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Mumbai to Goa by Train

Mumbai to Goa by Train

Mumbai to Goa is roughly 600 km. The same distance as travelling from Brighton to Glasgow! You can take the train, bus or taxi. This time we chose to take the train.

Mumbai to Goa
Mumbai to Goa

We were quoted 12,000 rupees for a taxi from Mumbai to Goa.

 

From Mumbai airport to Mumbai central train station in a taxi will take roughly one hour and cost 700 rupees.

We chose Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or railway station as this area (Marine Drive) was supposed to be a decent district in Mumbai. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus formerly known as Victoria Terminus is a UNESCO world heritage site, historic railway station and headquarters of central railway stations in India. Designed by Frederick William Stevens in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

We stayed over one night in Mumbai. It wasn’t easy to find a decent hotel. It was a ditry city and so were alot of the Hotels. In the end we stayed at Outram Hotel for 1,100 rupees and it was decent for that amount.

Mumbai to Goa by train cost us 1050 rupees and took 12 hours. We chose third class which meant there were six people per carriage. First class would mean two per carriage and second class would mean four per carriage.

 

You can take faster trains that do not make stops along the way.

The train left at seven in the morning and arrived at seven in the evening.

 

Mumbai to Goa by Train 2015

It was a sleeper train so you will have one bed per person so you can chill and sit or lie and sleep. The first stop from Mumbai to Goa by Train inside Goa was ten hours into the journey but we chose to get off in Margao which was the last stop taking twelve hours.

We also chose air conditioning which was nice in this climate but also meant windows locked shut to keep the cool air in. This was a restriction when wanting to appreciate the scenery. However the doors at the end of each carriage were unlocked, you could open them and sit freely taking photos and looking around.

On the train you will get breakfast and lunch, both a decent meal. The best omelette I ever ate and a chicken/vegetable Buryani curry.

Tea coffee and other snacks will be offered to you constantly through the whole journey.

The coffee was 7 rupees a cup. Be very careful with the coffee on the train. It is served at boiling point and I spilt half onto my stomach. Resulting in second degree burns and took two weeks to heal before I could dip into that beautiful Goan sea.

 

I can’t say this was an easy journey but it was interesting, scenic and it gets you down south towards the beautiful Goan beaches.

 

  • Mumbai Airport – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – 1 hour, 700 rupees
  • Mumbai Hotel 1 night, Outram Hotel – 1100 rupees
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai – Margao Station, Goa – 12 hours, 1050 rupees
  • Margao Station, Goa – Palolem Beach Resort, Goa – 1 hour, 800 rupees

 

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Palolem to Gokarna by Train

Palolem to Gokarna by Train

Palolem to Gokarna by train took 3 hours and cost 30 rupees.

Palolem to Gokarna
Palolem to Gokarna

The rickshaw from Palolem Beach to Canacona station took 15 minutes and cost 100 rupees.

Palolem Beach Resort had a stunning beach, plenty to do with banana boats, speed boats, jet skis, shopping and some fantastic restaurants. However its not as hippy as it was. Its more touristy now and the hippies have moved south. I nearly got into a couple of fights with people touching up my girlfriend which is definitely not what I went there for. But overall it is still a great place.

The train from Palolem to Gokarna was due to leave at 13.00 but on this day it was one hour late. It set off at 14.00 and arrived at Gokarna Road at 17.00.

The train from Palolem to Gokarna Road was nice and spacious and was not busy. You could easily have a couple of seats to yourself to chill or lay down and sleep. The scenery was beautiful.

 

The rickshaw from Gokarna Road station to Kudle Beach took 20 minutes and cost 200 rupees.

 

Palolem beach resort, Goa to Kudle Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is the place to be. Stunning beaches, chilled atmosphere, romantic if your with your girlfriend, a great hang out if your with your mates. A real hippy feel to it, bonfires and drums on the beach, volleyball and people chilling out playing their guitars.

 

You can stay on Kudle Beach, Om Beach or Half Moon Beach. Kudle Beach was my favorite but they were all cool. Further down is Paradise Beach which is an actual hippy commune where westerners are living in tents, hammocks and fishing in the sea for food.

 

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