Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th August 2011, 10:57   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: goa
Posts: 981
Thanked: 43 Times
Default driving holidays from Goa

This is largely aimed at Goa-based members, but any information is welcome.

I love to drive to a holiday destination from Goa, and am looking for anything interesting for a family holiday with kids, within a day's drive from Goa, that would mean around 500 km driving distance. Have already been to Mahabaleshwar, Lonavla, Matheran and ganpatiphule, but have no knowledge of other places. Anyone has experiences to share?
filcord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2011, 11:01   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Spitfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Panaji - Goa/Bangalore - Karnataka
Posts: 3,242
Thanked: 692 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (7)
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

You are in the middle of paradise man. Surprising you need to ask that question.

The whole Western Ghats and the whole of the Konkan region is out there to be explored.

From vengurla upwards right upto kerala to the south. There are some amazing places. Open a map point to any location on this parts and just drive there. I have been to almost all places on my bike. But mine were more of get on the road and worry about the destination later kinds of trips. So have slept in verandas to railway station waiting rooms.

But now this belt has a lot of touristy places.

Start with Malwan. A one day trip.
Spitfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2011, 11:02   #3
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Swindon, UK
Posts: 696
Thanked: 84 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

Dandeli is also quite nice.
Live To Jive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2011, 11:21   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
ASHISHPALLOD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: BRMT
Posts: 1,987
Thanked: 285 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

What should we recommend to the people who live in the paradise called Goa?

Try Hampi and Bijapur.

Last edited by ASHISHPALLOD : 4th August 2011 at 11:22.
ASHISHPALLOD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2011, 12:30   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: goa
Posts: 981
Thanked: 43 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

Quote:
Originally Posted by ASHISHPALLOD View Post
Try Hampi and Bijapur.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Live To Jive View Post
Dandeli is also quite nice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
From vengurla upwards right upto kerala to the south. There are some amazing places. Open a map point to any location on this parts and just drive there. I have been to almost all places on my bike. But mine were more of get on the road and worry about the destination later kinds of trips. So have slept in verandas to railway station waiting rooms.
But now this belt has a lot of touristy places.
Start with Malwan. A one day trip.
Thanks fellers. But I need as much detail as you can provide, along with experiences.
@spitfire, this will be travelling with wife and kids, so sleeping impromptu is not on the menu! But thanks anyway.
filcord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2011, 12:44   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,728
Thanked: 2,830 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

You can drive down along the coast : Murudeshwar - Bhatkal - Udupi, Manipal - Mangalore.

If you're looking at a 1-way distance of 500km, you could consider Jog Falls, Kudremukh - Hanumangundi.

Guess even Coorg fits the bill.

You're spoilt for choices man!
libranof1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2011, 13:45   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
Fauji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,469
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

Quote:
Originally Posted by filcord View Post
This is largely aimed at Goa-based members, but any information is welcome.

I love to drive to a holiday destination from Goa, and am looking for anything interesting for a family holiday with kids, within a day's drive from Goa, that would mean around 500 km driving distance. Have already been to Mahabaleshwar, Lonavla, Matheran and ganpatiphule, but have no knowledge of other places. Anyone has experiences to share?
Filcord,

These are some nice options

a) Belgaum - Gokak falls - Badami (Make badami as base and explore surroundings) - Aihole - Hampi - Bijapur

b) Karwar - Gokarna - Murudeswar - Udupi (Make udupi as base and explore) - Mangalore - Bekal

c) Karwar - Gokarna - Jogfalls - Tirthahalli (make this as base and explore). Take a look at the following post of mine

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ve-malnad.html (Monsoon is here, why not drive to Malnad?)

d) Kolhapur - Satara - Hills around Satara like Kaas plateau etc

e) Sirsi - Yana etc making Sirsi as base explore North Karnataka

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...mbat-trip.html (7 places, 4 days, 4 guys, 1600 kms - 1 'bombat' trip!)
Fauji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2011, 16:06   #8
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,728
Thanked: 2,830 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

All those who are suggesting Hampi - are you sure monsoon is a good time to head there? I vaguely remember someone telling me that some of the sites are inaccessible during the rains as the approach road is submerged.
libranof1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2011, 16:23   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: goa
Posts: 981
Thanked: 43 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

Thanks guys.
Hampi is great, have been there twice, but not with the kids, as they're too young to appreciate so much culture and history without any other fun kid stuff.
Yes of course, I'm looking for suggestions not necessarily for the monsooon months, but all year round. main holiday time are May and sometimes October.
December unfortunately is when the world beats a path to Goa, and that includes cousins and siblings from outside, so someone has to be there to man the fort!
filcord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2011, 16:51   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: BANG-A-LURE.
Posts: 1,111
Thanked: 3,463 Times
Default Re: driving holidays from Goa

Go to Dandeli.Its a different world altogether.
SILVERWOOD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
International Driving Holidays nitrous Route / Travel Queries 9 15th April 2010 08:17
Nos of weekly holidays? amtak Shifting gears 16 7th May 2008 15:59
Happy Holidays Folks rjstyles69 Shifting gears 6 21st December 2007 13:02
This is what holidays in E do... S350L-E240 The Indian Car Scene 9 8th June 2004 00:07


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:27.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks