In my treatise to roadtrips, today I am going to cruise you along the Mumbai to Goa highway. There are essentially two highways that connect Mumbai and Goa – one is the Pimpri-Chinchwad – Pune – Satara – Karad – Belagavi – Goa. It is a state highway from Mumbai to Pune and then merges into NH4.
While the other route, rather the one I’d call road not taken, is the one that is very scenic and is a must-go for all the ones who’ve dedicated their lives to road trippin..
Starting at Mumbai- Panvel- Pen- Kolad- Khed- Chiplun- Pali- Sawantwadi and reaching Goa, this road goes via NH66. Filled with paddy fields all around, this road is a scenic delight. A beach side drive or ride is one of the things that’s always up on our bucket list and this road trip will help you cross that one out of your list.
The serenity of the drive will make you stop along many of the places, but there are a specific few that need mandatory stops. The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a habitat for a variety of birds, which proves to be a visual treat to all those who have been cooked up in the bustling city devoid of exposure to the winged creatures.
The next halt is the town of Chiplun in the district of Ratnagiri. Famous for the mangoes and the waterfalls, Chiplun houses the Parshuram Temple which is a major attraction to many devotees.
Although this road trip is extremely scenic and tranquil, one needs to bear in mind that the winding road is a bit of a risk and the driver needs to be extremely cautious. Also, my usual suggestion to all my readers is make sure you guys have your cars serviced and fueled up, cause to push a car uphill is no less than a herculean task.
Take that Goa trip’s that’s been long pending and let me know what you guys think…