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INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

West Coast Life

  • 1440 km
  • 10 days / 9 nights
Mumbai - Harihareshwar - Tarkali - Goa - Mumbai
Activity :
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Beach
  • Culinary
Terrain :
  • Mountain
  • Coastal
  • Urban

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 NH 48? That's exactly the plan we have for you. Enjoy!

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

Is this road trip for me?

  • If a ride to India's party capital is your idea of a road trip, we have brought you that journey, albeit dialled to eleven. It's brilliant coastal roads, fabulous beaches, lip-smacking cuisine, and a serious dose of partying, all rolled into one gala ride!

Highlights

  • Explore South Bombay's Victorian marvels like the CST and Gateway of India
  • Gorge on some delicious Malvani cuisine at Tarkarli
  • Head off the coast to the Murud-Janjira Fort
  • Go pub-hopping around Goa
  • Drive to the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls
Start of Tour Mumbai
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 1440 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 airport to the hotel in Mumbai.
    • Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from airport to the hotel in Mumbai.

    Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the land of dreams, Bollywood and that of spicy-hot vada pavs. On arrival at the airport in Mumbai, you will met and transferred to your hotel in a chauffeur driven car.

  • 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 at 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 and the works!

  • Day 2 Mumbai
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a city tour of Mumbai in a chauffeur-driven car.
    • Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a city tour of Mumbai in a chauffeur-driven car.

    Post breakfast, explore Mumbai with our guide, in a chauffeur-driven car. Cruise through important sites like the Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji (Victoria Terminus) Railway Station, drive pass the High Court building and visit Dhobi Ghat. If time permits, watch the famous Mumbai Dabba Walas briskly transport hot lunches from homes to famished.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the evening is at leisure to enjoy Mumbai's night life. If you have an extra day, catch a ferry to the Elephanta Islands, known for their unique rock sculptures dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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

  • Activities

    Drive from the hotel in Mumbai to the hotel in Harihareshwar via Murud.

    Pick up your 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 deers, Indian giant squirrels, pythons and birds like the crested serpent eagles, 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. Stop next at the Harihareshwar Beach which is popular for the namesake temple that's said to be blessed by Lord Shiva himself. You could stop at 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:11 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 frothing Arabian Sea. The roads are slightly narrow and if you are here during the rains, slippery too, but fun nevertheless. The way is lined with forts - the Jaigarh Fort, Bhagwati Fort, the Vijaydurg Fort and the Devgad Fort in the same order and beaches that could rival anything that Goa has to offer. Also there are two major temples on the way, namely 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 are driving down the Ratnagiri belt which, in summers, means copious amounts of juicy alphonso mangoes. So don't fell shy about getting your hands down and pulpy! Also, don't forget to enjoy the delectable Malwani seafood the region has to offer. Check in to your hotel in Tarkarli and unwind for the day.

  • Day 5 Tarkali
    • Drive
    • Distance:180 km
    • 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 much 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 your first major stop on your way to Goa. Further south, you will 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 to Goa.
    Stop next at the Chapora Fort, also featured in a popular Bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai, where one could watch the ship disappear into the horizon. Further down, pass the Arambol and the Arjuna Beach; stop by the latter at the Curlies Beach Shack for some delicious Goan fair. Your next stop is at Aguada Fort and lighthouse, a 17th century Portuguese fortification that was built to defend attacks by the Dutch and Maratha forces. With that, it's touchdown in Goa.

  • Day 6 Goa
    • Breakfast
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Other Recommendation

    The day is at leisure to explore the old parts of the beach town. The first order of the day is to visit the brilliant churches of Goa. Start out with the Baroq-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 Slient Noise Club, Club Cubana, Tito's, and LPK Waterfront to name a few. Surely don't miss the full-moon parties at Colva beach if you are here anywhere around a full-moon night.

  • Day 7 Goa
    • Drive
    • Distance:60 km
    • Time:2 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy your drive to the splendid Dudhsagar Falls, followed by a visit to the Shanta Durga Temple.
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Activities

    Enjoy your drive to the splendid 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 unwind.

  • Day 8 Goa
    • Breakfast
    • Overnight in Goa.

  • Other Recommendation

    One of the best ways to spend your day at leisure is to head to South Goa, find a shack serving delicious grub, especially sea food, grab a beer and enjoy the sea, and today is for just that. We suggest that you head to Gaffinos or Johncy's for their sumptuous fair. 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 km
    • Time:12 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via the NH 48.
    • Overnight in Mumbai.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via the NH 48.

    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 are back in Mumbai by evening.

  • Day 10 Mumbai
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via the NH 48.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel in Goa to the hotel in Mumbai via the NH 48.

    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 are back in Mumbai by evening.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Car as per your package selected.


Exclusions

  • International air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • 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
STANDARD 547 803 752 898
DELUXE 621 709 826 984
  • Mumbai 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Fariyas Hotel
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Harihareshwar 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Greengate Harihareshwar Resort
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Goa 4 Nights

    Hotel View
    Park Regis Goa
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Tarkali 1 Night

    Room
    Omkar Beach Resort
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • Mumbai Day 2

    Rajiv Gandhi Sea-link: Making Mumbai faster.
    Enjoy a city tour of Mumbai in a chauffeur-driven car.

    Post breakfast, explore Mumbai with our guide, in a chauffeur-driven car. Cruise through important sites like the Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji (Victoria Terminus) Railway Station, drive pass the High Court building and visit Dhobi Ghat. If time permits, watch the famous Mumbai Dabba Walas briskly transport hot lunches from homes to famished.

    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.

    Pick up your 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 deers, Indian giant squirrels, pythons and birds like the crested serpent eagles, 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. Stop next at the Harihareshwar Beach which is popular for the namesake temple that's said to be blessed by Lord Shiva himself. You could stop at 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 the splendid 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
    • 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 l (20 kg).

  • Driving License
  • Credit card in driver's name
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss knife
  • Water bottle
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small tool kit
  • Suitable clothing according to the weather
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