Welcome explorer, I hope this is the only informative guide available on the internet regarding the Goa trip/tour with a little budget. This Goa Travel guide was well written with our experiences as we had stayed in Goa for almost a week (From 28-12-2016 to 3-1-2017).Yeah! Without wasting much of your time, I will make you involved into this awesome tutorial (This can only be done if you are a travel freak).
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Contents of this guide:
- Myths about Goa trip.
- Things to be packed before leaving to Goa.
- How to plan in a low budget.
- Goa Tourism.
- Our experiences.
1.Common Myths about Goa tour:
Before, sharing the travel guide (our experiences), I want to remove the various myths about Goa.
- Goa tour is damn costly.
- We can have good fun with foreigners at beaches.
- We can get good support from Goa tourist guides or people.
- Shopping is damn cheap without compromising in quality.
These are the most common myths about Goa which makes us confused totally.Yeah! I bet totally. I want to break down the plan into steps which make you feel better.
2.Things to be packed before leaving to Goa:
Yeah! This was the main thing to be focused while leaving for trips. I suggest you not to take too much of luggage but be sure you must include the following things.
- Tracks and Night wears.
- A pair of formal dresses.
- A couple of swimsuits.
- Clothes regarding the season. For example, if you are planning for New Year then don’t forget about woolen garments.
- DSLR Camera.
- iPods, if you are a music lover.
- Some books, if you are a book reader.
- Driving license and your PAN card.
- You can buy a pair of slippers there to roam in beaches. I once again suggest you not to pack bags of luggage.
3.How to plan in a low budget?
It ultimately depends upon you and the time of your visit. If you are thinking to visit Goa in the month of December, then the cost of living is damn high. Let me dig it out for you, we had visited Goa on 28th December, and the prices are triple of the normal price because of New Year EVE. To be frank, Goa was somewhat unusual during the New Year EVE.
If you are planning to visit Goa in rest of the months then here is the one more Goa trip guide written by one of my buddies.
If you are running with a low budget, then I recommend you not to visit Goa in the month of December. I bet it saves a lot of money for you (Lol).Nothing to say more here, your budget completely depends upon your expenditures. Here are some tips to reduce your budget.
- Rent rooms which are a bit far away from beaches (some 5km from the beach).Resorts cost you much.
- Shopping is not at a must thing. So it’s better if you minimize your budget on shopping.
- Don’t pre-book rooms (Oyo Rooms etc.) if your budget is minimum. Oyo rooms are awesome if you are ready to spend more.
- Rice costs you much, and the quality is damn poor. So I suggest you go with sea foods. If you are traveling by your vehicles (car), then it would be better to set commodities in the vehicle itself.
- Last but not the least, Don’t book some travel buses or taxi’s to visit places in Goa as this was the best way to limit your fun in Goa by paying. Hope you are not willing to lose your fun by paying.
Always keep a water bottle with you. The price of a water bottle is more than beer at some places (Beaches).
Finally, we didn’t need that much money to visit Goa. 𝨾𝨿
This is one of the most worrying things for many, but it wasn’t that much. If you are traveling with the good amount, then you can book some resorts which are near to beaches.Don’t worry, if you have a low budget too.
You can get accommodation with a low budget in PG rooms. Otherwise, lots of brokers will arrange a room for you in any place. Don’t worry; there is no need to search for them as they search for you. Once you stepped in, a group of brokers will surround you by offering a room (I experienced this in Panaji).You can prefer dormitories as well.
I recommend you not to stick to a single room during your trip. It wastes you more time. Below are my suggestions to have maximum fun:
- Rent a room in North Goa until you are bored of north beaches.
- Rent a room in Panaji until you are bored with pubs, city life, casinos, old Goa, etc
- Rent a room in South Goa until you are fed up with south beaches.That’s all.
Here I am going to explain you the places to be visited in Goa.Goa is divided into two parts.
- North Goa
- South Goa
- Old Goa
North beaches are famous for Music, Late-night parties, Foreigners, etc…I suggest you to visit each and every beach in North Goa as each one had its special. They are not far as well. You can cover some 6-7 beaches in 30kilometers.
|Goa North Beaches|
South beaches are famous for its natural scenery.We didn’t visit south goa due to lack of time, Money (Really) and so I don’t want to write much on this. But I suggest you to include South Goa in your trip.
Old Goa: I was personally attracted to the place. Old Goa was 13km away from Panaji, and a bike road to Goa is damn special (we rented bikes to visit old Goa).Just wait, old Goa is not at all about churches, it was surrounded with some of the islands. Don’t forget to visit islands which are very near to old Goa.Here are some snaps related to old Goa.
|Old Goa Island|
|Old Goa Church|
To be frank, there are lots of beaches in those two parts, and every beach had its specality.Apart from beaches below are the places to be visited in Goa…
- Casinos (Just for visiting)
- Dudhsagar waterfalls.
- Islands (Must visit).
- Beach restaurants.
Here is a small view of Dudhsagar water falls during our journey.
Bitch! Don’t skip this part as we had some bad experiences as well.OK! We are seven in number, and we planned the trip/tour before three months of December, Maybe September. We had a direct train route to Vasco da Gama from Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), and it almost took 18 hours to reach our destination. Don’t worry I promise you that train trip with a gang is not at all boring.
There is nothing much to say as I can’t pen down my each and every experience. We spent our six days in North Goa itself.
Here is one of our bad experiences,We rented two bikes and were caught by traffic police (triple riding drunk and drive).However, we paid the fine. I strictly recommend you to follow the traffic rules in Goa, and triple riding is strictly prohibited.
|Our First day|
Things which I like:
- I loved the culture of people.
- Beer (Kings, Local Brand).
- Beach life (we spent the entire New Year night on a beach).
- My eyes was almost attracted to looks of each and every girl I was seen (Yes, I am boy struggling with age 21)
Things which make me suffer:
- Traffic police (they are damn strict)
- Robberies (don’t worry we are not robed)
Things to mark:
- Always rent a bike or car, don’t prefer tourist guides or travel cars.
- Be decent in Goa
- Don’t misbehave with girls and foreigners in beaches as it can be filed as complaint
- Always ask the foreigners to have a snap with them. Don’t capture them by hiding.
- Don’t drink and drive on busy roads.
- Be safe with strangers. To be frank, don’t believe anyone.
- Don’t forget to take bills if you are traveling to your hometowns with alcohol, wine, etc.
Hope I had covered each and everything which we experienced. Please feel to share this if you feel it as worth. If you are offering some services in Goa, you can ping me and so I will add details in the guide.