Bangalore To Goa: A Road Trip Guide

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Goa is easily accessible by rail and air and the Bangalore to Goa road trip is one of the most popular trips to be done by road. Since flight tickets are not always cheap, and spontaneous Goa plans are the best, you should definitely consider exploring Goa by road once. Goa is about 650 - 700 km from Bangalore depending upon the route you choose to take. 

Routes to Take a Road Trip From Bangalore to Goa

Route 1: the chitradurga route.

Distance: 567 km Duration: 11 hours 52 minutes excluding the pitstops Route: Bangalore- Tumkur -Chitradurga-Dandeli-Goa

Route 2: The Karwar Route 

Distance: 632 km Duration: 13 hours excluding the pitstops Route: Bangalore-Tumkur-Davangere-Sirsi- Gokarna -Karwar-Goa

Route 3: The Hassan Route

Distance: 687 km Duration: 13 hours 20 minutes excluding the pitstops Route: Bangalore-Nelamangala-Hassan-Davangere-Hubli-Dandeli-Goa

Road Conditions

  • The roads till Hubli are well maintained. There might be potholes and broken roads while going to Gokarna
  • Diversions see the roads meander into village areas which have narrow roads with potholes and speed bumps. 
  • Try avoiding such detours as you may encounter congested roads.

Where to Eat on the Way from Bangalore to Goa

Sea Food

  • Stop for breakfast at Chitradurga 
  • Sample the local seafood delicacies Gokarna or Karwar
  • Stop for great food at Tumkur and Hassan

Travel Tips To Keep In Mind 

bangalore to goa road trip best route

  • Start your journey early from Bangalore in order to avoid traffic jams
  • Carry sunscreen, UV-protected eyewear, scarfs, and hats to protect yourself from sunburn.
  • If you are planning to visit the churches, please carry some conservative clothing. 

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Bangalore to Goa Road trip in 5 Spectacular routes with all details!

bangalore to goa road trip best route

Bangalore to Goa road trip is a spectacular experience. It can be done in multiple routes each having its own interesting places to see on the way! Driving from Bangalore to Goa is an annual pilgrimage for us. Sometimes we have driven to Goa at the drop of the hat!

The sights on each of these routes make the road trip to Goa from Bangalore memorable. Bangalore to Goa gives many opportunities to experience the beauty of the western ghats in different hues.

All five routes given here are spectacular drives. Here, the journey becomes more thrilling than the destination! Bangalore to Goa distance in all the routes is almost the same. There may be a difference of 40 KMs between the routes. These routes are convenient whether you are driving to North Goa or South Goa destinations.

Of the five routes listed here, you will be driving to Hubli in four of them and then take a deviation. The fifth route is different and does not touch Hubli.

All these routes take you through lovely ranges of the Western Ghats. You will be stunned by the beauty of the valleys and waterfalls you will see on the way. Especially if you drive in the monsoon. While driving in monsoon one needs to be cautious of possible landslides and roadblocks. The best season to drive will be immediately after the monsoon.

Check out these five routes and five thrilling road trip experiences for your Bangalore to Goa trip by car! Please click on the pictures to see them in larger sizes.

Weather Alert – Monsoon has begun. All the routes will be green and beautiful with manay cascades. Pls make sure you have read these tips before planning the trip – 10 Essential Tips for Road Trip in Monsoon

Please ensure that you have topped up/recharged your FASTag account before starting the road trip.

If you are going to Goa to celebrate the new year, please don’t miss reading these tips – 10 Practical Tips for Celebrating New Year in Goa 2024 – https://traveltwosome.com/new-year-in-goa/

Route 1 – Amazing Anmod Ghat!

Latest update – The Anmod Ghat road is open for traffic after repairs. Ramnagar to Mollem will take 45 mins. However, there are few bad patches before you enter Goa border. Easily manageable. Follow the signage, especially between Ramnagar and Anmod checkpoint on the Karnataka side. Once you cross to Goa, the road is good.

The shortest of the six routes. The drive from Dharwad to Goa is stunningly beautiful. Driving through Mahadayi Wild Life Sanctuary , you will see numerous waterfalls during monsoons.

Lovely valley views and the excellent road make this a pleasant drive. Stop over at places to enjoy the valley views.

Suitable for those who are going to North and Central Goa places like Panaji, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Arambol, Colva, Arpora etc first.

Check out this detailed post on this blog on our drive on this route in Monsoon in 2014 – Monsoon Drive to Goa 1 – Amazed @ Anmod Ghat!

Bangalore to Goa Distance by this route  – 597 KMs

Driving Time – 10 hours with Breakfast and Lunch breaks

Suggested stops 

Breakfas t – Cafe Coffee Day (Sira), Upadhya Ruchi (Chitradurga bypass), Kapatharu (after Tumkur), Adigas Pakashala (Sira Byepass). Naivedyam ( Chitradurga Byepass, newly opened) Our Choice is Adigas Paakashala and Upadhya Ruchi. If you are ok with a slightly delayed Breakfast and want to have yummy Davanagere Benne Dosey ( Davanagere Butter Dosa), then stop at Apoorva Resort on the highway on Davanagere Byepass. All these places have restrooms.

Lunch – You don’t have good options for Lunch on this route. Sri Lakshmi or Vaishali in Ramnagar is a good bet. However, Molem would be a good place to eat something before you reach your hotel in Goa. Roshan and Mollem Karibu in Mollem are worth a visit.

Google Map –  https://goo.gl/maps/9tu62YJVxk42

Google map for Alternate route via Dandeli –   https://goo.gl/maps/LtX3bLNPU79c4ZCq9

Route 2 – Get awestruck at Amboli Ghat

If you are staying in North Goa we recommend that you drive through this route once during the trip.

The drive through Amboli ghat after Chandgad is mind-blowingly beautiful, especially in Monsoon. Driving through mist-clad roads with Amboli Valley on the one side and a canopy of waterfalls on the other side makes this route stand out for its beauty.

To top it all, you will get a chance to see beautiful Amboli Falls.

Suitable for those who are going to North and Central Goa places like Panaji, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Arambol, Colva, Arpora etc first.

Check out this detailed post on this blog on our drive on this route in Monsoon in 2014 – Monsoon Drive to Goa 2 – Awestruck @ Amboli Ghat!

Bangalore to Goa Distance by this route  – 667 KMs

Driving time – 10 – 11 Hours with breaks for Breakfast and Lunch.

Suggested stops

Breakfas t – Cafe Coffee Day (Sira), Upadhya Ruchi (Chitradurga bypass), Kapatharu (after Tumkur), Adigas Pakashala (Sira Byepass). Naivedyam ( Chitradurga Byepass, newly opened). If you are ok with a slightly delayed Breakfast and want to have yummy Davanagere Benne Dosey ( Davanagere Butter Dosa), then stop at Apoorva Resort on the highway on Davanagere Byepass. Our Choice is Adigas Paakashala and Upadhya Ruchi. All these places have restrooms.

Lunch – If you are seafood lover and love M alwani cuisine, you can have your lunch break in Sawantwadi.

Google Map –  https://goo.gl/maps/dB2AL1kt45o

Route 3 – Captivating Chorla Ghat

We drove on this route during the monsoon. What a blissful drive! The route from Belgaum to Goa is a pleasure. Virtually driving under a canopy of trees with green fields and valleys.

You will get a chance to see the grand spectacle of Surla Falls which is a small detour from the highway at the excise check post of Karnataka. Enjoy the pleasing view of the backwaters of Keri Dam and the rolling hills of Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary along the way.

Bangalore to Goa Distance by this route  – 626 KMs

Breakfas t – Cafe Coffee Day (Sira), Upadhya Ruchi (Chitradurga bypass), Kapatharu (after Tumkur), Adigas Pakashala (Sira Byepass), Naivedyam ( Chitradurga Byepass, newly opened). If you are ok with a slightly delayed Breakfast and want to have yummy Davanagere Benne Dosey ( Davanagere Butter Dosa), then stop at Apoorva Resort on the highway on Davanagere Byepass. Our Choice is Adigas Paakashala and Upadhya Ruchi. All these places have restrooms.

Lunch – It would be good to have an early lunch in Belgaum which has good options. Else, the other decent option will be Delta Eco Huts on the highway before turning to Surla Falls

Google Map –  https://goo.gl/maps/7trxDRViuFQ2

You may take a look at this post on this blog on driving on this route – Monsoon Magic – A quick drive to Goa and Malnad!

Route 4 – Twin falls and the Coastal drive

This is a perennial favourite of us. As soon as you leave Hubli, you are treated to soothing green fields.

Latest Update – The stretch after Yellapur through Arebail ghat is not in good condition with many potholes and slow moving truck traffic. Be prepared for extended journey time

After you cross Yallapur, you will be driving through forests till you meet the NH 66. There are few potholes on the road especially in forest areas. Please look out for them. This route allows you to visit two charming waterfalls – Magod Falls and Vibhuti Falls.

For Magod Falls, take a small detour of 12 KMs from the highway. A spectacular waterfall formed by the Bedti River. On the way to the falls stop over to enjoy the beauty of serene Kavadikere lake.

Latest update – We understand that the road from the highway to Magod is not in great condition after the rains. This may delay the overall time of travel. Please plan accordingly.

Vibhuti Falls is another lovely waterfall you will see when you drive from Bangalore to Goa on this route. River jumps over rocks to form layered falls. Look out for the signage after Ramanguli. A drive of 14 KMs off the highway will take you to the falls.

Enjoy the enchanting views of the seacoast as you climb from Ankola. You may also stop to visit the warship museum at Karwar Beach.

After Karwar, Look out for the fabulous sight of Kali River’s confluence with the Arabian Sea.

This route from Bangalore is ideal for those who are going to places like Cancona, Palolem, Agonda, Varca, Cavalossim, Madgaon, and Benaulim in South Goa first.

Bangalore to Goa Distance by this route  – 673 KMs

Driving time – 11 – 12 Hours with breaks for Breakfast and Lunch.

Breakfas t – Cafe Coffee Day (Sira), Upadhya Ruchi (Chitradurga byepass), Kapatharu ( after Tumkur), Adigas Pakashala (Sira Byepass), Naivedyam ( Chitradurga Byepass, newly opened). If you are ok with a slightly delayed Breakfast and want to have yummy Davanagere Benne Dosey ( Davanagere Butter Dosa), then stop at Apoorva Resort on the highway on Davanagere Byepass. Our Choice is Adigas Paakashala and Upadhya Ruchi. All these places have restrooms.

Lunch – Either one can have it at Kamat Upachar on the Mumbai – Mangalore highway. At the junction where you join the Mumbai – Mangalore highway, turn left and drive for a kilometre to see Kamat Upachar. If you are OK with waiting for another 45 minutes, then you can have lunch at Amruth Hotel in Karwar whose speciality is seafood Amrut restaurant in Karwar.

Google Map –  https://goo.gl/maps/etwkirKWupx

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Route 5 – Joy of Jog Falls

A lovely route for those who are going from Bangalore to Goa if you are planning your stay in South Goa.

Once you enter Shiralakoppa, you will be driving through the Malnad region. This route gives you a chance to see the famous Jog Falls which is breathtakingly beautiful in monsoon.

The drive from Sagar to Honnavar is virtually through a green canopy. The stretch through Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary after Jog Falls is spellbinding. Stop over to enjoy the spectacle of Bangara Kusuma Falls which is glorious in monsoon.

Enjoy the magnificent sight of Sharavathi valley at the viewpoint which you cannot miss on the roadside. One may also visit the famous Bangaramakki Hanuman temple on the way.

Once you join the NH 66 at Honnavar, you will get a chance to see the confluence of the Sharavati River and sea. The drive along the coast till Goa is fantastic.

Bangalore to Goa Distance by this  route –  595 KMs

Breakfas t – Kamat Upachar (Sira),  Sai Palace (Between Sira and Hiriyur), Cafe Coffee Day (Sira), Upadhya Ruchi (Chitradurga byepass), Kapatharu ( after Tumkur), Adigas Pakashala (Sira Byepass). Our Choice is Adigas Paakashala and Upadhya Ruchi. All these places have restrooms.

Lunch – Have an early lunch in Sagar Residency b efore Honnavar

Google Map –  https://goo.gl/maps/bxRdX8to9tm

Travel Tips

We recommend you leave early in the morning around 6 AM so that you can comfortably reach your destination in Goa by 5 PM

We have given route maps for routes 1, 2 and 3 up to Panjim in North Goa and that of routes 4 and 5 up to Palolem in South Goa. You can reach your destination from these places.

  • If you want to know more about Davanagere Benne Dosey ( Davanagere Butter Dosa) please click on this link in this blog – Buttering Lessons in Davanagere!
  • Route 1 – Sri Lakshmi or Vaishali in Ramnagar
  • Route 2 – Belgaum or Sawantwadi
  • Route 3 – The Delta resort before you turn to Surla Falls
  • Route 4 – Kamat Upachar Hotel which is a KM towards Mangalore when you join NH66 before Ankola.
  • Dobaspet, Sira, Harihar, After RaneBennur, Shiggaon
  • The road conditions are generally good and some places are broken as given under each route. All roads are well signaged.
  • The Chorla Ghat road is likely to see more traffic among all the five routes due to vehicles coming from the Maharashtra side.
  • Drive safe as the roads in Western Ghats are curvaceous.
  • Our recommendation is to go by one road for the onward journey and return by the other depending on where you will be staying in Goa.
  • There are other routes from Bangalore to Goa as well. These are via Dandeli after Hubli and via Bankapur after Haveri . You may try it if you wish to.
  • On reaching Goa, to get best out of the trip and make it memorable, we urge you to check this post on this blog

12 Things to do in Goa you haven’t done before!

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Lastly, the road conditions on the routes may change due to various factors. Especially during monsoon and immediately after as all the roads go through heavy rainfall areas which may see landslides, road blocks and patchy roads.  We advise you to join a road trip enthusiasts group HVK Forum managed by H V Kumar, the doyen of road trips in India . You can get the latest updates on road conditions in this very active group. Search for “ Goa roads” in the group for the latest updates.

We strongly suggest that you download the customised Routo app from H V Kumar. HVK as he is fondly called, provides you with customised route maps, and live support on the road trip with road conditions and will also help you with hotel accommodation as well. Check out all the details here.

Routo – The Right Route & Travel Support For The Motorist Traveller

Do let us know about your experience of driving on these lovely routes from Bangalore to Goa. We look forward to your feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Can I go to Goa from Bangalore by car? – Yes you can and we say you should! With five lovely routes to choose from above, going to Goa from Bangalore by car is a lovely experience! 
  • I s it difficult to drive from Bangalore to Goa? – The answer is NO. It is a comfortable drive from Bangalore to Goa on whichever route you choose from the above.
  • Which is the best route to reach Goa from Bangalore? – There are five lovely routes to reach Goa from Bangalore. You can choose any one of them. Our suggestion. Go by one and come by the other.
  • Where to halt between Bangalore to Goa? – There is no need to halt between Bangalore to Goa. It is a comfortable 10-hour drive with breaks.

