Goa is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. Located by the Arabian Sea, this lovely seaside state is home to idyllic beaches like Palolem Beach, Mobor Beach, Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Vagator beach, Calangute beach, Miramar beach and lots more. In addition, Goa is also known for its heritage and consists of famous churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Saint Anne’s Church, and Church of Saint Augustine and so on. If you wish to come for a holiday in Goa from Delhi, here are your transport options.
The capital city of Goa, Panaji is a major tourist destination for all types of tourists from various parts of the world. Also known as Panjim, the city lies by the shores of the Mandovi estuary and is a part of the North Goa district. In local dialect, Panaji means ‘the land that does not flood’. It is the third largest city of the state. Other big cities are Vasco, Margao and Mapusa. Panjim has a well-developed road network that links it with different neighbouring states like Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The best option to come to Goa from Delhi is through flights. Delhi and Goa are located at a distance of around 1900 kilometers and so it takes quite a bit of time to travel to travel through roads. On the other hand, it takes around 2.5 hours to reach Goa from Delhi through airways. The airport in Goa is located in the city of Vasco da Gama and serves both domestic and international flights. It is known as the Dabolim Airport. Some of the domestic airlines that fly between Delhi and Goa are Indigo, Spice Jet, GoAir, Jet Airways, Vistara, and so on. From the airport, you can take a taxi or car to the different destinations of the state.
Another alternative transport option is the train. However, it takes around one day to reach Goa from Delhi. The train station in Goa is located at Margaon. Some of the popular trains that travel from Delhi to Goa are Trivandrum Rajdhani express, Goa Sampakranti Express, Kerala Sampakranti Express, Delhi Goa Duronto Express, and so on. The minimum time taken to reach Goa from Delhi is 24 hours. For convenience, travelers should try to reserve tickets in AC sleeper coaches. And before boarding the train if you are thinking where is my train, you got options to track it online.
Being a popular tourist spot, there is a wide range of hotels in Goa which offer pleasant and comfortable facilities. There are luxury hotels, middle range hotels as well as economy and budget hotels.