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A joyful experience, Mumbai to Goa road trip
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If you are unsure about the routes, you can always get driving directions by GPS or Maps. You can also get the drive directions by asking people on the way. There are two major routes connecting Mumbai and Goa as follows:
The Pune Kolhapur route
This is the best route for Mumbai to Goa for people with motion sickness. It’s a straight and unwinding four lane road. But the only con of this road being that it’s swarming with toll booths. It may cost you around 700 bucks to pay the tolls.
The Bombay Goa highway via Ratnagiri
This route has ample amount of scenic beauty. You can also have a beach side halt at Ganpatipule. People say the beach resembles those of Maldives. But, let me warn you that it’s a very winding road. So if you have motion sickness, this would be a wrong option to go for.
Whatever route you go for, this journey would be etched in your mind for years to come. Weigh your pros and cons and choose the route that suits you the best. Considering the distance between Mumbai and Goa, the fuel would cost you around three thousand bucks. People travelling under budget can also experience this beautiful journey at low cost if you travel in buses. There are a lot of luxury buses travelling from Mumbai to Goa. If you are not going for this journey because of nature but just because you are tired of trains, then you can also go for the night buses which often offer sleeping coach facilities. The night buses usually leave at 9 from Mumbai and by the next morning, you are in Goa.
This journey is also a favorite among the young bikers of Mumbai. The Mumbai Pune Expressway is the road which they enjoy the most. If you are travelling in a four wheeler, this journey is an extra-ordinary beauty in monsoons. The greenery of Konkan country side, the smell of the muddy earth and the monsoon breeze gushing past your car make this ride a really memorable one. This is a road journey of life time and each Indian must experience this at least once in life. So, go ahead and plan a road trip!