A Trip in Konkan & Deccan: Mumbai-Goa-Gokarna-Hampi


The western part of India has so much beauty to offer that you might just get lost in a myriad of emotions looking at the gorgeous landscapes that change every mile that you travel. I travelled from Bombay to Goa to Gokarna to Hampi to Bombay to see the best of Konkan & Deccan. Here is a glimpse of the visual delight that I got to savour.

Day 1

Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, Picture from Bandra Fort

Photo of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Kanj Saurav

Take an overnight bus from Mumbai to Goa and reach their early morning. You will have enough time to check-in and explore the richness of Goa.

Day 2

The vibrant shacks at Palolem beach provide a magnificent view of the vast Arabian Sea

Photo of Palolem Beach, Goa by Kanj Saurav

One of the best beaches in Goa, Palolem can be visited for solitude as well as adventure sports.

Day 3

Enjoy adventure sports and relaxing activities at this wide beach

Photo of Palolem Beach, Goa by Kanj Saurav

Patnem Beach is just next to Palolem, however, there is a lot more serenity and calmness in the vibe here.

Day 4

Patnem Beach is the best place to indulge in some meditation and enjoy a nice sunbath

Photo of Patnem Beach, Goa by Kanj Saurav

From Cancona travel to Gokarna by train. It's a pleasant 1.5 hrs ride on the Konkan railway with visuals of dense forests and gentle creeks.

Day 5

Om Beach is the most popular beach in Gokarna and you can have a look at the Om shape from the cliff on its edges

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by Kanj Saurav

As you get off at Gokarna road, you can get a share auto to Om beach which is about 15kms away.

Day 6

This White Sand Beach requires you to hike a little, but the result is spectacular

Photo of Half Moon Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by Kanj Saurav

On the southern face of Om Beach there are cliffs adjacent to the sea, you can take any trail to discover beaches which are absolutely out of sight.

Watch the Kudle Beach sizzling with activities with locals and foreigners enjoying alike

Photo of Kudle Beach, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Kanj Saurav

Take an overnight bus from Gokarna to Hospet from where you can get to the temples of Hampi in 30 minutes.

Day 7

The ancient site of Hampi is a photographer's delight

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Kanj Saurav

Start off early in the morning to explore the ruins and then rent a cycle/bike to explore the unusual landscape of this medieval town.

One of the most captured sites in India, a 700 year old temple at Hampi

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Kanj Saurav

Cross the Tungabhadra river to get to Hampi island on a coracle. Watch the elephants taking a bath and immerse in a spiritual bliss.

Day 8

When in Hampi do not forget to take a coracle ride

Photo of Tungabhadra River, Karnataka by Kanj Saurav

You can get a direct bus from Hospet to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

This visual trip that lasted 8 days gave me some amazing pictures and definitely some great memories that will last forever.

P.S. All pictures clicked by me and are not meant for commercial use.