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INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

West Coast Life

  • 1380 km
  • 10 days / 9 nights
Mumbai - Harihareshwar - Tarkali - Goa - Mumbai
Activity :
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Beach
  • Culinary
Terrain :

Dil Chahta Hai singlehandedly made the road-trip from Mumbai to Goa glamorous. But how about taking things up a few notches? Why not explore the picturesque, more adventurous, Arabian Sea-hugging route instead of barrelling down straight to Goa via the NH48?

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Moderate
Although not out and out challenging, this road trip requires experienced hands on the wheel or the handlebar

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Highlights

  • Explore South Bombay's Victorian marvels like CST and Gateway of India
  • Take an evening walk down the Queen's Necklace (Marine Drive)
  • Gorge on some delicious Malvani cuisine at Tarkarli
  • Shop till you drop at one of the many flea markets in Goa
  • Enjoy Goan night life
  • Head off the coast to the Murud-Janjira Fort
Start of Tour Mumbai
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 1380 km
End of Tour Mumbai
Day 10
  • Driving Days :

    Total 8 Days

  • Rest Days :

    Total 2 Days

  • Day 1 Mumbai
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrival transfer from the airport / railway station to the hotel in Mumbai.
    • Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from the airport / railway station to the hotel in Mumbai.

    Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the land of dreams, Bollywood and spicy-hot vada pavs. On landing in Mumbai, you will be escorted to your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure. We suggest that you head to South Mumbai, take a walk down the Queen's Necklace (Marine Drive) and onwards to the Girgaon Chowpaty for a true taste of Mumbai's street food - vada pavs, pav bhaji, bhel-puri, tangy chaats - the works!

  • Day 2 Mumbai
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a city tour of Mumbai.
    • Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a city tour of Mumbai.

    Post breakfast, explore Mumbai in a chauffeur-driven car. Cruise through important sites like the Mahalakshmi and Siddhi Vinayak Temples, Worli (for the Nehru Science Centre and the Haji Ali Dargah), the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Bandra-Worli Sealink and Juhu Beach. If you have an extra day, catch a ferry to Elephanta Islands, known for their ancient rock sculptures dedicated to Lord Shiva.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the evening is at leisure to enjoy Mumbai's night life.

  • Day 3 Mumbai
    • Drive
    • Distance:250 km
    • Time:8 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Mumbai to the hotel in Harihareshwar via Murud on the coastal highway.
    • Overnight in Harihareshwar.

  • Activities

    Drive from the hotel in Mumbai to the hotel in Harihareshwar via Murud on the coastal highway.

    Pick up your rental car from the hotel and head out of Mumbai early in the morning to beat the traffic. Exit the city at Panvel and head to Alibagh, where you can make a pit stop at the beach. Hereon, the sea will be your companion nearly all the way to Murud. You will pass the peaceful Kashid Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters. The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to leopards, barking deer, Indian giant squirrels, pythons and birds like the crested serpent eagle, too is close by. Your next stop is the Murud Janjira Fort, which is a short boat-ride away from the port-town of Murud. Although now in ruins, it once used to be a living fort with official quarters and mosques. To head further down the coast, get your car onto a ferry, which will drop you off at Dighi. Your next stop could be Hotel Amar, known for its sea food, and then catch a ferry across the Savitri River. Next, we suggest that you make a pit stop at the Fattegad Fort, rumoured to be built under the rule of Shivaji Maharaja. Continue your drive to the hotel in Harihareshwar.

  • Day 4 Harihareshwar
    • Drive
    • Distance:350 km
    • Time:10 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Harihareshwar to the hotel in Tarkarli.
    • Overnight in Tarkarli

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel in Harihareshwar to the hotel in Tarkarli.

