Sometimes the instant plans are more exiting than the planned once.
I was not much fan of car driving till now as whatever I drove was within the city only and it is he’ll of boring in traffic.
So when my friends were planning a road trip from Pune to Gokarna , I was bit skeptical to go or not to go. But as usual travel always excites me so my instincts never say no and just the night before travel I said yes.
Pune to Gokarna beach is around 550km and 10-11 hrs drive. Yes , sometimes I don’t take baby steps , from city drive to directly long drive and it was as exiting as it sounds.
Our 2 cars started from Pune on Friday evening and planned to take halt in night at Narsobachi Wadi near Kolhapur. As usual it was Friday full of traffic night which took us little longer to get out of the city. On the way we had dinner @ the famous Manas restaurant near satara highway. Well it was shameful to call it national highway due to bad state of roads due to rain and constructions.
We reached Hotel Mangalam in Narsobachi wadi around midnight or rather we had to literally squeezed our cars for last 500mt distance through the extremely narrow lanes google map took us through. The hotel was near the confluence of holy Krishna and panchganga river.