Weekend Getaways near North Goa

Trips and Itineraries for North Goa



Weekend Getaways from North Goa  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi in northern Karnataka, India. It is situated within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. It is 353 km from Bangalore. The extant monuments of Vijayanagara or Hampi can be divided into Religious, Civil & Military buildings. The Jain temples on Hemakuta hill, the two Devi shrines and some other structures in the Virupaksha temple complex predate the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi tourism has special importance for the Hanuman devotees, as mythical Kishkinda, the monkey kingdom was located here. You can see plenty of motifs and carvings of Hanuman all around the sites of which some are brilliantly colourful.

Best Time to Visit North Goa

Peak SeasonWinter, from October to February, is the best time to visit North Goa. The city is full of enthusiastic tourists, the weather is cool and pleasent and several festivals are lined up in the state. 

Shoulder Season: North Goa is at its beautiful best during the monsoons, from mid-June to September. The rain washes the state clean, and since tourists stay away, hotels and restaurants offer great discounts.

Off Season: March to May is marked by excessive heat and humidity, making summers a-not-so-ideal-time to pay a visit here.


Budget for North Goa

For Budget Travellers: INR 800-1500 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels/hotels or guesthouses: INR 450-850
  • Eating in local cafes: INR 200-500
  • Transportation (hired scooter/bike recommended): INR 250-600
  • Sightseeing: Free

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1500 to 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels or resorts: INR 750-2000
  • Eating in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 400-800
  • Transportation (local taxi or cab): INR 200-500
  • Water sports: INR 350-1000

For Luxury Travelers: INR 7000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Eating in upscale restaurants/shacks and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Transportation (private cab or a rental car): INR 500 and upwards
  • Water sports: INR 350-1000
  • Casinos (entry fees/packages): INR 1000 and upwards
  • Spa/yoga retreats: INR 1500 and upwards

 



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