Hi Sagar, Gowtham and Kshitiz,
I cannot thank you enough for your guidance. It's much appreciated. I will take your inputs into account while planning the trip. It's still a few weeks away.
Kshitiz - I am very familiar with the route from Kolhapur / Nipani to Goa (Panjim). I used to ply this route several times a year when I used to live in Pune and know it like the back of my hand. The only section I am unsure of is from Solapur to Kolhapur or Nipani. The other two sections (Hyd - Solapur; Nipani - Panjim via Amboli & Sawantwadi) are a breeze. The Amboli Ghat is