7 Reasons To Plan Mumbai to Goa Road Trip This Winter
The new year is approaching, and if you are feeling guilty about not fulfilling your new year’s resolution to travel more, it’s time to take action! Clear up the schedule and get planning! This winter season has some spectacular views on offer, waiting to be explored by you. No matter how cliche it might sound but Goa is the best getaway when in Mumbai. Plan your Mumbai to Goa trip in your unique way, and we guarantee you the time of your life! We have made a list of a few things that will make Mumbai to Goa, truly your own.
A Winter Trail In Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Winter is one of the best seasons for bird watching in Karnala Bird Sanctuary and the crisp morning air as you walk through the sanctuary is truly rejuvenating! With over 150 species of birds and animals species to spot and a centuries-old fort which offers panoramic views of the Konkan, Karnala is a stop you need to make on your way from Mumbai to Goa.
A Walk Up the Lohagad Fort
If you are a history or an architecture enthusiast, be sure to make this pit stop en route Mumbai to Goa. With an elevation of 1,033m above sea level, the Lohagad Fort offers a bird’s-eye view of the Pavana reservoir and the surrounding hills. Travel back in time as you climb the steps of this ancient fort and take a peek into the time of the Marathas, Nizams, and Chalukyas!
Dive Into The Sahyadris in Khandala
The western ghats open up their arms when you reach Khandala on your Mumbai to Goa trip. The rich natural heritage of Khandala includes dozens of viewpoints of the Sahyadris; including Tiger’s Leap, Duke’s Nose, Bushi Dam, etc. Dotted with dozens of hotels and good restaurants, you can stop at Khandala and enjoy a scenic sunset over the hills.
Disengage At Kaas Plateau
Although Kaas Plateau does not overflow with colourful flowers in winter like it does in the Monsoons, but it is worth visiting when you head from Mumbai to Goa this season. The barren wilderness holds a beauty of its own, and you can enjoy the chilly morning walk on the empty tarmac or witness a cold sunset on the Kaas Lake amidst the naked hills to unwind.
Take A Dip In Kolhapuri Culture
If you do take the road from Mumbai to Goa, make sure to stop at Kolhapur to get the taste of true Maharashtrian Culture. You can spend a day visiting centuries-old palaces like Shanu Palace and temples like Mahalaxmi Temple, Ujlai Devi Temple, Jyotiba Temple amongst others. You can also treat your taste buds with traditional, spicy Kohlapuri food like missal pao, Kohlapuri bhel, tambada rassa and pandhara rassa this winter season.
Experience Wildlife at Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
Whether it is spending time amidst wild animals or standing under one of the most dramatic waterfalls in India, you can do it all on the road from Mumbai to Goa. Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary is a protected wildlife area which is home to animals like leopards, Bengal tigers, barking dears, black panthers, etc. You can also take a trek to Dudhsagar Waterfalls when visiting this sanctuary for some truly spectacular views.
New Years in Goa
With over 400 churches which include the historic churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa is the holiday destination for New Year. When in Goa, you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife, fireworks on the beach, party cruises and some decked up churches. Not just the churches, the whole of Goa comes to life around this time and music flows from every nook and cranny, making it the perfect place to mark the new year!
Now that your head is bubbling with ideas, its time to get to the practicalities and that is why you need to head to Joshi Travels where we offer you the best cars and experienced drivers to make your journey truly memorable!
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