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Is it possible to visit Old Goa (for a day trip) from one of the beach resorts? How long would a taxi drive take and how much would it cost? Or is it better to spend a night or two in Panaji, and then move to the beach?

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Goa is India's smallest state, only 3,702 km2 / 1,429 sq mi. So everything is close by. –  hippietrail Oct 8 '12 at 4:12

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Yes. I recently stayed at Calangute beach and a taxi driver took me to Old Goa and Panjim for 1400 rupees. This price is from a government table and is used by all the taxi drivers. If Panjim was not involved the ride would have cost around 1000 rupees. If you negotiate you can get it cheaper than the table price.

I don't remember exactly how long the journey took, but it was certainly not more than 90 minutes.

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Was it 1000 rupees one way? –  Grzenio Oct 8 '12 at 11:25
    
No, he also took me back to the hotel. –  hooray Oct 8 '12 at 13:26

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Is it possible to visit Old Goa (for a day trip) from one of the beach resorts? How long would a taxi drive take and how much would it cost?

---> hooray has answered these questions.

Or is it better to spend a night or two in Panaju, and then move to the beach?

----> Instead stay where you are living, take a bike on Rent it would cost you from Rs. 150 to Rs. 600.00 or 700.00 per day depending on bike.

If you take a bike on Rent, few precautions:

  1. Take all legal documents of bike from bike owner
  2. Keep your license with you
  3. Helmet is compulsory.
  4. These bikes have black colored number plates with number written in yellow color.
  5. As you will be going into Panaji, you will definitely checked by Police.
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