Goa, a former Portuguese colony
with a rich history, is the smallest state in India, and 4th
smallest in population size, yet is the most popular tourist destination in all
of India. Famous for its incredible beaches and nightlife, Goa is truly one
place that everyone living in India must see at some point in their life.
Unbeknown to most, Goa is also classified as a biodiversity hotspot, with
various plants, animals, and insects that are unique only to Goa!
Regardless of how you like to travel, Goa offers tons to see and do. Craving the relaxing sounds of the ocean and sand in between your toes? Goa has the best beaches in all of India. Want to get out of the sun and learn some history? Make sure to check out the Goa State Museum. Do you want to relax and eat? Goa has some of the best food in all of India, rich with coconut oils and spices. Relax one day, go on an adventure another; Goa can tame the desires of any type of traveler.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Goa with ease! It is 588Km from Bangalore to Goa, and our GPS will guide you the entire way. Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience. On a journey of this distance the roads will vary in quality, but all of our vehicles are more than capable of handling tough terrain!
Rent an SUV if you have a big group and crave the nature and trekking Goa has to offer, or rent a sedan such as the Vento and relax by beach.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. Whether you want to sit on the beach or explore the city, the Figo gives you freedom to explore Goa however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Goa in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore
Goa as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are my three favorite destinations from Goa:
Beaches: Goa is an unparalleled 70km of beaches. Visit any of the beaches Goa has to offer for a fantastic experience. Some of the more famous beaches include Anjuna Beach, Palolem Beach, Morjim Beach, Candolim and Sinquerim, and Colva Beach. Make sure to wear sunscreen and bring your own towels. Beach beds can be rented for Rs. 100/ Hr, but you can bargain for a bed if ordering food.
Scuba Diving: Unknown to most, Goa is a fantastic place to Scuba dive. The dive sites are located around Grande Island , and are mostly 12-16km deep. Visibility ranges by season, but the best time to go is between November to May. There are various types of reef fish, coral, and even shipwrecks to explore! Many places will also certify you in PADI if you so desire.
Kitesurfing: If kitesurfing is something you crave, look no further! Morjim, Arambol, and Aswen beaches in North Goa are the places to go. Instructors will typically charge Rs. 8,000 – 12,000 for a beginner course. The water is typically very choppy, so don’t expect to ride the waves, but the wind is more than enough to have a good time and learn a new skill!
Insiders Tip: Head up to Dudhsagar Falls to get away from the beaches and see a truly incredible natural wonder!
The best time to visit is November to March, as it is much cooler during this time. However, Goa is very crowded during the Christmas/New Years season, so avoid at all costs.