Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by arian, Jul 2, 2010.
yup i do agree ... am going to Goa for diwali and then again during Christmas. ::T
Went via NH4a Anmod Ghat
Departure 8-10-10 at 5:00 am Reached Ponda at 2:30 PM , time 9 hours 30 mins including 1 hour 15 mins of halts.
Crossed Pune at 6:45 am-Belgaum halt 11:00 am to 12:00 am including belgaum traffic-Further Ghat and road 150 kms total took 2 hrs and 30 mins to traverse, with some bumps, none so daunting for the GP.
Return Journey 11-10-10 Departure 10:30 am - Reached Thane 9:00 pm, time 10 hrs 30 mins including 1 hour 30 mins of halts and an hour lost to pune (hit katraj bypass at 6:30 pm) and mumbai traffic (from Ghansoli to Thane) though some time was gained by the Khambatki Ghat bypass tunnel.
Tips for the route: Avoid peak hour traffic by leaving early for Goa. On return, time journey a bit late to reach Pune by 8:30 pm as bypass traffic wanes. Anmod Ghat could be lonely so best to leave Goa a bit late, as further section is only expressway.
Sorry about pictures, as camera is still in Goa for study project, and will post if any are worth it.
Link to a few photos. Will post more as soon as I get camera back. Car completed 15000 kms ::O , so would like to do it in an ownership report thread.
Here's the link : http://picasaweb.google.ca/informnikhil ... directlink
Why don;t you post a proper travelogue? Where did you stay? places visted etc
[Just to update on the road condition since this is a relevant thread]
I traveled on the route from Nipani - Sankeshwar - Amboli - Panjim on Nov 6th. The route from Sankeshwar to Amboli was good. I didn't feel much bumps in the GP. However, I did a mistake to go from Amboli to Panjim via a shortcut (left turn just after the Amboli Ghat ends, about 14Km before Sawantwadi). It's a single road and was in extremely bad condition, had to crawl at speeds of 10kmph.
Help me deciding way to Goa from Mumbai
I am planning to go to Goa i.e. madgaon-salcette next week i.e. 21st May 2011. View expressed here were really helpful in deciding which way to go to Goa as initially i was thinking going via konkan region. Now I will be going via Kolhapur....but there is a little help i need....whether shud i go via kolhapur-nipani-sawantwadi-panjim or via kolhapur-belgaum-anmod-ponda. I have my family and our famous GP MJD with me....guys pls help me deciding.
Recommend Kolhapur - Nipani - Sankeshwar - Gadhinglaj - Ajara - Amboli - Sawantwadi - Goa
Reason - You drive on NH 4 right upto Sankeshwar - making good speed and saving time.
Thanks Aanand...till sankeshwar in on NH4 after that on 'gadhinglaj-ajara-amboli'...how is the road? is it drivable? how much is distance from sankeshwar to amboli? it will be gr8 if u can share these details pls
Kolhapur-Ambolim-Goa is the best route(Mentioned in above post by Anand). My neighbor use to take this route for Pune -Goa trip and the roads are good.
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