A Perfect Holiday Destination

Famous for its beaches, Goa is the smallest state in India in terms of area, the fourth smallest state in terms of the population yet a huge contributor to the economy through Goa tourism. Panaji is the capital of Goa. Goa Tourism is considered to be the major support to Goa’s economy. Through Tripoto’s Goa tourism and travel guide you can explore the best of Goa. Thinking of ‘where to go in Goa’? Check out the below Goa tour guide and get all the necessary information about Goa tourism. When in India’s sunshine state, be prepared to fall in love with sandy beaches, palm-fringed shores and beachfront Portuguese bungalows. Goa will never fail to entice you with its landscapes peppered with paddy fields, coconut groves, windy cliffs and riverside forts. While the southern part of the state is a haven for tourists seeking quiet days spent by the tranquil seaside, Goa tourism in the north is known primarily because of its bustling shacks and legendary nightlife. From the umpteen number of places to visit in Goa, a few that most definitely shouldn’t be missed are the Fontainhas – India’s only existing Latin quarters, the 17th century old Bom Jesus Basilica; to revel in a little bohemian spirit, the vibrant Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach, and Dudhsagar – one of India’s highest waterfalls. But if you’re here simply to unwind, there’s no dearth of things to enjoy. Starting with spotting a dolphin or two at the Palolem beach, marveling at the routinely glorious sunsets at Chapora fort, taking leisurely strolls through the mossy ruins of St. Augustine in Old Goa or simply soaking in the salty tropical breeze with platefuls of butter garlic prawns, bebinca and a few too many rum and cokes, with a side of jazz and Konkani music.

India’s favourite party destination has been blessed with some beautifully well-defined seasons. There are 4 distinct phases to the Goa weather - summer, monsoons, post-monsoon summer, and then finally, winter. Tourist season is generally during winter, because most westerners find the famous Goan sun a tad too heavy duty for their comfort in summer! The best time to visit Goa is between November and March when the Goa weather is beautifully balmy & clear with a cool sea breeze blowing through.

How To Reach

Goa is a well connected city through all modes of transport. Therefore, one can reach Goa easily by airways and roadways besides rail and sea routes. Let’s know about the various routes to travel to Goa in details.

By Air Being located at Dabolim, Goa International Airport is also known as Dabolim Airport. It is located at a distance of 29 km from the capital of Goa to Panaji. This airport operates various domestic and international flights to connect the city with other major cities of the nation and every corner of the world.

By Rail - Goa has developed rail routes that easily connect the city with other cities. There are two prominent railway stations in Goa, which are Madgaon Railway Station and Vasco-da-Gama Railway Station. Konkan Railway which is located at Margao, operates trains between Mumbai and Panaji. It also operates trains to other destinations as well. The Nizamuddin Goa Express is the only train that has access from South Central Railway. It departs from Delhi and reaches Goa via Pune.

By Road - The city is very well connected with other cities through roadways. The roads of the city have access to many public and private buses. Many Government undertakings such as KSRTC, MSRTC and KTC are operated from Madgaon, Panaji and Vasco Da Gama. There are daily bus services to Goa from Mumbai and Pune. Kadamba and Panaji are the two major bus terminuses of Goa. The state bus services of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra have access to operate from these terminuses. One can also enjoy traveling through super deluxe A/C buses from Mumbai and Bangalore.

Sea Goa offers shipping services from Mumbai to Panaji making journey exciting and comfortable for its tourists.

Local Transportation in Goa As Goa is one of the major tourist destinations of India, it is well connected to the chief cities and towns of India. It has access to many government and private buses. One can use public transport to move around within the city at a nominal cost. Bus facility both public and private is available in abundance. Besides, many private taxi or cabs can be hired to travel within Goa and visit the well known tourist destinations. One has to fix the fare before boarding a taxi. Option of hiring a taxi and driving it by own to the desired destinations in the city is also available. If you are traveling alone then you can hire a Motorcycle Taxi to travel around Goa in a unique way. You can also get a three wheeler Auto rickshaw to travel within the vicinity of Goa at a negotiable cost.