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Hyderabad to Goa

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Distance Hyderabad to Goa :750 kilometers

 

Drive:Toyota Innova

 

Fuel:Diesel

 

Mileage:14 kmpl

 

Road Condition:2-Lane average

 

Drive time:12 hrs (excluding breaks)

 

Hotel:Hotel Valentio, Candolim

 

Hyderabad to Goa Best Route (2017) : Noth Goa

Hyderabad --> Raichur -->Sindhanur-->  Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

 

Hyderabad to Goa Best Route (2017) : South Goa

Hyderabad --> Raichur -->Sindhanur  --> Gangavathi --> Hubbali --> Dharward --> Mollem --> South goa

 

Hyderabad to Goa Best Route (2018 and  2019) : Noth Goa

Hyderabad -> Zaheerabad -> Humnabad -> Kalaburgai -> Vijaypura -> Bagalkot -> Belgavi -> Baga  
 
Status : 
Avoid Raichur road it is under construction
 

 

 

local places to visit:

  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Aguada Beach
  • Fort Aguada
  • Sinquerim Beach
  • Chapora Fort
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Anjuna Flea Market
  • Casino Cruise
  • Church of St.Francis of Assisi
  • Palolem Beach

 

Islands(Must visit)

  • Butterfly Beach
Pick up point : Palolem Beach
Per head costs : 100/- only boat ride.
  • Grand Island
Pick up point : Candolim Beach.(8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)
 
  1. Per head costs 1100/- Includes unlimited
  2. Beer
  3. Boat
  4. Soft Drinks
  5. Barbecue
  6. Lunch
  7. Transport
  8. Fishing
  9. snorkelling

 

Day-1

  • Hyderabad to Goa Drive
  • Baga Beach visit

 

Day-2

  • Chapora Fort and Beach ( you can find few scenes in the hit movie Dil Chahta Hai.)
  • Anjuna Beach
  • Anjuna Flea Market
  • Baga Beach

 

Day-3

  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Sinquerim Beach
  • Fort Aguada

 

Day-4

We started early in the morning as Baga to Palolem is 90 kilometers

  • Palolem Beach ---> Butterfly Beach (Must visit island ) : En route we saw few dolphins
  • Casino Cruise
  • Church of St.Francis of Assisi
  • Old Goa

 

Day-5

  • Goa to Hyderabad Drive
     

 

Tourist Map; Note : Forts are missing(North Goa)

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South Goa

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Drive to Goa is all about:

 

Beach - check Forest - check Island - check Ghat roads - check Sea Food - check Backwaters - check Water games - check Water falls - check Night Life - check Most importantly cheaper petrol and many more things ;) On a casual morning meet, one of my friends threw up an idea of going to Goa and fortunately everyone were so up with the plan without giving a second thought to it.

 

It was during the time when we just got done with our final sem exams and all of us got excited about this Road trip to Goa for a much needed break.

 

We planned to start in the afternoon but, after all the usual delays, we kicked off the pedal late from Kondapur. Drive between Hyderabad to Goa has always been unrelaxed due to the unpredictable road conditions.

 

The best route always changed every year I drove down till then. Being dependent on Google maps, will drive you down to the woods.

 

A quick research before you start to goa is a definite thing to do, considering all the six different routes available. First half of the journey was very much uneventful with slow moving traffic and narrow lanes.

 

Plying through the town and villages was always easy in the midnight and so we maintained good average in the first leg of the journey. During the second leg of the journey, My techie friend picked up a short cut using Google maps from which we could save around 40 kilometers of run.

 

First 30 kilometers drive was blissful and the next 30 kms took us on an adventure for the whole trip which took 3 hours :eek:.

 

The road started to degrade and our Innova took many under-body hits, tough build and high ground clearance saved us for the day. Once we breezed to Goa, all that fatigue we carried during the drive started to vanish. We reached the hotel easily using GPS and having no time to rest, all of us headed to the beach. 

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Early morning sunrise En route to Goa

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We spotted a mob of deers crossing the highway.

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Wind mills en-route

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Single lane roads are always fun to drive when there is smooth tarmac and less traffic.

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Flawless 4-lane road, NH 4A

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Reliable work horse

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En-route to the 'Amboli' Ghat

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Amboli is a hill station in the south of Maharashtra, India at an altitude of 690 meters. It is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa and a relatively an unexplored one. Divert from NH4 to Goa via Amboli Ghat

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Clouds, greenery, villages and cool breeze on the ghat.