Also, check out the following posts on Goa which will make your Goan sojourn a memorable experience!!!

  • 12 Things to do in Goa you have never done before!        http://traveltwosome.com/12-things-to-do-in-goa-you-havent-done/
  • 5 offbeat Things to in Goa in Monsoon         http://traveltwosome.com/5-things-to-do-in-goa-in-monsoon/
  • Dudhsagar falls railway track trek – A Spectacular experience .       http://traveltwosome.com/dudhsagar-falls-railway-track-trek/

We encourage you to explore more around Bangalore! Do check these posts below.

12 Wonderful Weeklong Road Trips from Bangalore with Day Wise Itinerary! –   http://traveltwosome.com/exciting-road-trips-from-bangalore/ 

8 Wonderful Weekend Trips from Bangalore (Covers Saturday & Sunday) with Day Wise Itinerary –   http://traveltwosome.com/weekend-getaways-from-bangalore/

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So beautiful. Pl share similar route from bombay to goa

Thanks Senda. Will do.

Hi.. thanks for this… Really good. Did you need to get a special permit to enter Goa from Karnataka?

This is amazing. Could you share what is the current state of Route 5 – in terms of road conditions? I will be traveling with a kid who gets travel sick hence doing a bit more due diligence of roads..Also from South goa, if we have to take an alternate route back to Bangalore, what ll u suggest?

Road conditions are very good. On the way back, you can take route 4.

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  • Bangalore to Goa Road Trip: A Comprehensive Guide For Your Next Getaway

11 Jul 2023

Embarking on a Bangalore to Goa road trip is a thrilling adventure that combines the beauty of Karnataka’s landscapes with the sun-kissed beaches of Goa. The journey offers a perfect blend of scenic vistas, cultural experiences, and gastronomic delights. As you drive through the mesmerizing Western Ghats, you’ll witness the changing landscapes, quaint towns, and a vibrant tapestry of cultures. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an unforgettable journey from the IT capital to the beach paradise of India with a detailed guide that will tell you all about the Bangalore to Goa road distance and tips.

Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Routes

routes for Bangalore to Goa road trip

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Embark on an exhilarating Bangalore to Goa road trip, exploring scenic routes like NH48 through Shimoga and Honnavar or NH4 through Hubli and Dharwad. Unveil the beauty of the journey as you embark on Bangalore to Goa road trip by car, driving through picturesque landscapes. Read further to know about the routes.

1. Route via NH48

historical site in Hubli, a stop between the Bangalore to Goa road trip

The most popular route for a Bangalore to Goa road trip is via NH48. This route takes you through Tumkur, Chitradurga, and Hubli, offering a smooth and well-maintained highway. As you leave Bangalore behind, you’ll witness vast expanses of farmlands and scenic countryside. Stop by Chitradurga Fort, a magnificent historical site, for a glimpse into Karnataka’s rich heritage. The route is dotted with plenty of food joints and rest stops, making it convenient for travelers.

Must Read: 55 Best Places To Visit In Bangalore That Will Make You Fall In Love With The City

2. Route via NH150A and NH66

lush green surroundings in Honnavar

If you’re seeking a slightly different experience, consider taking the route via NH150A and NH66. This route takes you through picturesque towns like Shimoga and Honnavar, offering a more scenic and offbeat journey. You’ll drive amidst lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and the serene charm of the Western Ghats. Make sure to stop by the Jog Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in India, and enjoy the breathtaking view.

3. Route via NH275 and NH69

A car on the Shivamogga route on a Bangalore to Goa road trip

For those who want to explore the heart of Karnataka, the route via NH275 and NH69 is a great choice. This route takes you through Shivamogga, Sagar, and Sirsi, offering a glimpse of the region’s rich flora and fauna. The route is known for its dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and picturesque river valleys. Make a pit stop at Jog Falls and the charming town of Gokarna, known for its pristine beaches and spiritual significance.

Suggested Read: 10 Top Things To Do In Bangalore That You Must Tick Off Your Bucket List

Best Time To Take Bangalore To Goa Road Trip

lush green highway on the way from Bangalore to Goa road trip

The best time to embark on a Bangalore to Goa road trip is during the winter months from November to February. The weather is pleasant, with cooler temperatures, making it ideal for long drives. You can avoid the scorching heat of summer and the heavy monsoon rains that can sometimes make the roads challenging to navigate. However, do note that Goa is a popular tourist destination, and the winter months can be crowded. If you prefer a quieter experience, consider traveling during the shoulder seasons of October-November or February-March.

Places To Visit On Your Bangalore To Goa Road Trip

1. jog falls.

scenic view of the jog falls, a spot between the Bangalore to Goa road trip

One of the best places to explore on your Bangalore to Goa road trip is Jog Falls. Located near Shimoga, this is a breathtaking natural wonder and one of the highest waterfalls in India. The cascading water plunges from a height of around 830 feet, creating a mesmerizing sight. Take a short detour from the main route to witness the magnificent beauty of Jog Falls.

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the famous Gokarna beach

A serene coastal town known for its pristine beaches and tranquil ambiance, Gokarna is a must-visit destination on the Bangalore to Goa road trip. Explore the famous Om Beach, relax on the less crowded Paradise Beach, and visit the revered Mahabaleshwar Temple for a blend of spirituality and natural beauty.

3. Dudhsagar Falls

lush greenery at the Dudhsagar falls in between Bangalore to Goa road trip

Situated on the Mandovi River, Dudhsagar Falls is a majestic four-tiered waterfall that resembles a flowing sea of milk. Admire the grandeur of this natural spectacle, surrounded by lush greenery. You can take a short trek to reach the falls or opt for a thrilling jeep safari through the scenic Mollem National Park.

Suggested Read: 58 Fabulous Places To See In A Day Around Bangalore

4. Palolem Beach

beachside view in Goa

As you approach the final leg of your journey, make a stop at Palolem Beach in South Goa. Known for its pristine white sands, turquoise waters, and laid-back vibe, it offers a perfect spot for relaxation. Enjoy water sports, indulge in fresh seafood, or simply unwind by the beach and soak in the breathtaking views.

Travel Tips For Your Next Bangalore To Goa Road Trip

Travel tips for Bangalore to Goa road trip

  • Plan your itinerary in advance and ensure your vehicle is in good condition before the trip.
  • Carry essential documents like driving license, vehicle registration, and insurance papers.
  • Pack comfortable clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and carry snacks for the journey.
  • Check for toll charges and carry sufficient cash or a FASTag for smooth transactions.
  • Research and book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Further Read: 55 Best Places To Visit In Goa For A Splendid Vacay

Embarking on a road trip from Bangalore to Goa is an incredible way to explore the diverse landscapes and cultures of southern India. Whether you choose the well-traveled highways or the scenic offbeat routes, the journey promises stunning vistas and unforgettable experiences. From the architectural wonders of Chitradurga to the pristine beaches of Goa, this road trip offers the perfect blend of adventure, history, and relaxation. So, gear up, hit the road, and create lifelong memories on this enchanting Bangalore to Goa journey!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bangalore to Goa Road Trip

How long does it take to travel from Bangalore to Goa by road?

The approximate driving time from Bangalore to Goa is around 9 to 10 hours, depending on the route and traffic conditions.

What are the popular routes to reach Goa from Bangalore?

There are primarily two popular routes: one via NH48 through Shimoga and Honnavar, and another via NH4 through Hubli and Dharwad. Both routes offer scenic views and decent road conditions.

Are there any tolls on the Bangalore to Goa route?

Yes, there are several toll booths along the route, and toll charges may vary. It's advisable to carry sufficient cash or use electronic payment options.

Are there good eating options and restrooms available en route?

Yes, there are multiple restaurants, eateries, and fuel stations along the Bangalore to Goa route. You'll find options for meals, snacks, and restroom facilities at regular intervals.

What is the best time to plan a road trip from Bangalore to Goa?

The best time to embark on a road trip from Bangalore to Goa is during the winter months from October to February when the weather is pleasant. Avoid monsoon season due to heavy rains and potentially challenging road conditions.

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Bangalore to Goa drive – one of the best road trips in India

Off late, Goa has been our goto destination. We have visited Goa 3 times over the last 3 years. And each time, we had a Bangalore to Goa drive or Bangalore to Goa road trip. But, each time the experience was different. The first and the second time time on our Bangalore to Goa drive, we halted in Hubli on the way. But then these were longer trips from Bangalore to Goa.

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Our first Bangalore to Goa Drive Via Hubli

On the first trip, we first drove from Hubli to Gokarna, spending a day in Gokarna . And then drove from Gokarna to Palolem Beach in South Goa where we experienced staying in a beach hut in Goa . From there, we further moved up the next day, to Benaulim Beach in South Goa. And we stayed at Biera Mar Beach Resort here for 2 weeks. In fact, we worked from Goa during these two weeks. And did day trip to explore North Goa from South Goa . And did a heritage walk of Fontainhas Latin Quarters of Panjim . Apart from that, we mostly spent our days working and evenings on the beaches in Goa .

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While returning, we again took a halt in Hubli. So, on Saturday we drove from Benaulim to Hubli. And on Sunday from Hubli to Bangalore. We stayed in hotel Naveen Lakeside in Hubli which was a good hotel, with nice breakfast spread and very huge lawn besides the lake for kids to enjoy the evening.

Here’s the route taken on this trip :

Distance from Bangalore to Hubli : 412 km

Time taken to drive from Bangalore to Hubli : ~6.5 – 7 hrs

Bangalore – Hubli highway, NH 48 is a 6 lane highway for most parts. And is in excellent conditions. As a result, it is a breeze to cover the 412 km from Bangalore to Hubli. We started around 5:30am from our home, halted for breakfast around 7:30-8:00 am for over an hour. And still reached Hubli by 1:30pm.

Distance from Hubli to Gokarna : ~149 km

Time taken to drive from Hubli to Gokarna : ~ 4 hrs

The route from Hubli to Gokarna via NH52 is winding through western ghat hills. Although the roads to Gokarna are in good condition, it took us a lot of time to navigate the route. Because – (1) the roads are narrow (2) a lot of heavy vehicles ply on this route, they drive really slow and it is difficult to overtake them.

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Overall, we started around 10:30am from our hotel in Hubli and reached Gokarna by 2:30pm in the afternoon.

Our Second Bangalore to Goa Drive Via Hubli

On our next Bangalore to Goa trip, we drove again from Bangalore to Hubli. And then drove from Hubli to Panjim. This time around we had a one week plan to work from Goa. Initially, we stayed at the Grand Leoney Resort in Vagator . And explored the Chapora Fort and few North Goa beaches from Vagator in the evening post office. Also, we visited the Wednesday Anjuna Flea Market and the Anjuna beach . And then, we shifted to Agonda Beach in South Goa for the rest couple of days of our trip to Goa this time. While returning, again we halted in Hubli for the night. And then drove from Hubli to Bangalore the next day.

Chapora Fort Goa | Dil Chahta Hai Fort

Distance from Hubli to Panjim : 183.5 km via NH 67 and NH 748

Time taken for Hubli to Panjim drive : ~ 5 hrs pertaining to the ghat road

Our direct Bangalore to Goa Drive

Finally, on our third trip from Bangalore to Goa, we decided to do a direct Bangalore to Goa Drive. Since, this time around our trip was lasting only 4 nights. So, we couldn’t waste time halting in Hubli. It seemed a bit of a stretch with kids and parents tagging along. But we decided to take the plunge. We started from our home in Bangalore around 4:30am in the morning. And halted for a quick breakfast after crossing Dhavangere around 8:30 am. By 10:30 am, we had reached Hubli bypass.

Since this time, we didn’t have plans to stay in Hubli. So, we took the Hubli bypass road that connects NH48 to NH67. The 30km road on this stretch was 2 lanes only, without divider. So, it took around an hour to cover this stretch. Then we arrived on NH 67 and continued on our journey to Goa. Soon, the ghat roads started. I must say, the roads are not in excellent condition on Karnataka side. There are patches and broken stretches on the road.

But as soon as we crossed the border over to Goa, the scenario changed instantly. The roads are as smooth as they can be. And the drive from here on till Panjim is a breeze. We halted for a late lunch around 3:00pm on the last stretch of highway before Panjim. And then continued our onwards journey. Since, this time, we were staying in an airbnb in Calangute, right next to Panjim. We reached our stay by 5:30 pm in the evening. Not bad right?

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So, here’s a summary of our direct Bangalore to Goa drive :

Bangalore to Goa drive distance : ~ 560km

Bangalore to Goa drive time taken : ~ 11 hours (including breakfast, lunch and few other bio breaks)

Route for the best Bangalore to Goa drive by car taken :

NH 48 = NH 67 – NH 748

Bangalore – Neelamangala – Tumukur – Chitradurga – Dhavangere – Hubli – Doodhsagar – Panjim – Calangute

I recommend this as the best route from Bangalore to Goa by car. And this Bangalore to Goa drive itinerary that we followed is an excellent one. The key is to start early from Bangalore so that we can cross the city traffic in the early morning hours. And then continue on Bangalore – Hubli highway. Since this highway is an excellent 6 lane highway, it is easy to maintain an average speed of 100 km / hr on this highway. And thus, we reach Hubli by 10:30am.

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We aimed to reach early and cross Hubli early so that we could easily navigate the Hubli – Goa ghat roads in daylight. And we were successful in doing that. By 2:30pm, we had already crossed the ghats and arrived in the plains. After which, we halted for a lunch break. There are several “dhaba” style restaurants on this stretch of road. Although you will not get fancy meals here. But decent “thalis” and both North and South Indian cuisines will be available.

From here to Panjim is a beautiful drive, winding through several villages and smaller towns of Goa, through lush green ghat sections intermittently and crossing over the Mandovi river towards the end, before we enter the city of Panjim.

Return trip from Goa to Bangalore

On the day we returned from Goa to Bangalore, we again resolved to start early from Goa. Since, we wanted to arrive in Bangalore before the weekend traffic start building on the streets of the city. So, we started around 7:30am in the morning from our airbnb. And crossed the Ghat road, reaching the Karnataka – Goa border by 8:30 am. We halted right near the state border check post for breakfast. It was a very small and quiet reasonably priced hotel. We had idlis here for breakfast.

Post breakfast, around 9:15 am, we started from here. And crossed Hubli around 11:30am. There after we halted for lunch around 2:00pm at an A2B. And continued further till Bangalore. Surprisingly, we didn’t encounter much traffic in the city. And we were at home by 6:30pm. Towards the last stretch of the drive, we drove around 3.5 hours continuously without any breaks 🙂 So, we reached back from Goa to Bangalore in around 11 hours with 2 long breaks for breakfast and lunch each. This trip has enhanced our confidence to take up longer trips. This road trip from Bangalore to Goa is no doubt, one of the best road trips in India .

