Originally Posted by Superbad
As for me i love the ghats so i stick to NH-17.
If you are a ghat lover, Nipani ,ajara amboli ghat section is for ghat lovers, you are likely to see some wild animals and birds while traveling.
Pune Nipani route is better because of the road divider, Mumbai -goa road doesn't have road divider.hence bit tiring and risky.
Whenever , We know that it's going to be night time , we prefer mumbai-goa NH 17 over lonely Amboli Ghat.
Alternative route for sawant wadi-goa route is via Vengurla.
Vengurla beach is clean and blue, with cheaper stay and cheaper and fresh sea food than goa, worth staying a night. Next day Goa is approx.25 km from vengurla beach via Terekhol port.
From Terekhol fort, We can shift our cars along with us by boats (courtesy goa govt., charges Rs 10 to 50\per car ,available every now and then), a 10 mins.journey in boat , and you enter inside Goa.
It's the northen end of north goa, the beaches there are,less crowded, cheaper, and more picturesque than remaining Goa.Later on we can tour whole Goa.
Redi beach (situated in maharashtra, again calm and beutiful)also comes in your way, 5 km prior to Terekhol port.