Your guide to visiting Goa on a tight budget

Katia Goes

While it's true that money can do wonders, who said that you can't take a comfortable trip to Goa without drilling a hole in your pocket?

Goa| Budget trip| Exploring Goa | Photo: Katia Goes

Presenting tips on a trip to Goa on a budget!

Photo: Katia Goes


Spend your days lazing around the Latin Quarter of Goa by living in homely hostels, starting at just ₹800.

WHERE TO GO: The White Balcao, Fontainhas & Bombay Coffee Roasters, Fontainhas.

Goa| Budget trip| Exploring Goa| Fontainhas | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Ditch the fancy places you see all over the internet and visit small, local restaurants that will give you the true taste of Goa for just ₹120 to ₹150!

WHERE TO GO: Royal Ruchik, Panjim & Roshan Bar and Restaurant, Panjim.

Goa| Budget trip| Exploring Goa| Fish thali | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Visit the many Goan markets to shop till you drop and still not go broke!

WHERE TO GO: Mapusa market on Fridays & Quepem market on Sundays

Goa| Budget trip| Exploring Goa| Shopping in Goa | Photo: Katia Goes


Spend your evenings savouring Goan delicacies from the many local street food carts spread around, starting at just ₹80.

WHERE TO GO: Fr Agnel fast food, Nuvem & Costa fast food, Panjim

Goa| Budget trip| Exploring Goa| Street food | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Visit the local temples and churches of Goa, and don't forget to witness some of the best sunsets at the Goan beaches, all free of cost!

WHERE TO GO: Mangueshi Temple, Basilica of Bom Jesus & Agonda beach.

Goa| Budget trip| Exploring Goa| Old Goa | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Although Goa may not have cheap facilities like Ola and Uber, we certainly do have local buses, which are not as bad you would think they are.

NEED TO KNOW: Electric Kadamba shuttle buses are comortable and air conditioned!

Electric buses that operate on several key routes in Goa. | Photo: Franky Gracias

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