The hub of the Bollywood industry and home to majority of celebrities in India – Mumbai is one of the most popular cities of the nation. Mumbai visits many tourists throughout the year from all over the world.
Goa – the land of lively culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle is another famous city of India that attracts many tourists from both national and international locations.
Many people travel to Goa to enjoy a candid vacation and revel in the glory of North and South Goa. Goa's beauty is unique and unsurpassed in ways more than one. All travelers who are planning to travel from Mumbai to Goa can find details regarding all modes of transportation and fares below.
MUMBAI – GOA
The distance between Mumbai and Goa is 578 km and the journey takes any where between 8 to 9 hours by road. Road journey can be either covered by driving down on ones own with friends and family, or taking a bus, or booking a cab.
Many private bus operators provide bus service for this route. These include non AC coaches, AC coaches, double sleeper, AC sleeper, etc. The fare ranges from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1200 depending on the bus you choose to travel in. The only drawback in a bus is that you will have to travel amongststangers and the therefore the level of activity gets restricted.
You can also book a cab if you want to stay away from the conformity of traveling amongstst strangers. Cab fares range from Rs. 11000 to Rs. 15000 depending on whether it's an AC cab or a non AC cab.
You can travel from Mumbai to Goa by train as well. Many trains are available on a daily basis at regular intervals. The duration of a train journey is between 9 to 11 hours. Indian railways have a unique charm of their own and journeys become much more fun if you are traveling with friends or family.
If time is a constraint, and you do not want to spend too much time in just traveling, then the best alternative is to book a flight. Flight journeys are much faster and not too expensive too. Regular flights are available and the duration of the journey is about 1 hour.
Besides this, many low-cost airlines offer lowest airfares for Mumbai Goa route. There are also some travel websites that display a fare calendar showcasing the lowest fares to a particular destination for each day. For example, according to one travel website, for the month of June 2011, the lowest airfare from Mumbai to Goa is Rs. 2181 for 18th June.
Travelers can make use of this fare calendar and plan their holidays accordingly. These lowest airfares will help you book the cheapest air tickets for Mumbai Goa.
So, if you are in Mumbai and planning to travel to Goa, then you can choose any of the above alternatives for your journey, depending on your budget and time availability. Goa is waiting to be explored. Pack your bags and marvel at the beauty of this magnificent city.