    Today's route snakes down the western-most part of Maharashtra, looking over the Arabian Sea. The roads are slightly narrow and if you are here during the rains, slippery too. The way is lined with forts -Jaigarh Fort, Bhagwati Fort, Vijaydurg Fort and Devgad Fort - and beaches that could rival anything that Goa has to offer. The religiously-inclined have two major temples on the way - the Sapteshwar Mahadev Shiva temple and the Ganpatipule Temple, where the statue of Lord Ganesha is believed to have risen from the soil 400 years ago.
    It's worth noting that you're driving down the Ratnagiri belt which, in summers, produces copious amounts of juicy alphonso mangoes. So don't feel shy about indulging in the king of fruits! Also, don't forget to enjoy the delectable Malvani seafood the region has to offer. Check-in to your hotel in Tarkarli and unwind for the day.

  • Day 5 Tarkali
    • Drive
    • Distance:180 Kms
    • Time:5 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Tarkarli to the hotel in Goa.
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel in Tarkarli to the hotel in Goa.

    Like most of the roads until now, your route for the day is through narrow, single-lane beach roads. The Vengurla Bandar, popular for the Devbagh Beach and the Mochemad Beach is the first major stop on your way to Goa. Further south, you'll pass the popular Tiracol Fort Heritage Hotel, and it's from here that you can catch a ferry to Querim, your last ferry transfer en route Goa.
    Stop next at the Chapora Fort, the one from the movie Dil Chahta Hai. Further down, you'll pass the Arambol and the Arjuna Beaches; stop by the latter for some delicious Goan fare at the Curlies Beach Shack. Your next stop is at Aguada Fort and lighthouse, a 17th-century Portuguese fortification that was built to defend from attacks by the Dutch and Maratha forces. With that, it's touchdown in Goa.

  • Day 6 Goa
    • Breakfast
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Other Recommendation

    Today is for you to explore the old parts of the Goa. The first order of the day is to visit the brilliant churches of Goa. Start out with the Baroque-style Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, followed by the Basilica of Bom Jesus (tomb of St. Francis Xavier), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi (known for its altar containing huge statues of the Saint and Jesus Christ), the Se Cathedral (housing the biggest bell in Goa) and the St. Cajetan Church that is modelled after the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

    The party animals among you could head to one or many of the popular beach-side clubs that Goa is known for. The popular ones include Cohiba, the Silent Noise Club, Club Cubana, Tito's, and LPK Waterfront. Don't miss the full-moon parties at Colva Beach if you're here anywhere around a full-moon night.

  • Day 7 Goa
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy your drive to Dudhsagar Falls, followed by a visit to the Shanta Durga Temple.
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Activities

    Enjoy your drive to Dudhsagar Falls, followed by a visit to the Shanta Durga Temple.

    Step away from the beach for the day and drive down to the spectacular Dudhsagar Falls, nestled between the states of Goa and Karnataka. The waterfall and popular picnic spot is also an excellent place for trekkers. Experienced ones should try the 14 km-long trek that starts from the Castle Rock Station in Karnataka. On your way back, pay a visit to the Shanta Durga Temple, dedicated to goddess Shantadurga, an avatar of Parvati. The goddess is believed to have quelled a fierce battle between Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure to relax and unwind.

  • Day 8 Goa
    • Breakfast
    • Drive to and explore South Goa.
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Activities

    Drive to and explore South Goa.

    One of the best ways to spend your day is to head to South Goa, find a shack serving delicious grub, especially sea food, grab a beer and enjoy the sea. We suggest that you head to Gaffinos or Johncy's for their sumptuous fare. Later in the evening, you could head out to the sea side for some good old beach football or beach volleyball.

  • Day 9 Goa
    • Drive
    • Distance:600 Kms
    • Time:12 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via NH48.
    • Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Activities

    Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via NH48.

    Your way back to Goa is via the sweeping NH 48. The drive is long, and it's best to leave early in the morning so that you're back in Mumbai by evening.

  • Day 10 Mumbai
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel to the airport / railway station in Mumbai.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel to the airport / railway station in Mumbai.

    Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Drive to the airport / railway station in Mumbai for your onward journey.

