"Hey, there is a long weekend coming up, let's head to a place full of solitude and peace", I tell my wife. "But where", she asks me sarcastically signalling that there ain't any quiet places around Mumbai left.
She was right, all weekend getaways are packed with people who are shouting, dancing, drinking etc thereby sending the PEACE factor in RIP mode.
I sat down looking at the map and finding out places where we can find solitude.
"Let's head down to south along the Konkan coast", I said to myself. This was a great idea for a perfect weekend getaway!
I started planning for the holiday with respect to the route, hotels etc.
The route: Mumbai - Kolhapur - Amboli - Vengurla - Vijaydurg - Ratnagiri - Ganapatipule - Chiplun - Mumbai.
The purpose of deciding this route was to soak in the beauty of Konkan - tall coconut trees, rice fields, virgin beaches!!
We started early in the morning so as to beat the weekend traffic till Pune and beyond.
Our only break till Kolhapur was a meagre 15 mins for breakfast after Pune. The basic idea of any road trip is to have minimum breaks so that you don't loose out on time.