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Clouds, hills and forests left an impression

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Sahayadri Hills of the Western India

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Drive through the Cloud's.

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Water falls at the Amboli Ghat section

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Very less water flow during the right season

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Breathtaking view at Amboli en-route Goa

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Google maps directed us to this short-cut which would save us a a drive of 40kms. Definitely a Fiat and Ford territory.

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After 20 kilometers the degrading phase of the road started to take a toll

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The next 30 kilometers took us around 3 hours :eek:

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But the views were damn scenic

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Once we reached Goa, checked into a hotel and headed to the beach.

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Beautiful Sunset

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One last pic by the end of day :cool:

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As we walked by the beach side the next morning

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Fort Aguada and the light house is a well-preserved 17th century Portuguese fort standing in Goa.

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View of the water body from the Fort

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Sinquerim Beach

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Taj stands by the Sinquerim Beach

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This ship probably stays there for ever as we always watched it every time we had come here.

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Historical constructions at the Sinquerim Beach

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We were charged us around 1k INR per person for the water sports. The price varies from season to season and u need to be hard on bargain as you might get cheated.

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Bumper ride for 2

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The 'Banana' ride is one of my favourite rides. I will leave the best part of the ride in suspense until you experience it

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Parasailing was fun too

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Palolem beach in the south of goa is far away from the commercial crowded North. If you are a nature lover who is looking for a less crowded beach, clean water and Islands, Palolem is a must visit place.

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Boat Journey from Palolem beach to the 'Butterfly Island'.

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View of the Palolem Beach from the Boat.

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Small Islands en-route to Butterfly Island.

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First view of the Butterfly Island.

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Butterfly shape of the hill is the reason it was named so

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The boat guy gave us 3 hours of time to spend which totally seemed private and a lonely beach

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The water seemed clear and non-polluted

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The boat that got us down to the Island.

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We started to explore the Island

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Returned to the Palolem beach after 3 hours

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Sunset at the Palolem beach.

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We started to trek up the Chapora fort from the Anjuna beach in the South.

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As we reached the top most point of the so called 'Dil Chahtha Hai' fort (Chapora fort).

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Close view of the fort as we got close to the fort

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The trek path we took to Chapora fort.

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Break during the trek with breath taking view of the Beach.

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Untouched beach very far away from the crowded beaches of Goa

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Anjuna beach

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A random click of our Ride

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A grey evening at the Anjuna beach

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Big old banyan tree

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Goa Jail

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Anjuna Beach

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Valentino Hotel at Calangute costed us 2k INR per night (A/C) which included a sitting lounge, a kitchen and a bedroom.

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Thanks a lot. Honestly I've been looking into many websites lately to make a perfect plan so that we do not think once we go there, But this one page is really enough for ppl driving to goa.

Appreciate your help here.

Regards,

Santosh Reddy

Thanks Santosh.

All the best and a happy journey. Drive safe. Keep us updated about your findings in Goa.

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We have totally 1 week time for goa plan. 1 week is a whole lot of time to spend in goa so we are thinking to cover few places while coming back to hyd from goa. I've been thinking about doodhsagar dandeli etc (honestly i dont have much idea ). Could you please suggest some places to visit while we return from goa as we have enough time. I'd prefer if they are on the way which you have suggested.

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We have totally 1 week time for goa plan. 1 week is a whole lot of time to spend in goa so we are thinking to cover few places while coming back to hyd from goa. I've been thinking about doodhsagar dandeli etc (honestly i dont have much idea ). Could you please suggest some places to visit while we return from goa as we have enough time. I'd prefer if they are on the way which you have suggested.

Hey Santosh, the places that you have opted to visit on your way back from Goa are really worthy and shouldn't be missed out, be it Dudhsagar falls and the Dandeli forests. I have been to both these places twice and the last time was an year ago and i hope the information i share might help you out.

Goa - Dudhsagar falls:

Considering your start point as Candolim in Goa, it would take you 2 hours 30 mins (80 kms approx.) to reach the falls. There are usually 4 ways to reach this place.

1) Reach the Collem Railways Station where u can hire a 4X4 who would drive you down to the foot of the waterfalls, but during the monsoons the forests remain closed and so you be dropped behind which follows a Km hike to reach the falls.

