Last updated on October 26th, 2019 at 07:10 pm
Hyderabad to Goa – Train
Train is not a very suitable option when you want to travel from Hyderabad Goa because of the route and time it takes. The average time for train journey is around 17-18 hours, whereas the bus takes around 12-14 hours. You can also get a flight for around 1500 INR if you book in advance.
There are two trains that run between Hyderabad and Goa. One starts from Kacheguda (KCG) and other from Hyderabad Deccan (HYB). Trains take a longer reach to reach Goa hence it is advisable to take the bus or flights.
Hyderabad – Goa distance: 520 Km
Hyderabad – Goa train distance: 853-870 Km
Hyderabad to Goa train fare: Click here for latest fare
As of April 2019 fare are as follows
- Sleeper (SLP) – (410-415 INR)
- Third AC (3AC) – (1120-1135 INR)
- Second AC (2AC) – (1460-1640 INR)
If you do not get a confirm ticket then you can try breaking your journey using one of these routes
Kacheguda//Hyderabad Deccan – Guntakal – Goa
Kacheguda/Hyderabad Deccan – Hubbali – Goa
Trick to Book Train Ticket without Tatkal
This route is quite busy during the long weekend and on festivals and vacations. Hence, prior booking is advised. If you find there are no availability of seats in the train then you can try for foreigners quota, single ladies quota, tatkal quota or use sites like Confirmtkt to find a confirm or RAC ticket.
You can find Confirm Ticket using Confirmtkt site or app
Facts about Goa
Goa is quite a different a place as compared to rest of India, thanks to the Portuguese influence (~450 years). Life here is laid back. The major professions here are fisheries, mining, and tourism. Goans are quite easy going and friendly. Goa is one of the richest states of India with per capita income, ~3 times more than India’s average and ~7 times more than poorest state Bihar (2017).
Goa is generally relatively safe for tourists however one has to be careful while dealing with strangers. The official language of Goa is Konkani, however English, Hindi, Marathi and Kannada are widely spoken.
Recommended App and Booking Sites
Hotel Booking Sites: I first look for a decently located hostel or hotel in booking.com which has 8+ rating and 50+ review and then check its price in MakeMyTrip and book accordingly. I do find some hotel prices are very high in booking.com and comparatively low at MMT. Hotelscombined also gives a decent deal from time to time.
Trekking Trips: You can join any such group and take part in trekking events. Goa Hiking Association and Youth Hostel Association of India – Goa are popular clubs here for trekking and adventure activities.
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