Goa is a wonderful holiday spot and an ever memorable place of visit. But it is really important to know how to get around in Goa. There are many ways of getting around in Goa.
Goa has an international airport which is just 29 km from Panjim. Mumbai to Goa is a 45 minutes flight and there are also regular flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. The flights could be either of Indian airlines or jet airways.
The 760 km long Konkan railway project between Mumbai and Mangalore has facilitated trips to Goa. There are trains to Goa from Delhi. Goa has two railway stations, one at Margao and the other at Vasco da Gama.
There are also interstate bus services to Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Pune and other important places. The important bus stand is the Kadamba bus stand at Panjim. Private air conditioned buses are also often found.
Getting around within Goa is also very easier these days. There is a variety of options of getting around. Buses are the cheapest ways of traveling in Goa. But they are often overcrowded and slow as they follow their own time. Thus people opt for other modes of transport.
Self driven car rental is available is Goa although it is an expensive option. Besides, ferries, generally painted in blue give a very frequent service. They are quite cheap and run from dawn to dusk. The motorcycle taxis are ideal for small trips and relatively economical and convenient. Moreover, rented motorcycles are also found in Goa which gives a lot of freedom but can be unsafe occasionally. Again an international driving license is also required to drive those motorcycles.
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