Nagpur to Goa by Road
Nagpur, the Orange City in Central India is not only famous for its orange cultivation but also for its convenient location on the map of Maharashtra which makes it a stopover and hopping destination to reach other destinations. Goa, for example is a tourist hotspot that simply cannot be missed if on a visit to Nagpur. An overnight journey will land a traveller in the exotic locale full of fresh air, the scent of sea and exquisite beaches and holiday resorts. Go Goa! An offer which is irresistible can be opted for by staying at Nagpur and then boarding a bus or hiring a taxi or cab to reach the holiday hub.
Distance and RouteThe total distance to be covered in order to reach Goa via Nagpur is approximately 994 kilometres and the duration of the journey will be 16 hours. The route to be followed is from Nagpur via Wardha and Sholapur through Maharashtra State Highway and National Highway via Belgaum to reach Goa in a span of 1 day.
TransportSince there are no direct trains from Nagpur to Goa although there are direct flight options from Nagpur to Goa. Travelling by bus or in a rental car or taxi is also available from Nagpur which is convenient and fun as well. Rental car services can be availed from Nagpur to Goa which can be booked online or over the phone or by visiting the innumerable travel agency offices in Nagpur which offer this service. Luxury, economy, AC, non AC cars are available depending on the preference of a passenger and the fare/ rent depends on the type of car varying between INR 8000-10,000.
Maharashtra State Tourism operates red bus service from Nagpur to all destinations including Goa at affordable prices. Private tour operators also ply buses on this route with luxury, economy, AC, non AC Volvo buses from afternoon till the evening every day. The bus fare will vary depending on the bus service a traveler chooses.
Road ConditionsThe road condition from Nagpur to Goa is good except for stretches where construction of expanding roads is going on.
Eateries, restrooms and Accommodations in between Nagpur and GoaRestaurants are available off Wardha road while exiting Nagpur and restrooms can be found in Volvo buses on this route or else visitors need to stop at petrol pumps or fuelling stations which are abundant on this stretch for restrooms. While visiting Goa, it is advisable to carry sunglasses and caps as shield against the sun which is harsh in all seasons. Accommodations or night stopovers can be opted at Wardha road. Hotels in Goa might be expensive due to influx of foreigners. Visitors can check in at Casablanca Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Beleza-by the beach and several others.
SightseeingGoa which is located on the west coast of India bordering the Konkan coast is a small state with great appeal for its exotic beaches, with abundant flora and fauna due to the bordering Western Ghats range, world class heritage architecture, churches with its tropical humid and hot climate.
Goa with its exquisite culture and coastal water inlet is a heavenly locale which attracts huge visitors throughout the year. Goa festivals and carnivals along with beach parties and dances are extremely popular. Besides Goa State Museum, Naval Aviation Museum, the pristine neighbourhood of Goa, Bom Jesus Basilica which shelters relic of St. Francis Xavier are much recommended on a visitors’ list. Sanctuary of Joseph Vaz, Fontainhas, Shanta Durga Temple, Mangueshi Temple, Paloelem Beach; plus the cuisine, theatres of Goa are too palpable.
Nagpur’s close proximity to Goa should be taken advantage of while visiting the former as Incredible Goa simply cannot be missed. A historical sightseeing at Nagpur topped with visit to Goa will be like a double scoop ice cream and icing on the cake.
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