Bangalore to Goa by car – cost incurred

Fuel cost on round trip Bangalore to Goa drive by car : ~ INR 8000/-

Food cost on the way :  ~ INR 3500/- for our family of 4

More resources from our Goa trips

Artjuna Cafe in Anjuna Goa

Exploring the flea markets of Goa

The Saturday Night Market at Arpora Goa

Things to do in Goa beyond the beaches 

Our stay at Beleza by the Beach in South Goa

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Good summary. So you think the road from Hubli > Ramnagara> Dodhsagar > Panjim is the best road? I am interested in a good road condition. Not the shortest by google map. These shortest routes have actually non-existant roads. You cannot call them roads. The unfortunately to reach goa is there is no good express highway either from Bangalore or Maharashtra. All roads are 2 lanes with no maintenance.

Yes, the road we took from Hubli via Doodhsagar to Goa is the best of all we have explored. Because Bangalore to Hubli is a super expressway. Hubli to Goa boarder has some patches here and there but as soon as you cross the border over to Goa, its a very smooth road. Via Karwar is another option for south Goa but that has a lot of heavy vehicles plying through the ghat road which will slow you down considerably

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Bangalore to Goa Road Trip: A Comprehensive Guide For Your Next Getaway

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Route and Distance
  • 3 Best Time to Visit
  • 4 Pre-Trip Preparation
  • 5 Packing Essentials
  • 6 Itinerary
  • 7 Travel Tips
  • 8.1 1. Mysuru (Mysore):
  • 8.2 2. Bandipur National Park:
  • 8.3 3. Ooty (Udhagamandalam):
  • 8.4 4. Coorg (Kodagu):
  • 8.5 5. Gokarna:
  • 8.6 6. North Goa:
  • 8.7 7. South Goa:
  • 8.8 8. Return Journey:
  • 9 Conclusion
  • 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you’re an adventure seeker and have a deep love for exploring new places, a road trip from Bangalore to Goa should be at the top of your travel bucket list. The journey offers a perfect blend of diverse landscapes, cultural experiences, and the freedom to explore at your own pace. Whether you’re a group of friends looking for an unforgettable road trip or a family seeking quality time together, this bangalore to goa road trip has something for everyone. So, fasten your seatbelts, pack your bags, and embark on this exhilarating journey from the Silicon Valley of India to the sun-kissed beaches of Goa.

Route and Distance

The road journey from Bangalore to Goa covers approximately 560 kilometers, taking you through a diverse landscape of Karnataka and Goa. The most commonly preferred route is via NH66 (formerly NH17), which is well-maintained and offers stunning views. As you embark on this adventure, be prepared to traverse through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and lush green forests.

Best Time to Visit

Timing is crucial when planning your road trip. While you can visit Goa year-round, the best time is typically from October to March. During this period, the weather is pleasant, making it ideal for exploring the beaches, markets, and various festivals that grace Goa’s calendar. Avoid traveling during the monsoon season (June to September) as heavy rains can lead to waterlogging and road closures.

Pre-Trip Preparation

  • Vehicle Check : Your vehicle is your trusted companion on this journey. Ensure it’s in excellent condition. Check the brakes, tires, engine, and all fluid levels. It’s wise to have your vehicle serviced before embarking on this adventure.
  • Documents : Don’t forget your essentials – driving license, vehicle registration, and insurance documents. Additionally, make sure you have a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate.
  • Emergency Kit : Safety is paramount. Prepare an emergency kit that includes a first-aid box, flashlight, basic tools, and a spare tire.
  • Navigation : Reliable navigation is key. Download a navigation app or carry a GPS device to help you navigate the route smoothly.
  • Accommodation : Research and book accommodations in advance, especially if you plan to visit during peak tourist seasons. Goa offers a wide range of options, from budget-friendly hostels to luxurious resorts.

Packing Essentials

  • Clothing : Pack according to the season. Comfortable clothing, beachwear, and warm clothes for cooler evenings should be on your list.
  • Toiletries : Don’t forget your essential toiletries: toothpaste, soap, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • Food and Water : Carry a stock of snacks, bottled water, and reusable cutlery for impromptu picnics.
  • Entertainment : Load up your favorite music playlists, audiobooks, and road trip games to keep everyone entertained during the journey.

Here’s a detailed itinerary for your Bangalore to Goa road trip :

  • Day 1 : Start your journey early in the morning from Bangalore. As you leave the city behind, you’ll begin to notice the landscape changing. Enjoy the scenic beauty en route and take breaks at local tea stalls and dhabas. By evening, arrive in North Goa, where you’ll check into your accommodation.
  • Day 2-3 : Explore North Goa’s bustling beaches like Calangute, Baga, and Anjuna. Engage in thrilling water sports or simply soak up the sun. In the evenings, enjoy the vibrant nightlife with beachside shacks and clubs offering live music and entertainment.
  • Day 4 : Bid farewell to North Goa and head south. South Goa offers a more relaxed atmosphere with serene beaches like Palolem and Colva. Don’t miss visiting historic sites such as Old Goa with its beautiful churches and Cabo de Rama for panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.
  • Day 5 : Take a day to relax and rejuvenate at the pristine beaches in South Goa. It’s a perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the tranquility that this region offers.
  • Day 6 : Begin your journey back to Bangalore with a stopover in the charming town of Gokarna. Explore Gokarna’s beaches, temples, and the laid-back vibe before continuing your journey.

Travel Tips

  • Drive Safely : Your safety and that of your companions are paramount. Follow traffic rules, avoid speeding, and take regular breaks to stay alert.
  • Cash and ATMs : Carry sufficient cash as you might not find ATMs in remote areas. To prevent card problems, keep your bank informed of your travel itinerary.
  • Local Cuisine : A road trip is not complete without indulging in local cuisine. Try Goan delicacies like fresh seafood, vindaloo, and the delightful bebinca at local eateries.
  • Language : While English is widely spoken in tourist areas, it’s a good idea to learn a few basic Konkani phrases or have a translation app handy, especially when interacting with locals in rural areas.
  • Respect the Environment : Goa is known for its pristine beaches and lush landscapes. Dispose of your trash responsibly and respect local customs and traditions.

The places you can visit on your Bangalore to Goa road trip.

1. mysuru (mysore):.

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PC : Jayesh Bhat

Historical Significance : Mysuru was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore and is known for its royal heritage. It was ruled by the Wadiyar dynasty, and its rich history is reflected in the opulent Mysore Palace.

Must-Visit Attractions :

  • Mysore Palace : Built in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style, this palace is a testament to the grandeur of the Wadiyar dynasty. It is illuminated with thousands of bulbs on Sundays and during festivals. Google Map Location …
  • Brindavan Gardens : These meticulously landscaped gardens are a visual treat, with musical fountains that come alive in the evenings. Google Map Location
  • Chamundi Hill : Climb the 1,000 steps to reach Chamundeshwari Temple and learn about the legends associated with it. Google Map Location
  • St. Philomena’s Church : This Neo-Gothic church is a magnificent structure known for its stained glass windows and impressive architecture. Google Map Location

2. Bandipur National Park:

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Historical Significance : Bandipur National Park was once a private hunting ground for the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later converted into a wildlife sanctuary to protect the diverse flora and fauna.

  • Wildlife Safari : Embark on a thrilling safari through the forested roads to spot elephants, tigers, leopards, and various bird species.
  • Biligiriranga Hills : Located nearby, this region is known for its biodiversity and unique landscapes.

3. Ooty (Udhagamandalam):

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Historical Significance : Ooty served as a summer retreat for the British during the colonial era. Its colonial architecture and charm are still visible today.

  • Botanical Gardens : Established in 1847, these gardens house a vast collection of exotic plants and flowers.
  • Ooty Lake : This artificial lake is perfect for a leisurely boat ride and offers picturesque views.
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway : Take a ride on the historic toy train, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, to experience breathtaking views of the Nilgiri Hills.

4. Coorg (Kodagu):

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Historical Significance : Coorg, or Kodagu, has a rich history intertwined with the Haleri dynasty. It was a significant princely state under British colonial rule.

  • Abbey Falls : These cascading waterfalls are surrounded by lush coffee plantations and offer a serene escape.
  • Coffee Plantations : Coorg is famous for its coffee production. Take a tour to learn about coffee cultivation and processing.
  • Madikeri Fort : Built in the 17th century, this fort provides a glimpse into the region’s historical past.

5. Gokarna:

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Historical Significance : Gokarna is known for its spiritual significance and is mentioned in several ancient Indian texts. It is a pilgrimage site and a center of spirituality.

  • Om Beach : Named after its shape, Om Beach is famous for its tranquility and the spiritually charged atmosphere.
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple : This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a prominent pilgrimage site.
  • Kudle Beach : Enjoy the laid-back vibe and beautiful shoreline of this beach.

These historical and culturally rich places, each with its own unique story to tell, make your Bangalore to Goa road trip not just a journey but a captivating exploration of India’s diverse heritage and natural beauty. As you travel through these destinations, you’ll not only enjoy their historical significance but also experience the cultural tapestry that makes India so fascinating.

6. North Goa:

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Historical Significance : North Goa was a prominent center of trade and culture during the era of ancient dynasties and colonial rule. It still bears traces of its historical past.

  • Calangute Beach : Known as the “Queen of Beaches,” it was once a major trade hub during Portuguese colonial rule. Today, it’s famous for water sports and vibrant nightlife.
  • Baga Beach : Historically, Baga was a fishing village, and its beach is now lined with shacks, clubs, and markets.
  • Anjuna Beach : In the 1960s, Anjuna gained fame as a hippie haven. Explore its flea markets and soak in the bohemian atmosphere.
  • Aguada Fort : Built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century, this fort offers historical insights and panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.

7. South Goa:

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Historical Significance : South Goa’s history is intertwined with that of the rest of Goa. It features old churches, colonial-era mansions, and serene beaches.

  • Palolem Beach : Once a haven for fishermen, it’s now known for its pristine sands and calm waters. Take a boat ride to Butterfly Island.
  • Colva Beach : During Portuguese rule, this area was known for Catholic settlers. Enjoy water sports and fresh seafood at its shacks.
  • Old Goa : This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to beautiful churches and cathedrals, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.
  • Cabo de Rama : The fort here was named after Lord Rama from the Indian epic Ramayana and was later used by the Portuguese. The site offers stunning sunset views.

8. Return Journey:

On your return journey, you can revisit some of your favorite spots or explore new ones, such as Mysuru, Ooty, or any other destinations you may have missed. Use this opportunity to pick up souvenirs and local specialties to remember your incredible road trip.

Your Bangalore to Goa road trip is not just about reaching your destination; it’s about immersing yourself in the history, culture, and natural beauty of the diverse regions you traverse. Each place along the route has its own unique story to tell, offering a rich tapestry of experiences for travelers seeking adventure and historical insights. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through India’s past and present.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to drive from Bangalore to Goa?

The drive from Bangalore to Goa typically takes around 9 to 10 hours, depending on the route you choose, road conditions, and the number of stops you make along the way.

2. What is the best time to embark on a Bangalore to Goa road trip?

The best time for a road trip from Bangalore to Goa is usually from October to March when the weather is pleasant, and Goa hosts various festivals and events. It’s best to avoid the monsoon season (June to September) due to heavy rains and potential road closures.

3. Are there any tolls on the Bangalore to Goa route?

Yes, there are toll booths along the route, and you should be prepared to pay toll charges. Make sure to carry sufficient cash or use electronic payment methods like FASTag for a smoother journey.

4. What are some must-visit places along the way?

Some must-visit places on the Bangalore to Goa road trip include Mysuru, Bandipur National Park, Ooty, Coorg, Gokarna, and various beaches and attractions in North and South Goa. Each of these destinations offers unique experiences and sights to explore.

5. Is the road from Bangalore to Goa safe for driving?

The road from Bangalore to Goa is generally safe for driving. However, like any road trip, it’s essential to drive carefully, obey traffic rules, and be cautious on winding mountain roads. Also, be mindful of wildlife crossings in certain areas.

6. Can I find accommodations along the route, or should I book in advance?

You can find accommodations along the route, but it’s advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons. Booking ahead ensures you have a place to stay, and you can choose from a variety of options based on your budget and preferences.

7. What are some essential items to carry on the road trip?

Some essential items to carry on your road trip include:

  • Vehicle documents (license, registration, insurance)
  • Emergency kit (first-aid supplies, flashlight, tools)
  • Navigation tools (GPS, maps)
  • Sufficient drinking water and snacks
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, sunscreen)
  • Entertainment (music, books, games)
  • Adequate clothing for varying weather conditions

8. Are there any good roadside eateries along the route?

Yes, you’ll find plenty of roadside eateries and dhabas offering a variety of local and regional cuisines. These can be excellent places to sample authentic Indian dishes and local specialties.

9. Are there any language barriers along the route?

While English is widely spoken in most tourist areas, you may encounter some language barriers in rural or remote regions. Learning a few basic phrases in local languages or using translation apps can be helpful for communication.

10. How much should I budget for a Bangalore to Goa road trip?

Your budget can vary widely depending on your preferences for accommodations, dining, and activities. On average, budget-conscious travelers might spend around ₹5,000 to ₹7,000 per day, including accommodation, meals, and some activities. However, it’s advisable to plan your budget based on your specific requirements and preferences.

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The Ultimate Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide

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The Bangalore to Goa road trip guide is a popular and picturesque journey that takes you from the bustling city of Bangalore to the stunning beaches of Goa. This road trip offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse landscapes, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine of South India. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, nature lover, or food enthusiast, this road trip has something for everyone. In this ultimate Bangalore to Goa road trip guide, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to plan your journey, including route options, must-visit destinations in Goa, road trip essentials, accommodation options, and more. So buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Planning Your Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide

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Planning Your Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide:

Before embarking on your Bangalore to Goa road trip, there are a few key factors to consider. First, decide on the duration of your journey and the number of days you want to spend in Goa. This will help you plan your itinerary and allocate time for sightseeing and relaxation. Additionally, make sure to check the condition of your vehicle and have it serviced if necessary. It’s also essential to research the best time to travel from Bangalore to Goa, taking into account weather conditions and peak tourist seasons. Proper planning will ensure a smooth and enjoyable road trip experience.

Key factors to consider before your journey

Best time to travel from bangalore to goa.

The best time to travel from Bangalore to Goa is during the winter months, from November to February. This is when the weather in both cities is pleasant and ideal for a road trip. The temperatures are mild, ranging from 15°C to 28°C, making it comfortable for sightseeing and outdoor activities. It’s important to note that Goa experiences a peak tourist season during December and January due to Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, so it’s advisable to plan your trip accordingly and book accommodations in advance. Traveling during the off-peak season can offer more affordability and fewer crowds.

Bangalore to Goa Route Options

The Ultimate Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide - Bangalore to Goa Route Options

When planning your Bangalore to Goa road trip, you have multiple route options to choose from. The most popular route is NH48, which takes you through Hubli and Belgaum. This route is known for its well-maintained roads and scenic views. Another option is NH50, which passes through Tumkur and Chitradurga. While this route is slightly longer, it offers a more picturesque drive. Whichever route you choose, make sure to check for any road closures or construction updates before setting off on your journey.

