Goa Self Drive Experience
Goa for a first time travellers is all about a packaged holiday, however for those coming back, its all about exploration of beaches, restaurants, nightlife and uknown areas. A Self drive car in Goa is ideal for repeat guests looking to explore Goa on their own.
A Self drive car typically is delivered at guests arrival point Railway Station or Airport) and picked back at the departure point (Railway Station or Airport). Formalities for Self drive car involves just signing a declaration form and paying Rs. 5000 deposit (which is refundable upon returning the vehicle without any damage).
All kinds of vehicles are available such as a small car like Tata Nano, a hatback (e.g. Hyundai Santro), a Sedan (e.g. Maruti Swift Dzire), an SUV (e.g. Mahindra Xylo) and a Jeep (e.g. Mahindra Thar).
Support is available all over Goa for any breakdown or minor repairs if they are needed at all ever.
Once the formalities are done with one is easily able to drive around Goa without any hassle of having to hire a cab (Which can be very expensive in Goa) or being stuck to one part of Goa (North or South Goa).
Typical costs for a Self drive varies from Rs. 1200 per day to Rs. 2500 per day (depending on vehicle, Fuel extra).
We at Nivalink have hired a self drive car on more than one occasion and have explored length and breadth of Goa at a small fraction of cost as it would cost to hire a cab. We were able to drive late at night to a pub and return at wee hours without having to worry about finding a cab. With advent of Smartphones and google maps driven GPS functionaities on offer, it is very easy to navigate around narrow bylanes of Goa and hardly an hassle.The sheer freedom of having the car with you all the time offers many possibilities that do not exist if you were stuck to a package holiday.
A self drive car completely changes how one travels to Goa and is recommended for all those who love to drive and area looking to explore.