Kolhapur - Goa (220 kms)
We started at 7.30 am in the morning from Kolhapur. Target was to reach Goa as soon as possible. We quickly were on Mumbai-Bangalore Highway. The day was quite fresh and we were feeling awesome. There was not much traffic and I was easily cruising above 100 kmph.
We quickly reached Maharashtra Karnataka Border and everyone was feeling quite excited to be in another state. The road was pretty awesome and the day was bright and clear sunny day with patches of clouds. Absolutely ideal condition tailor-made for the road trip.
Kolhapur Belgaum Highway
We soon reached Belgaum by 9.00 AM. However we encountered lot of traffic in Belgaum City and it took us almost 30-40 mins to get out of the City. Since we were now travelling on State Highway and I was aware that we will be encountering Ghat Roads, our speed will decrease drastically. Google Maps were saying it will take another 3 hours for us to reach Goa.
The ghat roads started and it was probably one of the most memorable part of the trip. The Chorla Ghats were meant for a fairytale drive. Gorgeous Roads, Gorgeous Surrounding and Amazing Ghats. We were all mesmerized and spell bounded by the beauty of the place.
Chorla Ghat Roads
There was hardly any traffic on road and we were easily going at an average of 50-60 kmph. In fact the roads were actually so good that it took us just 2 hours to reach Goa instead of 3 hours as being predicted by Google Maps.
By 11.30 AM, we reached Goa. We were very happy and immediately headed to Old Goa to visit the Churches.