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A Quick Tour Trip and Plan to Goa

Updated on October 17, 2017
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A travel enthusiast, Sunil Kunnoth finds pleasure in making trips to historic places and share his experience with the readers.

Raibandar Ram Temple, goa
Raibandar Ram Temple, goa | Source

A Video featuring Mangeshi (Hindu) Temple, Goa

Celebration goes on...
Celebration goes on... | Source
Tourists watch cultural programs inside a Ship
Tourists watch cultural programs inside a Ship | Source
Traditional Goan dance
Traditional Goan dance | Source

For A Spectacular Day Time Journey

Since the Konkan Coast is so beautiful and really an enjoyable experience, you need to travel during daytime. Now, there is some happy news to help you. The newly introduced (from Feb 24, 2014) Mangalore-Madgaon ( up and down) Super Fast Express Trains will give you a good chance to watch the spectacular scenery along the route.

Train No. 22636 Mangalore-Madgaon Super Fast Express (320 km distance)

Leaves Mangalore Central at 8.15 am and reaches Madgaon at 14.00 Hours (2 pm)

Train No. 22635 Madgaon-Mangalore SF Express

Leaves Madgaon at 16.15 Hrs (4.15 pm) and reaches Mangalore at 22.00 Hrs.(10 pm)

The trains can be made use for your journey to Udupi, Murudeshwar and Goa and back.

How To Reach Goa

Goa is different. It is vibrant as well as peaceful. Its stunning coastline, charming villages, abundant greenery matching with Kerala, the unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures, all these have made Goa the most favored tourist destination in India. People across the globe reach here for a memorable stay. It is the smallest state with just 3702 sq km, nearly one-tenth (1/10) of Kerala (36,863 sq km), another small state in India.

As I have done a detailed write up on Goa through my hub "How to reach Goa" earlier, I don't venture to add further here. To know more about Goa, you may please visit the same by clicking the following link: How to reach Goa.

Considering your busy schedule, I present a quick tour plan to cover Goa in a short span of two or three days. I have also listed below some useful websites for your study on Goa tour. Please check and arrange your travel plans accordingly.

The quick tour plan

  • Reach Madgaon by Train preferably by evening, say by around 8 pm or earlier.
  • Hire a taxi to Colva Beach (6 km away)
  • Book Rooms in "Colmar Beach Resort" (CBR) or Colva Residency or any hotel nearby.
  • Also, reserve for sightseeing at CBR. But Colva Residency is the best option as it is run by the Goa Government.
  • Have a drink and dine from 'Pasta Hut' (the restaurant cum bar of CBR).
  • Colva Beach is fantastic. It is very close to the restaurant. Spend a few hours on the beach at night chatting, singing or simply lying on the sand.
  • Day 1; Sightseeing starts between 8.30 and 9.30 in the morning.
  • Opt either North or Southside. My suggestion is North Goa (mainly beaches).
  • The charge for sightseeing is Rs.200/- per head for each trip. Back to the resort by around 8 pm. (South Goa bus back by 6.30.)
  • Day 2: Trip to South Goa begins by 9.30. It covers ancient churches, temples, and museum. (Rs.200/head). If you want more luxurious travel, please opt for the service provided by Colva Residency. They charge Rs.300/- per trip. But it is AC bus and so comfortable.
  • if you are on a hectic schedule, please catch the Kurla Express at 11.10 pm (23.10 hrs) heading for Trivandrum via Mangalore, Calicut & Ernakulam.
  • Attention international travelers: Rs. 200/- is approx. 3.5 $.

Note: The trip time may vary. Please check with the operators.

In case, you have time and mood, stay longer here. It is worth too as Goa offers a lot more to explore.

Some useful websites

Important Phone Nos.

Konkan Railway

Madgaon 2712790-91

Vasco 2501223/2512398

Canacona 2643395


KTC 2438034-37

KSRTC 2438256

MSRTC 2438253


Indian Airlines: Airport - 2542444-46

Jet Airways: Airport - 2542025-26

The Train is the best option to reach Goa as it has good connectivity with all major railheads in India. Daily there are six trains running between Mangalore Central (MAQ) and Mangalore Junction (MAJN). The distance between Mangalore Central to Madgaon is 320 km (Rail route). Please note that Mangalore Central and Mangalore Junction are different stations. Mangalore Junction is on the Konkan route and it is also known as Kankanadi. There is a distance of six (6) km between these two stations. Below, I give the details of Daily trains (both Passenger and Express) running between Mangalore and Madgaon in a separate table.

Train No. & Name
Arrival at Madgaon
Travel Time
12134 Mumbai Express
Mangalore Jn. (MAJN)
12617 Mangala L.Dweep Exp.
12620 Matsyaganda Exp.
Mangalore Central (MAQ)
16346 Netravati Exp.
56640 Madgaon Passenger
22636 Madgaon Exp.
70106 MAQ-Madgaon DEMU
Cheers Goa!
Cheers Goa! | Source
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Dance, dance, dance..... | Source
No end to celebration......
No end to celebration...... | Source
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Girls rock on the deck.... | Source

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      4 years ago

      Really useful article.... excellently explained...Thanks..

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      7 years ago

      Nice details, Goa is the one of the best holiday spot i have been there for couple of days nice holiday spot..

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    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      8 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      thanks for yr visit and comments I hope u visit Goa soon.

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      Sukhdev Shukla 

      8 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Goa is on my wish list for long. Could not get a chance so far. Your Hub motivates me sunilkunoth2012

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      8 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Rajan Jolly,

      Thanks for your comments. I hope you make a visit to that beautiful land soon. To have a clear picture, I invite you to read some other hubs too on Goa written by me. I still have plan to write a few more on Goa. Wish you follow that also. Further, it is a great pleasure to receive come encouraging words from a successful hubber like you. Thank you once again for all.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Sunil, I haven't visited Goa as yet but am thinking of. I learnt quite a bit from this hub. Thanks for sharing.

    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      8 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Vinaya Ghimire,

      Thanks for your visit and comments.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Sunil,

      As a student I had lived in South India. I have visited some cities in India including Goa. This article brought back memories.



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