The first chartered flight, with more than 500 tourists, arrived in Goa heralding the start of tourism season in the coastal state known for its beaches.
The state tourism department, which welcomed the tourists, also warned them against venturing dangerously in the sea.
The coastal belt of North Goa is already flooded with the domestic visitors due to the long weekend culminating on October 2.
The first chartered flight from Moscow was given warm welcome in the morning at the state’s Dabolim airport.
Russia has been one of the biggest market for Goa’s tourism industry which is also expecting good arrivals from the UK and other countries.
The tourist season in Goa continues till May, while November and December are the peak time of tourist arrival.
The tourism department officials were personally present at the airport to welcome the guests who landed from the chartered flight.