Weekend Trip to Goa, Goa
Summer 23 to 40°C
Winter 15 to 33°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 567 kilometers / 9 h ,40 m
From Mumbai: 609 kilometers / 9 h ,46 m
From Pune: 460 kilometers / 7 h ,44 m
Best Time To Visit
Goa, the beach state of India, is a sought-after travel destination by travelers with different age groups. The serene beaches, the colonial influence in lifestyle and buzzing nightlife are the major attributes that make Goa a favorite destination to enjoy vacation. Thus, from Bangalore, Goa is an ideal getaway for travelers looking for a destination to enjoy a relaxing and exciting vacation. The destination is also a preferred destination honeymoon. Option of water sports is also available at a few beaches. The nightlife is also a major attribute that makes Goa a happening destination.
How to Reach Goa
Madgaon is the railway station that connects with Bangalore via extensive railway network. At the railway station, there are private taxis and cabs available for hire along with local means of transportation.
Dabolim Airport has well-connected flights from Bangalore. At the airport, one can find taxis and cabs for hire to move in and around the city.
To reach Goa from Bangalore, there is proper road connectivity available. Apart from self-driven vehicles, one can also hire private taxis and cabs to reach Goa. Additionally, frequent bus service is also functional from Bangalore to arrive at Goa.
Margao and Vasco-da-Gama are the two major railway stations in Goa. These stations are located in the Konkan Railway Line and are directly connected to Mumbai.
Dabolim International Airport is the major airport in Goa, which is located at a distance of 29 kilometers from Panaji. Dabolim International Airport is well-connected to Mumbai and other important cities in India via regular flights.
The National Highway number 4 and Edapally-Panvel highway connect Goa to Mumbai. The road journey will approximately take around 9.5 to 11 hours. The main bus station in Panaji is Kadamba Bus Stand. State owned buses operate from this station and connect to cities in and out of Goa. Super Deluxe A/C buses connect Mumbai to Goa (580 kilometers)
Pune is an important railway junction on the Indian Railways. Due to good rail networks, Pune is well-connected to Madgaon railway station via regular trains.
Goa is easily accessible from Pune via major airline services such as Jet Airways and Kingfisher on a regular basis. The prices of the flights are economical.
The National Highway Number 4 and Pune-Solapur Highway connect Pune to Goa. The road journey will take around 7.5 to 8 hours. Tourists can avail A/C Volvo buses between Pune and Goa.
Tourist Attractions in Goa
Built in 1612, Aguada fort is one of the major attractions for tourists in Goa. The fort was built to ensure protection from the ships entering through Mandovi River. Fort Aguada is also praised for housing the Asia’s first ever lighthouse.
In the state of beaches, Baga beach is one of the very popular beaches in Goa. Baga beach is located in the midst of the Calangut beach and Candolim beach. The beach is a sought-after travel destination for travelers looking for a relaxed and peaceful time.
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Apart from beaches, wildlife I also one of the major aspect that attracts tourists from all across the globe. The bird sanctuary provides shelter to various native and migratory birds. Apart from being a paradise for ornithologists, the sanctuary is also visited by wildlife photographers.
Basilica de Bom Jesus
Amongst various attractions, Basilica de Bom Jesus is a must visit in Goa. Built in 1605, the basilica houses the mortal remains of the patron saint of Goa, St Francis Xavier. It’s been more than 400 years and the saint’s body remains in good condition, leaving scientists all surprised.
The flea market of Goa is also one of the must visit attractions. The colorful markets are full with handicrafts, clothes and eateries serving delicious food. Some of the popular flea markets are Arpora Saturday Night Market, Ingo’s Saturday Night Market, The Friday Bazaar at Mapusa and Anjuna Wednesday.