I am planning a Goa trip in September/October 2014. After reading so many TL on different forum for Goa I could not resist myself from planning a trip to this exotic location. The timing of the trip is restricted by the vacation of my son and I'm not very sure if this would be the proper time to visit Goa. This would be the first trip for me and my family to Goa so I would need a lot of freindly advice from the fellow members to make this trip successful. The first querry would be obviously on the route to be taken. I've planned this route : The onward journey is planned through MH with the purpose of exploring that side of the country and specially to experience the Western Ghats. I've travelled on this route upto Aurangabad/Shirdi and hence some part of the route is known to me. I hope it would be possible to reach Pune by the end of day 1 by starting early in the morning. I plan to take a different route through Hyderabad during the return journey. This will give me an oppurtunity to venture into a new territory and I hear that the roads in this part (or Route) are well maintained and will be a pleasure to drive.