Go Goa Gone
A holiday to Goa is a mixed bag of experience. This coastline stretches along the Arabian Sea and offers action-packed beaches, colour packed markets and a slice of European culture. With a Portuguese influence still looming large, East meets West here leaving you with a distinctive European flavour. North Goa is a vibrant hub, from water sports on the beaches, to fine dine restaurants and nightclubs. Old Goa is a UNESCO listed city with its churches which are architectural marvels. South Goa is characterised by sandy beaches, coconut groves and luxurious hotels.
This Portuguese colony has given the state a flavour with churches and a unique local cuisine. The beach destination overlooking the Arabian Sea is home to one the fines scoops of sand and pristine beaches in the country.
Road to Goa
One of the great things about living in Mumbai is that one is just a 12-hour drive from Goa. The approximate distance from Mumbai to Goa is 590 km. A drive from Mumbai to Goa can be via one of two router. Route 1: NH-4 Pune – Kolhapur route- a safe four lane route for family and kids lined by Ghats and takes less time to travel. Route 2: NH-17 now renumbered as NH 66 Chiplun – Ratnagiri Konkan route, the road is winding and adventurous. An adventurous route with Ganapatipule beach on your way. Route 1 is a simple and enjoyable journey. Choosing a self-drive car for the trip makes this Mumbai to Goa journey a kaleidoscopic blend sweetened with mountains, beaches and some exotic cuisine.
The sandy beaches are of course the main attractions but apart from them Goa has a lot more on its platter. Benaulim and Cavalossim beaches in South Goa play things just right. Relaxed seaside villages set between palm groves and paddy fields it comes with a laid back attitude. Dudhsagar falls is famous for its milky waters. Fort Aguada offers an uninterrupted view of the ocean and lighthouse erected in 1864. Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary showcases exotic species and birds and animals. St Francis of Assisi is a Catholic church with a white façade and fresco paintings. Shanta Durga is an elegant Hindu temple built in the early 1730’s.
Self drive car rental make all this happen with a Mumbai to Goa cab service which offers a cost effective solution to those who do not own a car of their own. Providers like Zoomcar add an element of freedom to every trip from Mumbai to Goa.