Budget Travel Ideas in Konkan

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Konkan Budget Travel has lots of options to save money. You can enjoy your trip to the best without worrying much about your pocket with just proper planning, because the the region is still unexplored by tourist.

Reaching Konkan

By Air

Ratnagiri Airport is the nearest airport and operates only domestic airline services from Mumbai and Pune. Those planning a trip here on budget can easily save money by keeping a good track of the offers that the airlines give time to time. Go Air Airlines and Kingfisher Fly Airlines are some of the best domestic air services for economic travel.

By Train

Train is the easiest and cheapest mode of transportation to reach Konkan. It is also the most comfortable mode of transport for a relaxed tour of the region. The train services are available from all major cities in the country. Konkan Kanya Express and Mandovi Express are some of the trains to reach here from Mumbai.

By Road

Konkan region is well connected with roads to all the major towns and cities of the nearby states. Both government and private bus services ply to this region. Budget travelers can opt for government bus services as compared to other services as they are comparatively cheaper. However, due to heavy traffic on the highways, it usually takes more time to reach the destination, which makes the entire journey very tiring.


Since the region is still developing as a major tourist destination, there are several budget accommodations available. They offer all the basic amenities needed for comfortable stay. However, it is advisable to choose your accommodation nearby the main attractions of the area so that you save money on commutation. Many locals also offer lodging facility at nominal charges and are safe because the community is very tourist friendly. However, it is advisable to make inquiries about the facilities beforehand.

Getting Around

Konkan Railways connect major tourist attractions of the region and is the best option for budget travelers. The State Transport Public Bus is also another cheap and comfortable mode of transportation here. However, they can be very crowded. The auto rickshaw is the easiest and most comfortable form of transportation. They are comparatively cheaper than hiring private taxis. However, it is advisable to bargain the rates before boarding.

February 08, 2010 change by goadventurefreak
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