We are less than half an hour’s drive south of Goa’s airport at Dabolim. Goa is a fifty-minute flight from Bombay and Bangalore. There are frequent flights on a variety of India’s excellent new private domestic airlines (see Links) connecting Goa with India’s main tourist cities including Jaipur and Agra. The flight from Delhi is under two hours and Calcutta is two and a half hours away.
We are twenty minutes from the main station in the second city of Goa, Margao. The daily overnight train to and from Bombay, The KonKan Express, is recommended in one direction if you are feeling adventurous. We would be happy to suggest places to stay and things to do in Bombay for a couple of nights at the beginning or end of your trip. Or further afield if you would like to combine a relaxing week in Goa, with a more rigorous trip elsewhere in the sub-continent.
It is sometimes possible, if you book far enough in advance, to spend a night or two en route in a beautiful old club instead of your average, characterless five-star hotel. The Tollygunge Club in Calcutta, The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, The Ooty Club, The Madras Club or Delhi’s Gymkhana Club are all highly recommended.
To maintain our privacy, we have absolutely no signage up on the main road. The easiest way of finding us is to head for the Majorda Beach Resort. When you get there, turn around and come back to the junction of Beach Street and the main road, where there is a large poster for the Majorda Beach Resort “Where the fun never sets!”. At this junction, with your back to the Majorda Beach Resort, go straight on and take the tiny little first lane on your left, opposite a sign for a little shop on your right called ‘Nel’s Creations’. We are 300 metres down that lane on your left. We are fifty minutes south of Panjim, the capital of Goa.
We are five minutes from the Grand Hyatt and Kennilworth Hotels at Utorda.
This is what one of the travel guides has to say about the area we are in : -
“The presence of the big five stars seems to have inadvertently shielded the area immediately inland from other kinds of development, with the result that once out of sight of the resorts, you find yourself in a pleasantly uncongested, traditional belt that will appeal greatly to anyone seeking peace and quiet within walking distance of the longest beach in Goa.”