Getting Around in KonkanEdit This
Railways are an important part of Konkan Transportation. There are other means of transportation too, however they are not always comfortable.
The entire Konkan region is well connected with Kokan Railways. The railway network covers parts of state of Maharashtra (Raigad), Goa and Karnataka (Mangalore). Several tourist places like the Raigad Fort, Mahabaleshwar and Marleshwar in the region are easily reachable by train. Konkan Railway Tours are the best means of exploring the entire region.
State Public Bus Transport also provides good service for getting around the Konkan region. It is best if you are traveling from 1 district to another within the Konkan region. However, commuting by bus within a particular town in the region is not advisable as they are mostly crowded by locals. Some private bus services also operate but they are limited to a particular area only.
Auto rickshaw is another means of getting around in the region. They are a cheaper mode of transportation and readily available, too. You can hire an auto rickshaw for visiting tourist attractions within a city or town in the region. However it is advisable to bargain for rates before boarding the auto rickshaw so that you do not have trouble later.The 6-seater tempo is another mode of public transportation here. It is easily found in the region. However, the journey becomes quite uncomfortable as it is overcrowded by locals. It is advisable to hire a taxi or private car for moving around within the region for a comfortable journey.