Comparison of different routes with pros and cons

When it comes to the Bangalore to Goa road trip, you have several route options available. The most popular route is NH48 via Hubli and Belgaum, known for its well-maintained roads and scenic views. Another option is NH50 through Tumkur and Chitradurga, which offers a more picturesque drive. Each route has its own pros and cons. NH48 is shorter in distance but may have more traffic, while NH50 is longer but provides a more scenic journey. Consider your preferences for road conditions, traffic, and scenery when choosing the best route for your trip.

Recommended pit stops along the way

The Ultimate Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide - Recommended pit stops along the way

As you embark on your Bangalore to Goa road trip, there are several recommended pit stops along the way that can enhance your journey. One popular option is the town of Chitradurga, known for its historical fort and picturesque landscapes. Another great pit stop is Dharwad, where you can indulge in delicious local cuisine. If you’re up for some adventure, consider stopping at Jog Falls, one of India’s highest waterfalls. These pit stops offer a chance to stretch your legs, explore local attractions, and refuel before continuing on your scenic drive to Goa.

Must-Visit Destinations in Goa

When it comes to must-visit destinations in Goa, there is something for everyone. The state is known for its beautiful beaches, such as Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy water sports. For a cultural experience, head to Old Goa and explore its stunning churches and colonial architecture. Don’t miss the vibrant markets of Anjuna and Mapusa, where you can shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs. And if you’re looking for some adventure, visit Dudhsagar Falls or take a boat trip along the picturesque backwaters of Goa.

Top beaches to explore in Goa

Goa is famous for its stunning beaches, and there are several that you must visit during your road trip from Bangalore. Take a dip in the clear waters of Baga Beach or relax on the sandy shores of Calangute Beach. If you’re looking for a more secluded spot, head to Palolem Beach and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere. For water sports enthusiasts, Anjuna Beach is perfect for activities like jet skiing and parasailing. Don’t miss out on experiencing the vibrant nightlife at Candolim Beach or exploring the unique rock formations at Vagator Beach.

Cultural attractions and activities in Goa

The Ultimate Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide - Cultural attractions and activities in Goa

Goa is not just about its beautiful beaches; it also offers a rich cultural experience. Explore the historic remains of Old Goa, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Goan culture by visiting the colorful markets of Mapusa and Panjim. Don’t miss the chance to witness traditional Goan dance forms like Fugdi and Dekhni or attend a local music festival. Visit the forts of Aguada and Chapora for panoramic views and delve into Goa’s colonial past at Fontainhas, the Latin Quarter of Panjim.

Road Trip Essentials and Packing Tips

When embarking on a road trip from Bangalore to Goa, it is essential to pack wisely. Here are some key essentials to consider:

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle documents
  • Maps or GPS navigation system
  • First aid kit
  • Extra cash for tolls and emergencies
  • Snacks and water for the journey
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses for protection from the sun

Additionally, make sure to check the weather forecast before packing and adjust accordingly. Following these tips will ensure a safe and enjoyable road trip experience.

Essential items to pack for a successful road trip

When preparing for a road trip from Bangalore to Goa, it’s crucial to pack the essential items that will ensure a successful journey. Remember to bring a valid driver’s license and vehicle documents, as well as maps or a GPS navigation system for easy navigation. A first aid kit is also essential in case of any emergencies, along with extra cash for tolls and unexpected situations. Don’t forget to pack snacks and water for the journey, comfortable clothing and footwear, sunscreen, and sunglasses for protection from the sun. By packing these essentials, you’ll be ready for a smooth and enjoyable road trip experience.

Tips for staying safe and comfortable during the journey

To ensure a safe and comfortable journey on your Bangalore to Goa road trip, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. First, make sure to take regular breaks and stretch your legs to avoid fatigue. It’s also important to drive within the speed limit and follow all traffic rules. Keep an emergency kit handy with basic tools, a flashlight, and a spare tire. Additionally, check weather conditions before starting the trip and be prepared for any changes. Lastly, stay hydrated and carry snacks for sustenance during the journey. By following these tips, you can enjoy a smooth and enjoyable road trip experience.

Best Accommodation Options in Goa

When it comes to accommodation options in Goa, there is something for every traveler’s preference and budget. From luxurious resorts to cozy homestays, Goa offers a wide range of choices. If you’re looking for a luxurious stay, popular options include Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and The Leela Goa. For those on a budget, Zostel Goa and Backpacker Panda are great hostel options. You can also consider staying in beachfront cottages or guesthouses for a more authentic experience. With its diverse range of accommodations, Goa ensures that every traveler finds their perfect home away from home.

Top hotels, resorts, and homestays in different parts of Goa

When it comes to accommodation options in Goa, you’ll find top-notch hotels, resorts, and homestays spread across different parts of the state. In North Goa, popular choices include Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Marquis Beach Resort, and Casa Anjuna. In South Goa, some recommended options are Alila Diwa Goa, The Zuri White Sands Resort & Casino, and Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. If you prefer a more authentic experience, consider staying in cozy homestays like The Postcard Velha or Surya Kiran Heritage Hotel. These accommodations offer comfort and convenience while immersing you in Goa’s unique charm.

Budget-friendly accommodation recommendations

If you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodation options in Goa, there are plenty of choices available. Some popular budget hotels in North Goa include Calangute Central, Hotel Dona Terezinha, and Ticlo Resorts. In South Goa, you can consider staying at Hotel Colva Kinara, The Sapphire Comfort Hotel, or Graciano Cottages. These accommodations offer comfortable rooms and basic amenities at affordable prices, allowing you to enjoy your trip without breaking the bank.

Exploring Goa’s Culinary Scene

When it comes to exploring Goa’s culinary scene, you’re in for a treat. Goa is famous for its vibrant food culture, influenced by its Portuguese heritage and coastal location. Don’t miss out on trying local Goan dishes such as sorpotel, vindaloo, and fish curry. For seafood lovers, visit the bustling fish markets and indulge in fresh catches of the day. To experience the best of Goan cuisine, head to popular restaurants like Mum’s Kitchen, Vinayak Family Restaurant, and Martin’s Corner. Additionally, make sure to explore the vibrant street food scene with must-try snacks like pao bhaji and Goan sausages.

Popular local dishes to try in Goa

Goa is a food lover’s paradise, and you can’t miss trying its popular local dishes. Indulge in the rich and flavorful sorpotel, a spicy pork dish, or savor the tangy and aromatic vindaloo. Don’t forget to taste the famous Goan fish curry made with fresh catch from the sea. If you’re a seafood enthusiast, visit the vibrant fish markets for an array of mouthwatering options. And when it comes to street food, make sure to try pao bhaji and Goan sausages for an explosion of flavors. Goa’s culinary scene will leave you craving for more!

Best restaurants and street food spots to visit during your trip

The Ultimate Bangalore to Goa Road Trip Guide - Best restaurants and street food spots to visit during your trip

When it comes to dining in Goa, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Some of the best restaurants and street food spots to visit during your trip include iconic establishments like Gunpowder, known for their delectable South Indian cuisine with a modern twist. For seafood lovers, Ritz Classic is a must-visit, offering an array of fresh and flavorful seafood dishes. Don’t miss out on the mouthwatering street food options at Panjim Market or the vibrant night markets where you can indulge in local delicacies like Goan sausages and crispy prawn cutlets.

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There are quite a few route options to chose from for driving from Bangalore to Goa. The road distance from Bangalore to Goa is about 560km, though it can can extend up to 600km+ depends on your destination in Goa and the route you pick to drive. A few popular options and considerations are listed below.

Option 1 : Goa to Bangalore via Mangalore Option 2 : Goa to Bangalore via Shimoga Option 3 : Goa to Bangalore via Hubli. Option 4 : Goa to Bangalore via Hospet.

For each of these driving options there are further detours and diversions possible.

So the first task for you is to decide your larger route plan, considering a host of factors , including your itinerary en-route to Goa.

If your destination is in Goa, Option 3 is the most popular choice, thanks to the road condition.This is also a good choice, if you are planing to cover the whole distance in one straight drive.

Option 2 is desirable, only if you are planing to cover places like Jog Falls .

Similarly Option 1 is for those who wants to cover a host of popular beaches and other attractions on the north Karnataka Konkan coast (Gokarna, Karwar) and along the Western Ghats.

Route option 4 is for those wants to make an extended Goa itinerary, including Hampi,  Badami , Pattadakal, Aihole too.

Back to Option 3 (via Hubli) , you can split this route further into three.

If your final destination is in north Goa, head further towards Belgaum on NH4 and exit for the Jamboti Route . Great drive through the western ghats forest before you hit northern Goa destinations.

Take diversion at Darwad for Alnavar, you'll head straight through the Western Ghats forest. At Ponda, take further diversions for your destination in Goa.

Bangalore to Goa Route Map

Of course there is one more diversion from Hubli via Dandeli. This diversion is greatly through ghat/forest roads. Select this only if you are keen on nature, wants to try something challenging!

You may also wants to checkout the Bangalore to Goa trains and Bangalore to Goa by Bus options .

Bangalore to Goa Road Routes with Distances

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Route options for Goa from NH4

Option 1 : Goa to Bangalore via Mangalore Option 2 : Goa to Bangalore via Shimoga Option 3 : Goa to Bangalore via Hubli.

Major road route options to drive from Bangalore to Goa.

Major road route options to drive from Bangalore to Goa.

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Bangalore to Goa Routes to take your Car or Bike all the way!

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3 Exciting Road Trip Routes From Bangalore To Goa

by middha on May 19, 2018

Goa, the perennial party capital of India, is worth taking a road trip to from Bangalore. There are several inspiring routes that make the trip worthwhile. Even though the distance between Bangalore and Goa is not short (approximately 560 kilometres with 9 and a half hours of drive time), what makes a road trip to Goa a must-do is the incredible views and natural wonders that are strewn across the scenic routes. Undoubtedly Bangalore to Goa is one of the best road trips in India and you will know why at the end of this blod post.

Best Time To Visit

Goa has a consistent tourist footfall all through the year; however, the best time to visit Goa, as well as a road trip to Goa, is between November and March. The weather is pleasant and cool, and there are some interesting festivals and activities to enjoy on the glistening sands of Goa.

That said, a lot of folks take road trips to Goa during the monsoons, as the spectacular vistas along the road get only lovelier during monsoons.

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How To Get There

NH48 is well maintained and while you take detours, the roads may get narrow but they are in decent conditions overall. Going via car or hired cabs is advisable, many prefer buses and bikes too. Self hire cars are available online which charge you per hour.

Online deals offer good bargains on cab rentals which include round trips. Private bus operators charge from Rs. 1000 onwards for non-AC and AC buses. Avid bikers can take a bike trip keeping in mind it is a long route, thus planning their overnight stays in advance.

Route Options

There are three routes you can take to have a wholesome road trip to Goa.

Route 1: Hubli-Anmod Ghat Route

Bangalore → Tumkur → Chitradurga → Hubli → Dharwad → Ramnagar → Anmod → Panaji

One of the more popular ones for a road trip, the Anmod Ghat route will take approximately nine hours with a distance of 600 kilometres. You will be driving on NH48.

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Chitradurga Fort

  • Chitradurga Fort: Atop a flat valley, the fort is built in a series of seven fortification walls; thus the name ‘Seven Circles Fort’.
  • Ranebennur Blackbuck Deer Sanctuary: A few kilometres of a detour will take you to this sanctuary famous for its endangered blackbuck population.
  • Sira and Haveri: If you’d like to drive through the small and historically significant towns of Sira and Haveri, this trip would be the ideal excuse.
  • Anmod Ghats: The winding and majestic Anmod Ghats are great for photo opportunities, paved with streams and waterfalls that run all along the route.
  • Dudhsagar Falls: Dudhsagar is a four-tiered waterfall showcasing the stunning beauty of the Western Ghats. The area offers good trekking trails too.

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Route 2: The Karwar Route

Bangalore → Nelamangala → Tumkur → Chitradurga → Sirsi → Ankola → Karwar → Panaji

If you are travelling to South Goa, the Karwar Route is a good one to try. It will take you approximately 12 hours across 620 kilometres via NH 48 and then NH 66.

Gokarna

  • Jog Falls: India’s second-highest plunge waterfall, Jog falls is at its best during the monsoons. You will have to take a detour off of Sirsi to reach here.
  • Gokarna: A peaceful and beautiful beach haven, you can spend time lounging around its famous beaches or enjoy some water sports. Paradise Beach and Om Beach are the most popular.
  • Karwar Warship Museum: A place where you can check out missile launchers and torpedoes as well as other curiosities.

Route 3: The Belgaum Route

Bangalore → nelamangala → tumkur → chitradurga → belgaum → chorla ghat → panaji, this route through nh75 will take approximately 11 hours across 630 km. check out some fun things to do on your way..

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  • Surla Waterfalls: A mesmerising sight, the terrain here also offers trekking opportunities. Or simply sit in the green landscape and meditate.
  • Belgaum Fort: History buffs might enjoy visiting this oval shaped fort which also has temples and mosques.
  • Anjunem Keri Dam: Stop by to bask in the serene sights and sounds of Anjunem Keri Dam enroute Chorla Ghats. Picture opportunities are plenty.
  • Chorla Ghats: Enjoy the green abundance of Chorla Ghats with its many waterfalls, enchanting foot trails, and indulge in some bird watching.
  • Arvalem Caves: In Sanquelim village, you will find a hidden gem in the form of Arvalem Caves, which dates back to the 6th century. Entry is denied after 5 pm.

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Safety Measures

  • The roads are in good condition, more or less. Up until Hubli, there are good eateries throughout.
  • The Karwar route is a breeze all throughout. Diversions and detours may take you through narrower and less maintained roads but it is advisable to drive slowly during such stretches.
  • The Belgaum-Chorla roads are also pretty decent although they are two lanes, there are hardly any potholes. Sira and Tumkur even have a CCD.
  • Consult your GPS while approaching by-passes, intersections and route landmarks.
  • Keep snacks and water bottles stocked.
  • As the drive may take an entire day, get plenty of rest the night before and start early in the morning.
  • Driving at night is not advisable.
  • Take overnight breaks in a lodge if fatigue takes over.
  • You will need to take at least 5 breaks if you are the single driver through the trip or switch drivers regularly, if not.
  • Keep cash handy for payments at tolls and restaurants.

Enjoy your drive and be sure to stop over at some of the places we’ve mentioned. Let us know what you thought of our suggestions in the comments.

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Thrilling Journey For An Exciting Destination: Bangalore To Goa

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It had been while since we had a long vacation. For last few years long holidays mean going back to hometown and that’s too once a year. Though we made a number of weekend trips but the fun of long and relaxing vacation was missing.This was a special occasion of our 10th marriage anniversary and we wanted to celebrate in a most special and romantic way (well to the extent we could when a 5+ year old kid is around).There was one and only one place popped up in our mind was Goa . Yes it had to be Goa, the same place we had gone for our honeymoon!

