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
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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.
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Excellent Tip. Very useful for everyone here.
Thanks for the well explained travel tip. Will be very helpful for those travelling next time.
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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
There are frequent Kadamba and private buses available from main enterence aswell as from Second enterence (towards Aquem side) from 06:30 to 20:00 there after no public transport to Madgaon City. During night you can opt for pilot bike service or Rickshaw which are available from both the sides (charges more). However pre paid 24X7 taxi services is available at main entrance. Retiring rooms are also available at station which can be booked well in advance through Konkan Railway website. Nearby station you will get many hotels..
Frequent Kadamba and private Buses from main entrance side ??
Are you fully confirmed about this ?
Bcoz i think Buses are present only on Pf 3 side , i.e second exit side , not at the front exit side.
There are frequent buses during morning time & evening time from main enterence. & Kadamba transport corporation also operates bus between Madgaon KTC bus stand to Railway station. It operates from main enterece side.
Never saw any buses on main entrance side.
Not morning time or not even at evening time. If you could post some pictures of the same when you visit madgaon station next time will be very very beneficial.
Last time due to No buses , i had to walk nearly 1 km on road to Main entrance side from Panaji main market area.
There are buses available every 5-10 mins on main exit. Just walk 150 meters towards main road. You will find Buses bound for Margao City and bus stand.
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.