Ever popular Goa is a hot destination for mini-vacations like that in this Diwali weekend. Already, bus and flight fares to Goa from Bangalore, Mumbai and other major cities have skyrocketed to more than double the regular weekend rates.
While travelling by rail is out of the question, with triple-digit ‘regret’ waiting lists for trains plying on Friday, November 1, revelers are left with the options of coughing up exorbitant bus fares, or car-pooling into Goa.
Bangalore-based architect Ria Mathew was planning to spend her long Diwali weekend in Goa. “My firm has given employees the day off on Friday as well, and most of us had also planned to take leave on Monday, to make it a four-day trip. But the air tickets are so expensive; each of us would end up paying over 20,000 just for transport. We gave it up as a bad idea and are coming to Goa this weekend instead-round-trip flight tickets are available for 9,000, even though we’re making the booking with only three days to spare” she says.
Read full report here, Times of India