How To Reach Goa
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Goa Travel Guide
Boarding a flight to Goa is the best option for travellers from Kolkata or Delhi. Goa International Airport near Panjim is well served by nonstop flights from all major cities in India. And, with connectivity from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other cities, Madgaon and Thivim are the major train stations to reach Goa . It takes about 3 hours to travel from Delhi or Bangalore to Goa while Mumbai to Goa distance by road can be covered in less than 12 hours.
If you are planning a tour to this popular tourist destination and wondering how to reach Goa, then read through our complete guide below.
The Goa International Airport at Dabolim is Goa’s only airport and is located near Vasco da Gama. With just about 29 kilometers from the capital, Panaji, you may board a flight to Goa from any part of the country, and reach here in no time. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore and Hyderabad to this beach paradise.
If you opt to travel to Goa by train, there are two railway lines you can travel by. The South Western Railway that connects Vasco with Hubli, Belgaum, etc. and the Konkan Railway lines that connects Margao to cities along the western coast of the country. You can get down at Thivim in North Goa and Vasco-da-Gama or Madgaon in South Goa, and enjoy the lovely views of this beach paradise by train which is fast and convenient as well.
To find out how to reach Goa by road, let us tell you that there are regular buses for intracity and intercity convenience. You can travel by state-run buses that are operated by Kadamba Transport and enjoy comfortable rides. And, if you are traveling from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, then there are daily buses plying to Goa. You can also choose to travel by Volvo and Deluxe AC buses.
If you are traveling by your own cab, you can take any of the four highways. The first is the NH66 which connects Goa to Mumbai in the northern part and Mangalore to the southern parts. You can also take the NH-4A that connects Panaji to Belgaum in the eastern part and other cities such as Kolhapur and Bangalore etc. There is also the NH-366 that connects NH-66 to Mormugao Port from Cortalim. The newest highway is the four lane NH-566 which connects Mormugao Port to NH-66 at Verna. This also takes you via the Dabolim Airport.
Thus, Goa is a major tourist hotspot that is well-connected by all transportation modes. This state is a cultural kaleidoscope of Indian and Portuguese traditions. The sun, sand, the beaches, the spiritual aura and the seafood make this beach destination a sight to behold. Enjoy a Goan beach holiday in this exotic destination where you can party all day and immerse yourself in the local culture of the region.
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Pune to Goa||N/A||N/A||11.0 hours||12.0 hours||N/A|
|Kolkata to Goa||N/A||3.0 hours||50.0 hours||33.0 hours||N/A|
|New Delhi to Goa||N/A||2.0 hours||18.0 hours||25.0 hours||N/A|
|Bangalore to Goa||N/A||1.0 hours||14.0 hours||14.0 hours||N/A|
|Mumbai to Goa||N/A||1.0 hours||10.0 hours||6.0 hours||N/A|
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The best and must have dishes of Goa include: Fish Recheado, Bebinca, Pork Vindaloo, Rava Fried Fish, Chicken Xacuti, Chicken Cafreal, Pork Sorpotel and Goan Nevri. Despite Goan cuisine being heavy on the non vegetarian ingredients, most hotels in the state also offer vegetarian options.
People know English, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi languages in Goa.
If you are looking to spend some time at the small, secluded islands of Goa, then make sure to visit: Chorao Island Divar Island Canacona Island Cambariem Island Anjediva Island Butterfly Island Crocodile Island Bat Island
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