2) Reach the Collem Railways Station to park your car there where you find few bikers who would ride you down through the side of the railway track all the way till Mahavir Sanctuary. They charge you around 500 INR/ head to ride you down to the falls which involves quite a bit of trekking on the tracks and through tunnels.

3) Reach the Castlerock Railway station (Via Mollem). Park your car at the station and take the train to Dudhsagar at 10:15 a.m which is available on saturdays and take a return train back to Castlerock from Dushsagar falls at 5:30 p.m.

4) If you are more of an adventurous person, you can trek down to Dudhsagar from the Castlerock station (Braganza Ghat section) which is around 14 kms (6 to 7 hours of trek) where you experience the best scenic views of ghats, waterfalls and tunnels between the lush green meadows on your way which turns out to be absolutely refreshing.

Dudhsagar - Dandeli Forests:

Considering your start point as the Castlerock Railway station, Dandeli is around 50 kms and takes 1 hr 30 mins to enter the forests. Every time i have been to this place, I stay at a farm house admist of the forest named 'The Stanley's Farm House'. The booking for the stay at this place has to be done well in advance as it runs high on business by the location and the services it offers. The booking can be done online. They offer different packages to take you around which includes the 'White water rafting' and Kayaking (River Khali) .. and also other adventurous activities. For more information regarding the stay, check out http://dandelistanleyfarmhouse.com/

All the information provided above was best according to my experience and knowledge. Hope this would help you out.

Please keep us updated with your posts.

Thank you

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If I was given a plan to cover up these places places.. I'd check-in at Dandeli forests first, Do the adventure activities.... and then enjoy the beauty of nature at Dudhsagar waterfalls and end up at Goa to chill .:cool:

A plan this way will definitely be good.. :)

And regarding the Routes .... As per your plan.... Baga --> Castlerock (Dudhsagar) --> Dandeli --> Hubli (Dharwad) --> Gadag --> Gangavathi --> Sindhanur --> Raichur --> Mahbubnagar --> Hyderabad would stand better is what i feel :)

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Thanks for the update let me think about it. How ever I've heard route via raichur is too bad. (is it really that bad?)

In case if we want to make it to Dandeli first as you have suggested, I'd go via hyd-->kurnool-->guntakal-->koppal->hubli-->dharwad-->dandeli. Any idea about this road after guntakal (needless to talk about road til guntakal).

What if we dont find a room at dandeli for some reason, What could be done in that case?

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Thanks for the update let me think about it. How ever I've heard route via raichur is too bad. (is it really that bad?)

In case if we want to make it to Dandeli first as you have suggested, I'd go via hyd-->kurnool-->guntakal-->koppal->hubli-->dharwad-->dandeli. Any idea about this road after guntakal (needless to talk about road til guntakal).

What if we dont find a room at dandeli for some reason, What could be done in that case?

Considering your start point as Hyderabad... If you take the route Via Raichur and Sindhanur to join Dharwad, It takes you about 11 hours of drive distancing around 600 kms to reach Dandeli. The route stats as per my recent travel last week through that route is not that bad but decent enough for a drive.. only thing is that, you will be taking a 2 lane road from Mahbubnagar towards Raichur... This route is not as bad as it does not have any huge pot holes in between, but.. has frequent speed breakers between the villages you pass through.. If you are starting off in the early hours around 4 or 5 a.m from Hyderabad.. Undoubtedly this would be a better route as you cross mainstream crowded towns and traffic before the peak time.

If in case, the route Via Kurnool as u said is considered, it distances around 700 kms with a drive time of about 13 hours. The route Via Kurnool until Gooty will be an amazing drive on the beautiful NH7 where you bifurcate towards Guntakal on to the two-lane road.. the road furthuer until Ballari and Hosepet is really bad with a lot of pot holes and ditches which consumes a lot of time. Moving ahead the road is quite decent with untimely ditches and rumblers in between.

Dandeli usually has only homestays and forest resorts which are very minimal in number and it is advised to book your stay well in advance online or on phone.. One such place where i have stayed was the Stanley's farm which i had mentioned earlier about which i can rate positive by its location.. you might find similar stays online which i am unaware of... At the worst case, if you are left with no option in the dandeli forests, Dharwaad or Hubli would be a place where decent accommodation can be found as it is the closest big town next to dandeli and is 2 hours from away.

All the information shared is best according to my knowledge.

