Mumbai to Goa
An absolute mecca for car and bike enthusiasts, Mumbai to Goa road trip is nothing short of mesmerizing – all scenic beauty, with Western Ghats from end to end – and a top choice among Mumbaikars. The Pune-Kolhapur route via NH4 can be covered in 10 hours non-stop over 590 kilometres (366 miles); with four lanes, this the preferred and safest route, but numerous toll booths along the way mean paying again and again. Thrill seekers may enjoy the Chiplun-Ratnagiri route via NH66, which takes 577 kilometres (358 miles) within 12 hours non-stop; with winding roads, narrow curves and fewer toll booths, this route goes past paddy fields and nut and coconut plantations. Both routes have ample delicious gastronomic options along the way to stay satiated.
Best time to go: September–March