The best overnight train to travel on Konkan Railway specifically for Goa bound passengers. I finally got my first experience to travel in the "Rocket" and it really lived upto its name. Please find my observations based on my travel from Thane to Karwar and Madgaon to Thane in 3AC compartment listed below:
1. Punctuality: I've heard about it being delayed in the recent past due to the delayed departure but during my instance, it reached the destination quite decently. The Speeds that it hits are truly a treat for the railfans. 12134 impressed me a lot with the Alco chugging and going on a spree after Kankavali. The only issue is the 12134 getting a delayed departure from MAJN. In the
its my favorite train to travel to my native kankavali. its Pooled quota always get full in less time. so i used to book upto udupi in 12133. and for 12134 booked from karawar. karwar comes under genral quota for 12134.
Yes. Even for me it has surpassed konkan kanya which was my previous favourite for overnight journey on KR.
Due to its speed and priority in the KR section during old legacy days. Although it runs with almost close to the old legacy days due to less congestion on KR due to covid-19, it was getting badly delayed pre-covid times.
If your travelling in the state of Goa there is no app based taxis like Ola and Uber.However the Govt. of Goa has developed an app Called GoaMiles.So please use that and don't be a victim of overcharging cab drivers who will be waiting to loot unaware tourists.Image source-google.Download link for android - click here
Thanks for information, When GOa Govt. develop an app, why not make a arrangement of prepaid taxi service out side rly stn., like Mapusa, Karmali, Madgaon etc .....
nope the local taxi unions doesn't allow them to operate and govt. doesn't do anything because the taxi drivers and their families are vote banks for political parties and they don't want to lose that
Surprised to hear all these
You can take a prepaid auto to old goa church Rs. 100/-. or to
Panjim bustand Rs. 300/-.
Buses to panjim from old Goa church every 5 minutes.
Panjim. you can hire self drive cars or 2 wheelers on daily basis, lots of choice.
Last time when I went there,; deboarded at karmali, when to fly over and then took bus to panjim bus stand in 20/- and then from panjim took a ktc bus to margao for 25/-.
But yes for family travel , more arrangements are required like good priced app based taxi service
that's ok if travelling alone but for family this is a better option and no one wants to drive after a long journey in the train
As per the review of that app. it deducts 200 rs when you want to book the taxi. It goes for search after money is deducted. And most of the time you will get message that no taxis around your area. Then if you want to refund the money it goes to application wallet or paytm. So if you planning for it to be for Airport or Railway station, be careful.
Catching a bus on the flyover bridge is not safe ladies & families as you have to walk on the tracks. Back packers prefer this route.
Yes, already wrote there that good for solo light luggage travelers only.
For family travel, taxi/cab required
The best and most convenient station to reach Palolem beach is Canacona. Please find some of my observations while I visited this station:
1. Palolem Beach (Pocket friendly hack): To save 1500 - 1800 rs of getting to the beach in a Taxi from Madgaon, use this station. There are some outsation trains which have a halt at Canacona(like Matsyagandha, Netravati and Gandhidham Nagercoil Express). If your train doesn't have a halt at Canacona but halts at Madgaon or Karwar, follow the below trick:
Look for a train that goes towards Karnataka from
Now This Is What You Call A Travel Tip
Thanks For Sharing
Apart from just signalling green, i think it would be very rude for not appreciating for giving us so detailed tip about South Goa Beaches.
Thanks a lot.
Excellent Tip. Very useful for everyone here.
Thanks for the well explained travel tip. Will be very helpful for those travelling next time.
Excellent Travel Tip with crisp details.sir, take a bow.
Many thanks for giving us all a detailed and elongated information.
Thank you everyone for the warm appreciations.
If anyone needs anything more, please feel free to ask. Will be happy to help.
Both Mathsyagandha express (Mumbai-Mangaluru) and Nethravathi (Thiruvanthapuram to Mumbai) stop at Canacona in both directions
Yes bro. There are some other trains too that halt at CNO.
I had mentioned the Palolem beach hack for getting there from Madgaon.
If the train has a halt at CNO, then there is no issue.
yes, you are right, it is definitely more convenient if you select a train which stops at canacona. i stayed at palolem for 5 years between 2007 and 2012 and i find your posting exhaustive. congrats. You should try the Polem beach too. It is the last beach in Goa.
I found the Canacona city to be a relaxed and very peaceful place. It is really great that you stayed there for such a long period. Lucky you :D
The southern most beach which I visited was Galgibaga and it was amazing.
Xandrem and Polem are surely in my bucket list. As we travel further south in Goa, the beaches start getting