Hope this would be helpful.. Keep us posted if any new info found or experienced post your trip.. Wishing you happy miles ahead :)

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updated the post.

Try to post only ten pictures for each post so that it will be easy to edit.

You can post any number of posts back to back.:)

Looks like you have done quite a long trip. Keep posting.

Thank you

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Driveking, You have richly explained Goa with astonishing pictures. We are planning to cover this place in our South India trip which is in December and thanks for the "places to visit" apparently we found what we are looking for. I heard a lot about "rent a bike" in Goa. Is it worth roaming in local on a bike and cover all the places? We are planning to travel in Innova the entire trip.

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I heard much about Goa many of the times from my uncle and friends. They are visited there many times and spend a nice time here. After reading all post, I can see that it is a great place for fun and see the beauty of nature. Being a tourist, I am thinking to go there this winter. I think it is the best time to explore the beauty of Goa. I am very excited to go there.

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I heard much about Goa many of the times from my uncle and friends. They are visited there many times and spend a nice time here. After reading all post, I can see that it is a great place for fun and see the beauty of nature. Being a tourist, I am thinking to go there this winter. I think it is the best time to explore the beauty of Goa. I am very excited to go there.

Goa is always fun.You will never get bored of it.

Each time you visit, it is a different experience.

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As many people travelling to Goa during December. Best route to take from Hyderabad to Goa.

Latest update December-2015

Hyderabad ---> Parigi ---> Sedam ---> Gulbarga ---> Jewargi ---> Bijapur ---> Bagalkot ---> Belgaum ---> Chorla Ghat ---> Goa

My friend did

Hyderabad - Raichur - Bagalkot - Belgaum - Chorla - Goa

This route is also fine. Only problem is speed bumps.

It took him 14 hours excluding breaks.

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Last week we did the following route.So far this is the best route for the people travelling from Hyderabad to north Goa. We can skip Panjim traffic.

Newly laid roads with all most zero potholes throughout the journey.

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

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Hey....i am planning to drive to Goa fm Hyderabad with family in february . Pls advice whether the route is safe to drive after sunset . Also any security issue anyone have faced enroute?

Also confirm which is the current best route to take ? should i follow the route mentioned by Gowtham??

Thanx in advance

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Hey....i am planning to drive to Goa fm Hyderabad with family in february . Pls advice whether the route is safe to drive after sunset . Also any security issue anyone have faced enroute?

Also confirm which is the current best route to take ? should i follow the route mentioned by Gowtham??

Thanx in advance

My suggestion is try to start early in the morning. I haven't faced any issue from the past 10 years.

But with family I wouldn't advice you to go on a night drive as most of the roads are state highways.

Best route as of now is via Gangavathi. We did this route during new year. After experimenting many routes we felt this is the best route from Hyderabad to Goa

Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

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My suggestion is try to start early in the morning. I haven't faced any issue from the past 10 years.

But with family I wouldn't advice you to go on a night drive as most of the roads are state highways.

Best route as of now is via Gangavathi. We did this route during new year. After experimenting many routes we felt this is the best route from Hyderabad to Goa

Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

Hi,

I am leaving to Goa this weekend. We are heading towards Candolim beach. I guess the destination in Goa has lot to add which route to take.

According to GMaps, it's showing this route link.

Your route suggests bit diff where we head towards Gangavati -> Hubli -> Belagavi

What's the best route? While returning, we will be starting from South Goa, I guess in that case your route is better? :)

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Hi,

I am leaving to Goa this weekend. We are heading towards Candolim beach. I guess the destination in Goa has lot to add which route to take.

According to GMaps, it's showing this route

Your route suggests bit diff where we head towards Gangavati -> Hubli -> Belagavi

What's the best route? While returning, we will be starting from South Goa, I guess in that case your route is better? :)

Hyderabad to Candolim this is the best route.

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

If you follow Google maps make sure you pass through each and every place given in the list else you will be in soup.

I know don't from which part of south Goa you are starting from. But make sure you pass through Hubli and follow the same route in the return.

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[uSER=97]nitin88[/uSER] Google maps keep on diverting the routes as you need to change many highways in order to reach Goa.

As karthik suggested make sure you pass through the places mentioned.

Have a safe journey. Please update us when you get back. :cooler:

[uSER=8]karthik[/uSER] Route you have mention is spot on.

