6 Must-Visit Destinations That Fall on The Way from Mumbai To Goa

6 Must-Visit Destinations That Fall on The Way from Mumbai To Goa

With a large number of amazing tourist attractions in Goa, it is no doubt that Goa is a place filled with all types of picturesque locations. The entire region is home to lush green fields, ravishing coastlines, and lofty mountains; there is no doubt that it can give you a memorable experience. 

Especially in this post-pandemic world, if you are in Mumbai, planning a 12 to 14-hour drive towards Goa would cover some interesting spots that can win your heart. Here's a list of the top tourist attractions that fall on the way from Mumbai to Goa.

1. Panvel: Karnala Fort & Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Panvel: Karnala Fort & Karnala Bird Sanctuary


Just an hour's drive from Mumbai lies an ancient spot known as Panvel. It is the place that houses the famous Karnala fort. This entire region is also home to the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. 

The Karnala Fort is a splendid location that is present at one of the hilltops of the Sanctuary. More than 200 different bird species can be found in this area at any time of the year.

2. Dapoli: Panhalakaji Caves

Dapoli: Panhalakaji Caves


Dapoli is a small town in the Ratnagiri district. It is located about 130 km away from Kolad. This area is rich in caves, and that region they call Panhalakaji Caves. 

Unaware hot springs, the Murud Beach, the Harnai Port, and Karde Beach are also some important places present in this region. This area is also home to the Kadyavarcha Ganapati Temple. Murud Beach is an ideal spot where you can find a lot of dolphins.

3. Kolad



If you are a person who is fascinated by dense forests, waterfalls and rivers, then Kolad is a place that will gain the attention of your eyes. Located on the bank of river Kundalika, Kolad is an amazing place that houses a number of attractive sites. 

Tamhini Ghat and Kansai waterfall are two sites in this region. There is also a fort of the 16th century known as the Ghosala Fort, at a distance of about 100 km from Kolad. The Fort is well known for its caves.

4.  Chiplun



This is a place that is located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The word ‘Chiplun’ means “the abode of Lord Parashurama”. 

The entire region is filled with a lot of places, and you'll need at least a day to cover all the regions. Koyna Dam, Guhagar Beach, Sawatsada Waterfall, Gowalkot Fort, the Vashishthi river, the Pandava caves, and Lord Parashurama temple are the sites in the sites this area. Whenever you visit this place, you'll never feel enough and desire to visit here again and again.

5. Khandala



The most famous place is located on the way from Mumbai to Goa. Located on the route of NH-48, Khandala is a hill station that is known for its scenic views and pleasant weather. There is no other place in the entire state that can match the charm of Khandala. Duke's Nose, Rajmachi Point, and the Tiger's Leap are three major sites in this region.

6. Lonavala



If you have heard of Khandala, you might have heard about Lonavala. Located on the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, Lonavala is also one of h most popular hill stations in the state of Maharashtra. 

The entire area of this hill station offers attractive views of its mesmerizing sites. This region also accompanies the Kataldhar waterfall, known for its scenic beauty. Apart from it, many other tourist sites like the Kune falls Lonavala lake, Bhushi Dam, Karla Caves, and Bhaja caves.

It is true that it's not possible to visit each and every site in the region, especially when you are traveling from one city to another. However, these are the top six tourist attractions that gather the attention of people all around the country. 

There are many other locations apart from these sites that fall on the way from Mumbai to Goa. So, if you are planning to travel by road, make sure you visit at least one of these sites to make your journey an adventure.

The Bottom Line!

The entire journey from Mumbai to Goa is about 600 km, so it would be worthwhile to take a break between the locations and enjoy the beauty of natural places. If you plan to make a day's stay in any of the locations, consider choosing a tour package or guide, as the tourist spots are busy throughout the year. 

If you want to avoid the traffic and crowd, you can visit during the months of February to June to suit you better. There will be fewer people during this time, and you'll also experience pleasant environmental conditions and climate. 

This will further increase your overall experience and mood during your visit from Mumbai to Goa.