Goa is India’s favourite holiday destination and loved by people throughout the country, especially for Mumbai residents. This is because the road to Goa offers a “beautiful drive”. Let us figure out if the road trip to Goa is overrated.
Goa, the party capital of the country, is a traveller’s paradise. With beaches, nightclubs, delicious sea-food, hotels, local cuisines, Goa is known for offering something to every traveller. For the people of Mumbai, Goa serves as a perfect weekend getaway spot thanks to its close proximity and good connectivity. Smooth roads, exciting stoppage points, and picturesque views make the road trip a preferred option for many travellers from Mumbai. However, not all is as rosy as it sounds. Quite a few travellers who’ve taken a road trip to Goa from Mumbai would, in fact, say that it’s overrated.
A flight to Goa, hence, becomes a preferred option for many travellers.
Here is why taking a flight to Goa is better than a road trip:
- Let’s face it: Road trip to Goa is Time Consuming
Goa is just a 1-hour flight from Mumbai. The most realistic reason people select an airline as their transportation method is that it is the fastest way to travel. On the flip side, the road distance from Mumbai to Goa is around 600 km which is at least an 11-hour drive. Even after counting the time spent to reach the airport, your end destination, clearing check-in and security at the airport, you can reach Goa in just a few hours. This gives you more time to enjoy your stay in Goa.
- Long Road Trips are Not Comfortable
Despite what the movies want us to believe, long road trips can be quite uncomfortable. Getting access to a clean washroom along the highways can be quite challenging. You have to plan for various other things such as your pit stops, what you’ll need along the way and much more. A flight journey, with airline crew ready to serve you surely make the journey much more comfortable and stress-free.
- Road Trips are not for the Hygiene-fanatics
Right from using a washroom to eating at dhabas (roadside hotels), hygiene is quite questionable on the road trips. Airport authorities and airlines staff ensure you get access to sanitised washrooms and hygienic food, making it easier for the travellers.
- Who Wants to Drive a Car when You can Ride a Scooty
Goa is not only known for its beaches and food, but also for the scooty that you can rent here to ride around the city. Not only is it easier to manoeuvre, but there is also no better feeling than wind brushing your face as you explore the remotest corners of this beautiful city. While a car ride may be fun till you reach Goa, riding a scooter is surely a better choice. And for those who don’t like that, you can easily get chauffeured-driven cabs once you reach here.
- It Can Actually Cost Lesser
One of the reasons people like to hit the road rather than boarding on a plane is cost. Flight tickets are known to be expensive in general. But, flights from Mumbai to Goa may not be as expensive as you think. Moreover, the airline offers can make flight tickets a lot more reasonable. Not to mention, if you buy your tickets in advance, or earn miles, you can save even more. Enough miles in your kitty can even get you a free flight to Goa or any other destination of your choice.
These are some of the reasons that explain why taking a flight to Goa from Mumbai is better than going by car. However, whatever mode you choose, make sure you prioritize your safety. Happy vacationing in Goa.