Travelling to Goa
By the Road?
Goa is connected well by roads. There are a number of private bus operators that operate on the route to Goa. The ticket rates for the luxury coaches and sleepers are cheap and affordable. The Goa Transport Corporation (Kadamba) operates buses from Panaji, Madgaon and Mapusa. It takes about 16-18 from Mumbai to Goa by bus. You can enjoy the scenic landscapes and mountain ranges while traveling in a bus.
Catch the Train...
Goa is well connected by rail to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mangalore, Ernakulam and Thiruvanantapuram directly. It is also linked to other cities Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai. A journey through the Konkan Railway is a great experience in itself.
Just Fly In?
The quickest way to reach Goa is by flight. Dabolim is the nearest international airport about 29 Kms from Panaji, near the city of Vasco da Gama. There are direct flights to Goa from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Cochin and other major cities. Air India, Jet Airways, Alliance Air, SpiceJet, Go Air and Kingfisher Airlines fly to Goa daily. With domestic airfares nose-diving in India, its emerging as the most preferred option to reach Goa. Most international airlines also offer connecting flights to Goa.
What?s the best Time to Visit Goa ?
The best time to holiday in Goa is from October to February. But it?s also the time when a lot of tourists from all over the world flock to Goa. December is the month of Carnival and celebrations which is a MUST SEE. Goa is the place to be in December. Goa in rains is equally beautiful and its an experience in itself, July to September is the best time to enjoy Goa in rains on empty beaches. This is also the time when hotels offer the best deals.
What to wear?
The climate in Goa is tropical almost throughout the year. So one should wear light clothes to beat the heat. Goa is a bit colder during December and January, so carrying light woolen clothes would be a good idea. If you do happen to drop by during the monsoons, then rainwear is a must.