    Once you reach the airport / railway station, hand over the vehicle and take home experiences of a lifetime!
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Car as per your package selected.
  • Travel insurance upto age of 70


Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from Mumbai. Your tour price starts ex Mumbai.
  • Loss Damage Waiver for the vehicle.
  • Airline / hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, entrance fees wherever applicable, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of petrol / diesel / parking charges / tolls for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Categories Full-Size Sedan - Honda City or similar MPV - Innova Crysta or similar SUV - Toyota Fortuner or similar Luxury Sedan - BMW 3 Series or similar
ECONOMY 63,260 69,260 73,260 92,260
STANDARD 71,260 75,260 80,260 98,260
  • Mumbai 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Ramee Guestline
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Harihareshwar 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Exotica Suvarna Samudra
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Tarkali 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Abhiruchi Resort
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Goa 4 Nights

    Hotel View
    Regenta Resort Varca Beach
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • Mumbai Day 2

    Rajiv Gandhi Sea-link: Making Mumbai faster.
    Enjoy a city tour of Mumbai.

    Post breakfast, explore Mumbai in a chauffeur-driven car. Cruise through important sites like the Mahalakshmi and Siddhi Vinayak Temples, Worli (for the Nehru Science Centre and the Haji Ali Dargah), the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Bandra-Worli Sealink and Juhu Beach. If you have an extra day, catch a ferry to Elephanta Islands, known for their ancient rock sculptures dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    Included in trip
    • Mumbai Day 3

    Murud Janjira Fort, off the shores en route to Harihareshwar.
    Drive from the hotel in Mumbai to the hotel in Harihareshwar via Murud on the coastal highway.

    Pick up your rental car from the hotel and head out of Mumbai early in the morning to beat the traffic. Exit the city at Panvel and head to Alibagh, where you can make a pit stop at the beach. Hereon, the sea will be your companion nearly all the way to Murud. You will pass the peaceful Kashid Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters. The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to leopards, barking deer, Indian giant squirrels, pythons and birds like the crested serpent eagle, too is close by. Your next stop is the Murud Janjira Fort, which is a short boat-ride away from the port-town of Murud. Although now in ruins, it once used to be a living fort with official quarters and mosques. To head further down the coast, get your car onto a ferry, which will drop you off at Dighi. Your next stop could be Hotel Amar, known for its sea food, and then catch a ferry across the Savitri River. Next, we suggest that you make a pit stop at the Fattegad Fort, rumoured to be built under the rule of Shivaji Maharaja. Continue your drive to the hotel in Harihareshwar.

    Included in trip
    • Goa Day 7

    Dudhsagar Falls, your trip away from Goa's beaches.
    Enjoy your drive to Dudhsagar Falls, followed by a visit to the Shanta Durga Temple.

    Step away from the beach for the day and drive down to the spectacular Dudhsagar Falls, nestled between the states of Goa and Karnataka. The waterfall and popular picnic spot is also an excellent place for trekkers. Experienced ones should try the 14 km-long trek that starts from the Castle Rock Station in Karnataka. On your way back, pay a visit to the Shanta Durga Temple, dedicated to goddess Shantadurga, an avatar of Parvati. The goddess is believed to have quelled a fierce battle between Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

    Included in trip
    • Goa Day 8

    Beaches of South Goa, the best place to kick back.
    Drive to and explore South Goa.

    One of the best ways to spend your day is to head to South Goa, find a shack serving delicious grub, especially sea food, grab a beer and enjoy the sea. We suggest that you head to Gaffinos or Johncy's for their sumptuous fare. Later in the evening, you could head out to the sea side for some good old beach football or beach volleyball.

    Included in trip
    • Goa Day 9

    Bird's eyeview of CST (left) in South Mumbai.
    Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via NH48.

    Your way back to Goa is via the sweeping NH 48. The drive is long, and it's best to leave early in the morning so that you're back in Mumbai by evening.

    Included in trip
    • FULL-SIZE SEDAN

    Honda City or Similar.
    Starting from
    4 Pax including driver
    Included in trip
    • 4 Doors
    • AC
    • Manual
    • Diesel
things-to-carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lbs (20 kg).

  • Driving licence
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss knife
  • Water
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small tool kit
  • Warm clothes
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