Bangalore to Goa is not a tough mission; there are regular night bus services and low cost carriers shuttling between these two places. But I decided this has to be a road trip. A long drive to Goa was a long pending from bucket list. I don’t care about the distance, I don’t care about the stress of long hours of driving, I have an old hatchback but I don’t care; this trip has to be a road trip. We planned to go there in last week of January but started booking hotels from early November. January is peak season in Goa and if you do not book in well advance getting accommodation of your choice can be a problem. It would be wise to refer to a Goa tour guide especially when you're going in the peak season.

Just one week before the journey I changed the headlamps of my car from stock to XD and installed fog lamps because majority of the onward travel was planned during night and early morning. A thorough servicing was done with all regular checkups to make sure we do not come across unwanted surprises. We packed a whole lot of foods and downloaded in huge number of MP3s so that we are always loaded on highway.

Day 1 (24th Jan) Get set go!:

Our initial plan was to start on 23th evening and drive all night (may halt for some hours in between if we feel tired) and reach Goa by 24th morning. But on 24th we had Saraswati Puja at our apartment, which we did not want to miss. So we had a delayed start at 4 PM. Considering the late start my plan was to take NH4 and drive as far as possible before we call it a day. Hubli was my target for night halt but I was determined to reach at least Devangere so that next day we have enough time for a leisurely drive through beautiful Western Ghats.

Based on the reviews in team-bhp and other resources from Internet I planned the onward route as:

Home ( Whitefield )=> Tumkur => Chitradurga => Devangere => Hubli => Belgaum => Chorla Ghat => Panjim .

The usual route to reach Tumkur from our home has too many signals and observes terrible city traffic all through the day. I took alternate route via Budigere => Devanahalli => Doddaballapur =>Tumkur.

This route was 15 Km longer than original one but helped me to bypass the entire traffic and reach Tumkur tollgate before evening. Between Devanahalli and Tumkur there was heavy traffic, which reduced later.

NH4 was wide and appealing, with beautiful aura of twilight. The mood of long drive was pumping my adrenaline and I soon touched 100 Kmph. The road was fantastic, though there were lot of cars going for long weekend but I never had to slow down. Soon it was dark but I was able to maintain speed between 80-100 and in some occasions touched 125Kmph(my highest with Alto). Though NH4 was pretty much straight; I enabled my GPS and docked it in front of me to have an idea what is 1-2 KM ahead. It helped a lot to identify the curves well ahead in dark. In between we only stopped for bio breaks and tolls. Our stock of snacks, juices helped us to save time in this stretch. I was literally cruising on the road but even at 120, saw many cars to overtake me! Outside was pitch dark, and I have never driven on such a dark road. Miles after miles there was not a single sign of lights apart from taillights of other cars on road. But yet it was easy to maintain high speed because of well-marked awesome tarmac of NH4.

We reached Devangere at 9 PM, well within the schedule. For dinner we stopped at the Apoorva Resort. This place came as an oasis of light in the vast darkness. Many fellow travellers in team-bhp recommended Apoorva resort and I must say it was a right choice. The place was huge and well maintained; toilet was clean, which is a must for long drive stopovers specially if you have ladies and kids onboard. During long drives I prefer hot and spicy food; it stimulates nerves and helps to reduce tiredness for next stretch of journey. We really had an awesome dinner and break at Apoorva.

Our preferred night halt was at Hubli, which is 160+ KM from this place, and with the kind of drive I had so far I was confident to cover this distance within two and half hours. I called Kamat Yatrinivas and requested them to reserve a twin sharing room for us. We started at 9.30 and my plan was to reach Kamat by midnight. Everything was going fine and we were all charged up , soon I touched 100+ again and maneuvering well between the trucks to overtake. We stopped the car audio and started singing Tagore’s songs our heart out; it was so damn relaxing even after having a long day. I reached Hubli just before midnight, bingo! But where is our hotel? Then I realized Kamat is actually quite far from NH4, its actually on Hubli-Darwad State highway! We had to travel across the city to reach the hotel. It was mid night and there was no traffic but during daytime I bet it would have been heck of a drive.

Finally we reached Kamat at 12.30 AM but to our surprise staffs were awake and the check-in was unexpectedly smooth. We reached our room, changed and dropped like dead meats on the bed. The room was nice and cozy but there were noises of some construction work going outside, anyway we were too damn tired to notice that and had a very relaxing sleep.

Day-2 (Chorla Calling):

At 6.30 precisely the alarm rang and we jumped from the bed. Hot water was available so I had a quick shower and then we rushed down stairs for the complementary breakfast. They served nice South Indian dishes along with fresh watermelon juices and hot tea/coffee. The breakfast was tasty and wholesome. We paid the bills and checked out from hotel at 8 o’clock. The day started in a very relaxed manner and I started driving calmly as there was not much traffic on the road. Soon we crossed Darward and hit NH4 again. Last day most of my drive was during the night and I could not see the real beauty of this road. This time I was really flabbergasted by NH4! It is so wide, well maintained and scenic! It was a real pleasure to be behind the steering!

We reached Belgaum in no time and continued towards Chorla. Once you cross Mahaveer Nagar after a kilometer or so the road bifurcates. There is a signboard asking to take left to reach Panaji , AVOID that road; this goes through Khanapur- Ramnagar which is in bad shape as mentioned by many travel reviews; plus you miss the fun of driving through the Chorla Ghats. I took the right and continued towards Jamboti. Just after few kilometers of drive the sceneries started with lots of greeneries and hillocks on both sides of the roads. We stopped for tea in a small dhaba near Kinaye and again continued our journey after taking some snaps. Soon the hillocks became hills and we started climbing the ghats. This was my first drive through the Western Ghats and I was very excited. Chorla Road mostly ascends in Karnataka part and descends in Goa side. Later part is more beautiful and yes more challenging to drive.

The quality of road is fabulous with smooth pitch, I do not remember of coming across a single pot hole in the entire stretch (those start right after you pay entry tax in Goa; quite an irony isn’t it ?) . But too many curves and sharp bends (and of all possible sorts; from hairpins to S to Z) and too many stupid tucks and passenger busses make it tough to drive. At times they just try to push you out from the road; and yes they do overtake each other in sharp bends leaving no room for vehicles coming from other direction. My GPS came really handy again and I was able to guess what kind of bend is coming ahead and control the car accordingly. I usually rely on engine breaking while descending from hills and save manual breaking for emergency situations (frequent breaking can overheat the break fluid and cause beak failures) but this time I had to use it many times to control the speed.

Despite all such challenges driving through Chorla Ghat was experience of lifetime. There were stretches of dense vegetation, and wide views of the range; we stopped many times to feel the nature and take beautiful picture. If you are driving on this road please do not miss the opportunity to stop at the viewpoint to capture a breathtaking view of Lake Anjunem. We paid Rs 250 at the Goa border toll gate and continued our journey towards Panaji ; the capital of Goa and our first holiday stop. The interior roads in Goa are mostly narrow and well congested but it was not a problem for someone who learnt driving in Calcutta. We took NH4 bypass from Karamali Station road, which helped to bypass the entire city traffic. And we reached Hotel Menino Residency just after 2 o’clock.

Menino is an old yet well-maintained budget hotel just at the heart of the Panaji city. It is just a walk able distance from the strand, Mandavi River Cruise jetty and newly famous attraction of Goa ; the Casinos. It was a value for money stay with AC , running hot water, a mini fridge and large LCD TV. Staffs were also courteous and helping and food was great. The only two draw backs of Menino were lack of covered parking space and blunt complementary breakfast. Otherwise I would like to go back there again.

Panaji does not have a beach but it has its own sets of attractions. Leisurely walk though the narrow lanes of old Portuguese settlements, sunset on Mandavi River, visit to the old churches can make your day. We planned for the sunset rivers cruise and asked few policemen about the direction of the jetty. They informed being holiday the tickets from the jetty counter must either have been sold out or we will have to wait for more than hour in the queue to get one. One of them took us to a nearest travel agent and ticket was arranged within minutes without any extra cost. Goa police is helpful indeed. There was huge rush to board the cruise and we had to wait for our turns. They arranged chairs on the top deck; local musicians and dancers performed traditional Konkani and Bollywood numbers. Even tourists were encouraged to join them. We had a good time there specially the little one enjoyed a lot.

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Our hotel was little more than 2 Km from the jetty and we walked back casually by the Mandavi Strand. In recent years lots of Casinos have started operating in Panaji and the best ones are in this stretch. Any way we had kid so it was not possible to explore one of those places plus I had been to Vegas and must say I am not so lucky with gambling either. So we came back to hotel had dinner and went to bed. Tomorrow we will get to see the sea for the first time in this trip; yes we were excited!

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Goa has always been the favorite destination of Indian travelers – be it beach lovers, adventure seekers, party people, or even laidback tourists. There’s something special about this beachy, bubbly destination that lures people to visit it, especially at a time like now when traveling has taken a backseat for a while. Once the situation starts getting back to normal, can there be anything more exciting than a trip to Goa? Even better if it’s a road trip, right?

Now, a trip from Bangalore to Goa by road is something every traveler must take at least once in their lifetime. So if you haven’t until now, there couldn’t be a better time than post lockdown. The scenic beauty of the routes that lead from the Silicon Valley of India to the country’s party destination is breathtaking, to say the least.

If a weekend trip from Bangalore to Goa by car is on your mind, read on. This blog talks about the different routes you can take and the attractions and stopovers in each.

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Popular Routes from Bangalore to Goa

There are four different trails that you can follow when you take a road trip to Goa from Bangalore. The best part is that each of the routes has a charm of its own. You can explore several natural and man-made attractions on the way, without having to deviate too much from your course. You can even take two different routes for your onward and return journey and make the most of your road trip. So, here’s an outline of these popular routes.

Route 1: The Hubli – Anmod Ghat Route

Route 1: The Hubli - Anmod Ghat Route

One of the most picturesque trails from Bangalore, the Hubli-Anmod Ghat route is your best bet if your destination is North Goa. Magnificent views of the Western Ghats and excellent road conditions will enhance your road trip experience. You can check out quite a few places en route, which makes this trail a fascinating option for everyone, especially history lovers. There is also a waterfall and a deer sanctuary you can explore on the way, so if you are traveling with your family and kids, you know which route to take. The best part is that this is among the relatively shorter routes for a trip to Goa from Bangalore.

Route: Starting from Bangalore, you will pass through Tumkur, Chitradurga, Hubli, Dharwad, Ramnagar, Anmod, and finally reach Panaji.

Distance: 600 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 9 hours (approx.) without any detours

Popular Stopovers:

  • Chitradurga Fort : Nestled amidst a flat valley, the historic Chitradurga Fort boasts of seven concentric fortification walls. Also known as the Seven Circles Fort or Stone Fortress, the fort precincts offer panoramic views of the valleys.
  • Ranebennur Blackbuck Deer Sanctuary: If you are a wildlife enthusiast, a detour of a few kilometers will lead you to Ranebennur that houses the protected blackbucks as well as the highly endangered great Indian bustards.
  • Sira and Haveri: Are you a history buff? Then, a drive through the historically relevant and quaint towns of Haveri and Sira will leave you thrilled.
  • Anmod Ghats : One of the prime attractions of this route is the splendid Anmod Ghats that boasts of some of the stunning waterfalls near Bangalore and offers excellent opportunities for shutterbugs to capture spectacular shots.
  • Dudhsagar Falls: When it comes to scenic beauty, the Dudhsagar Falls definitely takes the cake. It is a four-tiered waterfall that rushes down against a green background of the Western Ghats and offers a sight to behold and cherish.

Suggested Stops for Breakfast and Lunch

You can stop at Kottureshwara in Davanagere to enjoy a satisfying breakfast of hot and yummy Benne Dosa . You can also stop at Kamat Upachar or Café Coffee Day at Sira and tuck in their delicious breakfast spreads along with steaming cups of coffee. For lunch, you can make a stop at Mollem at either the Mollem Karibu Garden Restaurant or the Roshan Restaurant, both of which are popular places, known for their food and service. While options for meals are aplenty en route, it’s best if you carry your own food for the road considering the current situation.

Route 2: The Karwar Route

Route 2: The Karwar Route

When you are traveling from Bangalore to the southern parts of Goa, this route is among the best ones to follow. Soaked in the beauty of the Western Ghats, this route will lead you to your destination via NH 48, followed by NH 66. The Karwar route offers excellent excuses for every nature lover to stop and enjoy some scenic delights. At the same time, it also holds a prime attraction for the curious souls who are interested to learn a thing or two about warships, namely the Karwar Warship Museum.

Route: You will be reaching Goa via Nelamangala, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Sirsi, Ankola, and Karwar.

Distance: 620 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 12 hours (approx.) without any detours

  • Jog Falls : Jog Falls, which ranks second in the list of plunge waterfalls in the country, is one of the best sights this route has to offer. But you will have to go on a detour off Sirsi to reach the falls. Trust us; the detour is totally worth it!
  • Gokarna : If you believe that the beaches in Goa epitomize natural beauty, then you must make a detour to Gokarna on your trip. A picturesque haven of sand and surf, it is one of the best spots to indulge in some exciting water sports. Make sure to visit the Om Beach and Paradise Beach while you are in Gokarna.
  • Karwar Warship Museum : Standing on the Rabindranath Tagore Beach in Karwar, INS Chapal (K94) is a warship that now serves as a museum. While you are here, don’t forget to check out replicas of torpedoes and missile launchers.

You can enjoy a wholesome breakfast at Upadhya Veg Restaurant located just before reaching Chitradurga (after you have crossed the windmills). As far as lunch is concerned, Karwar has quite a few good spots for the same. Hotel Amrut (famous for seafood delicacies) and Swetha Lunch Home are worth a visit.  If you are looking for vegetarian options, you can head over to the Udupi Café. Another option is to stock up some snacks and keep some easy-to-eat meal options like sandwiches, stuffed paranthas, fruits, etc. for the road to avoid multiple stops en route. 

Route 3: The Belgaum Route

Route 3: The Belgaum Route

If you go through any Bangalore to Goa road trip blogs, you will realize that this route is preferred by many road-trippers and for all the right reasons. Adorned with lush green landscapes, sparkling waterfalls, forts, and caves, the journey is nothing short of a fascinating experience in itself. For those who are planning a holiday in North Goa, this route, which takes you through NH 75, is an ideal option. Once you reach Belgaum, you will be driving under a canopy of trees, with valleys and green fields adding to the scenic beauty of the route. And that’s what makes this route a hot favorite among nature lovers.

