I have been to Konkan from Pune, many times in my Petrol Swift 5 - 6 years before. Those drives didn't give me any satisfaction apart from just the feeling of having visited some places. This time I there is complete satisfaction of driving a "CAR" + visiting new places. As Ganges said we need to take it to Ghat roads to enjoy the vehicle to the fullest. Punto performed really well on the ghat roads and I enjoyed the music of turbo whine, with the windows rolled down and breathing fresh air. The dynamics of punto is best suited for ghat roads and after a trip of 1800 kms, even my 3.5 yr old daughter is perfectly fine while we reached Bangalore. I think minimal body roll = less tiredness especially on long journeys. One thing I can say about the place is there is hardly any change happening in that region, it looks the same even after many years (except you see many Santa-Fe's, Rexton's and Captiva's : Less takers for Scorpio?). You get to see nature at its best, greenery around, twisty ghat roads, people who depend on farming for their livelihood and experience good Marathi food. I missed to give a route summary in the prelude, may be I am a novice in writing travelogues. The route I have taken is http://goo.gl/maps/4OaDp Day 1 : Bangalore -> Belgaum(BLR-BOM NH4) -> Kudal -> Malvan. Day 2 : Malvan -> Tarkarli -> Devbaug -> Malvan. Day 3 : Malvan -> Vengurla -> Malvan -> Kankavali -> Kolhapur. Day 4 : Kolhapur -> Miraj -> Athani -> Bijapur -> Hospet. Day 5 : Hospet -> Hampi -> Hospet -> Durga -> Bangalore. Statistics. Total Distance traveled : 1798 KM. Avg Consumption : 22.1 KMPL (Per MID) Total travel time : 40 Hrs. I missed to take a pic of the MID display after the trip, but these figures i have noted it down. Road conditions: The roads were overall good and driveable. Bangalore - Belgaum : NH4 is a bliss to drive. Belgaum-Kudal : is OK and can keep 60 KMPH. Kudal - Malvan : is OK, doable and can keep 40 KMPH (Some sections are bad near the airport) Malvan-Vengurla : is OK (Some sections are bad near the airport) Malvan - Kankavali : is good. Kankavali - Radhanagri : is good. Radhanagari - Kolhapur : is good. Kolhapur - Miraj (before Sangli) : 4 Laning in progress and lot of diversions. Miraj - Bijapur : is OK, good roads start before Bijapur. Crossing KA border you come across numerous speedbreakers. Entire KA state can be called as "HUMPI" Bijapur - Hospet : is awesome 4 Laned road. Hospet - Hampi : is OK, road widening in progress. Hospet - Durga : is very bad in the initial stretch and there after its OK 2 Laned road. Durga - Bangalore : everyone knows that . I never scraped the cars under body anywhere till the last day of the trip. The road from Hospet to Durga is in very bad shape during the initial 20-30 kilometers. After that you will get frustrated chasing slow moving trucks on seeing some good sections you will be tempted to overtake some of them and land in deep craters. I had hit my underbody at 3 places and upon inspection at Vecto while i came back, there is a dent in the engine guard, Oil sump, and the plastic cover of the alternator belt. Damage to the wallet, 3700 Rs .