This India West Kerala to Goa itinerary spans 31 days, primarily in India, but including 3 short city stays in
, Rome and Istanbul . Not bad for just Edinburgh per ticket… and flying with one of the €457 in the world. Be sure to first check out our top airlines for this 4½-week round trip. Plan, Maps and Budget
Palolem beach guesthouses
Negotiating a price is expected, but do this with good humour, and don't mercilessly undercut the asking price.
South Goa via AC2 train class
Night train to Goa - Book ahead, but don't expect much. After negligible service, the stewards repeatedly returned to our cabin requesting “Baksheesh”.
Jet Airways Inflight Experience
Air India is surprisingly the least popular of the domestic Indian airlines. How would the budget Jet Airways inflight experience stack up?
Kovalam, India - Trivandrum
In the past 10 years prices have soared at Kovalam Lighthouse Beach, but it's still a relatively low-cost and chilled out destination, and well worth the experience.
India - Kerala to Goa : Planes, trains & automobiles
This India West Kerala to Goa itinerary spans 31 days, including 3 short city stays in Rome, Istanbul and Edinburgh. Not bad for just €457 per person
In the Footsteps of Jason Bourne
It's due to the seclusion and natural beauty of Palolem beach in India that this location was chosen for the shooting of the 2nd Jason Bourne movie.
Indian Railways Sleeper Class - It's really not for wimps!
Though advised not to buy Sleeper tickets, destiny somehow conspired to treat us to the full Indian Railways Sleeper Class experience.
INDIA: I'll Never Do It Again...or will I?
It sums up the conflicting emotions felt by many travelers after an extended trip around the subcontinent. Check our round-trip travel budget
Mumbai & The Thousand-Yard Stare
... 3 weeks in India should do it. After absorbing the dubious charm of inner city streetlife, expect Mumbai to trump - in aces - anything that has gone before.
Mumbai International Transfers
How do you kill 5 hours in Mumbai, if you don’t bhangra? We were a little apprehensive - with only 5 hours between arrival and departure.
Travel plan for Kerala, Goa, Mumbai
When it comes to formulating your India travel plan, it pays to start working on your itinerary and budget well in advance.
Reason enough to visit India
Palolem beach Goa: White sand, relaxed music, spicy food, friendly locals, cheap booze and warm, calm seas: What more could you ask for?
South Goa Beaches - Agonda or Palolem?
Of the south Goa beaches - Agonda is the furthest north, location of The Secret Garden Guesthouse (they weren't kidding with the name).
Mumbai - Embrace the chaos
... but finding decent, inexpensive food in Mumbai City Fort area was more difficult than anticipated. The few up-market restaurants aren't cheap.
Fort Kochi - Getting in and out of the city
It's quite a journey from the train station to the centre of Fort Kochi. If you're staying overnight, avoid the cheap accommodation options
Kerala - Good food, Great Beaches
The North Cliffs of Varkala (India) comprise an 800-meter strip perched along a narrow path traversing the cliff edge. You'll need to watch your step.
South Goa Beach Hopping - Best Beaches
Pack a picnic bag, grab a hat and plenty of water, and head out to discover whatever is beyond that distant headland.
India West Kerala to Goa
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