Bangalore – Goa
We planned it around November which was closer to the December madness yet the time when Goans were just gearing up to welcome the tourist flows. To travel from Bangalore, you can choose between buses or trains for a night journey or take a direct flight. One-way tickets will cost you around Rs. 350 for a sleeper to Rs. 1500 for 2AC in trains and between Rs. 900 to Rs. 2500 for buses. We pre-booked train tickets a month back as it gets filled fast.
Since we had booked our stay near Dona Paula, we took a cab from Madgaon railway station to the hotel. It cost us around Rs. 1000 (it was around 40 kilometres). If you prefer to ride or drive from Madgaon there are multiple rental places around. We reached the hotel around 10:00 AM. We had booked Ocean Suites Boutique Hotel Goa which was around 2000 per day without breakfast. (there are cheaper options available). The rooms were very spacious and had an amazing balcony view. Later we ordered in some brunch and freshened up. The first thing we did after that was; look for a bike rental and got a Honda Activa at 400 rupees per day. The costs can go up to 600-800 during season.
Bike renting tip – Make sure the required papers are there and be aware of any scratches or dents on the vehicle. You may also take a video of the vehicle in case.
Destination 1 : Fontainhas