  • Route: This route starts at Bangalore and traces its way through Nelamangala, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Belgaum, Chorla Ghat, and Panaji.
  • Distance: 630 km (approx.)
  • Travel Time : 11 hours (approx.) without any detours
  • Surla Waterfalls : Roaring down against a lush green background, this milky white waterfall offers a refreshing sight for the tired eyes. It is also a great spot for trekking all year round.
  • Belgaum Fort : The historically significant Belgaum Fort is one of the oldest forts in Karnataka and a visit to this place is often recommended among the things to do in Bangalore and its surrounding areas. The colossal structure is built in an oval shape. History buffs will love to explore this ancient beauty.
  • Anjunem Keri Dam : For the shutterbugs, the Anjunem Keri Dam presents ample opportunities to try their skills at capturing stunning sights. It will also be a delightful experience to just soak in the tranquil sights and sounds of the dam.
  • Chorla Ghat : Part of the Sahyadri Mountain Range in the Western Ghats, the Chorla Ghat abounds with lush greenery and a number of waterfalls. This is a place where you can get a glimpse of several species of birds.
  • Arvalem Caves : Also known as Pandava Caves, these are among the hidden gems of Goa. Located in the Sanquelim village, the rock-cut caves date back to the 6 th century BC. Away from the trendy pubs in Bangalore and the nightclubs in Goa, this place has a quaint charm of its own.

If you love having South Indian delights at your breakfast table, make a stop at the Pavitra Idli Hotel on NH 4, close to Tumkur, and dig into some of their soft and fluffy thatte idlis and vadas with dollops of butter. The place may seem like one of those busy joints for street foods in Bangalore , but it is the taste of the food here that draws in the crowd. Do not forget to try their filter coffee, which tastes awesome. You can stop at Paratha Cornet at Belgaum for a fulfilling lunch. Another good option is to stop at Delta Eco Huts that you can locate on the highway before you turn towards the Surla Falls. Although if you can skip on making multiple stops en route, it would be better.

Route 4: The Twin Falls Route

Route 4: The Twin Falls Route

The Twin Falls route is among the longest ones you can take to reach Goa from Bangalore. However, captivating vistas will keep you company throughout your journey. This is a popular Bangalore Goa bus route and you can see many Karnataka State Transport buses plying this route. The trail will take you through NH 4, NH 63, and NH 17, all of which are in good condition. And guess what the best part is? You can make a detour to enjoy two enchanting waterfalls en route, namely Magod Falls and Vibhuti Falls. And you guessed it right – the route gets its name from these two waterfalls.

  • Route: Once you start from Bangalore, you will cross Hubli, Yellapur, Ankola, Karwar, Canacona, Margao, before you reach Panjim.
  • Distance: 680 km (approx.)
  • Travel Time: 11 hours (approx.) without any detours

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  • Magod Falls : This two-tier waterfall formed by the River Bedti falls from a height of about 200 m, presenting a picturesque sight. You will have to undergo a detour of 12 km from the highway to reach the waterfall.
  • Kavadi Kere Lake : Surrounded by hills, the Kavadi Kere Lake is a picture of serenity. Do not miss out on visiting the ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Durga situated near the lake.
  • Vibhuti Falls : Located close to Sirsi town, Vibhuti is a gorgeous waterfall that remains hidden in the Western Ghats. It is a perennial waterfall that cascades over the rocks and offers a breath-taking sight. A 14-km-detour from the highway will bring you to this waterfall.

Make a stop at the Sai Palace Restaurant that is located between Sira and Hiriyur and indulge in a filling South Indian breakfast along with tasty filter coffee or tea. Kamat Upachar near Ankola is a good place to stop over for lunch. There is a chance that some restaurants en route are closed considering the current situation so make sure you’re also carrying some home-cooked food or snacks with you, just in case.

And finally, you’ll be in Goa. Once you check-in at one of the hotels in Goa , have a fabulous time checking out the lovely beaches and the lively casinos in Goa . For the night birds among you, the pubs in Goa are a great place to let your hair down and shake a leg. After all, an escapade to this beachy paradise is all about having fun and beating the lockdown blues, isn’t it? So use this time to plan that much-awaited trip to the land of sand, sun, and surf!

Fab Safety Tips for Road Trips from Bangalore to Goa

All set to hit the road? Before you head off, take our two cents on the dos and don’ts of taking a trip from Bangalore to Goa.

  • Wear masks & gloves
  • Wash your hands whenever you get out of the car or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Choose a 100% hygienic hotel for a safe stay
  • Prefer bottled water and eat only at a clean restaurant
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth frequently
  • Take Vitamin C and D along with zinc daily to boost your immunity
  • Carry essentials like torch, hand sanitizer, light food, protein bars, sleeping bag and water
  • Carry a pair of comfortable shoes in your luggage

Always keep a map handy or download offline maps when you are on your own and out exploring any unknown territory Also read: Top 25 Places to Visit in South Goa | 28 Wonderful Places to Visit in North Goa

And obviously, follow all the COVID-19-related guidelines issued by WHO including hygiene practices and social distancing Planning for a Goa trip? checkout: Couple friendly hotels in Goa | Budget hotels near Goa Airport

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Bangalore – a city that was once recognized by its tech industry, is now a colorful collage of cultures and businesses, making the Silicon Valley of India the most vibrant metro city of the south. An IT hub, Bangalore is one of the poster cities for urban India.

Use this ready-made guide from Savaari when you take a road trip from Goa to Bangalore. We will take you through a gorgeous route with breathtaking monuments, hidden gems, and also eateries en route.

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Bangalore is vibrant and has much to offer including gardens, temples, monuments, museums, pubs and great nightlife. You can make your Bangalore experience more interesting when you drive from Goa in a Savaari cab. With our customizable trip plans and itineraries, you can do more than just a regular road trip, and enjoy a comfortable ride, while making your journey interesting at the same time.

Goa to Bangalore by Road

Traveling from Bangalore to Goa by car

A road trip from Goa to Bangalore is one of the best ways to travel from the land of beaches to the tech city. Not to forget, the route between these two places passes through Goan countryside as well as interesting locales of Karnataka.

So you can rent a car in Goa, sit back and enjoy the shifting landscape from golden Konkan Coast to the hilly Western Ghats. You will pass through some popular and offbeat locales as well as some of the most fascinating vistas and nature hotspots, on your Bangalore trip from Goa. With our completely customizable Goa to Bangalore trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing.

Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Goa to Bangalore by car.

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Best Time To Visit Goa to Bangalore by car

Sitting roughly 1000 feet from the sea and surrounded by the hills of Western Ghats, the city of Bangalore enjoys pleasant weather all year round. The winters are cool and breezy, summers are warm but not humid like most cities in India. Monsoons, however, can be rough and the city experiences heavy rainfall from July to September. So, the Best time to visit Goa to Bangalore by car is in the dry and colder months.

Popular Routes from Goa to Bangalore

Route: goa to bangalore via nh 48.

The distance between Goa and Bangalore via this route is around 560 KM and takes about 10 hours and 30 minutes. However, it is always advisable to check for live traffic updates and use real-time maps for a better understanding of the road conditions.

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Goa road map for this route:

Goa to Bangalore Via NH48

Popular places along the way:

  • Chadramouleshwara Temple, Hubli – This 900-year old temple dates back to the Chalukya dynasty and stands as an iconic structure of the region. Perfect for art and history lovers, the temple is a fine example of classic Indian rock-cut architecture.
  • Unkal Lake, Hubli – The huge water body is the main attraction of the town among locals as well as tourists. You can take a short break and enjoy a picnic by the serene lake and verdant surroundings.
  • Kunduvada Lake, Devanagere – When you pass by the town, you can stop by the Kunduvada Lake, the most prominent and refreshing picnic spot on this route.
  • Chandravalli, Chitradurga – These prehistoric caves are surrounded by lush greenery and house a temple, and is a popular local spot.
  • Jogimatti Forest, Chitradurga – The densely forested zone is the most significant natural sanctuary of the town and also forms the habitat of local wildlife.
  • Chitradurga Fort, Chitradurga – This historical fortress is the highlight of the town and not to forget, a prominent trekking spot as well.
  • Mandara Giri Jain Temple, Tumakuru – The ancient temple, sitting on a rocky hillock is a famous Jain pilgrimage site. The stone staircase leading to the summit makes for a good day trek and to also enjoy the surrounding views.

Places to eat along this route:

There are not many options for meal breaks between Goa and Bangalore. The best eateries and restaurants are clustered between Dharwad and Hubli, along with a few options of roadside vendors selling local snacks, tea, and coffee.

  • Upadhya Veg, Chitradurga – Local restaurant serving pure vegetarian fare, and is also good for families.
  • Kamat Upchar, Sira – Popular highway eatery chain serving vegetarian meals, also good for breakfast and lunch.
  • Sai Palace Restaurant, between Sira and Hiriyur – Local diner serving authentic South Indian breakfast and filter coffee.

Goa to Bangalore Road conditions via NH 48

This is the shortest, fastest, and most convenient route. This is also the only designated route suggested by GPS and live maps. Most travelers opt for this route because the Goa to Bangalore traffic here is much lighter and makes it better to drive through.

Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Goa

How to reach bangalore by train.

You can also cover the Goa to Bangalore distance by train, which is available daily. There are around 5 trains that ply between Bangalore and Goa of which 2 ply daily. So you can visit the Indian Railways website for your Goa to Bangalore train bookings, or choose your options from the multiple online portals.

The fastest train is 07312 – MYS DNR SPL which takes 13 hours to cover a distance of 511 km. The total time taken from Goa to Bangalore can vary from 13-15 hours, depending upon the train you choose. Therefore, for the updated Goa to Bangalore train timings, check with IRCTC for their latest timetables. Once you arrive in Bangalore, if you wish to explore the city conveniently, consider opting to rent a car in Bangalore for a seamless and personalized travel experience . This gives you the flexibility to navigate the city at your own pace, making your visit to Bangalore even more enjoyable.

You can also fly to Bangalore from Goa. The nearest airport in Goa is Dabolim International Airport (GOI), which is about 28 KM from Panjim city; the nearest airport in Bangalore is Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) which is 40 km from the city. The average Goa to Bangalore flight duration can range from one and a half to five hours, depending on the airline as well as the flight route you take.

Hence, for your Bangalore to Goa flight booking, visit any online travel portal for the best deal or check the airline’s website. The flight tickets can cost you INR 1500 to 5000, depending on the travel season, booking window, and available deals. For your Goa to Bangalore flight booking, visit any online travel portal or check with the airlines’ direct website. You can hire a reliable Bangalore airport taxi service for a convenient ride to your hotel in the city.

Attractions for Sightseeing in Bangalore

Apart from beautiful public gardens and parks, the Garden City has a host of other interesting things to see and do.

  • Cubbon Park – The biggest patch of greenery of the city, great for walks, jogs, or simply relaxing in the shaded areas.
  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden – A public garden housing exotic plants, trees, flowers, along with a museum and an exhibition venue.
  • Vidhan Soudha – The city hall with all major government offices, known for its brilliant architecture.
  • Ulsoor Lake – the biggest water body of the city, surrounded by ample greenery and jogger’s park.
  • Jayachamarajendra Museum & Gallery – A public gallery with a museum, preserving the city’s history and heritage.
  • St. Mary’s Basilica – The oldest church of the city, located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore, known for its splendid Gothic architecture with carved arches, ornamental motifs, and stained-glass windows.

Sitting in the heart of South India, flanked by all the states of the region, Bangalore and its vicinity is blessed with endless natural and man-made wonders, making this the perfect starting point for uncountable road trips and places to visit nearby. With wide stretches of national and state highways crisscrossing the state, you can be anywhere, anytime, within a few hours’ drive. Check out the  best road trips you can embark on for a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore.

Being a cosmopolitan metro city, Bangalore’s food culture is influenced by all the communities that have settled in the city for generations, making it a melting pot of various cuisines from home and abroad.

To sample the best of classic and contemporary, Indian and international flavors, explore these places in Bangalore.

  • Only Place, Museum Rd, near Post Office, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar
  • Lantern Restaurant, 99, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar
  • The Hole in the Wall Café, 8th Main Rd, Koramangala 4th Block, Koramangala
  • Toit Brewpub, 100 Feet Road, Near-Drops Total Spirits, Indiranagar
  • Vidyarthi Bhavan, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road
  • Arogya Ahaara, HSR Layout 5th Sector

Hotels and Resorts in Bangalore

Things to Keep in Mind While Traveling to Bangalore

  • Bangalore is a central location for many treks and camping tours around South India. You can use the city as a base and go for treks.
  • Always wear a mask in public places in Bangalore, the state government has imposed a fine for not following Covid-rules.
  • Check for current curfew hours at night.
  • Pandemic rules may affect visiting hours of tourist sites and restaurants. Check online or call before you visit.

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  • Dispose of any tissues or pieces of cloth that you may have used outside the car.
  • If you have opted for a car rental service, try to load your luggage in the boot of the car yourself to ensure a zero-contact ride. 
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and the driver.
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Bangalore Goa Road Trip (via Jog Falls, Bhatkal, Murudeshwar, Gokarna)

By ankit rajpoot | march 5, 2018 | comments 5 comments.

In January of 2018, I and wifey finally set out on our Goa Trip. We’ve been wanting to visit Goa for the past 5 years but the plan never came about. But this time, we finally decided that we’d visit Goa and do so on a road trip. Yay! So, here it goes the planning and execution of our Bangalore Goa Road Trip.

Palolem Beach, South Goa - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

We finalized the itinerary in November 2017 and made our hotel bookings. Since this was our longest road trip to date, and I am the only driver among the 2 of us, we decided to have a night-halt on the onward journey. So, our final itinerary looked something like this:

Day 1 – 26th-Jan : Bangalore to Bhatkal (En-route visit Jog falls) Day 2 – 27th-Jan : Bhatkal to Vagator (North Goa) (En-route visit Murudeshwar, Gokarna) Day 3 – 28th-Jan : Spend the day at Vagator, Baga, and head to Palolem (South Goa) in the evening. Day 4 – 29th-Jan : Spend the day at Palolem just relaxing at the resort or explore the nearby area on foot. Day 5 – 30th-Jan : Start back from Palolem in the morning and reach Bangalore before 6 PM.

While planning the trip, we wanted our night halt on the onward journey to be around midway between Bangalore and Goa. That’s not how it turned out though as we couldn’t decide on such a place and finally settled for Bhatkal. There was no particular reason to choose Bhatkal except that it was on the coast and fit in with the overall theme of our trip which was sea, beaches, and the beautiful Konkan region.

The day before the trip: I had planned to get everything ready well before the trip, but as usual, there were multiple things pending on my list on the night before the drive. The most important was to get the car ready. So, on the evening of 25th Jan, I popped the hood open and checked all the fluids and belts. And then took her out to get the tank topped up. Filled her up and got the air pressure checked in all four tires and the spare. As it turned out, the front left tire had a leak. I got the tire fixed and headed back home. Once home, I checked all the documents in the car and packed some essential things like snacks, charger, water bottles etc.

By the way, if you like road-tripping then do invest in a few emergency accessories for your car: A tubeless puncture repair kit and an air pump is a must for long trips. Also, learn to swap the tyre. Knowing the jacking points in your car and learning how to swap the tyre will go a long way in assuring a safe and convenient trip.