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Thanks. I am gonna drive in the night. So I want to be in safe road. I really hate bad roads even if they are okiesh :)

Sedan car with full load :)

So I am relying on trusted sources to get the best "neat" road. Btw, how beautiful to drive Goa Ghat road?

I really love to take Ghat roads :)

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Thanks. I am gonna drive in the night. So I want to be in safe road. I really hate bad roads even if they are okiesh :)

Sedan car with full load :)

So I am relying on trusted sources to get the best "neat" road. Btw, how beautiful to drive Goa Ghat road?

I really love to take Ghat roads :)

All the roads from Hyderabad to Goa are in bad shape.

This route is the best among the worst.

Speed bumps are pain across Karnataka. Have to be careful, especially in a fully loaded sedans.

Last year we drove a Honda city with 4 people and fully loaded boot. We scrapped on numerous speed bumps.:angry:

Ghat road is excellent. Newly laid roads with no potholes. They collect around 250/- at the entrance.

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[uSER=97]nitin88[/uSER] .. Something like that already exists bro.. Please check out the "Route Queries" option in the forum where such discussions have been taking place.. But never mind, we tend to post queries right away after going through a travel story and thats common.. Thanks a lot for that suggestion anyways.. Appreciate the zeal you show up on improvement of the forum and you are always welcome to suggest add-ons as such to make this forum more interesting and user friendly.. :D

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Sure. Something I want to suggest, there should be pinned thread for discussing all these queries. Don't want ruin some other threads. Please think about it.

Not a problem as long as it adds value to the topic. Provide us more suggestion and remarks to improve the forum.:cooler:

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Hey,

I have taken the route which you guys suggested. except some dangerous speed brakers and some bad roasa, rest of the road is good. Almost we have taken 17 hours excluding 2:30hrs break. Now I feel its too long route.

Howabout the road condition Goa -> Belagavi -> Bagalkat -> Vijayapura -> Hyderabad

or Bagalkat -> Raichur -> Mahabubnagar -> Hyderabad.

While returning sedan car with full load. I dont want to scrap it or hurt its suspension with bad roads. Please help :)

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Hey,

I have taken the route which you guys suggested. except some dangerous speed brakers and some bad roasa, rest of the road is good. Almost we have taken 17 hours excluding 2:30hrs break. Now I feel its too long route.

Howabout the road condition Goa -> Belagavi -> Bagalkat -> Vijayapura -> Hyderabad

or Bagalkat -> Raichur -> Mahabubnagar -> Hyderabad.

While returning sedan car with full load. I dont want to scrap it or hurt its suspension with bad roads. Please help :)

Sadly that is the best route to Goa.:angry:

Bagalkot route has little less speed bumps but road condition is poor. You can easily add two more extra hour to your drive time.

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Sadly that is the best route to Goa.:angry:

Bagalkot route has little less speed bumps but road condition is poor. You can easily add two more extra hour to your drive time.

:( When I see this much amount of stress for less distance, I feel so sad. Those roads, I dont know how to deal with full load without scrapping.

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Traveled to Goa during the republic day weekend & took the below route suggested on this thread.

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Go

I would say this is the best route I have take to Goa till now & thank you very much for the info. Most of the roads are newly laid especially the Chorla ghat road was awesome. Even though it took us 16 hours, it wasn't very tiring.

Couple of things to Note:

Speed breakers in Karnataka are gonna test your patience.

Road expansion is being done in Belgavai, so try to avoid entering Belgavai during peak hours. It took us 45 mins to cross it during the evening peak.

As other pointed out maps will try to readjust & might lead you to lesser known roads. To avoid it I did not turn on the navigation. Once I have fixed the route from Hyderabad on Maps, we just followed the route on maps without turning on the navigation.

You can use the below maps link. Origin: Gachibowli. Destination: Arpora (near Baga)

https://goo.gl/maps/1wZEXDByK1x

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Traveled to Goa during the republic day weekend & took the below route suggested on this thread.

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Go

I would say this is the best route I have take to Goa till now & thank you very much for the info. Most of the roads are newly laid especially the Chorla ghat road was awesome. Even though it took us 16 hours, it wasn't very tiring.

Couple of things to Note:

Speed breakers in Karnataka are gonna test your patience.

Road expansion is being done in Belgavai, so try to avoid entering Belgavai during peak hours. It took us 45 mins to cross it during the evening peak.

