Useful information about the flight from Chennai to Goa
Goa is a Beach Lover's Paradise
Located strategically on the Arabian Sea, the state of Goa is the place to have fun in the surf and sun. Between its bustling Anjuna Market, the hippie beach in Aramabol, the historic Portuguese influenced architecture, and the many seaside clubs and restaurants, there truly is something for everyone in Goa.
The ideal times to be in Goa
From the middle of November until the middle of February, you'll find Goa the most comfortable. Daytime temperatures during these months average around 28°C, which is perfect weather for seaside enjoyment. In June, the monsoon season starts, so you may get soggy if you plan your vacation from June to October. You'll want to book your hotel and other travel arrangements well in advance if you plan to visit during any holidays or festivals that take place in Goa. These times include Western holidays like Easter, Christmas, and New Years, but the advice also applies if you plan to be in Goa for the Goa Carnival in February, Ganesha Chaturthi in August/September, and Diwali in October/November.
Useful information before arriving in Goa
The languages of Hindi and Marathi are often spoken in Goa, but the official language of the state is Konkani. Prices in the region are more budget-friendly than in New Delhi. You'll find hotel accommodations ranging from Rs 700 for basic rooms, Rs 2,500 for mid-priced hotels and Rs 4,000 for luxury suites. Restaurant meals cost around Rs 400, while cheaper thalis run around Rs 150. It's siesta time between 13.30 and 15.30, so expect many shops to be closed during these hours. Most shops in Panaji remain open until 8 in the evening.
How to get around in Goa
You've got a few choices when it comes to moving around Goa. A pre-paid taxi will take you to Panjim for around Rs 700; to Anjuna for Rs 1,000; to Aramabol for Rs 1,400; and to Agonda for around Rs 1,500. Be sure to check the current rates on the boards posted outside your initial arrival location. For non-prepaid taxis, or for autos, you should negotiate the rates before you agree to hire a ride. Bus service in Goa is provided by Kadamba Transport Corporation, with fares around Rs 8 to 10 for 2 km, and an additional Rs 1 for each additional km. To take a bus 30 to 40 km, expect to pay Rs 10 to 15, with prices around Rs 8 to 10 for slightly shorter trips. Motorcycle taxis are the cheapest form of transportation, but do negotiate the price before boarding.