We had decided to leave early the next day as it was a 3-day weekend and we wanted to avoid the usual rush of Bangaloreans trying to get out of the city. We planned to leave between 04:30 and 5 AM, set the alarms and went to sleep. I follow a very strict policy of driving only during the day, thanks to the moronic drivers who are always on high beam with their fog-lamps on.

Day 1 (Bangalore to Bhatkal via Jog Falls): I had trouble falling asleep just like I always have before a trip. Needless to say, we were late the next day. Got up at 5 AM and got ready hastily, loaded the bags into the car and started our long journey. By now it was 05:45 AM and sunlight had crept up. We knew this meant long queues at the toll booths on our way out of Bangalore.

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We were starting from Electronic City and took the Nice Ring Road towards the Tumakuru highway. As expected, we were hit by heavy traffic going out of Bangalore on the Tumakuru highway toll. The queue of vehicles was about 2KM long, but it wasn’t due to the toll itself. There was an upturned lorry at a bend just before the toll booth, which was causing the bottleneck. Luckily, we found a small side road that bypassed the bend and we joined the main road just before the toll booth. Beyond that point, the roads opened up and the traffic was behind us and we were off.Some pictures:

Nice, Smooth, Empty Roads - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

We stopped for breakfast at around 08:40 AM at a place called Hotel Sai Palace  about 172 KM into our trip. It’s a decent place, however, due to the long weekend, it was super crowded and finding a seat or getting service was an arduous task. Didn’t take many pictures here.

ODO Reading at Breakfast - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

Finally, after spending 45 minutes where we had planned to finish in 20 minutes, we started again. The roads again, were very welcoming with only occasional traffic and smooth tarmac, with lovely views of green fields, ponds, and small hills all around us.

Rice Fields - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

We continued on towards our next destination, which was Jog Falls. We traveled on the NH (Mumbai Highway) for another 4 hours and about 210 KMs, till Haveri , at which point, it was time to get off the NH and take on the slower State Highway to cross the ghat section. We decided to take this route towards Jog Falls. Right after getting off the NH, we stopped for a short break in a village and had fresh coconut water. It was refreshing. We also found a fuel station in the village and decided to tank up, given that the fuel gauge was below the 30% mark and we did not know if we’d find another fuel station for the next 200KM or so.

The ODO read:

397.3KM at 1:09PM - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

Started again after the fuel top-up. Beyond this point, as expected, our average speed went down drastically. The roads were alright, but there were just too many villages en-route and that meant a lot of speed bumps. So, we had to slow down quite often. We had also made the grave mistake of not stopping for lunch before getting off the NH. The SH stretch between Haveri-Jog Falls does not have any decent places to eat, at least none that I could spot from the car. Thankfully, we had packed a lot of snacks and water for exactly this situation and it proved very useful.

Given the time of the year, we didn’t have high hopes of finding any water in the falls. We finally reached Jog Falls around 03:40 PM and as expected, it was completely dry save for a few small streams. By this time, we were very hungry and were desperately looking for a proper meal. Thankfully, Jog falls being a tourist spot, we found this ( Prakruthi Yatri Nivas ) restaurant near the viewpoint and decided to have lunch there. The place was nearly empty. The service was quick and the food tasty. After hours of munching on potato chips and sweet cake, it was nice to have a proper meal.

Prakruthi Yatri Nivas restaurant and lodge near Jog Falls viewpoint. - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

We started our journey again after spending some time in the restaurant’s backyard at 04:30 PM. We took this route  towards our hotel The Royal Oak, Bhatkal as suggested by Google Maps. The route was very scenic as we passed through the Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary during the golden hour. At the same time, I was a little bit worried as the sun was setting and the thick jungle was already bringing in an early dusk. There was no traffic at all on this stretch of the road and it felt pretty spooky at times with all its twists and turns and not a single soul in sight. Still, we were not able to pick up speed as the road was very narrow and had a lot of blind curves.

Well, after about 2 hours of driving through the forest area, we finally arrived at Bhatkal. The hotel has a prominent building bang on Bhatkal Circle and we had no trouble finding it. They don’t seem to have covered parking available and we were asked to park in the open parking space available right in front of the hotel building.

The clock showed 06:40 PM and we had finally arrived at our final destination for the day after exactly 13 hours on the road. What a relief. We were tired and I was hungry. So we freshened up and ordered some tea and snacks and went straight to sleep by 8.30.

Our room at The Royal Oak, Bhatkal - Bangalore Goa Road Trip

Day’s Summary: Total Distance Travelled: 535KM Total Time Taken: 13 hours

The next day was gonna be less taxing as we only had about 250KM of driving to do. Or so we thought.

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Thumbs up for the post.Really liked the details you have given.But "the moronic indian drivers" was kind of a derogatory statement.Considering the fact you yourself are Indian,are you?I agree that most people might not be following the rule or are ignorant of the fact what damage high beams can cause to other drivers by nearly blinding them.But then there are plenty who do follow the rule and are courteous enough.That statement somehow stuck with me throughout the post.

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Road Trips From Bangalore to Goa – The City of Beautiful Beaches

Goa is called India’s party state.  The beautiful beaches, the laid-back vibe and the beach bazaars attracts tourists from all over. Be it sunbathing or practicing Yoga in the serene setting, Goa is the place to be. There is a deep Portugese influence in the art and architecture of Goa that is also loved by history buffs. In South India often students and youngsters take a break from college and stressful office hours and take trip from Bangalore to Goa by road.

12 Best Places to Visit in Goa:

  • Dudhsagar Falls
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Sahakari Spice Farm
  • Artjuna Garden Cafe and Lifestyle Shop
  • Ashiyana Yoga Centre
  • Vagator Beach
  • Big Foot Cross Museum
  • Se Cathedral
  • Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar
  • Anjuna Flea Market
  • Mahadeva Temple

1. Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar that means the sea of milk, is the tallest waterfall in Goa that descends from a height of 310 meters. It has three streams and it is a four-tiered waterfall that is located on the Western Ghat Mountains. Dudhsagar stands nestled amidst lush green forests and attracts hikers and trekkers from all over. If you are planning to go Bangalore to Goa via road then you must visit this waterfall.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

This was built in the year 1605. This is regarded as one of the much loved Goa’s churches. It has the remains of St. Francis Xavier also regarded the Apostle of the Indes among Roman Catholics. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that reflects Goa’s religious traditions. The majestic architecture, ornate altar, and exclusive carved structures attract history and art lovers.

3. Sahakari Spice Farm

Sahakari Spice Farm, Goa

Explore the vast range of spices and medicinal trees in this acres of plantation.  In the lush green farm you can see cardamom, nutmeg, turmeric plants and also a number of medicinal herbs that are used in Ayurveda.

4. Artjuna Garden Cafe and Lifestyle Shop

Artjuna Garden Cafe and Lifestyle Shop, Goa

Tucked away in a Portuguese villa, this is a unique café which gives priority to health food. Relax in its sprawling garden in any of the hammocks you choose.

5. Ashiyana Yoga Centre

Ashiyana Yoga Centre,  Goa

If you are planning a Bangalore to Goa by road and you want to relax away from the bustling city life. This is a yoga center on the Mandrem Beach that offers holistic treatments to heal your body and mind. You can also rejuvenate at the Ayurvedic spa.

6. Fontainhas

Fontainhas, Goa

This is one of UNESCO heritage sites that still exudes the old world Portugese charm. Their villas and churches and chapel still conjures Portugese vibe that started in 1880.

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7. Vagator Beach

Vagator Beach - Goa,

Vagator is one of the most serene luxury beaches in Goa. You can relax at one of the luxury resorts here and visit the nearby Chapora Fort.

8. Big Foot Cross Museum

Big Foot Museum, Goa

This is a unique museum that is the home to 1,500 Christian crosses collected from all over the world. It is in the sprawling compounds of Ancestral Goa, which is an artificial vintage Goan village.

9. Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral - Goa

Se Cathedral the largest church in Asia is one of the oldest churches in Goa. This church had two towers but one collapsed in 1776. The church also has a giant Golden Bell.

10. Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar

Arpora Saturday Night Market, Goa

This is one of the open air markets with live music and amazing liquor in bars. You can buy souvenirs, designer clothes, handicrafts from here.

11. Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna Flea Market, Goa

This beachfront flea market is the choice of tourists looking for a good bargain. Famed as the Goa’s best flea market it was started years ago and is still a favorite amongst shoppers.

12. Mahadeva Temple

Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla, Ponda

This is one of the oldest temples in Goa. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a structure that is located in the forests of Western Ghats.  This was mostly built by the Kadambas, who ruled the area.

Best route from Bangalore to Goa by road

1. hubli -anmod ghat road.

One of the most picturesque routes is the Hubli-Anmod Ghat if you are travelling to North Goa. Drive along the winding misty Western Ghats and smooth roads that will make your road trip experience way better. The distance from Bangalore to goa by road  on this route will be the following:

  • Distance: 600 km
  • Estimated Time: 9 hours

2. Karwar Route

On your Bangalore to Goa car trip you can take the Karwar route. This route is famous for the beauty of the Western Ghats and you can travel via NH 48 and NH 66. You can also visit the Karwar Warship Museum.

  • Distance: 620 km
  • Estimated Time: 12 hours

3. Belgaum Route

One of the most popular route is the Belgaum route. This is known for its lush green roads that give you a very smooth ride. Once you reach Belgaum from Bangalore the entire stretch is green and a treat to the eyes.

  • Distance: 630 km
  • Estimated Time: 11 hours

4. Twin Falls Route

The Twin Falls route takes a lot of time to reach Goa from Bangalore. This is usually taken by the Bangalore Goa bus route and you can drive via the NH 4, NH 63, and NH 17. You can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls on the trip, the Magod Falls and Vibhuti Falls.

You can take a Bangalore to Goa car rental and explore the beauty of lush green Western Ghats and Arabian Sea. Hire self drive car rantal in Bangalore by Revv and start off on this road trips from Bangalore to Goa. It will be a beautiful journey as you wind past the twists and turns of green plantations and beautiful Western Ghats. And as you draw closer to your destination you get to witness the beautiful blue waters of the Arabian Sea.

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The Ultimate Bangalore to Goa Road Trip by Car

Road trip from Bangalore to Goa is a journey that promises stunning landscapes, vibrant cultures, and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking adventure, this comprehensive travel guide will help you plan the perfect road trip from Bangalore to Goa.

Preparation:

  • Vehicle Check: Ensure your vehicle is in good condition. Check tires, brakes, fluids, and have it serviced if needed.
  • Travel Documents: Carry your driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance, and ID proofs.
  • Route Planning: Plan your route using GPS or offline maps. The most common route takes you through NH66.
  • Accommodation: Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Route and Stops:

  • Start your journey early to beat city traffic.
  • Explore Tumkur’s temples, including Siddaganga Mutt.
  • Visit Chitradurga Fort, known for its historical significance.
  • Enjoy local cuisine at roadside dhabas.
  • Explore Hubli’s historic and cultural sites.
  • Taste local sweets and snacks.
  • Visit the renowned Karnataka University and enjoy local street food.
  • Reach the Goa border and enter the coastal paradise.
  • Plan your stay in North Goa (for beaches and nightlife) or South Goa (for a quieter experience).
  • Explore popular beaches like Baga, Calangute, Palolem, and Anjuna.
  • Visit historic sites like Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Se Cathedral.
  • Discover Goa’s vibrant nightlife at beach shacks and clubs.
  • Savor Goan cuisine with seafood delicacies and local dishes.

En Route Attractions:

  • Visit the Murudeshwar Temple and the world’s second-largest Shiva statue.
  • Relax at Murudeshwar Beach.
  • Explore the serene beaches of Gokarna, known for their natural beauty and tranquility.
  • Visit Mahabaleshwar Temple.

Tips for an Enjoyable Road Trip:

  • Pack Essentials: Carry water, snacks, first-aid kit, and a toolkit for minor repairs.
  • Fuel Up: Refuel at major towns to avoid running low on fuel.
  • Drive Safely: Follow traffic rules, avoid speeding, and stay alert.
  • Stay Informed: Keep track of weather conditions and road closures.
  • Cash and ATMs: Carry some cash as rural areas may have limited ATMs.
  • Local Cuisine: Try local dishes at roadside eateries for an authentic experience.

The Bangalore to Goa road trip is an adventure of a lifetime, offering diverse experiences along the way. From the urban buzz of Bangalore to the laid-back vibes of Goa, this journey encompasses the best of South India. Plan ahead, be prepared, and embark on this road trip for memories that will last a lifetime. Safe travels!

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Bangalore to Goa – The 1600Km Road Trip to Bliss and back in the year 20′

This year hasn’t been kinder to anyone, and it’s been 8 months it has stayed this way. We were reminiscing our travels in 2019 and rueful that we have spent most of the year at home sitting it out. How does one travel with so much uncertainty around safety, people and distance.

And then it hit us. A self-driven car on a road trip is your own secure & affordable bio-bubble. Add to it the fact that jobs and education today (atleast in urban India) is online which means you can work for anywhere as long as you can connect, you don’t even need to take leaves if you plan well. And, Corona means less folks/traffic on the road, a better sense of hygiene. So, the best time to take a road trip is now!

We decided to make a mountain out of a road trip by planning an elaborate 1600km drive from Bangalore to Goa and back. We stretched it to 11 days and I took only 2 days off and had a whale of a time. In this blog, I have listed my experiences down by each day so that you can see for yourself how much you can pack and have fun. Check it out –

Road trip Bangalore to Goa by Travel Jaunts

Route Taken from Bangalore to Goa :

Bangalore – Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary – Jog Falls – Gokarna – Candolim (North Goa) – Varca (South Goa) – Palolem – Murudeshwar – Maravanthe – Kudremukh – Hassan – Bangalore

Day 1 (Saturday): Bangalore to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (275Km) | (Actual Drive Time 4Hr) | 1 Stop near Arasikere for eating our own breakfast by the roadside

Started at 6am in the morning, drove out of Bangalore through the Mangalore Highway till Hassan, and then turned right towards Arasikere, Karur, and Birur and into Jungle Lodge’s run River Tern Lodge at the edge of the Bhadra reservoir by 10:15am. Beautiful property, with a few cottages set up on a small island that is connected by a hanging bridge (which is where we stayed). We did a Jeep Safari in the afternoon (spotted a Leopard but pretty far) and a beautiful boat safari next day morning. Boat safari here makes a lot more sense because of the huge variety of birds, including the River Terns.

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Check the Bhadra boat safari video here>

Day 2 (Sunday): Bhadra to Gokarna via Jog Falls (250Km) | (Actual Drive Time 4.5Hr) | 1 Stop at Jog Falls for 45 mins

Finished Morning Boat Safari and then a big breakfast by 10am and left at 10:30am. Reached Jog Falls at 12:15pm, left it by 1pm – too sunny, less water and too many people it being Sunday.  The road till Sagar from Bhadra is not scenic but from Sagar onwards it was a beauty. The Ghat section from Jog to Honavar was lovely green, absolutely no traffic and pristine black top. From Honavar to Gokarna, the road is being developed so its narrow at many places and it slows you down in parts. The beauty is that some portions of the road are close to the Sea and makes compelling visuals.

