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Old 20th April 2017, 18:33   #481
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Hi everyone,

I am planning a trip to Goa from Thane and want to take the NH17 route because of the beautiful driving experience. Wanted to know if anyone has recently traveled thorough this route and the current road conditions. Planning to start from Thane at 4 AM so that can reach GOA by 4:30 – 5 in the evening.

Please suggest if any detour can be done. I have one day in spare in hand. For information – I drive a Duster AMT
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Old 12th July 2018, 22:11   #482
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Hi Friends

I am planning to drive to Goa in my XUV 500 , we are two couples and a kid of 8 years,

My wife has nausea problems. But not so severe in monsoons.

Can you suggest us a good route

We can try one route for scenic beauty
And
Come back via another for ride comfort and straight roads.

I don’t want lot of potholes as XUV is not so comfortable on bad roads.
Compared to my future dream suv tata HEXA

We are planning for a minimum 2nights stay at goa.
Also some good stops for pure veg meals in pure veg restaurants.

Also if u know a exceptional overnight stay we can do one extra night in between mumbai and goa.

We are planning to start from Mumbai on 12th Aug and start from Goa on 15th Aug


Thank you and regards

Vishal Pandit
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Old 13th July 2018, 00:21   #483
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You have chosen the most busy dates of the year to travel by road.
One at a time -
Stay - Chiplun The Riverview is a fantastic property right in the middle of Goa and Bombay. Ideally should be done on the return leg of the trip.
That would mean Bom-Pune-Kolhapur-Amboli-Sawantwadi-Goa route to go to Goa.

Please book all rooms now to avoid hassles later.

Hope this helps and have a good trip.
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We are planning to start from Mumbai on 12th Aug and start from Goa on 15th Aug
Try avoiding coastal highway NH-66 (NH-17), instead take Mumbai- Chennai NH-48 (NH-4) till Kolhapur or Sankeshwar and then take Ajara for hitting Amboli route. Amboli ghat goes to Sawantwadi, take that road for Goa (You will hit NH-66 at Malgaon).

I recommend this route since it is the fastest one with broad straight roads until Tavandi (2+2 and 3+3 lane national highway). So no issues such as nausea or bad roads for XUV. Two lane routes are between Sankeshwar and all the way till Goa but quite scenic.

Please check this route on google
Mumbai - Kolhapur - Sankeshwar - Ajara - Sawantwadi - Malgaon - Banda - Panaji

Recommending same route back since due to heavy rains NH-66 may get blocked at places.
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Has anyone driven to Goa recently? I'm driving down from Bombay tomorrow, and wanted to check the condition of the roads (going via NH4).

EDIT: Mods, please delete. Answer is in this thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...eries-160.html

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Hi everyone. I need some suggestions. Planning a solo drive from Delhi to Goa early November this year.

After Mumbai, I noted there are multiple routes to reach Goa, with NH 17 being one option and the Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum route being the other and most popular option. I read through a lot of posts on the Forum about NH 17 being in bad shape but the scenic beauty being much better as compared to the standard highway through Pune-Kolhapur.

Can you please advise if NH 17 is more scenic that the other route? Also, what is the current status of NH 17 and is it fine to drive on this route? I would personally prefer a scenic drive if possible, but dont want to take NH17 if it has too many rough patches/traffic jams. Also, 1 day drive is preferable, but can stretch it over 2 days if NH17 is in decent state. I will be driving a Safari Dicor. TIA.
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NH-17 passes thru Western Ghats, curves, turns, inclines the works. It has villages on it, causing some roads to be narrow.
All of these you would have done if you do Delhi-Himalayas.
I would recommend the Pune-Kolhapur route over this.
You may return via this route and halt at Riverview in Chiplun.
Why?
When the destination is Goa, then get there by the fastest route and return with a halt at Chiplun to enjoy the best of both worlds at a genteel pace.

Have a good and safe trip.
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