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Travel Guide


How to get there :

Air : 
Goa's international airport Dabolim is situated at a distance of around 29 km from Panaji, on the coast near Vasco Da Gama. It is well connected to most major cities in India. The airport caters to both domestic and international flights, is one of the busiest tourist airports in India. All the major airline services have flights plying in and out of Goa. The national airline, Air India lands a few international flights, especially from the Gulf countries. Besides these flight, a number of chartered flights also land in Goa from UK and other European countries.

Contact : Goa Airport (Dabolim)
Phone : 0832-2512788

Airport Enquiries
Indian Airlines - 0832-2426363, 2428181/ 2428282/ 83
Air India - 0832-2431100/ 01 / 02/ 03/ 04
Jet Airways - 0832-2542025 / 26, 2438792 / 93/ 94)
Air Sahara - 0832-2230237 / 2230634
Air Deccan - 0832-2438950 / 51 / 52
SpiceJet - 1600 180 3333 or 09871 803 333
Kingfisher Airlines - 1600 1800 0101

Rail : 
The two main railway stations is located on the southern area of Goa; i.e at Margao (Konkan Railway terminus) and Vasco Da Gama (South Central Railway terminus). Besides the two main stations, the trains usually halt for a few minutes at a number of other smaller stations in Goa. The Konkan Railway which ply between Mumbai and Goa and other destinations is the quickest and cheapest route to Goa from Mumbai.

Konkan Railway Enquiry
Margao : 136/134, 0832-2712790 / 91 / 93, 2712940
Vasco : 0832-2501223 / 2512398 / 2512569
Carambolim (Old Goa) : 0832-2285798
Panaji : 131, 0832- 2438254
Tivim : 0832-2298682
Pernem : 0832-2291283
Canacona : 0832-2643395
Karmali : 0832-2285798

Road : 
Goa is well connected with all the major towns in India via the National Highways NH4A, NH17 and NH17A. Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka state transport corporations operate buse services from the Kadamba bus stand at Panaji to most towns and cities in neighbouring states. There are also numerious private bus operators, which provides all kinds of bus services. Local taxis and auto rickshaws are available for means of traveling between resorts. A unique experience is that of the motorcycle taxi locally known as 'pilots' and the fares are almost half the auto-rickshaw rates. They are easily recognised by the yellow mudguards and yellow number plates and the driverm (i.e the pilot) carries only one pillion rider at a time. Hired motorbikes, moped, scooters and bicycles are also provided which gives a lot of freedom to the tourists. These are available in the cities as well as near most beach areas. Rates vary according to the season, the vehicle and how long one wants to rent it.

Roadways Enquiry
KTC : 0832-2438034 to 2438037
MSRTC : 0832-2438253
KSRTC : 0832-2438256

In several places of Goa, especially in the rural hinterland, ferry services is the only mode of transport. The ferryboats carries people and vehicals from one shore to the another, across the rivers and estuaries all around Goa. The most frequented river crossings in Goa are Panjim to Betim, across the Mandovi; Old Goa to Divar Island ; Siolim to Chopdem, across the Chapora River for Arambol and Pernem; Querim to Terekol, over the Terekol River; and Cavelossim, in the far south of Salcete taluka, to Assolna.