Goa. When you think of this holiday destination, the first thing that comes in your mind is fun and booze. But the second thing that strikes you is expenses.
Having fun during a vacation is never light on the pocket, and it's actually very expensive when you are in Goa. Cab fare is often too steep, so many people opt for rented bikes and scooties. Even then, the daily expense on these bikes is no less than Rs 500. And we haven't included fuel yet.
Hiring a car in Goa can cost you a lot more than you would expect. There are no app-based cab operators like Uber or Ola in business here. The local taxi-operators maintain a cartel through which they can charge outrageously. A cab from the railway station at Madgaon to Anjuna or Baga (about 50 km) can cost you up to Rs 1800 and about Rs 1200 to Palolem (about 35 km) in South Goa. Read more about the taxi monopoly in Goa here.