We reached our Hotel (near Om Beach) by 3pm. Had lunch, rested awhile and then went to Kudle Beach in the evening and then walked to Om Beach to watch the sunset from its cliffs. No crowds and blissful.

Jog falls video

Road trip from Bhadra to Jog falls to Gokarna video

Jog falls by Travel Jaunts

Day 3 (Monday):  Full day working remotely from Gokarna

Fantastic feeling to work when the views are serene with sound of water and greenery all around. Finished work by 5pm and then drove to figure out the hidden Paradise Beach but GPS delivered us wrongly to a dead end so ended up watching sunset at a different and unnamed beach while taking office calls and meetings.

Om beach Gokarna by Travel Jaunts

Day 4 (Tuesday): Gokarna to Candolim (165Km) | (Actual Drive Time 3.5Hr) | No stops

I took leave today because it was meant to be packed. Left Gokarna early morning at 9:15am after breakfast and drove out to the coastal route that takes one to Goa thru Karwar and then Canacona, Margao, Panaji into North Goa. The road till the border at Goa is currently pockmarked with development work and the 4-lane in many stretches is WIP, therefore killing your speed and requiring extra vigil on the road. The roads near the Karwar Naval Base are pathetically maintained specially for delivering discomfort to drivers. Road changes for better as you enter Goa and the winding Ghat sections from Palolem to Cavelossim have always been a nice drive. Thereafter, on to Margao and again the painful experiences of road widening between Margao and Panaji makes driving absolutely joyless. Gone are the visuals of green fields and the peaceful views of Zuari River. Once at Panjim, the new bridge delivers you beautifully to the locality of Nerul from where the charms of North Goa take control. We reached our Hotel on Candolim Main Road by 1pm.

Went to see the Parra Church (some personal business) and then sat down for sunset at one of our favorite places – The Olive at the top of Vagator beach. A little rain in the evening made it a wonderful sight. We went back to Candolim beach at night and instead of Calamari or Cohiba, headed to the newly opened Tomatoes at the beach for a peaceful meal of Pomphret and King Fish with a beer. Bliss

Us at Olive, Vagator

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Fort Aguada, Goa by Travel Jaunts

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Day 5 (Wednesday): Full day working remotely from Goa

Day long video meetings made absolutely delightful by the fact that you are in your beach wear sipping mocktails while attending to work. Productivity triples :-). The family went for a dip in the Candolim Sea; we all took a break to eat lunch together. Work ended at 6pm and rains came up. We drove down to one of our all-time favorites – Thalassa at Vagator, only to find that they have now shifted to a new location by Anjuna River.  The vibes were unchanged though the place is bigger now. Tourists haven’t yet descended into Goa and it’s the first time I saw 50% occupancy in Thalassa at dinner time.

Day 6 (Thursday): Candolim to Varca (60Km) | (Actual Drive Time 1.5Hr) | 1 Stop at BetalBatim

We always divide our time between North and South Goa, and being Club Mahindra members, their beautiful property with a private access to the beach is at Varca. Today, we finish our breakfast by 9am; I take some office calls and left Candolim by 11:30am. We reached one of our other all-time favorites – Martin’s Corner at Betalbatim for lunch by 12:30pm. The Panaji-Margao road depresses you, but the sight of Martin’s uplifts your mood. A full Pomphret as well as Pasta with a beer can make up for anything. Reached our resort in Varca thereafter by 2pm and we were ushered into a large and spacious studio kept ready for us. Rest of the day was spent in taking video calls with office. I went to the beach at 6pm to join the family who already were there, had some nice time splashing into the waves and see the sun melt into orange streaks. Another blissful day!

Sunset at Varca beach by Travel Jaunts

Day 7 (Friday): Full day working remotely from Goa

Family has fun while I work. Not really, I hit the beach early morning and also in the evening before sunset. The 10 hours in between were most productive work hours with sumptuous buffet breakfast and lunch. Post sunset when work was over, we drove to another of our all-time favorites – a local joint in Colva named the Mickey’s. We have been coming here for last 5 years regularly and the food and setting never cease to amaze. This time, we had Chennai Super Kings losing badly to Mumbai while we ate our dinner. Another blissful day and an end to a working week. Weekend in Goa is coming!

Day 8 (Saturday): Full day having fun at Goa

We decided to just laze today at the resort; playing with sand and sea in the morning and evenings and playing pool, table tennis and carom during the day with my son. His skill in carom and pool improved multi-folds and I was quite impressed with myself for spending some quality time. Had 3 large meals, walked around the resort, chatted philosophically with my wife and even ran a little at the beach. What else would you want from a Saturday? Another blissful day though I was aware that our Goa sojourn was ending and it’s time to head back.

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Day 9 (Sunday): Varca to Mookambika (190Km) | (Actual Drive Time 3.5Hr) | 1 Stop at Palolem Beach

We left Varca by 10:30am after our breakfast and then drove over the winding Ghats to reach Palolem beach by 11:00am. My son had never been to this beach, or atleast he didn’t remember coming here and we needed to show him Goa’s most beautiful beach. It was an odd time of the day, too sunny to head into the waters and too early to order lunch. So we lazed around in a lovely shack by the beach but then soon got fed up of sipping cocktails so spent some time shopping and buying low quality one time use beach wear that you see at any beach road in India.

Palolem beach

Resumed our drive to Mookambika by 1:15pm or so and after passing through Karwar, Gokarna, Kumta, Honavar, Murudeshwar and the coastal town of Bhatkal we reached our Hotel at Byndoor by 3:30pm.

Byndoor is in between 2 large and crowded places of interest – The Murudeshwar temple (32km to the north) and Mookambika temple (29km to the south). So we chose to stay there therefore ignoring crowds and the collateral damage that comes with it. This evening, we drove down to Murudeshwar temple and watched the towering statue of Lord Shiva blessing everyone while the sun set just behind him in the Arabian Sea. We drove back, ate a quiet dinner and slept for long.

Murudeshwar Temple by Travel Jaunts

Day 10 (Monday): Mookambika to Karkala (185Km) | (Actual Drive Time 3Hr) | 1 Stop at Kundapura

Today was a state holiday. If not, would have taken a leave today. No signs of breakfast at our small hotel in Mookambika, so we packed up everything and drove out by 8am. The roads today, this side of Karnataka are all done and marvellous. So, very shortly we were cruising to Maravanthe Beach (you’ll see umpteen pictures on Google why this place is so well known) where the highway literally kisses the sea. A short stop for the customary pictures and then again very quickly we were in Kundapur where we stopped to sit for breakfast at an empty but safe and hygienic looking Hotel on the highway. We checked and found their preparations satisfactory – sanitized tables and washrooms, use of gloves, social distancing etc – before dipping into our Ghee Dosas and Udupi Coffee. Thereafter, we turned left onto smaller one lane roads which we call state highways in Karnataka, a bit patchy here and there but compensating with stunning sceneries and the heights of the might Western Ghats.

Our place for the day was a 200 year old mud-house in the middle of a forested area between Karkala and Kudremukh. We reached there by 11:30am. The House was a delight and since there were no other guests, we had the entire place to ourselves. It was next to a stream which emanated from a waterfall nearby on one side, and a beautiful and expansive temple on the other. Very less number of folks come and trek till this waterfall. So we had absolute silence with the sound of birds and the rushing of water. With nothing to distract you, time slows down and despite taking long walks, washing ourselves in the stream, sitting down to read, playing games and so many other things in between, the day seemed to go on and on. What a wonderful day it was.

200 years old home between Karkala and Kudremukh by Travel Jaunts

Day 11 (Tuesday): Karkala to Bangalore (360Km) | (Actual Drive Time 6.5Hr) | 1 Stop at Kudremukh and another at Hassan

Today would be a long day and I had taken leave to ensure am not distracted on the journey. Our trip wasn’t over yet because a lot more was waiting for us on the route. Instead of taking the usual Charmady Ghat road to Bangalore, we decided to take the slightly longer and less travelled Kudremukh Ghat road. This road goes through Jamly, Kalasa, Kudremukh, Koitegehera, Banakal, Mudigere and Belur before meeting up the Mangalore – Bangalore highway at Hassan. And it turned out to be a very good decision.

We left at 9:30am and were soon at the Jungle check-point where we paid and got passes to drive through that route. Well laid roads, absolutely no one and what views of the winding hills and greenery. We stopped at so many places to step out, take pictures, pose and breathe in the air though I was worried we were getting late for Bangalore. This continued till we reached and left the town of Kudremukh behind. I’d go ahead and say that this stretch is one of the most beautiful drives in India. One done, the roads from Kudremukh down till Mudigere were awful, made palatable only because of scenery. From Mudigere you get better roads and they become even better once you cross Belur and drive towards Hassan. We reached Hassan by 1:45pm for a quick stop for lunch at a carefully selected Tourism Department owned Hotel with safe parking (instead of crowded eateries on the highway). Left Hassan by 2:30pm and were Home by 4:30pm in the evening, thereby bringing curtains to the accumulated and unattended Wanderlust of 2020.

Kudremukh to Bangalore Road trip video

The trip has improved our confidence and we think normal life can resume even in these times, and we for sure will head out again and more often. From our experience, here are a few things that we would suggest before you embark on a road trip –

  • Plan your trip on an excel sheet first as per your own comfort (like how many hours of driving are you comfortable with in a day). List out each day from where will you start, where will you end, how long is the route, how many kilometres and what is the actual route, where will you have your meals etc. This has been my standard practice for years and once I you are comfortable with the paper, you will be comfortable with the trip.
  • Research a bit about each drive – how long, which towns or large villages on the route, road conditions. It helps you figure out exactly how long it will take you, even before start and you will know which portions to rev up and which portions to go slow. It would also keep your time in check without worrying it will get you late. For example, for our last day the mud-house owner told us to buffer 7+ hours to reach Bangalore but I knew that once I hit Hassan I will cover the 190km to Bangalore in less than 2 hours because the road is beautiful; this helped us drive easy and slow in Kudremukh.
  • I follow a rule of driving only b/w sunrise and sunsets. I am better tuned to roads with natural lighting than street lights. Drive as per your comforts and ease; after all it is a road trip and not an endurance test behind the wheel.
  • Pack up the car according to the needs of the family. For example, my son has a habit of dozing off in a moving car so I keep a pillow and comforter on the back seat with him. We have a habit of nibbling while driving so we keep a little food box under one of the seats. Wife likes to click every now and then so camera bag is on the floor near her feet. This way, if you find things handy while you are on the road, you will enjoy more with comforts taken care of.
  • Figure out how to keep the navigator and back-seat travellers occupied. We played twenty questions and used the sun-roof for keeping my family engaged and awake.
  • Lastly, do tend to your car. Be careful of driving over potholes, take a break if coolant shows its heating up, be filled up on fuel always etc. The last thing you want will be your car breaking down.

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Discover the Quickest Ways to Reach Goa from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore

Introduction to goa:.

With beaches bathed in sunlight, lively nightlife and Portuguese heritage, Goa remains the favorite destination for vacationers seeking relaxation and adventure. If you are planning a trip from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Bangalore, then it is easy to get to Goa due to its well-developed transport network. This guide will look into the diverse modes of transportation available from these major Indian cities to Goa.

1. From Delhi To Goa:

The quickest way for someone who needs to go from New Delhi (Delhi) to Goa is by air. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) located in Delhi has numerous airlines offering flights that connect with the one at Goa International Airport (GOI). That means that it will take you around 2 hours thirty minutes on board.

Alternatively, they can travel by train from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) up to Madgaon Railway Station (MAO) or Thivim Railway Station (THVM) which are both found in Goa. There are several trains such as Rajdhani Express and Goa Sampark Kranti Express that ply between Delhi and Goa. Traveling by train is approximately 24-30 hours depending on the kind of the rail chosen.

Those visitors who would like traveling via road can choose different bus services or hire private taxis from among many others options offered in this direction. The distance between these two cities is approximately 1900 kilometers; therefore a trip by road consumes about thirty six hours dependent on traffic conditions and roads taken.

2. From Mumbai To Goa:

Air travel between Mumbai and Goa is also convenient. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM), which serves Mumbai city connects well with several other airports including the one found in Goa known as Goa International Airport (GOI). This flight takes about an hour and a half.

Another option for going to Goa from Mumbai is the train. From Mumbai CST (CSTM) or Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), one can catch trains such as Konkan Kanya Express and Mandovi Express that goes straight to Madgaon Railway Station (MAO) or Thivim Railway Station (THVM) in Goa. If you take a train, it usually takes between 8-12 hours.

Most of the visitors travelling from Mumbai like using roads. There are also many bus services and private taxis available for this journey. The distance between these two cities is approximately 590 kilometers; therefore road trip consumes about twelve hours subject to traffic conditions and routes taken.

3. From Kolkata To Goa:

From Kolkata, there are direct flights to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) which serve travelers heading towards Goa International Airport (GOI). In addition to this, there are numerous airlines that fly between these two cities with the flight duration of around three hours.

The other alternative is travel by train from Kolkata all the way up to Goa. For example, Santragachi Vasco da Gama Express and Howrah Vasco da Gama Amaravati Express run on the railway lines connecting Kolkata Howrah Junction (HWH) with Madgaon Railway Station (MAO) in Goa. The journey by rail is typically covered within thirty six hours.

While it is possible to reach Goa from Kolkata by road, it's a long trip. However, there are buses and private taxis one can take for the journey but it covers a distance of approximately 1,900 kilometers and takes about 36-40 hours by road depending on traffic flow and direction.

4. From Bangalore to Goa:

The fastest way of getting to Goa from Bangalore is by air. An array of airlines operate several flights from Goa International Airport (GOI) which is well connected with Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore. The average flight duration is about 1.5-2 hours.

Alternatively, travelers may choose to go through train travel from Bangalore to Goa. Yesvantpur Vasco da Gama Express and Kacheguda Vasco da Gama Express are some of the trains that run between Madgaon Railway Station (MAO) in Goaand Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction (YPR). The journey by train takes around 12-14 hours.

Bangalore-Goa road trip is also one of the highly preferred means of transportation among tourists. For this type of a journey, there are many options available such as numerous bus services or hiring private cabs for transport purposes. The total distance separating the two cities is approximately 560 kilometers and again, this will depend on traffic snarl-ups experienced as well as the chosen route, taking around ten-twelve hours overland.

Conclusion:

Reaching Goa out of big Indian towns like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or even Bangalore is fairly easy because multiple options exist allowing that.As such whether you opt for air travel or prefer train ride or rather fancy traveling through roads; still there are many ways through which you could land into Goan beaches without wasting much time for you summer holiday.

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