[uSER=113]ramu44[/uSER] Thank you for the update.:clap:

Speed bumps are real pain in Karnataka.

We faced the same issue at Belgavai. Traffic management is very poor inside the town.

Ghat road was awesome, felt like a race course. But narrow roads combined with blind curves made me extra cautious.

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Thanks for the fantastic info and it really helped our 4 families to hit the road this May 20th, 2016.

We did it through "Hyd-Raichur-Sindhanur-Gangavathi-Hubli-Belgaum-Panjim/Mamosa" with a night halt at Vinay Residency,Sindhanur- a very nice place to stay in the night.

3 cars, XUV, XYLO and Verna . While returning this May 25th we did this through the help of Google maps and the route is

Panjim >Belgaum>Lingasur>Raichur>Mahaboobnagar>Hyderabad.

A very good route and recommended. You can always expect the speed breakers while driving through Karnataka. Single line between Raichur till Mahaboobnagar but still the road is ok.

In the second route you could comfortably do it in a day if you start by 6.00am and can reach destination by 9.30pm/10.00 with ample lunch/coffee/dinner breaks.

This site was really helpful and appreciate the good work.

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Thanks for the fantastic info and it really helped our 4 families to hit the road this May 20th, 2016.

We did it through "Hyd-Raichur-Sindhanur-Gangavathi-Hubli-Belgaum-Panjim/Mamosa" with a night halt at Vinay Residency,Sindhanur- a very nice place to stay in the night.

3 cars, XUV, XYLO and Verna . While returning this May 25th we did this through the help of Google maps and the route is

Panjim >Belgaum>Lingasur>Raichur>Mahaboobnagar>Hyderaba d.

A very good route and recommended. You can always expect the speed breakers while driving through Karnataka. Single line between Raichur till Mahaboobnagar but still the road is ok.

In the second route you could comfortably do it in a day if you start by 6.00am and can reach destination by 9.30pm/10.00 with ample lunch/coffee/dinner breaks.

This site was really helpful and appreciate the good work.

Thanks Kumar for the update.

I am doing Hyderabad Goa tomorrow morning. Planning to stay in Pai Resort Belgaum in the night to travel on the ghat road in the morning.

Planning to take the default route suggested by Google.

Hyderabad - Mahboobnagar - Raichur - Lingusugur - Bagalkot - Belgavi - Chorla - Mapusa - Candolim, Goa

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Thanks Kumar for the update.

I am doing Hyderabad Goa tomorrow morning. Planning to stay in Pai Resort Belgaum in the night to travel on the ghat road in the morning.

Planning to take the default route suggested by Google.

Hyderabad - Mahboobnagar - Raichur - Lingusugur - Bagalkot - Belgavi - Chorla - Mapusa - Candolim, Goa

Would suggest you to take the below route.

Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

We did this route in January. This is one of the best route, we did till date(from the past 10 years).

Don't trust Google maps. Even though you use it, make sure you pass through each and every town in the above list.

edit: If possible try out both the routes and update us.:cooler:

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"Hyderabad - Mahboobnagar - Raichur - Lingusugur - Bagalkot - Belgavi - Chorla - Mapusa - Candolim, Goa" which is done in May 2016.

Having done both the routes I recommend the Raichur to Belgavi path. Stretch between Raichur to Belgavi is really good. Google maps really helps to get out of the cities and the traffic with much ease.

This helped a lot to get out of Goa and into the Ghat section with much ease. Mapusa is a big place and at Goa you would find it tough to locate your resorts if you are late in the night. Here Google maps would come in handy. Yes we took a print out of each of the villages and the places between the main places as suggested for current best route [2016] by Gowtham while we travelled to Goa from Hyderabad. Hubli, Belgavi city traffic is going to take some time especially in the evenings.

For the Dharward - Belgavi the distance of 70 odd kms is a breeze with very nice 8 line road. Given an option to hit road now again, I would love to do the Raichur-Belgavi route. Same view from all of the 3 vehicle drivers who took this trip.

Thanks Gowtham, your recommendation helped us to plan this trip with out any second thoughts as we hit the road.

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Via Gangavati is the best option.

Going via kurnool is a bad choice, unless you want to cover some other place in that route.;)

No place to cover on that route dude, need to pickup one at Kurnool... Start is from Hyd... Hope the route don't suck....

