount=6000
This is a preregistration only. Brethren planning on attending the Feast in Goa will still need to complete the official registration process on the Church website at a later announced date. To preregister, please fill out the information below and register your family only - and click "Submit.". Once you have completed the preregistration process, you will be notified once you have been accepted.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dexter Wakefield, Festival Coordinatordwakefield@lcg.org
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