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Bangalore to Goa Trip

Bangalore to Goa

Goa is one place in India which is on the holiday agenda of everyone who likes to travel. Goa also is one of the cities in India to receive maximum number of tourists from abroad. It is the smallest state in India in terms of area and it ranks 4th among the states with least population making it all the more desirable place for holidays far away from other over populated Indian States. It has been declared as one of the best places to live in India. Goa boasts of great infrastructure and also contains large varieties of flora and fauna in its periphery. Its beautiful beaches are a major tourist attraction.The distance between Bangalore and Goa is 484 kms.

Climate in Goa

Goa has a tropical monsoon climate making the city hot and humid for most part of the year. May is the hottest month of the year with temperature rising above 35 degrees. The Monsoon arrives early in June. The winter in Goa stays from the month of December to February. The average temperature in winters ranges between 23 degrees to 28 degrees.

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Tourist Attractions in Goa

Beaches in Goa

The name Goa has become synonymous with beaches; the state has some excellent and refreshing sun kissed beaches thronging with tourists.There are various stalls lined up on these beaches offering lip-smacking sea food and other varieties of Goan cuisine popular in Goa. The beaches in Goa are divided into North and South Goa beaches. The North Goa beaches like the Baga Beach and the Anjum Beach are generally crowded. Candelin, Sinquerin, Dona Paula, Miramar are among the other beaches in North Goa. The South Goa beaches include Bogmalo, Majorda, Colva, Agonda and Varca among others.

Churches in Goa

Due to being ruled by the Portugese Goa has many beautiful churches. The Church of Our Lady of Rosary on Monte Santo in Old Goa is the oldest surviving Church in Goa. It was built in 1510 - 1550 AD. Other churches in Old Goa are Basilica of Bom Jesus, the SE Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the Church of St Cajetan; the Augustine Church of Our Lady of Grace and Rachol Seminary. Rachol Church was built in 1550 - 1660 AD thus it belongs to the Baroque period, which coincided the Renaissance period in Europe. Church of St Francis of Assisi is also one of the famous churches of Goa and it was built in 1660 - 1760 AD known to be the Indian Baroque Period.

Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries in Goa

Goa also has many Wildlife sanctuaries dedicated to preserve the wildlife of the state. Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located in an area of around 1.78 sq km, this sanctuary hosts huge varieties of Indigenous and Migratory birds. Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary is the biggest wildlife sanctuary in Goa. It is located in an area of 240 Sq.Km. Bondla wildlife Sanctuary and Cotigao wildlife sanctuary are among the other popular wildlife sanctuaries in Goa.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls: Located on the Mandovi River, Dudhsagar waterfalls are the 5th tallest waterfalls in India. They are 310 meters in height and there is also a shelter built around the waterfalls for the purpose of trekking.

Hotels in Goa

Budget Hotels in Goa

Hotel Name Address
Lotus Goa Hotel Beach Road Via Maria Hall, Vaswaddo, Benaulim, Salcete - Goa - 403 716. India.
Tel: 0832-2771175 / 6 / 8 / 9
Hotel Aroma Executive Rua Cunha Rivara,Opp. Municipal Garden,Panaji, Goa 403001,Tel: (0832)2228310/11
Hotel Goan Heritage Gaura Vaddo,Calangute, Bardez,Goa - 403 516, India
Tel: +91 832 2276761 /62 /63 /64

Mid range hotels in Goa

Hotel Name Address
Marinha Dourada Resort G-4 Dona Rosa Building, Porba Vaddo , Calangute, Goa 403516, India
Tel: 91-832-2276780/1/2/3/4
Casa De Goa Tivaivaddo, Calangute Bardez, Goa
Tel: 0832 2279999
Nizmar Resort Naikavaddo, Calangute Bardez, Near St Anthony Chapel, Calangute Bardez, Goa 
Tel: 0832 2282420

Top End Hotels in Goa

Hotel Name Address
Baywatch Resort Sernabatim, Salcette,Goa-403708 India
Tel: 0832-6697777/6697744
Casa Boutique Hotels 217 Near Charmanos Badem Salvador-Do-Mundo Bardez Goa 403101
Tel: +91-9405330547
Casa Candolim 854 Camotim Vado,Candolim Beach Road, Candolim Bardez, Goa 403515
Tel: +91 9810130518

Bangalore to Goa Flights

  • Kingfisher Airlines
    Flight Number: IT612

  • Air Deccan
    Flight Number: DN643

  • Indian Airlines
    Flight Number: IC919 (daily except Sundays)

Bangalore to Goa Trains

  • YPR VASCO EXP (Yeswantpur- Vasco Da Gama Express)
    Train Number: 7309 (only on Tuesdays and Sundays)

    Train Number: 7311 (only on Fridays)

Bangalore to Goa by Bus

You can take bus services provided by either of the following bus companies:
  • Paulo Travels
  • Seabird Tourists
  • VRL Tourists

Taxi Companies in Bangalore

  • New Car Mobile
    Tel: + (91)-(80) - 4167 9898, 2667 7886

  • Comfort Travel Links
    Tel :+( 91)-(80) - 2334 3233

  • Dial-A-Car
    Tel :+( 91)-(80) - 2527 2622, 2526 1737

Hospitals in Goa

  • Apollo Victor Hospital
    Malbhat, Margao
    Goa, India 403 601
    Tel: +91 - 832 672 – 8888

  • Manipal Hospital
    Panaji, Goa
    Tel: 0832 245 3301

  • Pai Hospital
    New Vaddem, Mormugao
    Tel: 0832 251 3641

Emergency Numbers Goa

  • Police
    Inspector General of Police: (0832) 225360

  • Railway Station
    Enquiry: (0832) 2712790
    Reservation: (0832) 2712940

  • Fire Control
    Panaji: (0832) 225500
    Vasco da Gama: (0832) 513840
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