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A very detailed travelogue with some brilliant pics , Goa does look extremely beautiful in the monsoon too and you should drive there once during that time.. roads look mesmerizing and added to that is the beauty of nature.. Don't miss it :D

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reallyy an awesome rideeee, nyc scenic picsssssssss, its a really beautiful, and your visit was at apt time which made you have some wonderful clicks

Thank you ujwal

Yeah goa is a beautiful place to drive down from Hyderabad.

Though the drive is hectic you will enjoy the place for sure.

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Hi Driveking, very nice post.

I wish to drive to Goa from Hyd around 2nd Sept. Which rout should I take ( day time drive only, family). I will drive Toyota C-Altis. Thanks

Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa (North goa, Baga)

Best route as of now, But I head bridge is closed between Mahbubnagar and Raichur.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle8737294.ece

Anyone has latest update on this?

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Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa (North goa, Baga)

Best route as of now, But I head bridge is closed between Mahbubnagar and Raichur.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle8737294.ece

Anyone has latest update on this?

Yes... the route has been closed...but it is to get reopened during next week....

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Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa (North goa, Baga)

Best route as of now, But I head bridge is closed between Mahbubnagar and Raichur.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle8737294.ece

Anyone has latest update on this?

Route is closed, but there is some diversion through small villages and the diverted route is bad for some kilometers.

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Yes... the route has been closed...but it is to get reopened during next week....

According to the news it should be opened.

Lets hope there wont be any further delays.

Google maps is not showing any blockage. Anyways we can trust it blindly.

Please update, if the bridge is reopened.

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According to the news it should be opened.

Lets hope there wont be any further delays.

Google maps is not showing any blockage. Anyways we can trust it blindly.

Please update, if the bridge is reopened.

Hi Friends,

On 2nd Sept 2016, Drove from Hyderabad to Goa, Started at 4 PM from and took the following route.

Hyderabad to Goa :

Gachibowli ORR -> Raichur ( Bypassed)-> Gangavathi ( reached 10 pm , rested over night) -> Started 6.30 am to Gadag-> Hubli (Bypassed) -> Ramnagar-> Anmod->Molem->Panaji Reached 1 PM.

Return drive : Goa to Hyderabad: 6th Sept. 2016

Panaji ( Started 6.30 am)-> Belgavi - > Bagalkot -> Raichur ( Bypassed)-> Bhootpur ( took single+narrow and not so good road , 17 KM, joins you to BLR HYd Highway) -> Jadcherla - > Gachibowli via ORR , reached 6.50 pm.

Return drive was like breeze, I recommend the latter , roads are single , two way , in a good condition, no/ little traffic. If you pardon the Karnataka's obsession with Speed breakers and rumble strip... you will love to drive @100/120 KMPH, no stress.

My experience-

1. Do carry enough water and food which you may eat on the go. There are no decent eateries on either of routes.

2. While return, we had delicious breakfast at Tumkut Tatte idli restaurant , do try.

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Thanks Shishir for the update. Could you please throw some light on the road conditions and whether the krishna river bridge was open.

It should be completed according to the time line given by contractors.

But last month, It was not open, there was some diversion. Not sure about the current status.

If you don't want to risk you can go via Gadwal. Will try to get info about the bridge status.

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Hi all...how long is the ghat drive enroute hyd to goa? Would a small car like Grand i10 be OK for the drive ?

You will encounter the ghat section at the end of your journey.

It will be around 130~ Kilometers, it may change depending on the route you are take.

starting early morning is key.

start at 4 am you will reach Goa before dark.

Route selection is biggest issue.Make sure you pick the correct route.

Grand i10 can easily do it, no need to worry about it.

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what's the ideal route to take from hyderabad to goa?

It is tough to get the ideal route to Goa, but let me try.

a) Choose this route as there is bridge repair is going between Mahbubnagar and Raichur. (should be completed according to the time line given by govt.)

b) If you are not sure if the repair is done, this is fastest route to visit Goa (North). There is some diversion near the bridge, If it is closed.

a)Route (2015):

Hyderabad ---> Parigi ---> Sedam ---> Gulbarga ---> Jewargi ---> Bijapur ---> Bagalkot ---> Belgaum ---> Chorla Ghat ---> Goa

b)Current Best Route (2016)

Hyderabad --> Raichur --> Gangavathi --> Hubli --> Dharward --> Belgavai --> Chorla --> Mapusa --> Goa

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