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All my childhood, I have either travelled by road or by train. Flights are a new fad among the upper middle class population of India. So, on my recent visit to Goa, I decided to re-visit the nostalgic time of travelling by train. And what better route than the one by the Konkan railways.

Here are my reasons for you to do the same as I did!!

1) The hidden scenic beauty

Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 2/9 by Nikita Mathur

There is a lot of talk about how Goa has become so commercialised and crowded and the beaches are dirty. Well, get on this train journey and see those beautiful hidden beaches which are completely untouched and revel in their own beauty.

Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 3/9 by Nikita Mathur
Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 4/9 by Nikita Mathur

2) The famous Dudhsagar falls

Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 5/9 by Nikita Mathur

Instead of a day trip from Goa, which also involves a little trek to grab a full view of these humungous falls, you can see it through your own berth window (or maybe your co-traveller’s). It cannot get easier than this!

BTW, these are the falls that you see in the movie Chennai Express!

But make sure you research about the train timings a bit.. You should not be crossing the falls in the dark!!

Also, monsoons would by the perfect time to see the falls in all its glory.

3) Buffer time to get over Goa

Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 6/9 by Nikita Mathur
Withdrawal!

Goa is everybody’s favourite! It is a complete package with something for everyone. And I know how upsetting it is to leave a place like this. The train duration gives time to deal with the Goa withdrawal that you are going through!

4) Snacking on the way

Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 7/9 by Nikita Mathur
Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 8/9 by Nikita Mathur

Somewhere during breakfast, there were vendors selling piping hot and incredibly soft idlis and vada pavs! And this is another trip down memory lane, when you eat the station-bought snacks on your journey.

5) You do not need to travel the distance from the Bangalore Airport

Enough said! The Kempegowda Airport is so far away from almost the entire city of Bangalore that who wants to get stuck in traffic all the while! Rather enjoy a train ride, isn’t it?

6) Cheaper option, of course!

Photo of Goa to Bangalore : Five reasons to ditch your flight, and board a train! 9/9 by Nikita Mathur
How happy he is to have saved some bucks!

Money saved is money earned. So, why not! But, if time is not a constraint! Otherwise, take a flight & travel 2 hours in the ruthless traffic of the city.

Nikita Mathur

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I am Dr. Nikita Mathur. A dentist by profession, on a lookout for my passion. Past years have made me realise my love for travel and books. As an extension of the avid reader in me, I am a passionate writer too. Hence, here we are talking about everything.

I am a new mother and exploring the grounds of modern parenting is my new fad. And, I am pretty excited to show the world to this boy of mine.

Wanderlust struck me (hard) around a decade back and I have only grown and evolved as a traveller ever since. Much has changed over the years. New places, new phases of life, new challenges! It is all worth it when I see what a minuscule part I am, in this wonderful wide world!

Probably, for me, one world is not enough! Maybe that is the reason I always have a parallel universe woven around me in the form of books. The love that started with the fictional world of Enid Blyton, has very graciously embraced a variety of genres of reading. Still, the heart-pounding thrillers remain my absolute favourite!

But well,

“Life happens when you are busy making other plans”

So here I am , documenting my life, one blabber at a time!

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