Month: October 2015

Go Solo: Delhi to Goa under 5000 Rs!

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Going solo is the latest trend among travellers as all of us yearn to spend some ‘me’ time far away from the crowd and the 24×7 internet life. And what destination can be better than Goa which boasts of happening beaches, exotic sea food, Portuguese churches and vibrant festivals. Generally, Bangalore-Goa, Mumbai-Goa and Pune-Goa are most commonly travelled routes, so we bring to you an unconventional travel plan viz. Delhi to Goa at an unbelievably reasonable price. You must have heard a lot about North Goa’s popular beaches like Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute, Baga and Vagator and many of you must have visited these beaches as well. So why not explore South Goa which is popular for its less crowded and more tranquil beaches like Palolem, Colva, Majorda, Agonda, Varca and Benaulim?

Delhi to Goa_Portuguese Villa
A traditional Portuguese-style villa in Goa.

Duration of Stay: 2 Nights 3 Days per Adult

Getting There:

By Train:

From New Delhi Railway Station to Madgaon Railway Station Round Trip Fare

Rs.780+ Rs. 780= Rs. 1560 (Sleeper Class) per person

Where to Stay?

There are many budget hotels located near to Madgaon Railway Station where you can enjoy a decent stay. Some of them are listed below:

1. Good Shepherd Residency (~1.2km via Margao-Quepem Road)

Room Type: Non AC Room

Tariff: Rs. 706 per night + Tax

Sightseeing Options: Colva Beach and Varca Beach

2. Hotel Shree Damodar Regency (~2.6km via SH 8 & NH 17)

Room Type: Non AC Room

Tariff: Rs. 800 per night + Tax

Sightseeing Options: Colva Beach and Holy Spirit Church

If you want to stay in hotels near beaches, then few options are enlisted below:

1. Jymi’s Cottages (~1.1km from Colva Beach)

Room Type: Standard Non AC Room

Tariff: Rs. 588 per night + Tax

Facilities: Bike on rent, Tours & Travel Booking available

2. Goa Palms (~3.3 km from Colva Beach and ~3.7 km from Majorda Beach)

Room Type: Non AC Standard Room

Tariff: Rs. 708 per night + Tax

Facilities: Offers activities like dolphin viewing, scuba diving, bungee jumping, boat rides etc. Scooter and bike on rent are available.

(Hotel Bookings: Discounts on hotels can be availed with promo codes and goCash offers. Terms and conditions are subject to hotel policies.)

Where to eat?

1. Ruta’s World Cafe(~3.6 km from Margao Railway Station and 850m from Hotel Shree Damodar Regency)

Cuisine: American and Indian

Rates: Rs. 150-350

Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Saturday)

2. Longhuino’s Bar & Restaurant (~2.7 km from Margao Railway Station and 70m from Hotel Shree Damodar Regency)

Cuisine: Indian, Goan and Chinese

Rates: Rs. 95-205

Open: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Delhi to Goa_Goan Cuisine
Goan style fish | Photo Credit: Bhawna Grover

3. Sagar Kinara (850m from Colva Beach)

Cuisine: North and South Indian (Pure-vegetarian)

Rates: Rs. 60-180

Open: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Total Approximate Expenses:

Rs. 1560 (train rates)+ Rs. 1000 (room charges after availing promo codes and goCash ) + Rs. 300/500 (Scooty/Bike) + Rs. 1400 (3 time meals for 2 days) + Rs. 540 (for transportation and other expenses) = Rs. 5000 only

so Get, Set and go Goa!