We travelled Goa in September’2019. It was planned for 10 days. We wanted to stay 4 days in South Goa followed by 6 days in North Goa. It could have helped us to wander around all the interesting parts of the entire state. I’ll later share the tourist attractions covered.
Let us first get to the point.
Below is the Break-up of my total expenses –
I) Train to and fro (AC 3 tier) – (2,000*2) = Rs.4,000
II) Accommodation – Hostel Stay (AC Dorm) – (500*10) = Rs.5,000
III) Food – 300*10 = Rs.3,000
IV) Travel –
a) For transfers – Rs.1000
b) For local transport – Rented a Two-wheeler for 8 days and shared it with my friend.
Cost = Rent + Petrol for 8 days = (250*8 + 125*8)
= Rs.3,000 or, = Rs.1,500 each
V) Rs.500 for shopping
My total expenses = 15k
No money wasters and health damaging activities like smoke/alcohol/drugs.
Kolkata to Goa and return –
Train fare was 2k one way. The Airfare was 5k one way. My friend took a flight to & fro Goa. I opted to travel both ways via Train. It was a 36 hours journey one way.
I was all happy, excited and full of energy while going. But the return was a bit painful. At times, I felt airways would have been a better option. May be, I was too harsh with my budget. Still, I tried my best to make the journey worth it. I carried a book to utilise my time. And the journey from Castle Rock to Madagon is a therapy in itself.